In late August Samsung suffered a crushing defeat in its first U.S. trial against Apple. The jury in the case found that several Android handsets infringe up to 6 out of the 7 patents Apple brought into play, and decided to award the iPhone maker $1.05 billion in damages. Moreover, Samsung was found to have willfully infringed on those Apple patents.
The next step in the Motorola v Apple patent wars has occurred. Motorola has filed a complaint with the ITC regarding 7 of its patents. Now, the ITC will determine if Motorola has a case. If so, this could spell the beginning of the end for iOS in the United States.
Again, Federal Judge Lucy Koh has denied Samsung’s request to have the sales ban on Galaxy Tab 10.1 lifted, even when earlier verdict concluded the tablet didn’t infringe on Apple’s design patent.
The long-drawn patent war that Apple is waging against Samsung in the United States may have come to a temporary end when the jury decided to side with the iPhone maker. While Samsung tries to fight the injustice of it all by filing for an appeal, another battle is being fought in Germany, although this one involves Apple and Motorola Mobility.
Steve Wozniak’s latest statements might raise a few eyebrows, especially to those that still thought he had remaining ties with Apple, a company that he helped build in the ‘70s. The Woz says that he “hates” the patent conflicts in the tech world. He also said “I don’t think the decision of California will hold. And I don’t agree with it – very small things I don’t really call that innovative.”
The US trial over patent infringement between Apple and Samsung was big news. Whether you feel Samsung deserved to lose or not, there’s little doubt that the verdict... had a big impact. However, any concerns that the long term perception of Samsung’s brand might be damaged can probably be swept aside according to a new poll from YouGov.
The charts below are base...
The first U.S. Apple vs Samsung battle has ended in late August, with a surprisingly bitter defeat for the South Korean Android maker – surprising not because Samsung was found to infringe on certain Apple patents, but because of the nature of the total Samsung defeat.
In the aftermath of Apple’s big patent win against Samsung, industry observers have wondered whether it would affect the iPhone maker’s relationship with the South Korean company in terms of its supply contracts for components. In fact, our own Mike Andrici posited that Apple and Samsung are not about to divorce anytime soon, due to the mutually beneficial nature of the two companies’ supplier-client relationship. But recent rumors indicate that Apple may already be starting to look elsewhere.
An ITC judge has indicated that Apple is unlikely to get HTC’s 4G LTE patents invalidated. HTC is threatening to apply for an import ban on the new iPhone and iPad, assuming they support LTE, in an attempt to get Apple to settle its other patent infringement suits against HTC.
The legal saga between Oracle and Google has come to an end, with the judge deciding to throw the book at Oracle and order them to pay for Google’s legal fees. Oracle gets $0 and even has to pay Google a million dollars, even as it originally sought $6 billion in patent-related damages.