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Topic: patent

Apple CEO Tim Cook stresses values, innovation in post-trial remarks

08/25/2012, 02:08 am

Apple CEO Tim Cook on Friday released an internal memo to employees regarding the largely favorable ruling the company received in its patent infringement suit against Samsung, saying values won the day.

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Apple cleared of infringing Motorola patents, avoids U.S. import ban

08/24/2012, 11:08 pm

The U.S. International Trade Commission on Friday completed its review of a Motorola complaint from April, ruling against an import ban on Apple's iPhone and iPad after finding the devices do not infringe on certain wireless technology patents owned by the Google subsidiary.

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Apple v Samsung jury validates American patent system, raises new questions for the future of tech

08/24/2012, 10:08 pm

The complex verdict reached by the jury in the Apple vs. Samsung case sends a strong message about a willingness of a jury to enforce U.S. patents against flagrant infringement while at the same time rejecting patent claims that lack strong support, particularly when it comes to prior art.

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Apple seeks preliminary injunction against Samsung devices in post-trial motion

08/24/2012, 09:08 pm

Following its significant court win over Samsung on Friday, Apple is seeking a preliminary injunction against the devices found to be infringing on the company's patents, citing "irreparable harm" if the units were to stay on sale.

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Samsung says verdict is not an Apple win, but a 'loss for the American consumer' [u]

08/24/2012, 08:08 pm

Minutes after the Apple v. Samsung jury handed down a pro-Apple verdict on Friday, Samsung released a statement decrying the ruling, saying the judgment was less of a win for Apple as it was a loss for consumers.

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Samsung guilty of patent infringement, Apple awarded nearly $1.05B [u]

08/24/2012, 05:08 pm

After only two and a half days of deliberations, the Apple v. Samsung jury handed down a sweeping victory for Apple, finding Samsung infringed on all but one of Apple's asserted patents while the iPhone maker didn't violate any of the Korean company's properties.

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South Korean court finds both Apple and Samsung guilty of patent infringement

08/24/2012, 12:08 am

In what could be a harbinger of the U.S. Apple v. Samsung trial, a South Korean court on Friday found both companies were guilty of infringing on each others' patents, banning sales of Apple's iPhone 4 and iPad 2 as well as a number of Samsung smartphones and tablets.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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'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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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