Samsung has been dealt a major defeat in the U.S., where the jury in the Apple vs Samsung case found the South Korean company to infringe on several software and design patents and awarded Apple just a little over $1 billion in damages.
According to a report from The Korea Times, the verdict was unexpected by Samsung officials, who saw it as “absolutely the worst scenario” for the company:
Samsung executives were still reeling in shock Sunday, but provided no clear hint on the company’s next move in the showdown with its industry archrival. It’s widely expected that Samsung will appeal, but the outlook for success in the [...]
As soon as the jury’s findings in the U.S. Apple vs Samsung case were made public a few days, and the huge Apple victory became obvious, we wondered what are the potential Android devices made by the South Korean giant and found to be infringing on at least one Apple patent that Apple will try to ban in the region.
At the time we knew Judge Lucy Koh has scheduled a hearing on the matter for September 20, and it looks like Apple’s counsel is moving quite fast, as we already have a list of proposed smartphones that Apple will seek to ban in the country, more than three weeks ahead of that deadline.
The lists includes eight of the 28 [...]
Earlier today we saw a new leak detailing specs and features for the upcoming Galaxy Note 2 – the phablet is going to be unveiled at a new Samsung Unpacked mobile event taking place on August 29 in Berlin – and now we have a new leak detailing color options and a potential release date window for the device.
According to an image received by Sam Mobile, the Galaxy Note 2 will be available in at least two color options, Ceramic White and a yet-to-be-determined hue. The Galaxy Note 2 will be available in both colors starting with week 40 of the year, which happens to be the October 1-7 week.
Samsung was [...]
Late on Friday the jury in the U.S. Apple vs Samsung trial revealed its findings in the case, and awarded a huge win to Apple, with the iPhone maker winning on almost on counts. Consequently, the jury said Samsung owes Apple just over $1 billion in damages.
We’ve already seen reactions from both Apple and Samsung, but also from Google, and we’ve seen the immediate effects the verdict had on both companies’ traded stock. We’re probably going to see both companies file various motions and try to overturn certain areas of the verdict in the day to come – yes, even Apple will file such motions as the jury found that the Galaxy Tab tablets don’t [...]
The markets have reacted swiftly to the landmark judgement granted to Apple against Samsung. In heavy trading (around four times the daily average) Samsung’s shares plummeted by 7.5 percent taking more than $12 billion off the electronic giant’s market value. The market is clearly worried that the $1.05 billion in damages ordered by the Californian jury and the prospect of a complete ban of Samsung’s key mobile products will do irreparable damage to the company.
“There are still too many variables including the final ruling to come at least a month from the recent verdict, and whether there will be a sales ban on [...]