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Apple, Samsung cut some patent claims to keep July 30 trial date in US

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Apple and Samsung have both filed motions offering to cut down the number of asserted patent claims in half. The purpose of cutting the claims was to keep a proposed July 30 trial date for the companies' first US lawsuit over their mobile device patent disputes. Apple continues to...
Apple, Samsung cut some patent claims to keep July 30 trial date in US
Samsung attacks Apple's expert witness over product similarity

Apple to appeals court: 'costs to innovation will be profound' if injunctions become unavailable

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Yesterday Apple filed a notice of appeal of Judge Koh's denial of a permanent injunction against Samsung, and as I mentioned in my post on the notice of appeal, it near-simultaneously sent a letter to the United States Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit in another pending case, the...
Apple to appeals court: 'costs to innovation will be profound' if injunctions become unavailable

Apple vs. Samsung Verdict: Preliminary Injunction Hearing, Possible Consequences, and an Appeal

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Now with the verdict of the Apple vs. Samsung patent lawsuit fallen clearly on Apple's side, the next step will be a hearing on preliminary injunctions to stop sales of the infringing Samsung devices. The Verge reports that the hearing will take place on September 20th after Apple submits its...
Apple vs. Samsung Verdict: Preliminary Injunction Hearing, Possible Consequences, and an Appeal

Apple licenses HTC hardware and software, but says design patents are off-limits

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Apple (AAPL) is willing to share its hardware and software with rivals, but the company’s unique designs are apparently off-limits. As TmoNews notes, Apple’s patent litigation settlement with HTC (2498) includes patents for hardware and software but excludes any patents for design or trade dress. Or as TmoNews puts it, Apple...
Apple licenses HTC hardware and software, but says design patents are off-limits

Samsung Hinges Its Defense in Apple Case on Rectangles and Rounded Corners

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A significant part of Samsung’s defense in Apple’s patent lawsuit is that elements of the iPhone design are actually natural outgrowths of improvements in technology. The company used Samsung executive Justin Denison on Friday to begin making that case for the seven men and two women that will ultimately decide...
Samsung Hinges Its Defense in Apple Case on Rectangles and Rounded Corners

Square Issues Cease And Desist On Mobile Payment Competitor mPowa: Hands Off Our Hands Picture!

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They say imitation is the sincerest form of flattery, but Square is definitely feeling insulted right now. The well-funded and popular mobile-payments startup has issued a cease and desist letter to UK-based mPowa, a newer mobile payments company that offers a device very similar to Square’s — plugging into a...
Square Issues Cease And Desist On Mobile Payment Competitor mPowa: Hands Off Our Hands Picture!

Apple's sales ban on Samsung's US phones - visualised

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After its win in the case against Samsung, Apple will move for a ban on sales of phones that infringe its patents. But with Samsung selling 152 models in the US, what impact will injuncting about 20 models have?Apple will seek an injunction against the products found by the jury...
Apple's sales ban on Samsung's US phones - visualised

wired: Samsung owes Apple more than $1 billion in damages for...

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wired: Samsung owes Apple more than $1 billion in damages for violating Apple hardware and software patents, a California jury ruled on Friday. The jury found that Samsung infringed upon Apple patents having to do with physical design and user interfaces, often willfully, and that several of the South Korean...
wired: Samsung owes Apple more than $1 billion in damages for...
The next phase of the Apple Samsung case: straw polls and sandwiches

The smartphone patent wars explained - for you, Eric Schmidt

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After Google's chairman said he 'doesn't understand the details' of the smartphone battles, we provide a primer explaining what's going onFollowing Eric Schmidt's remark to Kara Swisher in October that he wouldn't comment on the smartphone patent wars because he "doesn't understand all the details", we'd like to be of...
The smartphone patent wars explained - for you, Eric Schmidt

Apple v. Samsung Smackdown Headed to Jury Trial

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Apple’s pitched patent battle with Samsung is headed to a jury trial. U.S. District Judge Lucy Koh on Thursday ordered both companies to pare down their bloated patent claims in advance of a July 30 courtroom showdown. “It’s going to be 125 exhibits per side. That’s it, no more,” Koh...
Apple v. Samsung Smackdown Headed to Jury Trial

Here's the device-by-device breakdown of Apple's damages claims against Samsung

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We’ve already learned that Apple is seeking more than $2.5 billion in damages from Samsung, but newly-released court filings have revealed exactly how much Apple feels it is owed on a per device basis. Florian Mueller of FOSS Patents discovered late last month that Apple had filed for $2.525 billion in...
Here's the device-by-device breakdown of Apple's damages claims against Samsung

Did Apple's Claims Over Rectangles And Corners Lead To 'The First Smartphone Designed Entirely By Lawyers'?

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Android blogger Ron Amadeo has a great post over at Android Police where he tries to explain the design of the new Samsung Galaxy S3 smartphone, which many people have deemed pretty hideous. In his opinion, it all comes down to legal tiptoeing. As you may recall, last year Apple...
Did Apple's Claims Over Rectangles And Corners Lead To 'The First Smartphone Designed Entirely By Lawyers'?
Samsung Strategy Officer: iPhone-Induced "Crisis Of Design" Docs Were Exaggerated To Motivate Employees

Daunting task for jury in Apple v Samsung patent trial

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After closing arguments, jurors face 109 pages of instructions and 20-page form for verdictThe nine-strong jury in the high-profile patent trial between Apple and Samsung faces the daunting task of ploughing through 109 pages of instructions on how to determine their verdict and a 20-page form in which to give...
Daunting task for jury in Apple v Samsung patent trial

Apple asks U.S. court to enhance damages award in Samsung case by $535 million

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In a filing made late on Friday by local time, Apple points to a California jury's finding of willful patent infringement by Samsung and "requests an enhancement of $135 million under the Patent Act and $400 million under the Lanham Act, for a combined total of $535 million".Contrary to what...
Apple asks U.S. court to enhance damages award in Samsung case by $535 million
iLegal: As Apple's products evolved, so did a strategy to protect them

Samsung Galaxy S III: Inspired by Nature, Not Lawyers

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Samsung’s Galaxy S III wasn’t designed by the company’s lawyers, though they surely approved it. And speculation that it was carefully crafted to dodge Apple’s trade dress patent infringement claims is silly. So says Samsung design VP Chang Dong-hoon who today took exception with claims that the Galaxy S III...
Samsung Galaxy S III: Inspired by Nature, Not Lawyers

Apple seeks additional $535 million, permanent injunctions in patent case against Samsung

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In a court filing late Friday night Apple has requested the court enhance the $1.05 billion in damages a jury awarded it from Samsung for their patent lawsuit in California. FOSS Patents' Florian Mueller has a breakdown of the figures, revealing that Apple has chosen to seek enhancement just...
Apple seeks additional $535 million, permanent injunctions in patent case against Samsung
Samsung objects to 'gratuitous' images of Steve Jobs in trial, prefers thermonuclear quotes instead

Apple seeks additional $707 million from Samsung in patent win

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A California jury may have awarded Apple more than US$1 billion in damages in late August when it triumphed over Samsung in a hard-fought case over smartphone and tablet patents, but the iPhone maker is coming back for more: late on Friday it asked for additional damages of $707...
Apple seeks additional $707 million from Samsung in patent win

Here's The New Logo For Facebook's Ad Exchange (FB)

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Facebook officially unveiled its FBX ad exchange -- in which ad buyers can "retarget" Facebook users within Facebook based on cookies they picked up on other web sites -- yesterday by branding it with a fancy new logo. FBX has been around for a while; yesterday was simply the first...
Here's The New Logo For Facebook's Ad Exchange (FB)

Samsung's Massive Document Outlining How to Improve Galaxy S by Adopting iPhone Solutions Surfaces

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AllThingsD reports that the ongoing patent and design dispute between Apple and Samsung has yielded yet another interesting piece of evidence, this time in the form of a massive internal Samsung document from 2010 showing 126 different aspects of the company's Galaxy S smartphone that were considered to need improvement....
Samsung's Massive Document Outlining How to Improve Galaxy S by Adopting iPhone Solutions Surfaces
Apple demands $2.5 billion in damages from Samsung

How the Apple-Samsung case could push OEMs closer to Google and stock Android

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You’ve probably heard by now that Samsung took a real thrashing at the hands of Apple’s crack legal team late last week. In addition to the physical design patents, the jury found that Samsung’s TouchWiz interface was ripping off the iOS look and feel, known as trade dress. Samsung made...
How the Apple-Samsung case could push OEMs closer to Google and stock Android

Samsung on Its iPhone-Envy Memo: Nothing to See Here, Move Along

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Samsung says a seemingly inflammatory document entered into evidence Tuesday in its patent trial with Apple isn’t a gun at all, let alone a smoking one. In a statement given to AllThingsD this morning, a company spokesperson said the document is a “typical competitive analysis,” something “routinely” performed by companies...
Samsung on Its iPhone-Envy Memo: Nothing to See Here, Move Along

Google Looks to Distance Android from Apple vs. Samsung Ruling

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The Verge reports that Google has officially responded to Friday's ruling in the Apple vs. Samsung case that saw a jury award Apple over $1 billion in deciding that Samsung had infringed upon Apple's patents and trade dress. In its statement, Google attempts to distance itself from the controversy somewhat,...
Google Looks to Distance Android from Apple vs. Samsung Ruling

Apple v Samsung: the questions the jury has to answer

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In slightly less detail than the judge's version, here are the questions that the jurors must examineWhen an answer shows a figure for the number of options, that indicates that multiple entitles - Samsung Korea, Samsung Electronics US, and Samsung Telecommunications US - may have been deemed to infringe. Not...
Apple v Samsung: the questions the jury has to answer

Samsung objects to 'gratuitous images' of Steve Jobs on five of Apple's opening slides

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Ahead of the trial starting tomorrow in San Jose, Samsung just filed 14 objections to Apple's opening slides. The first one: "Samsung objects to the images of Steve Jobs appearing in Slide Nos. 6, 7, 12, 16, and 29 of Apple's Opening Presentation."The parties' opening slides haven't been published yet....
Samsung objects to 'gratuitous images' of Steve Jobs on five of Apple's opening slides
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