Much to the general dismay and frustration of regular tech users, Samsung and Apple are not only carrying on with their legal feud, but seem to have again hit the throttle after a somewhat quiet couple of weeks.
Samsung might get the chance to publicly shame Apple a bit after an unorthodox court ruling in the UK, but the longstanding patent war between the two still has Tim Cook’s tech giant in the lead. Sammy’s appeal over the $1 billion worth California verdict is still pending, but before hearing how that key battle will end, we’ve just got news of two much smaller battles lost by the Galaxy makers.
The Apple vs Samsung patent wars roll on as Apple is appealing an August 31 decision in Samsung’s favor in the Tokyo District Court.
In 2011 Google and Apple both spent more money on patents than they did on research and development. The result is stifling innovation instead of encouraging it and, as usual, we, the consumers, have to suffer the consequences in terms of higher prices and limited features.
When Oracle took Google to court over Android things didn’t turn out so well for it. As you might expect Oracle is not satisfied with an outcome that left them holding a $4 million bill for Google’s court costs. The inevitable appeal has been filed with the United States District Court in California.
The longstanding legal war between Apple and Samsung has two main points of interest right now, but there are a number of small battles going on besides the big ones that we should keep a close eye on too.
Google’s Executive Chairman, Eric Schmidt, has been helping to launch the Nexus 7 tablet in South Korea. He also met with Samsung and spoke out about the patent war with Apple.
It should come as no surprise that Samsung was not too happy with the outcome of the patent infringement trial with Apple in California. The South Korean electronics giant has now filed court proceedings alleging juror misconduct and asking a federal judge to throw out the verdict.
Unwired Planet has filed patent infringement claims against Google and Apple. Both companies are charged with infringing on ten patents, but is seems likely that more claims might follow.
The US trial over patent infringement between Apple and Samsung was big news. Whether you feel Samsung deserved to lose or not, there’s little doubt that the verdict had a big impact. However, any concerns that the long term perception of Samsung’s brand might be damaged can probably be swept aside according to a new poll from YouGov. The charts below are based on YouGov BrandIndex’s Buzz score which is measured by asking consumers the following: “If you’ve heard anything about the brand in the last two weeks, through advertising, news or by word of mouth, was it positive or…