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Apple wants the jury to know that Samsung destroyed evidence

by: Chris SmithAugust 1, 2012

The U.S. Apple vs Samsung legal odyssey continues today with new developments in one of the most important patent-based cases in the world right now. It’s not just a fight between titans, between business partners, between closed and open ecosystems, but also a battle that could have decisive consequences on the future of the mobile ecosystem.

The trial started on Monday with jury selection, and we saw yesterday the opening arguments from both Apple and Samsung. Each party is accusing the other of violating its patents, with Apple claiming Samsung has copied the look and feel of its iPhone and iPad and with Samsung saying that Apple is [...]

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Samsung lead lawyer explains decision to share rejected evidence, anger judge

by: Chris SmithAugust 1, 2012

Earlier today we showed you a few images that came directly from the U.S. Apple vs Samsung trial. Only they’re not allowed in court as evidence for Samsung, and since Samsung’s counsel can’t use them to defend against Apple claims, it decided to leak them to the media.

The decision angered Judge Lucy Koh, who is presiding over the case and who wanted to know exactly how this happened. And when a judge asks, you can only answer, which is what John Quinn, Samsung’s lead counsel did.

The attorney filled a personal declaration today in which he explained that he is the one that authorized the release of the Samsung evidence. Here are [...]

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Samsung releases rejected trial evidence, infuriates Judge Koh

by: Bogdan PetrovanAugust 1, 2012

The Apple vs Samsung roadside show… uh, trial has commenced on Monday and, as expected, every day brings fresh insight into the two rival’s strategies and inner working. Much of the evidence submitted to the court is public, which means that we are in for a real feast when it comes to information that was, until now, closely guarded.

While usually journalists have to scour through troves of legal documents to get to the juicy details, yesterday Samsung handed information directly to the media. Here’s Samsung statement, accompanied by a series of slides.

The Judge’s exclusion of evidence on independent creation meant that even though Apple was allowed to [...]

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Samsung opening statement says Apple did not copy iPhone, iPad, but competed against them

by: Chris SmithJuly 31, 2012

Earlier today, the U.S. Apple vs Samsung trial was officially kicked off by Apple’s opening statement, in which the counsel of the iPhone maker started showing the nine jurors – one member of the jury was dismissed just before Apple’s opening statement – how Samsung copied the look and feel of its iPhone and iPad mobile products.

After one hour and a half, it was time for Samsung’s legal team to step up to the plate with its opening statement. From the get-go, Samsung clearly specified that it didn’t copy the iPhone or the iPad. Instead, the company is simply competing against Apple in a market where touchscreen-based devices are currently [...]

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Apple opening statement says Samsung decided to go the easy way, copy the iPhone

by: Chris SmithJuly 31, 2012

Image Credit: CNET

The U.S. Apple vs Samsung trial started yesterday with jury selection and was supposed to continue today with the opening statements for both giants. But before Apple opened up the proceedings with its initial arguments, a female juror asked to be dismissed, as her employer would not pay her salary over the period that she would be serving.

The juror in question was dismissed, and now the jury is made up from nine members, seven men and two women.

After the jury debacle, Apple’s counsel – led by Harold McElhinny, a partner at Morrison Foerster – explained the jurors why Apple brought suit against Samsung.

Using a [...]

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Samsung product chief likens Apple patent litigation to “fighting over rectangles”

by: J. Angelo RacomaJuly 31, 2012

It’s like “fighting over rectangles,” Samsung’s Chief Product Officer Kevin Packingham has said of the Apple vs. Samsung patent litigation. In an interview with Wired, the executive details Samsung’s frustration over the seemingly endless attack against their Galaxy line of Android smartphones and tablets, with some arguments bordering on the trivial.

Apple and Samsung have been biting at each other for alleged patent infringements, with lawsuits spanning ten countries on four continents. Apple initiated the offensive, as the Cupertino, CA company claims that Android (and companies running the platform) have “slavishly” copied [...]

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Apple vs Samsung jury selection completed in U.S. trial

by: Chris SmithJuly 31, 2012

The highly anticipated trial phase in the U.S. legal battle between Apple and Samsung started yesterday and we’re expecting it to last at least four weeks during which we’ll bring you all the important details of this fight between giants.

We have closely followed the Apple vs Samsung conflict, that spans across four continents – there are over 50 cases in 10 countries already – and we know that the U.S. trial is the most important one for both companies.

Jury Selection

Yesterday, the jury of the trial was selected, with Judge Lucy Koh interviewing 74 prospective jurors, among which one Apple and one Google employee were also [...]

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Apple, Samsung patent trial to start in the U.S. today

by: Chris SmithJuly 30, 2012

The Apple vs Samsung patent-based conflict has reached the trial phase in the USA. Starting today, the two giant companies will face each other off in a San Jose federal court in California, with the trial expected to last at least four weeks.

The companies will start the tedious process of jury selection today, and the 10 jurors that will hear the two parties make their cases over the following month will have to reach an unanimous decision for either company to win any of the patent claims in place.

Reuters reports that one of Samsung’s problems with this jury selection is the fact that all jurors are coming from Silicon Valley, a [...]

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Apple likely bought AuthenTec to thwart Samsung

by: Bogdan PetrovanJuly 28, 2012

It’s increasingly obvious that the smartphone industry has turned into a two horse race. Samsung and Apple sold over 75 million smartphones in the past quarter combined, and made an overwhelming majority of the profits in the industry.

From underdog to world-leader in just two years, Samsung managed to take everyone by surprise, including Apple I’d say. The Koreans have outsold Apple by an impressive 2:1 ratio in Q2 2012, and it’s clear that Tim Cook feels the heat, hence the global legal war between the two companies.

But the war takes other forms as well. This week, it was revealed that Apple has acquired AuthenTec , a company specializing in mobile [...]

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Best Buy says some Galaxy Tab 10.1 buyers thought they purchased iPads, returned the Android tablets

by: Chris SmithJuly 27, 2012

Things continue to look not-so-good for Samsung in its complicated patent-based lawsuit against Apple. The two giants are going to face each other off in courts starting with July 30 in the U.S. case, the most important one of for both companies – and they’re fighting it out in over 50 cases in 10 countries.

Earlier today, we heard that Google warned Samsung that the Galaxy Tab 10.1 looked too much like the iPad, which is what Apple was able to get apparently from Samsung documents.

Now we hear that the iPhone and iPad maker scored other similar documents that reveal internal Samsung discussions regarding similarities between its [...]

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