patent dispute

Beijing Court Rules Against Apple in Siri Patent Case

Apple has lost an important patent infringement lawsuit in China. A Beijing court upheld the validity of the Chinese company’s patent, which is bad news for Apple, as it can be held liable for infringing intellectual property rights, reports Reuters. Apple initially sued the Patent Review Committee under the State Intellectual Property Office and Shanghai...

Apple and Samsung Rumoured to Resume Settlement Talks Out of Court

The recent ruling in a California court that found both Apple and Samsung guilty of infringing each other’s patents has benefitted settlement talks, according to the Korea Times (via Fortune). The two companies have resumed talks to settle patent disputes out of court, people familiar with the matter say. "Samsung has recently resumed working-level discussions...

Apple to Revive Lawsuit Against Google Over High Royalties

Apple has asked a US court of appeals to revive its lawsuit against Google’s Motorola Unit claiming that the company asked too much in royalty fees for standard-essential patent licenses, Bloomberg reports. “You’re talking about billions of dollars hanging over the head of Apple,” Apple lawyer Joshua Rosenkranz of Orrick Herrington, told a three-judge panel...

Samsung’s ‘Next Big Thing’ Ads Consumed Apple SVP Phil Schiller

Apple’s head of worldwide marketing, Phil Schiller, became "obsessed" with Samsung’s “Next Big Thing” advertising campaign, at least according to Samsung’s lawyers, who will unveil internal documents to prove the superiority of the South Korean company’s ads, among other things, as the Samsung vs. Apple patent trial kicks off in California (via The Verge). The...

Apple Demands $40 Royalty per Samsung Unit in Next Trial

Apple has gone too far, says Florian Müller of Foss Patents. After years of alternatively supporting and criticizing Apple's moves in its patent disputes, for the first time Müller doesn't just disagree with the iPhone maker, but he is rather wondering whether it has lost its mind. His outrage comes after reading a public transcript...

German Court Dismisses $2 Billion Damage Claim Against Apple

A German court has dismissed a $2 billion damage claim filed against Apple by IPCom, a patent licencing company based in the Munich area, reports Florian Müller of Foss Patents. The decision comes from two different panels of judges of the Mannheim Regional Court. Two lawsuits against Apple, including one involving a €1.57 billion ($2.2...

Korea FTC Grants Samsung Use of Standard Essential Patents Against Apple

Samsung is not infringing Korea's fair competition rules, the country's Fair Trade Commission has found, after analyzing the patent disputes between the South Korean tech giant and Apple, reports the Korea Times. Also, Apple may be liable for a violation of Samsung's wireless patents, as Samsung is not violating the fair, reasonable and non-discriminatory (FRAND)...