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Topic: Samsung

European Union to officially charge Samsung in antitrust case

12/20/2012, 11:12 am

Samsung will soon face formal charges in an antitrust case from the European Commission, which claims the South Korean company broke competition rules by filing patent lawsuits against Apple.

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Increase in Apple patent invalidations stems from 2011 law

12/20/2012, 09:12 am

The Leahy-Smith America Invents Act, passed in 2011, is the cause of a recent increase in Apple-patent invalidations by the United States Patent & Trademark Office.

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Apple 'pinch-to-zoom' patent invalidated by USPTO

12/19/2012, 04:12 pm

An Apple v. Samsung court filing on Wednesday reveals that the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office invalidated Apple's "pinch-to-zoom" patent, a property key to the trial as its claims were the basis of some of the $1.05 billion in damages won by the Cupertino company.

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Kodak sells $525M patent portfolio to consortiums led by Apple & Google

12/19/2012, 09:12 am

Kodak on Wednesday announced it has sold its collection of digital imaging patents for $525 million to two groups led separately by Apple and Google.

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Mysterious 'Project Azalea' believed to be codename for Apple's US-based chip production partner

12/19/2012, 08:12 am

New York, California, Texas and Oregon are all said to be competing to become home to a major semiconductor manufacturer said to have ties with Apple and production of chips for devices like the iPhone and iPad.

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Samsung drops injunction applications against Apple in 5 European countries

12/18/2012, 09:12 am

Samsung announced on Tuesday it will drop patent injunction applications filed against Apple in five different European countries, though a number of lawsuits alleging patent infringement remain.

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Judge denies Apple motion for Samsung device injunction, tosses jury misconduct claims

12/17/2012, 10:12 pm

Apple on Monday was denied a motion for a permanent injunction against Samsung products found to be in infringement of certain design and utility patents, while a Samsung motion for a retrial on the basis of jury misconduct was also denied.

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Samsung's chief strategy officer admits to using Apple's iPhone, iPad & Mac at home

12/13/2012, 10:12 am

One of the top executives at Apple's chief rival, Samsung, has admitted that he uses an iPhone, iPad and Mac at home, largely due to Apple's "sticky" ecosystem.

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'Top secret' plans for upstate New York chip factory may involve Apple

12/12/2012, 12:12 pm

New York state economic development officials have reportedly been pitched plans for a 3.2-million-square-foot chip manufacturing factory that could produce components for Apple's iPhone and iPad.

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IDC finds Apple leads in device value, Samsung in device volume

12/11/2012, 01:12 am

In a quarterly report published on Monday, research firm IDC found Samsung to have sold a bulk of so-called "connected devices" for the third quarter, but Apple's high-value products netted the Cupertino tech giant the most cash.

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Apple and Samsung meet in first major post-trial hearing following $1.05B jury verdict

12/06/2012, 08:12 pm

The Apple v. Samsung post-trial proceedings kicked off on Thursday when both parties met in Judge Lucy Koh's courtroom to discuss various motions, with Apple looking to garner additional damages while Samsung seeks a reduction of damages and a possible retrial.

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Redacted version of Apple-HTC settlement reveals licensed patents, little else

12/06/2012, 01:12 am

A heavily redacted version of Apple's patent licensing agreement with HTC, made public on Wednesday as part of the Apple v. Samsung jury trial, reveals a bit more information about the properties covered as part of the ten-year deal.

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Patents in Apple-HTC settlement must remain unsealed, judge says

12/03/2012, 09:12 pm

In a late Monday ruling, Apple v. Samsung Judge Lucy Koh said that the patents Apple and HTC are cross-licensing as part of a ten-year deal will not remain sealed, indicating that the public will be privy to the sensitive information.

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Complex chip shift from Samsung expected to take Apple 12-18 months

11/30/2012, 08:11 am

For Apple to move production of its iPhone and iPhone and iPad chips away from Samsung would be a long, difficult process with only three realistic alternative companies.

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ITC staff agrees with judge's finding of Samsung infringement of Apple patents

11/29/2012, 06:11 pm

The U.S. International Trade Commission's Office of Unfair Import Investigation, otherwise known as "ITC staff," issued a filing in support of a preliminary finding from an administrative law judge that held Samsung in violation of four Apple patents.

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Apple wins ban on Samsung Galaxy devices in Netherlands

11/28/2012, 10:11 am

Sales of some of Samsung's Galaxy-branded products have been banned by a court in the Netherlands for infringing on patents owned by Apple.

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Apple's rumored chip switch from Samsung to TSMC may send shockwaves through industry

11/28/2012, 08:11 am

Concerns are already arising in the semiconductor industry about Apple's potential switch from Samsung to TSMC for production of iPhone and iPad processors.

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Samsung vows to fix labor violations at supplier factories

11/26/2012, 12:11 pm

Like Apple, Samsung has also been hit with criticism regarding the working conditions of factories utilized by its manufacturing partners, and has vowed to improve those issues.

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Apple adds six Samsung products to Galaxy Nexus dispute

11/24/2012, 07:11 pm

In a court filing on Friday, Apple asked a federal judge to add six Samsung products, including the Galaxy S III running Android 4.1, to an upcoming infringement lawsuit, with each party asserting a number of utility patents against the other.

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Samsung looks to add 4th-gen iPad, iPad mini to upcoming patent infringement suit

11/21/2012, 09:11 pm

Samsung on Wednesday filed a motion to include Apple's fourth-generation iPad and iPad mini in its running list of iOS devices that allegedly infringe on certain wireless patents, tacking on even more product claims to be heard in an upcoming patent lawsuit.

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