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Samsung raises mobile processor prices on Apple

Samsung raises mobile processor prices on Apple

Samsung and Apple have been at each other's throats through various patent suits all around the world for a long time. In some places, Apple has won a few and in others, Samsung has won. Apple won a jury award against Samsung of roughly $1 billion in the US. However, Samsung is trying to get the case thrown out with allegations of juror misconduct.

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Apple and HTC reach global legal settlement

Apple and HTC reach global legal settlement

It would seem that the patent wars between Apple and HTC are no more as both camps have released a statement detailing a 10 year settlement between them. This is a monumental development for not just the two companies themselves, but for the legal universe surrounding technology and gadgets on the whole. As for HTC and Apple, they've made it clear that this agreements means they'll be able to focus on product innovation for a long time to come.

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Apple vs. Samsung judge to review jury foreman misconduct claims

Apple vs. Samsung judge to review jury foreman misconduct claims

The federal judge who presided over the Apple versus Samsung trial, Judge Lucy Koh, is set to "consider the questions" of whether or not Vel Hogan, the jury foreman in the case, concealed information during the jury selection process. Koh is also looking into how much information Apple attorneys had on Hogan. Koh has said that she will look into the issue at a hearing set for December 6.

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Apple’s mea-culpa Samsung statement hits UK homepage

Apple’s mea-culpa Samsung statement hits UK homepage

Apple has published its freshly-demanded statement of Samsung's copying innocence, having been criticized by judges in the UK for grandstanding with its initial, court mandated declaration. A new section in the footer of the Apple UK homepage now points to a pared-back statement similar to the one printed in various several UK newspapers and magazines on Friday last week, without the extra detail that roused the fury of the judiciary in an appeals court on Thursday.

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Apple scolded over Samsung “copy” statement: Gets 48hrs to replace it

Apple scolded over Samsung “copy” statement: Gets 48hrs to replace it

Apple has been reprimanded by the UK court of appeal over its passive-aggressive handling of the "Samsung did not copy us" statement, and ordered to replace it with a new explanation on its UK homepage. The original, court-mandated statement was published last week, with Apple setting out a UK court ruling that Samsung had not copied the iPad with its tablets on a standalone page accessed from a link in the homepage footer. However, Bloomberg reports, Apple's choice of words did not meet with judicial approval, and now the Cupertino firm must publish a more obvious statement and leave it on its homepage until December 14.

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Apple posts passive-aggressive “Samsung didn’t copy” statement

Apple posts passive-aggressive “Samsung didn’t copy” statement

Apple's legally-mandated acknowledgement that Samsung did not copy the iPad has gone live on the company's site, though the Cupertino firm does not shy from the opportunity to get a few digs in at its Korean foe. The acknowledgement page, linked from the footnote of Apple's UK homepage, quotes the relevant court order and then the section of the original ruling in which Apple's own products are praised for the "striking" nature of their "extreme simplicity" and "cool design"; it also mentions the judge's comments that Samsung products "are not as cool."

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Apple reveals Samsung under 3G patent US antitrust investigation

Apple reveals Samsung under 3G patent US antitrust investigation

Samsung is under antitrust investigation in the US, new Apple documents have apparently confirmed, with the US International Trade Commission looking into whether the Korean firm misused 3G patents. An Apple filing on Monday revealed the existence of the ongoing inquiry, the WSJ reports, and though none of the involved parties would comment officially, a person familiar with the investigation said that it had been underway "for several months" alongside a European probe.

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Apple “rubber-banding” patent invalid suggests USPTO report

Apple “rubber-banding” patent invalid suggests USPTO report

Apple's "bounce scroll" rubber-banding patent has been invalidated, at least preliminarily, by the US Patent and Trade Office, potentially throwing the company's legal victory over Samsung into disarray. The decision by the USPTO to tentatively withdraw patent 7,469,381 is down to "lack of novelty" among other factors FOSSPatents reports, with prior art supposedly indicating that Apple was suitably imaginative with the bounce-overscroll effect to warrant a patent on it. Exactly who requested the re-examination of the patent is unclear at this stage, though there are plenty of potential candidates.

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Samsung Galaxy S III Jelly Bean update arrives in Korea

Samsung Galaxy S III Jelly Bean update arrives in Korea

Samsung's slow roll-out of Android 4.1 Jelly Bean for the Galaxy S III continues, with South Korean users next in line to get the updated OS. Availability of Jelly Bean for the best-selling Samsung smartphone began late last month in parts of Eastern Europe, and according to Samsung the 3G version of Korean Galaxy S III handsets is next up, with features like Google Now and new homescreen widgets.

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Samsung hits iPhone 5 in eight patent lawsuit

Samsung hits iPhone 5 in eight patent lawsuit

Samsung has targeted the iPhone 5 in its latest anti-Apple lawsuit, adding the newest iOS smartphone to the list of devices it alleges infringe several of its patents. However, despite previous suggestions that Samsung would target the iPhone 5 for its use of LTE - and Apple shoring up its 4G portfolio with 434 related patents - the new litigation doesn't in fact relate to the high-speed wireless technology at all. In fact, Samsung confirmed to CNET, eight patents unconnected to 4G are at the heart of its complaint.

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