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The Apple vs Samsung legal patent war, so far won by Apple, at least according to the favorable pre-trial verdicts the company got, already has an unwanted effect on the overall Galaxy S3 user experience. Samsung is rolling out a firmware update that dumbs down the search app of the phone – instead of getting local and web results when performing a search you’ll only get web results after the update is applied. The update has already been made available to Sprint, AT&T and Verizon Galaxy S3 buyers (in that order) and it looks like it’s also coming to international…

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It looks like it’s Super Tuesday today when it comes to legal matters here at Android Authority. We talked just earlier today about Apple’s and Samsung’s second mediation meeting that did not go that well, and then we heard that Apple obtained an EU-wide injunction against the Galaxy Tab 7.7 in Germany, but was denied one against the Galaxy Tab 10.1N in the same region. Now we have one more rather important piece of legal news for you in this complex Apple vs Samsung and it concerns Apple’s financial requests in the American lawsuit that’s about to start –  you should…

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We have just talked about the U.S. and Australian Apple vs Samsung lawsuits, but these two companies are fighting it out in other regions of the world including Europe and Asia. And it’s in Europe where Apple just scored a win but also lost a verdict in its case against Samsung. Galaxy Tab 7.7 sales banned EU-wide First off, we’ll start with the bad news for Samsung. Another one of its Galaxy-branded devices has been banned, and we’re looking at a EU-wide injunction this time around. Sure, this is a preliminary ruling, and Samsung is going to appeal it, but…

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Whether you use their products or not, you surely must be aware of the gigantic legal conflict between Apple and Samsung, as the two companies are suing and countersuing each other in patent-based cases in 10 markets across four continents. One of the most important trials in this complex battle is the U.S. Apple vs Samsung case, as the American smartphone and tablet markets are very important for both companies. With just a few days before this lawsuit starts (July 30), Apple and Samsung execs met in California for the second time in a matter of months, but they were…

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While some laughed at Apple’s patent attacks against Samsung, which seemed like losing battles from the get-go, the joke is starting to be on Sammy. After some relatively insignificant wins in Europe and Australia some time ago, Tim Cook’s giant knocked it off the park in the past month or so, with a couple of US injunctions against two popular Samsung devices. The Galaxy Nexus sales ban might have been lifted for the time being, but Sammy still has some splitting headaches with the Galaxy Tab 10.1 tablet. The 10-incher has been banned for sale in the US last month, and,…

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Judge Richard A. Posner is one of America’s leading legal minds, a prodigious author, and a foremost authority in the jurisprudence of economics. He is also an outspoken critic of the current patent system, which he thinks it’s in dire need of a reform. If you are interested in reading Posner’s sharp analysis of the patent system in America, I suggest his great article in The Atlantic. When last month Judge Posner dismissed a complicated legal case between Apple and Motorola (a Google subsidiary) with prejudice (meaning that the lawsuit cannot be resubmitted), not many legal experts were surprised. However,…

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I know what you’re thinking – another patent trial between Samsung and Apple, who cares? Well, as the recent HTC One X/EVO 4G LTE Customs hold up and the ban on the Galaxy Nexus (lifted, for now) show, we are all pretty much exposed to the effects of the patent wars. Until something is done about it, we need to pay attention. The latest trial between arch-frenemies Apple and Samsung has begun today in Australia. Apple is claiming that the Koreans are infringing its patents on touchscreen technology in the Galaxy Tab 10.1. Samsung has countersued, alleging that Apple’s products…

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While our attention has been concentrated on Apple’s numerous battles against everything and anything Android, a different patent war saw some interesting results last month. Microsoft managed to hit hard on Motorola after a two-year legal brawl that for some reason didn’t get much media attention. As a result, Moto was forced to stop imports of several of its Android-powered smartphones and tablets in the US. The ITC (International Trade Commision) ruling was made a few weeks back, but the actual ban started yesterday, when theoretically the borders should have been closed for Motorola. Why “apparently” and “theoretically”? Well, because…

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One of the most interesting patent-based lawsuits in the mobile world is set to kick off on July 30 between Apple and Samsung – the U.S. engagement. The two giants are suing and countersuing each other in various such cases that are spread over four continents, in 10 countries. Apple has already scored a garden-variety of pre-trial victories against Samsung both in the U.S. and in other markets, with the most recent ones being obtained in the States: two ban sales on the Galaxy Tab 10.1 tablet and Galaxy Nexus smartphone, each found to be infringing Apple tech. Samsung lost…

samsung did not copy the ipad

Oh, sweet irony… Remember last week’s decision by UK judge Colin Birss who ruled that Samsung’s Galaxy Tab is “not as cool” as the iPad, and not infringing on Apple’s designs? Well, as it turns out, there is some major insult added to the injury for Apple. According to Bloomberg, Judge Birss ordered the Cupertino-based maker of the iPad to publicly acknowledge that Samsung has not copied its designs when making the Galaxy Tab. Apple will have to publish the announcement on their UK website and keep it live for six months. Also, they will have to publish the same…