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Topic: Samsung

Samsung reports second quarterly drop in profits, blames premium phone sales

04/28/2014, 11:04 pm

Samsung Electronics reported quarterly operating profits of 8.5 trillion South Korean won ($8.2 billion), a -3.3 percent change from the year ago quarter and its second quarterly drop in a row; the company blamed slowing high-end smartphone and flat screen sales.

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Jury to hear extended testimony due to federal appeals court ruling

04/26/2014, 08:04 pm

Jurors in the second Apple v. Samsung patent trial in California, who were scheduled to begin deliberations early next week, will now hear an additional two hours of testimony clarifying a key phrase used in one of Apple's patents-in-suit.

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Apple's iPhone 5c ate up Android while Google's Moto X flopped: why everyone was wrong

04/26/2014, 06:04 am

Last fall, Google's Motorola group unveiled its Moto X and Apple released its middle-tier iPhone 5c. Across the board, pundits and reporters portrayed the 5c as a grave mistake that got everything wrong while lavishing Google's Moto X with praise. Why were they so incredibly wrong?

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Appeals court rules Apple can sue Motorola, creates claim chaos for Data Detectors

04/25/2014, 01:04 pm

A U.S. appeals court ruled that Apple and Google's Motorola can sue each other over smartphone patents, overturning Judge Richard Posner's opinion from the summer of 2012. The court also sided with a claim construction that does not favor Apple, and may impact its case with Samsung.

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Apple, Samsung dispute tentative juror verdict form in California patent trial

04/25/2014, 12:04 am

Apple and Samsung continue to be at loggerheads over seemingly every action in their second California patent trial, the latest issue being a tentative juror verdict form issued by presiding Judge Lucy Koh on Wednesday.

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After putting Google on the hook for infringement of iPhone patents, Samsung lied about it

04/22/2014, 11:04 pm

Even more startling than the news from today's trial that Google offered to indemnify Samsung for Android's infringement of Apple's iPhones patents is the fact that Samsung falsely stated in court filings that that it had not been "seeking indemnification from any third party."

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Google agreed to pick up tab for some Samsung legal fees, take on liability in case of loss

04/22/2014, 06:04 pm

An agreement between Google and Samsung, revealed on Tuesday in the second California Apple v. Samsung patent trial, has the Internet search giant on the hook for legal fees and liability related to up to four Apple patents.

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Samsung expert says Apple patents worth $38.4M, not $2.2B

04/21/2014, 07:04 pm

In the ongoing Apple v. Samsung patent trial in California on Monday, a Samsung damages expert said Apple should be granted $38.4 million for all five alleged-infringed patents, far from the $2.19 billion Apple is seeking.

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Apple, Inc. and the pursuit of affordable luxury electronics

04/19/2014, 05:04 pm

In an industry captivated by cheap commodity components, Apple's ability to command healthy profit margins for "magical," premium priced products designed to delight users--rather than just solve basic problems in a cost effective way--has confounded analysts and pundits for the better part of 40 years. It appears Apple will continue to introduce upscale new products in 2014, rather than following the industry into a race to the bottom in pricing.

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Samsung experts say Apple's patented features not valuable in trial

04/19/2014, 02:04 am

During the Apple v. Samsung trial on Friday, Samsung continued its defense by calling on a number of expert witnesses who asserted Apple has grossly exaggerated the value assigned to each of its patents-in-suit.

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Samsung deal with Swiss clock maker portrayed as an affront to Apple

04/18/2014, 12:04 pm

Samsung recently inked a deal with Swiss Federal Railways, the same organization that accused Apple of copying one of its iconic clock designs, leading some to speculate that Samsung may have sought the contract solely to make a dig at Apple.

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Samsung email targeted Steve Jobs' death as "our best opportunity to attack iPhone"

04/16/2014, 03:04 am

Samsung executives discussed Steve Jobs' passing as "unfortunately" having an "unintended benefit for Apple," and at the same time, "our best opportunity to attack iPhone," in internal memos marked "highly confidential," presented in the Apple v. Samsung trial.

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Samsung calls on computer scientists to refute Apple patent claims

04/16/2014, 02:04 am

In the ongoing Apple v. Samsung patent trial on Tuesday, Samsung continued its defense against by calling on a cavalcade of computer science experts who testified that Apple's patents were not novel, should not have been granted or did not apply to alleged infringing products.

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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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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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Samsung's big bet on Android actually a covert strategy to replace Android

04/11/2014, 04:04 pm

Samsung's success in selling the world's leading volumes of phones through intense, expensive marketing efforts appears to be supporting Android as a platform, but Samsung's internal documents show it has plotted for years to compete against Google with its own mobile OS.

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