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Samsung tipped to lean towards Microsoft after Apple trial

Samsung tipped to lean towards Microsoft after Apple trial

A report today suggests that Samsung is doing two things after their Apple trial verdict left them in an irritable legal situation: speaking with carriers and shaking hands with Microsoft. This report comes from The Korea Times where they suggest that Samsung will be partnering closely with Microsoft in the near future to cut their dependency on Google's mobile operating system Android. This report should be taken with a grain of salt, of course, since Android runs the vast majority of Samsung's wildly popular mobile line of devices.

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Samsung comments on Apple “hindrance” at IFA 2012

Samsung comments on Apple “hindrance” at IFA 2012

In Berlin amongst the massive avalanche of product announcements from the company, Samsung's CEO spoke up about how their legal battles with Apple are affecting their bottom line. The CEO simply let it be known that "Regardless of any hindrance, we will continue to provide the best product in the industry". Though Apple was not mentioned specifically, it's quite clear that Samsung was referring to the most public "hindrance" they've encountered in the past few years.

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Apple and Motorola working on licensing deal in Germany

Apple and Motorola working on licensing deal in Germany

Apple and Motorola have apparently started discussing a licensing deal for some of Motorola's standard-essential patents in Germany. FOSS Patents reports that Motorola announced the work-in-progress deal last night, though the two have yet to agree on the price that Apple will pay for licensing. As many of you already know, Motorola and its new parent company Google have taken Apple to court, attempting to get a number of iDevices banned for patent infringement.

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Apple orders ban on 8 Galaxy smartphones in USA

Apple orders ban on 8 Galaxy smartphones in USA

This week the folks at Apple are continuing their assault on Samsung in the courtroom with further legal action against the manufacturer, attempting here early in the week to have 8 Android devices banned from the USA. These devices are all smartphones and the majority of them come from the Samsung Galaxy S II generation of Samsung smartphones. Along with that set of devices there's also a 4G iteration of the original Samsung Galaxy S as well as a few other oddities.

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Google’s statement speaks volumes on Apple vs Samsung

Google’s statement speaks volumes on Apple vs Samsung

A statement has been sent out this week by Google in direct response to the verdict of the USA-based Apple vs Samsung court case. This statement takes the possibility that the public will see this event as bad news for Android seriously, making sure that the public understands that they remain strong. Google's statement makes certain that the reader understands that they're not only confident that Android will be safe for manufacturers of the future to use, but that the case and its outcomes are being re-examined by the US Patents office.

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Nokia and Microsoft see massive opportunity in Android legal case

Nokia and Microsoft see massive opportunity in Android legal case

There's nothing better for a couple of companies with a fledgeling operating system between them than two of their main competitors battling it out in the courtroom. In this case, Microsoft and Nokia have the opportunity to make a swift grab for a giant amount of average citizens here in the United States who are seeing the Apple vs Samsung legal case as a weakness not only for Samsung, but for Apple as well. Windows Phone is more than ready to take on a position as a "reliable" brand while Android and iOS are appearing newly questionable - to your mother and father watching only the news coverage offered up by their newspapers and nightly television news.

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Samsung demands Galaxy Tab 10.1 US sales permission plus Apple damages

Samsung demands Galaxy Tab 10.1 US sales permission plus Apple damages

Samsung has asked that the Galaxy Tab 10.1 sales ban in the US be overturned and is demanding damages for lost sales from Apple, after the tablet was deemed not to infringe on any patents. Apple secured a preliminary injunction against the 10.1-inch Android tablet back in late June, with Judge Lucy Koh describing it as "virtually indistinguishable" from the iPad and iPad 2. The Apple vs. Samsung jury did not agree, however, ruling that the Tab 10.1 did not in fact overstep the mark on any of the Cupertino firm's IP, potentially giving Samsung a chance to grab at least part of the $2.6m bond its rival posted to secure the sales block.

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Samsung down, Nokia up, Google glib: The Apple fallout continues

Samsung down, Nokia up, Google glib: The Apple fallout continues

Dismayed investors have wiped almost 7.5-percent from Samsung's stock as the aftermath of the $1bn Apple trial continues to ripple, though Nokia saw a surprise burst of support as Google comments failed to reassure. The search giant attempted to distance "the core Android operating system" from Apple's patent claims, but the market obviously didn't see sufficient support and sold Samsung shares in droves. Nokia has been a surprising beneficiary, however, the Finnish company's stock price up almost 11-percent at time of publication.

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Apple Samsung jury speed doubts raised after “punishment” ruling

Apple Samsung jury speed doubts raised after “punishment” ruling

The validity of the jury decision in the Apple vs. Samsung patent trial has come under renewed scrutiny, with concerns that the speedy ruling could mean fundamental aspects of the process have been overlooked. Many were surprised that the jury in the San Jose case reached its $1bn decision against Samsung in just three days, despite the complexity of the suit; Groklaw has been gathering up some of the skepticism, pointing to obvious discrepancies in calculating damages - where Samsung had been charged for infringing with devices the jury had already deemed did not, in fact, infringe - as well as post-trial comments by jury members which suggested moral punishment not rightful compensation was the goal.

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Values vs. Choice: Apple and Samsung speak on $1bn verdict

Values vs. Choice: Apple and Samsung speak on $1bn verdict

Samsung may be facing a billion in damages after Apple persuaded a US jury that it was an arch copyist, but the company still has snark to spare. The "verdict should not be viewed as a win for Apple" the South Korean firm said of the ruling in San Jose this week, "but as a loss for the American consumer." According to Samsung, the favorable decision for Apple - which saw the Cupertino company escape with zero damages in Samsung's counter-suits - will mean less choice, less innovation and, perhaps most importantly in the tough economic climate, "higher prices." Apple isn't so concerned, unsurprisingly, describing the case as "about much more than patents or money."

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