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Samsung allegedly view confidential Apple-Nokia licensing terms

Samsung allegedly view confidential Apple-Nokia licensing terms

Apple and Nokia battled patent disputes in court for a long time and ultimately Apple agreed to license certain Nokia patents. The exact terms of that license agreement were confidential and closely held by both Apple and Nokia. However, during the legal battle between Apple and Samsung those documents were presented to attorneys handling the case as part of their normal preparatory paperwork.

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Obama overturns Apple iPad and iPhone sales ban

Obama overturns Apple iPad and iPhone sales ban

The Obama government has overturned the rapidly approaching US sales ban on Apple's iPhone 4 and iPad 2, stepping in at the final moment to deny Samsung seeing its rival's phones and tablets pulled from shelves. The decision, revealed in a letter from US Trade Representative Ambassador Michael B.G. Froman at the Executive Office of the President, means Apple has escaped seeing its older models barred from sale, and comes after Froman supposedly reviewed the disagreements around the FRAND patent licensing process at the core of the legal battle between the Cupertino firm and Samsung.

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Apple’s iPhone 6S could have a Samsung A9 heart (sorry TSMC)

Apple’s iPhone 6S could have a Samsung A9 heart (sorry TSMC)

Apple is said to be using Samsung to build the A9 mobile chips for the iPhone and iPad in 2015, another sign that the firm's attempts to extricate itself from its rival's production expertise are struggling. Although Apple had switched to TSMC (Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing) for its A-series chip production starting in 2014, according to The Korea Economic Daily it's Samsung's expertise in 14nm manufacturing that has won back Apple's business.

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Apple pens deal with Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing after delays

Apple pens deal with Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing after delays

We reported on April 11 following a tip that Apple was distancing its hardware relationship with competitor Samsung via a deal with Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing Co. While the rumor proved to be true, that deal was delayed due to "glitches" and other problems on TSMC's part, with the manufacturer having issues meeting Apple's quality standards. These issues have now been ironed out, according to a statement from the company, and the deal has been made.

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Samsung Display sets up patent firm to milk exclusive screen tech

Samsung Display sets up patent firm to milk exclusive screen tech

Samsung's display division has quietly set up a patent company in the US, Intellectual Keystone Technology (IKT), already responsible for buying up former Seiko Epson patents believed to be around LCD and OLED tech. IKT is entirely owned by Samsung Display, and was described by a company spokesperson to The Korea Times as an attempt to "strengthen" its intellectual property base. It cost around $25m to launch the Washington D.C. based company, Samsung Display confirmed.

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Apple to add Samsung Galaxy S 4 to upcoming patent trial

Apple to add Samsung Galaxy S 4 to upcoming patent trial

It's well established that Apple and Samsung have been in a legal cat fight for a while now, and while things seemed to have settled down for a bit, both companies are at it again. Apple and Samsung will be going to court next year in the spring for what will be the second patent trial between the two companies, and the Cupertino-based company is looking to add the new Galaxy S 4 to the mix.

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