The argument that Android is popular because it’s cheap rather than because it is good has been bouncing around the interwebs for years now. Is the platform’s success based on price?
Apple and Samsung’s long-time battles have caused a lot of question as to whether or not they will continue their somewhat friendly chip partnership. Now, the questions seem to be answered.
Qualcomm is not pulling its punches over the FRAND argument that Apple is currently engaged in with Samsung and Motorola. When it comes to standard-essential patents Qualcomm stated that “Apple should be embarrassed” and that its anti-injunction argument is “a total sham”.
Apple wants to add Samsung Galaxy S3 Mini, Note 2, Tab 2 and S3 with Jelly Bean update in its patent lawsuit
As the legal system would have it, patent disputes can be more complicated than they initially look. While Apple has already won in its claim against Samsung in California, both companies have been filing contentions against each other with the court, mainly to include additional products they believe would help in their case. For Apple, additional devices would mean it can seek additional damages from Samsung.
After seeing the iPhone 5 included to the list of allegedly infringing Apple products last week, we’re now hearing about other new devices added to that list. Those are the new fourth-generation iPad, the latest iPod Touch and the iPad mini, so basically Apple now has to defend on its entire 2012 product line-up.
The International Trade Commission will review an earlier decision by a judge that has ruled in favor of Apple in a patent infringement case filed by Samsung. If overturned, this could potentially mean that Apple’s iPhone, iPod Touch and iPad may be banned from being sold within the United States.
With contradicting rumors flying from all directions, the relationship between Apple and Samsung is as confusing as it is strange. What will happen between the two tech titans in the next months?
Apple’s cross-licensing deal with Taiwanese smartphone maker HTC has set a precedent. That is, while Apple has been serious in pursuing legal remedies against companies that infringe on its software and design patents, the Cupertino, CA company is actually willing to settle these disputes either for monetary compensation or through cross-licensing deals.
After rumors of Samsung increasing the price of its services, a Korean publication reported today that Samsung has not in fact raised the price of its manufacturing services. The source is another anonymous executive of Samsung Electronics, who also said that the prices are set at the beginning of the year, and that there’s no easy way to change them mid-agreement.
You gotta hand it to Samsung – a devastating verdict like the one served against the Koreans this summer might have brought other companies to their knees. But Samsung isn’t ready to give up the fight just yet, and is exploring every last option available, including pushing to have the verdict overturned by Judge Koh on grounds of jury misconduct.