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Topic: lawsuits

Samsung braced for "iPhone 5 Tsunami," targeted an "attack" on Apple's customer base

04/15/2014, 06:04 pm

New confidential internal memos presented in the Apple v. Samsung trial detail a "counter tsunami plan" Samsung hoped to set up in response to Apple's iPhone 5 launch, in order to distract from its own Galaxy product vulnerabilities it described as "plastic feeling" with "lack of key feature."

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Samsung execs deny copying Apple design, attribute smartphone success to marketing

04/15/2014, 12:04 am

Continuing to grind through its long list of expert witnesses on Monday, Samsung brought up two company executives, as well as three Google engineers, to further its case of non-infringement of five Apple patents.

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Apple now cooperating says external compliance monitor Bromwich in first report

04/14/2014, 08:04 pm

Apple's court-appointed external compliance monitor Michael Bromwich on Monday issued his first report to U.S. District Court Judge Denise Cote, noting a marked improvement in relations between himself and the Cupertino, Calif. company.

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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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Apple opts out of latest patent acquisition fund from Intellectual Ventures

04/11/2014, 08:04 am

Prominent patent buyer Intellectual Ventures won't be able to count Apple among the participants in its latest IP purchase, as the iPhone maker has apparently opted out of its latest investment.

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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 moves to renew FRAND licensing suit against Motorola

04/09/2014, 12:04 am

With a court battle against Samsung raging on the West Coast, Apple on Tuesday asked the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit in Washington, D.C. to renew a lawsuit against Motorola's alleged unreasonable licensing fees for declared-essential cellphone technology.

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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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Apple, Google & others could pay 'blindingly high' $9B in anti-poaching class-action suit

04/08/2014, 09:04 am

A class-action lawsuit from tech sector employees against employers including Apple and Google seeks some $9 billion in lost wages --an astronomical sum that the complainants could ultimately receive, some believe, thanks to a mountain of evidence appearing to implicate Silicon Valley employers in an alleged no-hire cartel.

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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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Apple sales team concerned about shrinking high-end iPhone market, but Schiller disagrees

04/04/2014, 03:04 pm

An internal Apple document presented as part of the ongoing Samsung v. Apple trial shows that the company's sales team was worried that a maturing market may leave no room for iPhone growth, though marketing chief Phil Schiller downplayed the document's significance.

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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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Apple settles patent infringement suit with Sony, Philips-backed Intertrust Technologies

04/03/2014, 02:04 pm

Apple has reached an out-of-court settlement with Intertrust Technologies, a holding company owned jointly by consumer electronics giants Sony and Philips, putting an end to a patent infringement lawsuit filed against the iPhone maker by Intertrust one year ago.

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