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Topic: Samsung

Apple's multitouch 'Steve Jobs patent' revalidated in full by USPTO

10/17/2013, 06:10 pm

Some nine months after the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office issued a tentative first Office action invalidating an Apple multitouch patent credited in part to cofounder Steve Jobs, the body has reversed its initial determination to confirm all claims as patentable.

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J.D. Power ranks Apple's iPhone best on AT&T, Verizon in satisfaction survey

10/17/2013, 02:10 pm

For the tenth time in a row, the latest customer satisfaction rankings from J.D. Power and Associates show that Apple is again the top company for smartphones across major U.S. carriers.

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Samsung raises white flag in standard-essential patent clash in Europe

10/17/2013, 11:10 am

Seeking a détente in the ongoing antitrust case brought against it by the European Union, Samsung has offered to put a halt to lawsuits over standard-essential patents for a period of five years.

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Judge denies Samsung motions meant to delay investigation of protective order violation

10/16/2013, 02:10 am

Presiding Apple v. Samsung Judge Lucy Koh on Tuesday denied three Samsung motions meant to delay an investigation regarding the disclosure of confidential Apple-Nokia patent licensing terms, which were unlawfully shown to the Korean company's executives.

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Apple files appeal to broaden ITC import ban against Samsung

10/15/2013, 09:10 pm

In a court filing made last week, it was revealed that Apple has officially lodged an appeal of unfavorable decisions made by the U.S. International Trade Commission in its decision to levy an import ban against certain Samsung products.

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Apple's iPhone, iPad combine for 14% share in Samsung's home of South Korea

10/14/2013, 02:10 pm

Samsung has a decided home-field advantage in South Korea, but a new study looking at market share in that country shows that Apple's iOS accounts for roughly one out of every seven mobile devices even in its rival's backyard.

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Apple bests Samsung, Intel in mobile processor revenues

10/11/2013, 02:10 pm

Thanks to the massive popularity of the iPhone and iPad, Apple has become one of the five largest makers of processors for mobile devices by revenue in the world, according to new data.

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Apple competitors' iPhone-sized efforts failing as mini Android devices see low demand

10/10/2013, 09:10 pm

Apple's 4-inch iPhones are the hottest selling smartphones on the market, but competitors like HTC and Samsung are having trouble getting consumers to buy into their own similarly sized devices.

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Synaptics buys Samsung partner Validity to take on Apple's AuthenTec Touch ID feature

10/10/2013, 03:10 pm

Touchpad vendor Synaptics has announced plans to acquire Validity Sensors, a primary remaining fingerprint sensor vendor following Apple's acquisition of AuthenTec last year, and a reported supplier involved in Samsung's delayed efforts to match the iPhone's Touch ID fingerprint sensing technology.

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Agawi TouchMark contrasts iPad's fast screen response to laggy Android tablets

10/08/2013, 06:10 pm

A study benchmarking the touchscreen latency of popular tablets shows Apple's iPad mini and full sized iPad 4 leading response times of other tablets, with Android offerings dead last.

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Product ban looms for Samsung in patent spat with Apple

10/07/2013, 01:10 pm

An ITC import ban on some older models of Samsung smartphones will go into effect at 12 a.m. Eastern on Oct. 8, unless the Obama administration vetoes the action as it did for Apple.

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Samsung ad gets applause for copying Apple's iPhone spot from 2007

10/07/2013, 12:10 pm

Critics have broadly panned Samsung's initial efforts to deliver a Galaxy Gear "smart watch," but there's accolades for the product's commercial, which is closely patterned after an ad Apple commissioned at the introduction of the original iPhone in 2007.

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Former iOS chief Scott Forstall may testify in upcoming Apple v. Samsung retrial

10/04/2013, 06:10 pm

Apple's former head of iOS Scott Forstall, along with current SVP of Worldwide Marketing Phil Schiller, may be called to testify in the company's forthcoming retrial over $450 million worth of damages from Samsung.

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Google, Nokia smart watches rumored, as Samsung ponders Gear refresh

10/04/2013, 12:10 pm

Nokia and Google are rumored to be working on their own smart watch devices for release in the near future, while a representative from Samsung has reportedly admitted that his company's latest offering in that field could use some improvement.

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Samsung issues second, unsubstantiated denial of Galaxy S4, Note 3 benchmark cheating

10/03/2013, 01:10 pm

In the face of a second set of investigative reports detailing exactly how Samsung leads other Android makers in exaggerating its performance on specific benchmarks, the company has issued its second denial this year, and which still fails to address any specifics.

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Samsung execs shown confidential Apple-Nokia patent license terms, allegedly misused information

10/03/2013, 03:10 am

It came to light on Wednesday that at least fifty Samsung employees retained access to highly confidential Apple-Nokia licensing terms originating from the Apple v. Samsung court trial, information that should not have been disclosed to anyone other than Samsung's outside counsel.

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Rampant cheating by Android knockoffs prompts AnTuTu to launch new benchmark

10/03/2013, 02:10 am

While some U.S. tech media reports have portrayed Samsung's benchmark fraud as a minor embarrassment related to numbers "nobody cares about," faking benchmarks is a big business in Asia, particularly among White Box Tablets, a market segment the U.S. tech media does consider relevant when talking about Apple's iPad market share of "shipments."

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Asus, HTC, LG and other Android licensees join Samsung in faking test results

10/02/2013, 02:10 pm

Cheating test scores and misrepresenting device capabilities are rampant at Samsung, but are also being used by virtually every other Android licensee apart from Google itself, research shows.

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Samsung scrambled to finish Galaxy Gear smart watch & beat Apple's rumored 'iWatch' to market

10/02/2013, 12:10 pm

Samsung's recently released Galaxy Gear smart watch may be the product of a rushed development effort spurred on by rumors that Apple was preparing to enter the wearable technology segment in a big way.

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Samsung again caught doping benchmarks for Galaxy Note 3

10/01/2013, 01:10 pm

An early review of Samsung's Galaxy Note 3 noted that it "scores really, really well in benchmark tests," but also explained that edge is achieved through some phony doping that kicks in a steroid boost only when running synthetic benchmark apps.

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