Now, Apple is requesting a retrial and has also filed a permanent injunction to prevent Samsung using the patents it was found to have infringed.
The courts have ruled on the latest Apple v Samsung case, awarding Apple over $100 million and Samsung $158,400 for various patent infringements.
Judge Lucy Koh ruled on Thursday that she will not delay the retrial on damages between Samsung and Apple. The retrial will go ahead in November this year.
In November, a bench trial officially began, further reviewing Motorola’s claims, and assessing the validity of its licensing fees. Now, a judge has ruled that Motorola’s patents are worth significantly less than the total $4 billion in licensing fees.
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.
Google and Motorola are on the verge of losing a patent lawsuit led by Microsoft that would require Google Maps to be removed from the German region. Could Germans survive merely off of Bing Maps?
A Tokyo District Court has just rejected Samsung’s patent claims against Apple in a recent court ruling which involved the use of 3G wireless technology in certain models of the iPhone.
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.
While there are a lot of minor legal battles being fought hard by Apple and Samsung in their longstanding patent quarrel, the war as a whole seems to depend a lot on the outcome of the appeals following the August California verdict.