Judge Koh has ruled in favor of Samsung once again, stating that their patent infringement was unintentional. What does this mean for Samsung?
A few weeks ago HTC and Apple surprised the tech-loving crowds by announcing an unexpected settlement that put an end to the legal quarrel between the two, a fight that was largely won by the iPhone maker at the time.
Earlier today we told you that Samsung faces a fine of up to $15 billion in Europe and now we hear there’s even more bad news for the South Korean Android maker coming from the ITC.
A few days ago we learned that Samsung has withdrawn its FRAND patent-based cases against Apple in Europe, but also that the European commission will still investigate the company’s use of standard essential 3G patents in such lawsuits against competitors.
The patent battle between smartphone and tablet makers has come to a whole new dimension with the display divisions of large companies suing each other on the basis of patent infringements.
Samsung strikes back – a Korean news portal reported today that “Samsung Electronics has brought a lawsuit against Apple in a court in South Korea over its ‘Notification Center’ patent infringement.”
Earlier this week, Samsung made a somewhat surprising announcement that it will stop its legal actions against Apple in European countries including Germany UK, France, Italy and the Netherlands, which were all based on fair, reasonable and non-discriminatory (FRAND) patents.
The U.S. Patent and Trademark Office is reexamining another Apple patent – the third one by our count – and this time around we’re looking at the “pinch to zoom” patent (U.S. Patent No. 7,844,915), a weapon that was successfully used by the iPhone maker in its first U.S. case against Samsung.
Apple has obtained another victory against Google-owned Motorola, as an ITC judge found in a preliminary ruling that the iPhone maker is not violating a Motorola proximity sensor patent (U.S. Patent No. 6,246,862).
Every year in the world of mobile tech there are a few eyebrow-raising moments. So what were the big shocks this year? Join us as we remember the unexpected twists and turns of 2012.