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Apple vs Samsung jury selection completed in U.S. trial

by: Chris SmithJuly 31, 2012

The highly anticipated trial phase in the U.S. legal battle between Apple and Samsung started yesterday and we’re expecting it to last at least four weeks during which we’ll bring you all the important details of this fight between giants.

We have closely followed the Apple vs Samsung conflict, that spans across four continents – there are over 50 cases in 10 countries already – and we know that the U.S. trial is the most important one for both companies.

Jury Selection

Yesterday, the jury of the trial was selected, with Judge Lucy Koh interviewing 74 prospective jurors, among which one Apple and one Google employee were also [...]

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Apple, Samsung patent trial to start in the U.S. today

by: Chris SmithJuly 30, 2012

The Apple vs Samsung patent-based conflict has reached the trial phase in the USA. Starting today, the two giant companies will face each other off in a San Jose federal court in California, with the trial expected to last at least four weeks.

The companies will start the tedious process of jury selection today, and the 10 jurors that will hear the two parties make their cases over the following month will have to reach an unanimous decision for either company to win any of the patent claims in place.

Reuters reports that one of Samsung’s problems with this jury selection is the fact that all jurors are coming from Silicon Valley, a [...]

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Patent smackdown: Apple teams up with Microsoft to bid against Google and Android OEMs for Kodak’s patents

by: Bogdan PetrovanJuly 28, 2012

The patent arms race is reaching a feeding-frenzy stage. Over the past months, we’ve witnessed a series of high profile legal spats between the technology companies that make our beloved gadgets. A quick recap of the most visible battles includes the Oracle vs Google trial, the Samsung vs Apple global conflagration, the Microsoft vs Motorola case that caused the ban of all Motorola devices in Germany, and the Apple vs HTC debacle, which affected the availability of the One X and the EVO 4G LTE in the USA.

Tech corporations are suing each other like madmen, but unfortunately, their actions mostly affect consumers. We get fewer products on the [...]

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Motorola’s entire Android lineup banned in Germany

by: AdrianJuly 27, 2012

Apple might have been in the spotlight with its ongoing legal fights against Android, especially now that it has actually started winning, but Microsoft is clearly the most effective patent “fighter”. The Windows creators scored what looked like an unimportant US win against Motorola a few weeks back, and now added a much more significant victory in a German court.

The Mannheim Regional Court ruled in favor of Microsoft in a longstanding, but not very publicly visible trial, and granted a ban on a bunch of Motorola devices. In fact, Moto won’t be able to sell any of its Android-based gadgets in Germany anymore, as the company’s entire portfolio is in infringement of a [...]

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Galaxy S3 universal search coming back in new update, at least in some markets

by: Chris SmithJuly 26, 2012

In a move meant to prevent potential legal actions from Apple, Samsung updated U.S. Galaxy S3 versions to remove the universal search feature – an Apple patented tech, found to be infringed by the Galaxy Nexus by a judge in a case involving the two companies in the States.

After Sprint, AT&T and Verizon rolled out that firmware update that dumbed down the search feature on the Galaxy S3, allowing users only to access web-based results in their search results, Samsung rolled out the update to international users including Canadian and UK Galaxy S3 buyers.

But it looks like Samsung made a mistake dumbing down the search of its [...]

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What Samsung will try to prove in the U.S. patent case against Apple

by: Chris SmithJuly 26, 2012

It looks like the summer will be very hot when it comes to patent disputes, with the main attraction of this circus show being the Apple vs Samsung battle that’s just about to start in the U.S., the largest market for mobile devices, and hence, the most important one for both parties.

Just a few days ago we heard that Apple is asking for $2.525 billion in damages and royalties from the South Korean company, although it would rather choose injunctions against infringing products. The same company is willing to pay just half a cent to Samsung for the alleged 3G patent violations from iPhone and iPad models that make use of the wireless [...]

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Apple wins “adverse inference jury instruction” in U.S. patent case against Samsung

by: Chris SmithJuly 26, 2012

In case you’re not aware of it, Apple and Samsung are embroiled in a complex legal patent-based battle that spans across four continents, in 10 markets. Of the over 50 cases between the two giants, two are of utmost importance right now, an Australian trial that has already started and – even more important for the mobile business – the U.S. trial that’s scheduled to begin on July 30.

So far it’s Apple that has won the most favorable verdicts in its conflict with the Android device maker, including two recent injunctions obtained in the U.S. against Galaxy-branded devices such as the Galaxy Tab 10.1 tablet and the Galaxy Nexus [...]

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Galaxy S3 dumb search ‘feature’ coming to international version via OTA update

by: Chris SmithJuly 25, 2012

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 Galaxy S3 versions.

Galaxy S3 owners in Canada report that a Galaxy [...]

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Apple wants $2.525 billion from Samsung in damages, but prefers injunctions against allegedly infringing products

by: Chris SmithJuly 24, 2012

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 expect more such updates, as the U.S. Apple vs Samsung case is set to [...]

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Galaxy Tab 7.7 sales ban obtained by Apple in EU, Galaxy Tab 10.1N injunction denied

by: Chris SmithJuly 24, 2012

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 it’s apparently a decision that confirms a previous win for Apple in Germany – the [...]

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