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Judge Koh upholds Apple’s $1.05 billion judgement against Samsung; says Samsung did not willfully infringe Apple’s patents

30. January 2013

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In a post-trial ruling yesterday, US District Court Judge Lucy Koh upheld Apple’s $1.05 billion verdict against Samsung but ruled that the South Korean tech giant did not willfully infringe upon Apple’s patents. Consequently, Apple is not entitled to the 3x damages it was seeking. Koh explained in part: Moreover, Apple has failed to cite [...]

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When Steve Jobs threatened Palm CEO Ed Colligan with legal action regarding hiring of Apple employees

23. January 2013

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Back in April, we reported on a civil lawsuit against Apple, Google, Intel, Pixar, Intuit, and Lucasfilm for all allegedly engaging in anti-poaching agreements where each of the above-listed companies agreed not to hire employees from any of the other companies. In Silicon Valley, where engineering talent is king, keeping talented employees from jumping ship [...]

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Apple and Amazon ordered to engage in settlement talks regarding “app store” trademark

16. January 2013

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A few weeks ago, a court threw out Apple’s claim of “false advertising” it had levied against Amazon over its use of the phrase “app store” in its Amazon Appstore. Still, Apple’s claim for trademark infringement remained as the case remains in the discovery stage of litigation with trial anticipated for later this Summer. Bloomberg [...]

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Samsung in hot water over efforts to ban Apple products in Europe

27. December 2012

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Perhaps Samsung’s eyes were bigger than their reach. Samsung, he south Korean electronics giant, could face fines running to billions of pounds from the European commission over its attempts to use its “standard-essential” patents on 3G to ban sales of Apple’s iPhone and iPad in Europe. The Google-owned smartphone company Motorola Mobility may face similar [...]

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Apple highlights Samsung’s EU anitrust problem to the ITC

27. December 2012

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Florian Mueller has the full scoop here.

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Samsung’s accusations of juror misconduct fall short

18. December 2012

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The Verge reports: Samsung had hoped allegations of juror misconduct would win it a do-over in the Apple v. Samsung case, but tonight Judge Lucy Koh put those aspirations to rest by denying its request. Samsung had accused jury foreman Velvin Hogan of intentionally hiding information about a lawsuit he was involved in with Seagate. Samsung recently became a [...]

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Samsung says iPhone wouldn’t be possible without Samsung’s wireless patents

24. November 2012

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Ah yes, the perpetual battle between Samsung and Apple shows no signs of slowing down. Recently, Samsung executive Shin Jong-Kyun said that Samsung has no plans to follow HTC’s lead and enter into a settlement agreement with Apple. What’s more, he also managed to throw in a jab or two against Apple’s iPhone. The truth [...]

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Samsung will have access to Apple and HTC’s settlement agreement

23. November 2012

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Samsung’s request for access to Apple and HTC’s recent settlement agreement has been granted by US Magistrate Judge Paul S. Grewal. As a quick refresher, Samsung argued that it should be able to check out the particulars of the aforementioned agreement so as to see if the terms are such that they might have to [...]

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Apple’s agreement with HTC to yield $6 to $8 per Android device sold

12. November 2012

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Apple and HTC settled their longstanding patent dispute this weekend, putting an end to a number of legal battles across multiple jurisdictions. While specific details surrounding the settlement agreement remain confidential, Stern Agee analyst Shaw Wu got in touch with some industry contacts of his and speculates that HTC will be paying Apple about $6 [...]

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Apple and HTC settle all patent disputes

11. November 2012

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Apple issued a press release this weekend announcing that all of their currently pending litigation with HTC has now come to an end. You might recall that HTC was the first company Apple went after in its ongoing fight against Android. The press release reads: HTC and Apple have reached a global settlement that includes [...]

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Looking into the jury foreman in the Apple/Samsung case

10. November 2012

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Looks like Samsung is trying to argue that jury foreman Velvin Hogan may not have been as forthright as he should have been during the initial questioning given to prospective Jury members. Specifically, Samsung claims that Hogan withheld information pertaining to a lawsuit he was involved in with Seagate, one that ultimately led to him [...]

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Apple’s financial details regarding individual products (profits & margins) to see the light of day

19. October 2012

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US District Court Judge Lucy Koh has ordered that a lot of the evidence relied upon by both Apple and Samsung during their trial this past Summer be made public. And going against Apple’s own wishes, that includes sensitive financial data pertaining to product sales, margins, and profits. Apple of course makes that information known [...]

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