Patents War

Samsung Files for Retrial Over $400 Million Apple Patent Damages

The never ending patents war between Apple and Samsung continues once again as the latter has recently won an appeal for a retrial over $400 million patent damages it owes to the iPhone maker, The Verge is reporting. Samsung was initially ordered to pay Apple more than $1 billion in damages back in 2012, a figure that has...

Designers Side with Apple Against Samsung in U.S. Supreme Court

A group of design industry professionals told the U.S. Supreme Court today that Apple deserved all the damages paid by Samsung for infringing patented designs of the iPhone, because the product's distinctive look drives people to purchase it, Reuters reports. Almost 100 designers and educators signed on to a new court brief supporting Apple, opposing a number of...

Samsung Attorney: Patent War will End Soon with Apple Getting Nothing

Even though Samsung has already been found to infringe some of Apple’s patents in the ongoing patent trial, an outspoken attorney for the Korean company has said that the patent war will end soon and Apple will get nothing out of it. According to CNET, the attorney has predicted that Apple will soon end all its patent infringement...

Samsung Accuses Apple of Violating two of its Patents

Samsung has kicked off its patent infringement suit against Apple, arguing that the Cupertino giant copied two of its patents, CNET is reporting. The Korean company presented evidence and testimony before starting arguments for its own claims against apple on Monday.  The first witness from Samsung was Michael Freeman, who testified about the creation of the '239 patent...

“Top Secret” Internal Report Shows Samsung Lied About Galaxy Tab Sales

According to a "top secret” internal document revealed during the ongoing Apple vs. Samsung patent infringement trial this week, Samsung sold half as many Galaxy Tabs as it claimed back in 2011, feeding wrong figures to the media and investors, AppleInsider reports. The documents clearly indicate that the company's own public representation of its competitive position in the tablet...

Apple vs Samsung Part II: The ‘Revolutionary’ iPhone Was Copied

Apple today kicked off its second patent infringement trial against Samsung by arguing that the iPhone was a ‘revolutionary’ product, which was copied by the Korean company in 2010, reports Re/Code. The company is therefore seeking as much as $2 billion in damages, noting that various Samsung phones and tablets infringed on at least five of...

Apple vs. Samsung Patents War Part II Begins Monday

Apple's war with Samsung over infringement of at least five of its design patents, is set to resume in the U.S. courts on Monday, beginning with jury selection for the second "patent trial of the century”, reports Fortune. While Samsung also claims that Apple stole two of its ideas to use on iPhones and iPads, it was...

Apple Wants an Anti-Cloning Provision as Part of Samsung Settlement

According to a new report by FOSS Patents, Apple is insisting on an anti-cloning provision as part of any patent settlement with Samsung. The provision would then allow Apple to still bring lawsuits if Samsung's products resembled Apple's offerings too closely in ways that could actually be "avoided by means of designarounds”. No matter how much...

Apple Seeking to Recover $15.7 Million in Legal Fees from Samsung

According to FOSS Patents, Apple is currently seeking to recover $15.7 million out of more than $60 million spent in attorneys' fees on the first California case, from Samsung. The case involves two trials i.e the original trial in August 2012 and a retrial in November 2013, resulting in a total damages award of more than $929...

Rumours Suggest A Possible Management Shakeup At Samsung

According to a report by The Korea Times, Samsung Chairman Lee Kun-hee‘s recent return from a three-month trip to Japan and Hawaii, could see a change in the company’s management due to the ongoing patents war with Apple. The publication notes that Chairman talked of a “sense of crisis” upon his return, sparking rumours about a possible management […]

Samsung Infringed A Key Part Of Apple Patent, Says ITC Judge

In a preliminary decision issued last week, an International Trade Commission (ITC) judge has said that Samsung infringed a key portion of an Apple patent by including a text-selection feature in its smartphones and tablets, Reuters reports. The full commission will now decide whether they will uphold or overturn the judge’s decision. In the same decision which was […]

Samsung Copies Again, Introduces Its Own Version Of iTunes Store

Here we go again as Samsung, the Korean copycat giant, introduces its own version of Apple’s iTunes Store. According to Patently Apple, Samsung’s version of iTunes Store is called Samsung Content & Services, which will provide one-stop contents and service that can be accessed through Samsung’s Smartphone, Smart Pad and Smart TV devices. Looks like Samsung hasn’t learnt anything […]