Samsung Vs Apple Planets collide patent lawsuit

The fallout from one of the major legal conflicts between Samsung and Apple has come to a somewhat anticlimactic conclusion. The U.S. Justice Department is closing its investigation into Samsung’s use of standards-essential patents to attack rival Apple in a 2013 case that saw some Apple devices temporarily banned from sales in the U.S.

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Samsung Electronics has posted a 26% jump in profits for the three month period ending in September 2013, mainly due to strong smartphone sales and better memory chip revenues. Samsung’s mobile unit is responsible for about two-thirds of Samsung’s earnings.

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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!