Judge Lucy Koh has reduced the $1B fine Samsung is supposed to pay Apple to $599M, due to an earlier miscalculation by the jury.
Score another one for Samsung as Judge rules their patent infringements against Apple were unintentional
Judge Koh has ruled in favor of Samsung once again, stating that their patent infringement was unintentional. What does this mean for Samsung?
Qualcomm is not pulling its punches over the FRAND argument that Apple is currently engaged in with Samsung and Motorola. When it comes to standard-essential patents Qualcomm stated that “Apple should be embarrassed” and that its anti-injunction argument is “a total sham”.
Ericsson is suing Samsung for alleged patent infringement after two years of negotiations that haven’t led to an amicable agreement. The subject of dispute is still somewhat unclear, but, according to Sony’s former partner, everything revolves around a patented technology that is “essential to several telecommunications and networking standards used by Samsung’s products”.
After seeing the iPhone 5 included to the list of allegedly infringing Apple products last week, we’re now hearing about other new devices added to that list. Those are the new fourth-generation iPad, the latest iPod Touch and the iPad mini, so basically Apple now has to defend on its entire 2012 product line-up.
The dispute between Motorola and Microsoft about fair rates for essential patents reaches a Seattle courtroom today and we can expect the trial to reveal some juicy financial information about both companies after the judge rejected a request to keep evidence relating to licensing deals and sales projections under wraps.
Thanks to the rather surprising weekend announcement, we found out that HTC is officially sleeping with the enemy now. The Taiwanese manufacturer has struck a 10-year patent cross-licensing deal with Apple, putting to an end years of hard-fought battles in the courtrooms between the two. An insider has confirmed that Apple will be getting some financial gains from HTC.
Apple and HTC have entered into a 10-year patent cross-licensing deal, but what’s behind the companies’ decision to settle rather than pursue litigation? We have some analysis, including market performance, HTC’s partnership with Microsoft, and Apple’s disdain for all things Android.
The UK court of appeals has deemed Apple’s grudging acknowledgment statement that Samsung did not copy the iPad with the Galaxy Tab line is “non-compliant” and the company must rewrite it.
Google-owned Motorola Mobility is about to embark on two trials over its standard-essential patents (SEPs). It’s up against Microsoft in Seattle and faces Apple in Madison. Apparently there may be overlaps between the two trials and some of the pretrial rulings don’t look great for Motorola.