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Apple vs Samsung begins: Billions at stake in federal court

Apple vs Samsung begins: Billions at stake in federal court

Apple and Samsung are set to square off in the first day of the San Jose federal jury trial today, as the next phase of the heated design and patent row kicks off with huge stakes in the smartphone and tablet worlds. Having failed to reach an amicable settlement in the preceding weeks, both companies have some impressive claims and demands: Apple wants $2.5bn in damages and a block on US sales of phones and tablets, while Samsung has accused its foe (and, ironically, customer) of hypocrisy and trying to stretch its patents to cover a ridiculous range of possibilities.

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Samsung reinstates local search on international Galaxy S III

Samsung reinstates local search on international Galaxy S III

An update to the international Galaxy S III removed the local search ability from the handset not too long ago, prompting the ire of users across Europe. Samsung quickly admitted its mistake, telling TechRadar that it planned to reimplement the feature in a future update. Android Central now reports that an OTA update is currently being rolled out that restores the functionality to the handset.

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Will public shame stem Apple’s patent aggression?

Will public shame stem Apple’s patent aggression?

You could hardly make it up: Apple, its patent arguments not only rejected by UK courts, but instructed to do some advertising on Samsung's behalf to dismiss its rival's "arch copyist" reputation. That's a reputation Apple was instrumental in creating, of course, and while Samsung is throwing no small amount of money at its own defense, this latest spanking to its Cupertino rival/customer's pride is only likely to bolster its unofficial stance that the ongoing phone and tablet war is nothing but good for brand awareness. Question is, will being forced to make a very public apology temper Apple's appetite for litigation?

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Steve Jobs “war” on Android barred from Samsung/Apple US trial

Steve Jobs “war” on Android barred from Samsung/Apple US trial

Though Samsung has already won the similar cases in several countries around the world, their battle with Apple on the similarities between their Galaxy tablet and the iPad rages on - and they've invited Steve Jobs to defend them. A set of quotes that Samsung intended on using to defend themselves in regards to the late Apple leader's "thermonuclear war" against Google's mobile OS. However as of this week, U.S. District Judge Lucy Koh, heading up this case, has barred the use of any and all Steve Jobs quotes from being used in the courtroom.

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Samsung tablets no iPad copycats decides UK court

Samsung tablets no iPad copycats decides UK court

Various legal battles rage across the world for tech companies, but it looks like Apple isn’t having much luck in the UK. Last week, HTC was found not to infringe on Apple’s patents, with three being found invalid. Now Samsung has been given the all-clear by the High Court of England and Wales. The court found that the Samsung Galaxy Tab 7.7, Galaxy Tab 10.1 and Galaxy Tab 8.9 all have recognizable differences between Apple’s iPad, and as a result will remain on sale in the UK.

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Samsung Galaxy Tab ban remains as appeal rejected

Samsung Galaxy Tab ban remains as appeal rejected

Samsung's request to temporarily suspend the ban on its Galaxy Tab tablet in the US has been struck down. The ban, which was pronounced last week as the result of a massive patent infringement case brought forth by Apple, will remain in effect as what is sure to be a very drawn-out legal battle between the two consumer electronics giants continues.

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Samsung: We’re working on an Apple attack with Google

Samsung: We’re working on an Apple attack with Google

Samsung says it is working on an anti-Apple legal plan with Google, confirming the search giant's direct involvement with its legal issues for the first time, and suggests a patent settlement is in the pipeline. Having seen the Galaxy Nexus slapped with a preliminary injunction last week, which it promptly appealed, Samsung now says it has a "game plan" with Google, The Korea Times reports, on how to squeeze more royalties out of its Cupertino rival.

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Samsung will oppose Apple’s Galaxy S III ban request

Samsung will oppose Apple’s Galaxy S III ban request

Apple and Samsung continue to dance to the tune of litigation, with Cupertino seeking a fresh ban in the United States, this time targeting the Galaxy S III. Samsung has shot back, saying that it intends to move ahead with the Galaxy S III launch and will fight Apple’s request. Samsung say that it will “vigorously oppose” any move by Apple’s to block the Galaxy S III in the US, and intends to meet the June 21st release date.

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Apple patent war great for brand awareness says Samsung insider

Apple patent war great for brand awareness says Samsung insider

Samsung's ongoing legal battles with Apple may be costing the company billions and risk alienating its most important component customer, but insiders at the Korean firm claim the boost to brand awareness has all been worth it. "This is worth it. More consumers know about Samsung. The fight with Apple has so far been effective in boosting our brand awareness" an unnamed source within Samsung told The Korea Times. In fact, the fierce rivalry could well be used to help motivate Samsung staff and suppliers to push the product envelope, as it attempts to extend its lead over Nokia in phones.

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Kodak patent used against Apple and RIM invalid

Kodak patent used against Apple and RIM invalid

Back in January, Kodak filed suit against Apple and RIM saying that the companies infringed on its patents. The digital imaging company filed the claim with the International Trade Commission, saying that Apple and RIM both infringe on a patent relating to the preview of images. A judge has failed to see the argument, however, saying that the patent is invalid, and that neither company violated trade laws as a result.

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