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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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Samsung designer says Galaxy Tab 10.1 design work preceded iPad announcement

08/16/2012, 03:08 am

Samsung marched a number of witnesses to the stand on Wednesday in efforts to rebut Apple's patent infringement claims, including an industrial designer involved in the design of the original Galaxy Tab 10.1 and a number of Galaxy smartphones.

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Apple calls DoJ e-book settlement proposal unlawful, says trial is needed

08/16/2012, 02:08 am

In a strongly-worded legal memo filed on Wednesday, Apple opposed the U.S. Department of Justice's settlement proposal which would have the company dismantle its current e-book business structure with three major publishing houses.

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Apple document brags iPhone set the tone for trade show company did not attend

08/15/2012, 10:08 pm

An internal Apple document entered into evidence on Wednesday touts the iPhone's "quiet" presence at the 3GSM Congress Trade Show in 2007, an event at which the company didn't even have a booth.

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Judge says 'it's time for peace,' asks Apple and Samsung CEOs to discuss settlement

08/15/2012, 05:08 pm

Apple v. Samsung presiding Judge Lucy Koh on Wednesday asked that the CEOs of both companies discuss possible settlement options at least once over the phone before the trial moves to jury deliberation next week.

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Samsung to call Motorola's "one bullet to kill" witness to justify iPhone royalty demands

08/15/2012, 12:08 pm

After working to defend against for two weeks of Apple's copying claims, Samsung has gone on the defensive to claim that Apple owes it steep royalties for infringing its 3G standard essential patents, using the same witness called by Google's Motorola Mobility to bring standards essential patent claims against Microsoft.

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Top Samsung designer denies copying iOS icons while patent expert says Apple design patents should be invalidated

08/15/2012, 01:08 am

In continued Apple v. Samsung court proceedings, a top Samsung designer denied copying Apple's icons, and an expert witness said the Cupertino company's design patents should be invalidated due to prior art.

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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 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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