Sources “directly involved with the matter” told Korean media that Apple requested substantial royalties from Samsung to settle their patent dispute.
Those claims, which reference unified search, have to do with the Galaxy S4 and its inclusion of Google Now. Apple is litigating against Samsung for using the technology, not Google for designing it, which Apple coyly asserts infringes on their Siri platform. The war rages on!
Samsung’s patent-related damages have been reduced from $1B to $598, but the court has ordered a new trial this November to re-compute how much Samsung should pay Apple.
Apparently, the USPTO confirms Apple’s patent is invalid in regards to the infamous lawsuit against Samsung. As a result, Samsung’s penalty could be reduced.
The battle for market share between Apple and Samsung has very few chances of slowing down, as fourth quarter results for 2012 show something close to a tie.
A judge decided that the Siri patent Apple vs Samsung case can go forward as initially planned, instead of suspending it until the first case between the two is resolved, an alternative she previously suggested.
Nokia has sided with Apple in its bid to ban certain Samsung products from the market, saying not granting the injunction could set a dangerous precedent in the U.S. patent landscape.
Judge Lucy Koh has reduced the $1B fine Samsung is supposed to pay Apple to $599M, due to an earlier miscalculation by the jury.
According to Chitika’s latest US and Canada mobile web traffic report, if we only take the iPhone 5 and S3 into account, the score is 51% – 49%.
We are all aware of the $1 billion verdict in Apple’s favor, and the subsequent request by Apple to have those Samsung products in question banned. There was also a lesser-discussed matter regarding search technology pertaining to Siri.