Samsung Trial

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...

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...

Jury Foreman: Apple’s Real Target Was Google/Android, Not Samsung

Tom Dunham, the foreman of a four-man, four-woman jury in the ongoing patent trial between Apple and Samsung, has highlighted that introduction of Google in the case raised questions in his mind about Apple's 'true motivations’. According to The Wall Street Journal, his comments suggest that Samsung was "merely a proxy for Apple's real target: Google and...

Samsung to Challenge Jury’s $120 Million Damages Award to Apple

The jury has awarded only a fraction of Apple’s $2 billion damages claim — $120 million, adjusted yesterday to $124 million — but Samsung will appeal and ask the trial judge to reduce the damages awarded to zero, a lawyer of the South Korean smartphone manufacturer told Bloomberg. “Of course we’re pleased that the jury...

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...

Internal Apple Docs Reveal Concern Over Dropping iPhone Sales

Apple’s sales force is concerned about the growth of the iPhone as the company faces rising competition from Android devices, which has bigger screens and lower prices, an internal document reveals (via Re/code). As the document reveals, the market segment that included the iPhone declined, while the segments including larger-screen smartphones for $300 or above...

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 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...

Apple Scores Two Important Victories Against Samsung in Patent Case

Ahead of the forthcoming March trial, US District Judge Lucy Koh has issued two summary judgements that favour Apple and may influence the negotiation talks scheduled for February: she has invalidated one Samsung patent and found that the South Korean manufacturer’s products infringe an Apple patent (via WSJ). In a court document, Judge Lucy Koh...

Apple and Samsung CEOs to Hold Patent Settlement Talks, Again

Before meeting in court, chief executives of Apple and Samsung have a (force-)scheduled appointment to try to reach a settlement in their patent litigation. For those who have been following the patent battle of the two tech giants, this will sound like deja-vú: the two have been ordered to hold settlement talks before, but for...