Trying to keep track of who is suing who in the mobile industry is hard enough. But trying to keep track of which countries the suits are being filed in, is enough to make your head hurt. Currently Apple is in a legal battle with most of the major Android OEMs including HTC, Samsung and Motorola (aka Google). The biggest battle is with Samsung where injunctions have been filed in Australia and in Europe (specifically in Germany and the Netherlands) and where Apple has had some measure of success in blocking the sales of a variety of Samsung devices. On top of this, Apple and Samsung are battling it out in South Korea and of course in the [...]
Once Apple made its last stand in front of the jury earlier today, it was time for Samsung’s lawyers to step up to the plate and deliver their closing arguments, and it was Charles Verhoeven the attorney chosen for the task at hand.
And if you liked what you saw in Apple’s closing arguments then you’ll find Samsung’s grand finale a bit boring, as the company tried to go after certain Apple witnesses and dismantle their testimonies in order to make its case one more time, that it didn’t copy Apple, rather than focusing more on its own allegations that it’s Apple that infringed Samsung patents.Competition in the market place
After four weeks of fierce fighting in the U.S. Apple vs Samsung case, we have reached the closing arguments phase that’s taking place today in Judge Lucy Koh’s court. After that, the jury will have to decide the fate of Apple and Samsung, after deliberating on each party’s patent claims and filling in the 20-page verdict form that looks like a complex math test.
Apple started the closing arguments session, with Samsung coming up next – after that, each party will have time to counter some of the opposition’s claims as presented today.
The Verge covered live both Apple’s and Samsung’s closing arguments, and we’re going to take a look [...]
In addition to the main U.S. Apple vs Samsung case that we’re following closely these days, there are other patent-based battles between the two giants – in total there are over 50 cases spread across four continents.
Today Bloomberg informs us on a different U.S. legal predicament between Apple and Samsung, this one related to a Galaxy Nexus sales ban that was recently obtained by Apple in the USA, only to be stayed on second appeal by Samsung pending Apple’s appeal.
Apple has made its case in the U.S. Courts of Appeals for the Federal Circuit in Washington, where it claimed again that the Galaxy Nexus copied the iPhone:
Apple’s and Samsung’s lawyers on Tuesday will hold their closing arguments in the patent-based trial the tech world is following anxiously these days, the U.S. Apple vs Samsung battle part of a wordwide-fought war for intellectual supremacy, but also for market share and crates of gold.
After that’s done, the nine-member jury will start deliberating on the various patent claims each party is asserting against the other, provided that the third court-ordered settlement negotiation is, yet again, unsuccessful.
We have already shown you what a jury instruction looks like, and today we have more details of what the jury will have to go [...]
Both Apple and Samsung rested their cases in the U.S. legal conflict between the two parties last week, with the closing statements scheduled for Tuesday, August 21.
Once that last ritual of a trial is completed, the jury will start deliberating on the claims brought by each party against the other, and we should have a verdict in the coming days/weeks.
That seems like the more likely outcome of this patent dispute, as the parties failed, during a third court-ordered meeting, to reach a settlement, or even to “narrow the scope of the claims at issue in the lawsuit in out-of-court talks.”
U.S. District Judge Lucy Koh, a [...]