On Friday, Apple won a $119 million jury verdict against Samsung for infringing on three of its patents. A U.S. District Court jury in San Jose, Calif., found that some Samsung devices had infringed on Apple’s patent for “quick links,” a feature that dials a phone number included in an email, and Apple’s “slide to unlock” patent, for gaining access to a device.
The courts have ruled on the latest Apple v Samsung case, awarding Apple over $100 million and Samsung $158,400 for various patent infringements.
Last month Samsung was slated to sit down with Apple to possibly reach a settlement in an ongoing patent dispute, but it seems they weren’t able to come to an agreement. Read on for more!
A German court dismissed a patent-infringement lawsuit Nokia brought against HTC, making it the latest in a series of dismissals for HTC. Read on for more!
House Judiciary Chairman Bob Goodlatte has created an amendment for his very own bill that removes a provision which allowed those being sued by patent trolls to challenge the validity of software patents at the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office. His change of heart came after a big lobbying effort from certain parts of the tech industry.
The mobile industry is infamous for its patent lawsuits, with Apple and Samsung being some of the worst culprits. But the Obama administration is looking a new legislation which could help to fix the issue.
In an attempt to stave off further lawsuits, Samsung has invested $25 million in Intellectual Keystone Technology, a new U.S.-based company dedicated to purchasing and trading patents.
The Apple vs Samsung patent clash has been making the headlines the most in the past year or so, but that’s not the only seemingly endless legal dispute starring some of the big tech companies of today.
Microsoft and Google have been battling it out in court and the latest patent infringement lawsuit has judge David P. Shaw ruling in Microsoft’s favor.
LG has accused Samsung of infringing on patents based on the eye-tracking technology featured on the flagship devices of both companies, the Samsung Galaxy S4 and the LG Optimus G Pro.