Results for "samsung apple legal"

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.

Continue Reading

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."

Continue Reading

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.

Continue Reading

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.

Continue Reading

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.

Continue Reading

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.

Continue Reading

Samsung schedules strategy meeting with Google’s Schmidt over Apple’s Android war

Samsung schedules strategy meeting with Google’s Schmidt over Apple’s Android war

Google chairman Eric Schmidt will meet with Samsung execs in South Korea this week, Samsung's mobile chief has revealed, in what's tipped to be an attempt to boost Google's involvement in Android litigation. Shin Jong-kyun declined to specify the agenda for the meeting on Thursday, The Korea Times reports, which will fit in around the launch of the Nexus 7 in Korea. Despite Apple's escalating demands, however, Samsung has increased its handset sales target to 400m for 2012.

Continue Reading

Samsung chasing iPhone 5 sales ban

Samsung chasing iPhone 5 sales ban

Samsung intends to chase a sales injunction against the new iPhone 5, court documents apparently reveal, alleging that Apple infringes wireless patents the Korean company holds. New filings in the US legal system, seen by Reuters, detail Samsung's intentions to append the new Apple smartphone - which hits store shelves tomorrow, Friday September 21 - to its existing motion chasing a block on sales.

Continue Reading

Apple found not guilty vs Samsung in initial ITC ruling

Apple found not guilty vs Samsung in initial ITC ruling

The Apple vs Samsung (and vice versa) legal battle continues with Apple being found not guilty in an initial ruling this week in infringing four Samsung patents with the iPhone and iPad. The patents being spoken about here include technology connected with CDMA and UMTS mobile devices as well as a method for dialing a smartphone and a the manipulation of digital documents. Judge Gildea who presides over this case has made it clear that he finds no violation in respect to any of the asserted claims at this time.

Continue Reading