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Topic: Apple v. Samsung

Judge angered by continued Apple, Samsung courtroom "theatrics"

08/14/2012, 07:08 pm

Apple v. Samsung presiding Judge Lucy Koh on Tuesday seemed to have had enough of the parties' legal maneuvering, the latest being an Apple and Intel bid to block testimony from a Samsung witness just hours before he was slated to take the stand.

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Samsung accuses Apple of infringing on three patents

08/14/2012, 06:08 pm

Samsung on Tuesday moved forward with arguments in its case against Apple, going on the offensive by alleging the iPhone maker infringed on three patents regarding the usability of multi-feature portable devices like smartphones.

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Apple "rubber-banding," "pinch-to-zoom" patents challenged by Samsung witnesses

08/13/2012, 11:08 pm

Samsung on Monday mounted its defense in the ongoing Apple v. Samsung patent trial, with the pair of "fact witnesses" giving testimony regarding alleged prior art to Apple's "rubber-banding" and "pinch-to-zoom" patents.

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One Samsung exec told company to learn from Apple's iPhone, not copy it

08/13/2012, 07:08 pm

An Apple v. Samsung court document filed on Monday reveals an e-mail in which a top Samsung designer said to "learn through the lessons of the iPhone," not to make replica handsets based on Apple's popular designs.

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Three Samsung handsets removed from list of accused devices at patent trial

08/13/2012, 05:08 pm

Apple v. Samsung presiding Judge Lucy Koh on Monday ruled Samsung's GT-i9000, GT-i9100 and Galaxy Ace will be removed from the list of devices accused of infringing on Apple's patents.

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Apple licensed iPhone, iPad patents to Microsoft, with "anti-clone" restriction

08/13/2012, 02:08 pm

Apple's patent licensing director Boris Teksler testified that the company licensed a series of patents to Microsoft, but failed to reach a licensing agreement with Samsung despite reaching out to the company in October of 2010.

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Apple v. Samsung draws line between copying and patent infringement

08/13/2012, 01:08 pm

The inability of Apple and Samsung to agree on proposed jury instructions has hinged upon a few key issues, particularly the distinction between simple copying and patent infringement.

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Apple blocks Samsung F700 designer's testimony, calls it irrelevant

08/13/2012, 01:08 pm

Hyong Shin Park, a designer for Samsung, won't be taking the stand in the patent infringement because Apple successfully argued that her testimony has nothing to do with its infringement claims.

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Judge "disappointed" over Apple and Samsung jury instructions, orders lead counsel to meet in person

08/13/2012, 12:08 am

Apple v. Samsung presiding Judge Lucy Koh on Sunday ordered Apple and Samsung's lead attorneys to meet and hash out final jury instructions, a point of contention since the trial began two weeks ago.

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Apple warned Samsung of possible patent infringement in 2010 presentation

08/11/2012, 12:08 am

Boris Teksler, Apple's director of patent licensing and strategy, said late CEO Steve Jobs and then-COO Tim Cook in 2010 warned Samsung that its smartphones may infringe on the iPhone's patents.

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Apple wanted Samsung to license patents for $30 per smartphone, $40 per tablet

08/10/2012, 10:08 pm

According to court documents made public on Friday, Apple in 2010 offered Samsung a $30 per smartphone/$40 per tablet license deal for use of the Cupertino company's patents.

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Samsung designer says smartphone inspired by 'bowl of water,' not the iPhone

08/10/2012, 08:08 pm

In an opposition filing on Friday, Samsung argued the Apple v. Samsung jury should hear testimony from Hyoung Shin Park, principal designer of the contested F700 smartphone that the company's attorneys want to use as proof of non-infringement on Apple's design patents.

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Samsung attorney argued in court without proper license to practice

08/10/2012, 05:08 pm

It was discovered Thursday that Samsung lawyer Susan Estrich represented the company in Apple v. Samsung despite not having the proper license to practice law in the suit's jurisdiction of the Northern District of California, a mistake seen as yet another gaffe in the South Korean company's case management.

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Trial expert testifies 38% of consumers confused Samsung design for Apple products

08/10/2012, 01:08 pm

Apple has entered the results a consumer study into evidence which indicates that up to 37 percent of users surveyed confused Samsung's mobile designs with Apple's iconic products.

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Court docs reveal Samsung sold 21M phones, 1.4M tablets worth $8B in US since 2010

08/09/2012, 08:08 pm

A court document filed by Samsung on Thursday revealed the company's smartphone and tablet sales numbers from June 2010 to June 2012, metrics that have been kept strictly confidential until now.

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Half of the TV audience mistook Samsung Galaxy Tab for iPad in ads

08/08/2012, 05:08 pm

Samsung struggled to market its Galaxy Tab as distinct from the iPad, noting in internal documents that over half of viewers seeing its TV commercials assumed the ad related to Apple's iconic iPad.

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Conan O'Brien draws attention to Apple vs. Samsung dispute in video parody

08/08/2012, 12:08 pm

Comedian Conan O'Brien opened his monologue last night with a video spoof of the Apple vs. Samsung dispute, bringing even more publicity to the case that has already been deemed the "patent trial of the decade."

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Samsung 132-page 'copy cat' doc comparing Galaxy S with iPhone admitted into evidence

08/07/2012, 11:08 pm

Apple was able to get a Samsung internal document admitted in full in its case against the South Korean company on Tuesday, with the report offering a potentially crucial comprehensive side-by-side comparison of the Galaxy S and the iPhone.

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Former Mac designer finds 'substantial similarities' in Samsung, Apple GUIs

08/07/2012, 09:08 pm

Former Apple and NeXT graphic designer Susan Kare took the stand on Tuesday, saying that she saw "substantial simiarities" between Samsung's home screen icons and those of Apple's iPhone, echoing previous testimony from Apple expert witness Peter Bressler.

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More Galaxy Tabs returned due to malfunction than mistaken identity

08/07/2012, 07:08 pm

An Apple v. Samsung court document filed on Monday shows more Best Buy customers returned Samsung's Galaxy Tab 10.1 due to hardware malfunctions than mistaking the device for Apple's iPad.

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