Tag Archives: patent law

Apple, Samsung Go Back To Court As Judge Decides Two Motions

Apple and Samsung found themselves before Judge Lucy Koh last night in another “Duel of the Fates” legal battle. At the end of the evening, it was a good news/bad news scenario for both companies as they can each chalk up one win apiece. Perhaps the most important victory came for Samsung as Apple was denied a permanent sales ban on the 26 Samsung products that were found to have infringed on Apple’s … [read full article]

Samsung’s Mobile Head Says Settlement With Apple Is Unlikely

While Apple and HTC have put aside their legal differences in the form of a 10 year licensing agreement, Samsung’s Mobile Head JK Shin says his company isn’t likely to do the same. Speaking to Yonhap News Agency, JK Shin states that his company is working toward a legal resolution and not an out-of-court settlement. Shin further says he has no intention of negotiating with Apple, which just highlights how far … [read full article]

Samsung Says It’s Willing To Modify Phones To Avoid Apple Ban

  Samsung confirmed on Tuesday that it will modify its smartphones if it fails to successfully fight Apple’s request to have devices banned in the US. Apple’s request to ban 8 smartphones in the US will not see a December 8th hearing to discuss the injunctions Apple wants to impose on Samsung’s products. Until the December 6th hearing, neither side can discuss any new injunctions until the hearing at the end of the … [read full article]

Google Releases Statement On Apple, Samsung Verdict

With the Apple Samsung verdict news train continuing into another week, one company that remained suspiciously silent on the verdict was Google. The company has now sent out a brief statement responding to the decision, eluding to their hopes that a court of appeals will check the case from the top down. As Google doesn’t take Samsung’s tough language, it’s also keeping the issues directed toward the Samsung camp … [read full article]

Samsung, Apple React To Verdict With Brief Statements

It’s safe to say that both Samsung and Apple have very different reactions to today’s verdict in Apple’s case against Samsung. While we wait for Samsung’s inevitable appeal, Apple is seeking a preliminary injunction hearing on Samsung’s infringing products and Judge Koh has set September 20th as the date for the hearing. Apple will have to file it’s motion before August 29th, allowing Samsung 14 days to respond. Meanwhile, both companies have released … [read full article]

Go Get It: Galaxy Nexus Back In Google Play Store

Wonderful news this afternoon as the Galaxy Nexus is once again available from the Google Play store after the lifting of the injunction imposed against the device earlier in the week.  Still, even with its triumphant return to the store, buyers will have to wait between two and three weeks to get it. The Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit court suspended the ban on the handset yesterday after [read full article]

(Updated) US Judge Denies Samsung’s Appeal To Continue Selling Galaxy Nexus Pending Appeal

Updated: According to AllThingsD, Samsung and Google are working to “imminently” push out a software fix that works around the “Universal Search” patent that is the main violation behind the injunction.  Not quite the way we wanted to kick off the Fourth of July as U.S District Judge Lucy Koh denied Samsung’s request to stay the injunction on … [read full article]

Samsung Out To Prove Galaxy S III Is “Innovative and distinctive” In Fight Against Apple

Time for round 234920923423 in the Apple vs. Samsung patent fight as Samsung releases a statement hat it will “demonstrate to the court that the Galaxy S III is innovative and distinctive” as Apple claims Samsung violated a pair of software patents. On Tuesday, Apple asked a US district court to temporarily ban sales of the Galaxy S III inside the US right as Samsung gears up to launch the smartphone on five US carriers. Samsung … [read full article]

Google Buys Motorola Mobility For $12.5 Billion, Android Motorola Razr On The Horizon?

I leave the house for a little bit this morning and the tech world goes bonkers with Google announce a $12.5 billion dollar purchase of Motorola Mobility. Android fans take note as now there is going to be a whole lot of Android love from Motorola and maybe (hopefully) even the destruction of MotoBLUR. You hear that Google, the tech world wants you to destroy MotoBLUR. Google is spending a whole lot of … [read full article]