patent dispute

Apple and OpenTV Owner Settle Patent Litigation

The Kudelski Group, a Swiss digital TV security company, has reached a settlement with Apple, and as such another patent litigation against the iPhone maker ends (via Reuters). The patent dispute started two years ago in May 2014, when the Kudelski Group filed a lawsuit against Apple claiming that the iPhone, iPad and iPod, as...

U.S. Supreme Court Agrees to Hear Samsung vs. Apple Appeal on October 11

The US Supreme Court has agreed to hear a Samsung appeal against a lower-court decision ordering the manufacturer to pay $548 million in patent infringement damages to Apple. The information was posted on the Supreme Court's website, showing a hearing scheduled for October 11, 2016, as spotted by AppleInsider. Samsung has already paid the $548 million to...

Apple Sued Again: Web Carousel Patent Infringement

Apple has been (and will continue to be) the target of various lawsuits, and the latest in line comes from a Pennsylvania man alleging the carousels Apple is using on its website violate his 2008 patent (via AppleInsider). The lawsuit was filed with the Northern Illinois District Court on Thursday and claims that Apple's homepage,...

Apple vs Samsung Case Should Return to Lower Court: DoJ

In an amicus brief submitted on Samsung's behalf, the US Department of Justice has urged the Supreme Court to overturn an appeals court ruling that was in Apple's favour and return the Apple vs. Samsung patent case to trial, according to Reuters. The amicus brief was submitted on Wednesday as the Supreme Court had agreed...

Apple Owes $532 Million for Infringing Patents, VirnetX Claims

VirnetX Holding Corp. claims Apple owes the company $532 million for using its patented technology for communication services such as iMessage and FaceTime, reports Bloomberg. Fact is, the patent troll has already won a $368.2 million verdict against the iPhone maker in 2012, but two years later an appeals court ordered a review of whether the FaceTime...

Apple Wins Ban of Older Samsung Galaxy Products in the U.S.

As reported by Florian Müller of Foss Patents, Apple has scored an significant (if somewhat redundant) victory against Samsung, as a US court ruling favoured the iPhone maker, ordering the South Korean manufacturer to stop using software in the US that infringes the Apple patents - covering the autocorrect, slide-to-unlock and data detection functions. There...

Samsung Agrees to Pay $548 Million in Apple Damages

A lengthy chapter in the Apple vs. Samsung patent dispute is about to close: Samsung has agreed to pay the iPhone maker a lot of money, having been found guilty of infringing Apple's patents, reports Florian Müller of Foss Patents. As it turns out, Samsung and Apple have filed a joint case management agreement with...

Apple Ordered By Jury to Pay $533 Million in Patent Trial

Apple has been ordered to pay $532.9 million to Texas-based patent licensing company Smartflash LLC, after a federal jury found the iPhone maker’s iTunes software had infringed on three patents. The jury’s conclusion after eight hours of deliberation was that Apple had willfully used Smartflash patents without permission. Apple spokeswoman Kristin Huguet told Bloomberg “Smartflash makes...

Apple Entitled to Ongoing Royalties on Future Samsung US Sales

US Judge Lucy Koh potentially granted Apple's request for royalties on Samsung's future US sales, reports Florian Müller of Foss Patents. While the judge didn't fully agree with Apple's motion, she did agree that Apple is entitled to obtain post-judgment royalties. According to Müller, Koh found that all patent holders failing to win an injunction...

Apple Drops Cross-Appeal in First California Case Against Samsung

Apple has dropped a cross-appeal in the first patent California litigation case against Samsung and accepted denial of injunction, reports Florian Müller of Foss Patents. After Judge Lucy Koh denied Apple a permanent injunction against Samsung for the second time over a patent it asserted back in 2012, the iPhone maker has apparently decided to...