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Android docs reveal before iPhone, Google's plan was a Java button phone

04/14/2014, 03:04 am

Before and after versions of Google's internal "software functional requirements" documents released in the Apple vs Samsung trial this week show that prior to Apple's 2007 iPhone debut, Google's vision for Android was a simple button phone running Sun's Java.

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Florian Mueller backs Samsung legal strategy of trivializing Apple's technology

04/13/2014, 09:04 pm

A prominent patent law blogger has again raised the argument that Apple's patented features have very little value, while stopping short of saying that Samsung should just stop using the infringing technology.

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Samsung calls on Android exec in patent trial to prove certain features were created by Google, not Apple

04/11/2014, 08:04 pm

Samsung on Friday brought up VP of Android Engineering Hiroshi Lockheimer as its first witness in the second California Apple v. Samsung patent trial in a bid to prove the Korean company's devices did not copy Apple's. The main argument: Google invented certain features before Apple patented them.

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Apple rests case in second California patent trial against Samsung

04/11/2014, 07:04 pm

Apple lawyers on Friday concluded their side of arguments in the latest spat with Samsung, bringing the initial phase of the company's case to a close after five days of court proceedings.

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Samsung's big bet on Android actually a covert strategy to replace Android

04/11/2014, 04:04 pm

Samsung's success in selling the world's leading volumes of phones through intense, expensive marketing efforts appears to be supporting Android as a platform, but Samsung's internal documents show it has plotted for years to compete against Google with its own mobile OS.

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Apple vs. Samsung docs reveal Galaxy Tab was a flop and Samsung knew it

04/11/2014, 03:04 am

Top secret sales data revealed during the Apple vs. Samsung trial this week shows that Samsung knew that the Galaxy Tab sales figures (and overall Android tablet sales) it and various market research groups had fed to the media were not even remotely true.

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How Samsung & Google teamed up to steal Apple Data Detectors for Android

04/10/2014, 06:04 am

Apple's critics contend that it either doesn't have innovative inventions worthy of patents, or has grossly overestimated the commercial value of its patents. Apple Data Detectors is one example that proves both ideas are wrong.

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Apple explains $2.2B damages claim against Samsung from lost profits, royalties

04/08/2014, 07:04 pm

During testimony in the second California Apple v. Samsung patent trial on Tuesday, an Apple damages expert revealed the full damages claim stands at $2.19 billion for lost profits and reasonable royalty fees on five alleged infringed patents.

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Samsung sues newspaper for $284k over negative reports on Galaxy S5

04/07/2014, 09:04 pm

Samsung has sued Electronic Times for 300 million KRW (about $284,000 US) regarding its reporting related to the company's new Galaxy S5 phone.

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Apple's Schiller was 'shocked' at ad agency's suggestions for branding turnaround, documents show

04/07/2014, 07:04 pm

Email correspondence made public as part of the second California Apple v. Samsung patent trial illustrates Apple marketing guru Phil Schiller's displeasure at the company's high-profile ad agency, which in 2013 was under the gun to churn out quality material in light of Samsung's own media blitz.

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Samsung's 'Beat Apple' memo: 'Threat from Apple extremely real and urgent'

04/07/2014, 05:04 am

While the tech media has devoted lots of attention to Apple's concerned reaction to Samsung's 2012 marketing blitz, evidence likely to be presented during the Apple vs Samsung trial shows that it was Samsung that targeted its attention on "beating Apple" as its "#1 priority" for 2012.

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Apple unlocks new Copy Cat docs as evidence Samsung pilfered iPhone unlock

04/05/2014, 05:04 pm

In the original Apple vs Samsung patent trial, Apple made the Galaxy a star witness by presenting a "copy cat" document that detailed every difference with Apple's iPhone paired with advice on how to more closely copy it. For the second trial, Apple has dug up several more Copy Cat docs detailing the evolution of Samsung's "slavish copying," particularly evident with Slide to Unlock.

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Email from Steve Jobs reveals Apple TV 'magic wand,' other future product ideas

04/04/2014, 09:04 pm

An email Apple cofounder Steve Jobs sent to his top executives outlines the vision he had for the company in 2010, including future iPhone iterations, "Apple TV 2" and changes to MobileMe that hoped would leapfrog Google's cloud services.

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Apple initially wanted original iPhone to be 'always on' device but opted for 'slide-to-unlock'

04/04/2014, 07:04 pm

During the Apple v. Samsung patent trial on Friday, Apple software engineer and head of the company's human interface team Greg Christie took the stand to offer background on the original iPhone, specifically the "slide-to-unlock" feature.

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Judge shuts down Apple motion regarding Samsung's 'misleading' opening statements

04/04/2014, 04:04 am

Just hours after Apple filed a motion asking to show evidence of alleged misleading and false statements delivered by Samsung counsel in the companies' second California patent trial, a district court judge late Thursday largely denied the request in a way that could narrow Apple's case moving forward.

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Video pits iPhone 5s Touch ID against Samsung's Galaxy S5 fingerprint scanner

04/03/2014, 08:04 pm

As Samsung's new flagship Galaxy S5 nears official release, videos and "first looks" are popping up across the Web, the latest of which pits the handset's swipe-style fingerprint reader against Apple's Touch ID.

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Obama administration upset over alleged Samsung 'selfie' publicity stunt

04/03/2014, 01:04 pm

The White House is reportedly unhappy with South Korean electronics maker Samsung, over allegations that the company sponsored a "selfie" to which President Barack Obama was inadvertently a party.

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Apple's Schiller rehashes prior testimony in second Apple v. Samsung trial

04/01/2014, 08:04 pm

As the first day of Apple's second California patent trial against Samsung drew to a close on Tuesday, the suit's first witness, Apple SVP of Worldwide Marketing Phil Schiller, took the stand to deliver testimony nearly identical to that given twice before during the first Apple v. Samsung case.

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Apple seeking damages of $2B in new trial, Samsung says claims are 'gross exaggeration'

04/01/2014, 05:04 pm

The second California Apple v. Samsung patent trial kicked off on Tuesday, with both parties offering opening statements to the jury, two of whom were excused just one day after being selected.

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Like a glove: April Fools efforts from Samsung, HTC & Toshiba all share the same punchline

04/01/2014, 12:04 pm

With accusations of copying and commoditization already rife within the smartphone and tablet industries, three of the market's biggest names -- Samsung, HTC and Toshiba --all showcased similar glove-themed prank products on Tuesday for April Fools' Day. Hilarity ensued.

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