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Topic: patent

Apple, Samsung portray different visions of the future given jury's decision

08/23/2012, 06:08 pm

After a month of presenting the jury with their respective cases, attorneys for Apple and Samsung spent their final allotted minutes in closing arguments this week, each warning that jury's decision will have far reaching consequences on the future of the American tech industry.


Apple wants to enhance hearing aids through iPhone connectivity

08/23/2012, 06:08 am

Apple's iOS 6 will bring compatibility for "Made for iPhone" hearing aids when the mobile OS hits iDevices this fall, and two new U.S. patent applications give a peek at what users can look forward to as the technology matures.


Winner of Kodak auction may be determined by Aug. 23 ahead of final sale hearing

08/22/2012, 07:08 pm

It was revealed in court documents filed on Friday that Kodak's patent auction will reach a final hearing on Aug. 30, pointing to a possible sale a week earlier where the company will determine which bidder, if any, has won the rights to the valuable digital imaging portfolio.


Apple, Samsung present closing arguments in California patent trial

08/21/2012, 06:08 pm

Apple and Samsung on Tuesday presented closing arguments in their high-stakes patent trial, with each side jockeying for position ahead of jury deliberation expected to start on Wednesday.


Jury won't be informed of deleted Apple, Samsung emails

08/20/2012, 06:08 am

In an early-morning order on Tuesday, Apple v. Samsung presiding Judge Lucy Koh ruled that the jury will not hear that both parties may have inadvertently, or purposefully, destroyed email evidence which may have been pertinent to the case.


Apple patent lets users switch away from broadcast commercials automatically

08/21/2012, 05:08 am

Apple on Tuesday was granted a patent that allows users to skip unwanted audio and video broadcast segments such as commercials with on-device content like songs, podcasts or other media, possibly hinting at technology headed to the battle for the living room.


Motorola's seven-patent ITC complaint against Apple detailed

08/20/2012, 11:08 pm

In Motorola's second U.S. International Trade Commission complaint against Apple, the company asserts a number of products infringe on seven owned patents pertaining to wireless technologies like location-based reminders, multimedia applications and managing messages and content.


'No resolution' in last-minute Apple, Samsung settlement talks

08/20/2012, 09:08 pm

Apple and Samsung CEOs met on Monday in a final attempt to resolve issues related to the ongoing patent trial in California, however one of the company's counsel informed presiding Judge Lucy Koh the talks yielded no resolution.


Overly complex verdict questionnaire could confuse jury, judge says [u]

08/20/2012, 08:08 pm

Apple v. Samsung presiding Judge Lucy Koh on Monday voiced her opinion on the parties' tentative jury verdict forms, saying the 21-page document could confuse jurors with its complexity.


Samsung Galaxy Nexus copied iPhone features to steal market share, Apple says

08/20/2012, 07:08 pm

During opening arguments of an appeals court hearing on Monday, Apple counsel said Samsung sought to steal iPhone market share with its Galaxy Nexus smartphone by copying a number of the Apple handset's features including a patented unified search invention.


Apple witness builds Fidler tablet replica to disprove prior art claims

08/20/2012, 05:08 pm

An Apple expert witness on Friday brought out a detailed recreation of the Fidler tablet concept in an effort to disprove Samsung's claims of prior art against the iPad.


Jury likely to decide Apple and Samsung case as parties fail to narrow dispute

08/18/2012, 10:08 pm

Apple and Samsung on Saturday said no progress was made in narrowing claims against each other in the two companies' ongoing high-stakes California patent trial, making the possibility of a jury verdict all the more likely.


Apple, Samsung rest cases in patent trial as testimony phase wraps up

08/17/2012, 08:08 pm

Both parties rested their case in the Apple v. Samsung trial on Friday, bringing an end to the testimony portion of the proceedings ahead of closing arguments and jury deliberation set to take place next week.


Motorola files new ITC suit against Apple, claims patent infringement [u]

08/17/2012, 07:08 pm

Google-owned Motorola on Friday filed its second U.S. International Trade Commission suit against Apple, claiming the iPhone, iPad and certain Mac computers infringe on owned patents.


Judge Koh allows Samsung to present Fidler tablet concept as iPad prior art

08/17/2012, 02:08 pm

Over Apple's objections, Samsung was granted the right to present pictures of a tablet newspaper concept from 1994 as evidence of prior art refuting the originality of its iPad design patents.


Judge denies Samsung's 'me too' evidence spoliation filing

08/17/2012, 02:08 am

In an order filed late Thursday, Apple v. Samsung Magistrate Judge Paul Grewal denied Samsung's request that the jury be told Apple may have destroyed email evidence pertinent to the case.


Samsung rests it case, says Apple could owe nearly $422M in royalties

08/16/2012, 07:08 pm

Samsung on Thursday rested its case in the Apple v. Samsung trial, concluding its phase of the trial with a pair of expert witnesses who believe Apple could owe $421.8 million in royalties over five patents owned by the South Korean company.


Judge loses temper, hits Apple counsel with 'smoking crack' remark

08/16/2012, 06:08 pm

After Samsung wrapped up its case on Thursday, an obviously frustrated Judge Lucy Koh jibed Apple counsel when presented with 75 pages worth of briefings for its last remaining witnesses, alluding that the lawyer was "smoking crack" with the long list of 22 people.


Samsung witness says Apple's damages closer to $519 million, not $2.5 billion

08/16/2012, 03:08 pm

An expert witness called by Samsung has testified that, according to his calculations, Samsung's US profit margins were 12 percent rather than 35.5, meaning Apple's damages should be limited to $519 million, well below the minimum of $2.5 billion it is demanding.


Apple looking into illuminated touchpads with varying colors, brightness

08/16/2012, 05:08 am

An Apple patent application published on Thursday shows the company is investigating illuminated touchpad technology extended from research done on the legacy iPod's touch wheel, possibly for use in its MacBook line of laptops or a peripheral device like the Magic Trackpad.