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Topic: lawsuits

Samsung shifts strategy in second Apple trial, now claims all patents are worth very little

03/31/2014, 02:03 am

Apple's second patent infringement trial against Samsung begins today, outlining a battle that the two sides are waging in very different ways. Apple will be expanding upon its legal strategy outlined in the first trial, while Samsung is starting over with an entirely new tactic aimed at devaluating Apple's inventions so it can continue using them for virtually nothing.

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Judge Koh overrules Samsung objection to patent video depicting Apple products

03/30/2014, 06:03 pm

U.S. Judge Lucy H. Koh has overruled objections raised by Samsung regarding an instructional video providing jurors an introduction to the patent system.

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Samsung objects to U.S. patent video for jurors because it depicts Apple devices

03/29/2014, 03:03 pm

Samsung has raised objections to a "how patents work" video created by the Federal Judicial Center to provide jurors with an introduction to the patent system, claiming it would be "highly prejudicial" to expose jurors to the idea that Apple invented original products worthy of being patented.

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Silicon Valley anti-poaching suit to proceed as judge denies requests from Apple, others

03/28/2014, 09:03 pm

A federal judge on Friday issued an order denying requests from Apple, Google, Intel and Adobe to escape going to trial over claims that the four tech heavyweights artificially suppressed employee wages through anti-poaching agreements.

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Judge grants class status in e-books price fixing case against Apple

03/28/2014, 06:03 pm

A U.S. district court judge on Friday ruled plaintiffs seeking class status in a suit against Apple over e-book price fixing had "more than met their burden" to sue as a group.

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How Wikipedia's sloppy facts obscured reality in Apple vs. Samsung trial

03/28/2014, 01:03 pm

In 2011, the world's two most profitable mobile phone makers engaged in a global IP war that continues to this day. As Apple and Samsung prepare for their second trial, it's useful to review why many onlookers were so ill informed about the first one: Wikipedia.

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iPhone IP Wars: Nokia vs Apple vs HTC, Motorola & Samsung

03/27/2014, 08:03 am

In 2007 Apple introduced iPhone, emphasizing that virtually every significant aspect of its entirely new experience and industrial design was protected by patents. Three years later a global patent war erupted. Who's to blame?

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Retailers begin distributing credits from e-book price fixing settlements

03/25/2014, 12:03 pm

Apple, Amazon, Barnes & Noble, and Kobo have begun the process of handing out $166 million in account credits to consumers affected by the e-books price fixing scandal as notification emails began going out on Tuesday.

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Japanese court says Apple's iPhones, iPads don't infringe on Samsung patents

03/25/2014, 08:03 am

Apple has once again defeated rival Samsung in the courtroom, this time in Japan, where it was ruled that the iPhone 4S, iPhone 4 and iPad 2 do not infringe on data communication patents owned by the South Korean electronics giant.

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Steve Jobs threatened 'war' as Google tried to poach Safari engineers for nascent browser team

03/24/2014, 04:03 pm

Google may have sparked the Silicon Valley anti-poaching scandal when the company infuriated Steve Jobs by attempting to lure members of Apple's Safari team to work on Google's then-nascent browser effort, according to internal emails revealed in new court filings.

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Apple files cross-appeal of final judgment in case against Samsung

03/12/2014, 02:03 am

As expected, Apple on Tuesday filed a notice of cross-appeal pertaining to the final judgement in the first Apple vs. Samsung California patent trial.

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Apple, Samsung sued by ZiiLABS over alleged infringement of graphics patents

03/12/2014, 01:03 am

In a lawsuit filed against Apple and Samsung on Monday, ZiiLABS, a subsidiary of A/V solutions giant Creative Technology, claims the companies infringed on ten U.S. patents, many of which deal with graphics processing.

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Samsung appeals final judgment in first Apple v. Samsung California trial, drops asserted SEPs from second

03/10/2014, 09:03 pm

As expected, Samsung appealed a California district court's final judgment of the original Apple vs. Samsung patent trial, and a day later dropped declared standard-essential patents from a second upcoming case slated to begin at the end of March.

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Apple approaching March 31 deadline for FTC in-app purchase settlement compliance

03/06/2014, 12:03 pm

Apple is moving toward the March 31 deadline for complying with the terms of its settlement with the FTC over in-app purchases, and the company is alleged to have run into technical difficulties when implementing changes to the iOS App Store.

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Apple denied renewed motion for permanent injunction against Samsung

03/06/2014, 05:03 am

A California court on Thursday filed a ruling denying Apple's renewed motion seeking a permanent injunction against Samsung, saying Apple failed to prove a "causal nexus" between the Korean company's patent infringement and irreparable harm.

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Class action suit claims Apple Store POS system discriminates against visually impaired

03/05/2014, 05:03 pm

A class action lawsuit filed last week asserts Apple's point of sale system discriminates against visually impaired customers as the specialized iPod touch-based equipment is impossible to operate without help from a staff member.

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Apple mistakenly aired Nokia licensing terms while sanctioning Samsung for doing the same

03/05/2014, 05:03 am

In a court filing late Tuesday, Samsung revealed that Apple publicly disclosed details of its patent licensing terms with Nokia, as well as NEC, on the PACER electronic court records system, while at the same time seeking damages from the Korean tech giant for leaking that very information.

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German court tosses patent troll's $2.2B patent suit against Apple

02/28/2014, 07:02 am

A German court on Friday threw out two patent lawsuits leveled against Apple by non-practicing IP licensing firm IPCom, one of which sought $2.2 billion in damages over alleged infringement of a wireless patent.

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South Korea allows Samsung to continue use of SEPs in litigation, rejects Apple complaint

02/27/2014, 01:02 am

South Korea's antitrust authority, the Korea Fair Trade Commission, on Wednesday rejected an Apple complaint asserting Samsung is unfairly leveraging its portfolio of standard-essential wireless patents against rivals in ongoing litigation.

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Apple officially appeals e-books antitrust ruling, asks for dismissal or retrial

02/26/2014, 02:02 am

Apple on Tuesday filed an appeal over a U.S. district court ruling that found the company responsible for e-book price-fixing, requesting a reversal of the decision or, barring that, a new trial in front of a new judge.

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