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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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Apple vs. Samsung: Everything Changes, Everything Stays the Same

Apple vs. Samsung: Everything Changes, Everything Stays the Same

A death-blow to Samsung; a free patent ride for Apple; a surprise window of opportunity for Microsoft: so the $1bn Apple vs. Samsung trial has been summed up as, and more. A US jury's decision this week that Samsung had "willfully" infringed Apple patents and should be vigorously punished for it has already scored deep the Android versus iOS battle lines. Yet, for all the huge sums and the outraged cries for patent reform - not to mention whispers that this finally could be Windows Phone's chance to shine - it's unclear exactly what will change.

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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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Apple damages vs Samsung: ZERO

Apple damages vs Samsung: ZERO

In the Apple vs Samsung case here in the USA over patents and design on both parties parts, it appears that Samsung's claims have fallen completely flat. Samsung challenged Apple in this case on patent claims for UTMS standard technology as well as several other smaller items. Across the board, Apple was found not guilty - no wrongdoing in ay way at all.

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Samsung damages over 1 billion dollars vs Apple

Samsung damages over 1 billion dollars vs Apple

In the Apple vs Samsung court case that's been taking place over the past three weeks here in the USA, it appeared that Samsung would be taking the heaviest damages as a 1 billion 51 million 855 thousand dollar damages verdict was delivered against them. Apple would have their side of the verdict read against them soon after Samsung's list of infringements against Apple's patents, but at the end of the first half, Samsung took the heat.

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Samsung patent infringement ruled “willful” vs Apple

Samsung patent infringement ruled “willful” vs Apple

As the reading of the verdict continued on this afternoon in the Apple vs Samsung trial here in the USA, it appeared at first that Samsung was in for a world of hurt. Dozens of devices were found guilty of infringing upon Apple patents, devices from the start of the Samsung dip into the Android universe right up until about a year ago with the Galaxy Tab 10.1 - so many infringements that it seemed like the company wouldn't be able to stay afloat - but it wasn't over until it was over.

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Samsung guilty on dozens of patent infringements vs Apple

Samsung guilty on dozens of patent infringements vs Apple

This trial is what might be the most important of the set of Apple vs Samsung courtroom sessions that've been going on around the world for several months. Another verdict was reached this week in South Korea where the law made it clear that both parties had done wrong, the iPhone, the iPad, the Galaxy S II, and the Galaxy S all being banned from sale in the country effective immediately. Several other sales bans have taken place over the summer and were relatively quickly lifted in their respective countries.

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Apple closing statement brings most damning documents yet vs Samsung

Apple closing statement brings most damning documents yet vs Samsung

For those of you wishing to stay in the Apple vs Samsung trial in the heat of the battle will love to see the highlights in Apple's closing statement, complete with a few clips from a document that very well may have Samsung on the ropes. This document is what Apple calls the "copycat" document and was acquired by Apple from Samsung's internal design process labs, a massive set of pages that include the screenshots you see here. The massive bulk of the document has Samsung making side-by-side comparisons between the original iPhone and their own original Galaxy smartphone, making notes on how iPhone design cues could help them improve their own smartphone lineup.

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