Tag Archives: Patent

Samsung Gets A Win As Judge Rules They Did Not Willfully Infringe Apple Patents

  One of the remaining outstanding issues in the Apple vs Samsung case came to a conclusion last night as Judge Lucy Koh issued another set of rulings. Yesterdays rulings surrounded the seven design and utility patents the jury found Samsung had infringed on resulting in a $1.049 billion dollar win for Apple last year. With their verdict, the jury determined that Samsung had infringed on five patents, a decision that … [read full article]

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]

Apple, HTC Hand Over Licensing Agreement To Samsung Per Judge’s Orders

The details of Apple and HTC’s settlement agreement are now available, in some capacity at least thanks to the ongoing dispute between Apple and Samsung. The document is heavily redacted and the information pertaining specifically to the covered products and the fees paid by either side are all blacked out. So what is legible? How about Apple’s design patents and trade dress being unavailable to HTC. By all accounts, it looks as though Apple was willing … [read full article]

Apple, Samsung Both Win Motions To Add New Infringement Claims To Upcoming Trial

US Magistrate Judge Paul Grewal granted both Samsung and Apple new infringement claims to the second patent lawsuit both companies are now embroiled in. Samsung, for its part will add the iPhone 5 to its patent-infringement claims while Apple will add the Galaxy Note, US version of the Galaxy S III and Jelly Bean. The addition of Jelly Bean software is limited to the software running on Samsung’s Galaxy Nexus device. “Apple … [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 part … [read full article]

Apple, HTC Settle Patent Lawsuit With 10 Year Licensing Agreement

In a joint press release yesterday evening, Apple and HTC announced that a 10 year licensing agreement has been reached between the two warring parties. The agreement is good for around the world sales of both HTC and Apple devices and the deal includes a 10-year licensing agreement. The agreement, which is confidential was quickly described by HTC as not expected to “have any adverse material impact on the financials of the company.” The agreement … [read full article]

Apple Sent Takedown Letters To Retailers Selling Galaxy Tab 10.1, Galaxy Nexus Devices

Oh Apple, receiving a court-ordered ban on the Galaxy Nexus and Galaxy Tab 10.1 devices just wasn’t enough? Steady your anger as Apple apparently sent out letters to various third-party retailers requesting that they comply with the court order: “[The injunction] applies not only to the named Samsung entities, but also to anyone ‘acting in concert’ with them. Apple … [read full article]