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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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Apple vs Samsung break down as Jury heads to verdict

Apple vs Samsung break down as Jury heads to verdict

Over the past few weeks the tech world has been watching intently as Apple and Samsung battled in the courtroom here in the USA, only to have one last-ditch effort to settle things amicably break down at the zero hour. It's now up to the jury to decide what the fate of these two companies will be in regards to the massive amount of design and technology patents they're both claiming the other used without permission - copying and fair use are up for grabs, and someone is about to get hurt.

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Samsung rests asking $421.8 million vs Apple

Samsung rests asking $421.8 million vs Apple

This week the mobile device patent and design court case between Apple and Samsung is coming to final resting points starting with Samsung asking for a sum of $421.8 million from Apple if infringements are found valid. Samsung's offensive piece of this trial has them working with three utility patents covering photo browsing, music playback, and email, with damages being limited to reasonable royalty rates alone. The reason for the limitation to royalty rates is that Samsung has not found themselves to have lost any sales due to the infringement they claim.

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Samsung argues that Apple’s designs are “obvious”

Samsung argues that Apple’s designs are “obvious”

Apple rested its case in the trial against Samsung this week, and now the South Korean company is doing everything possible to prove its innocence. AllThingsD reports that Samsung attempted to dismiss allegations that its products copied the design of the iPhone, with senior user experience design Jeeyuen Wang testifying that the company didn’t copy any of Apple’s icons. She went on to say that Samsung tested multiple icons, ultimately falling back on familiar pictures such as the traditional telephone because users responded better to them.

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Apple vs Samsung: International Galaxy S, S II, and Ace cut from case

Apple vs Samsung: International Galaxy S, S II, and Ace cut from case

Yesterday, Apple concluded its arguments in the trial against Samsung, but the South Korean company immediately shot back, arguing that the Cupertino-based company failed to make its arguments and that the case should be dropped. AllThingsD reports that the judge presiding over the case, Lucy Koh, listened to an hour’s worth of arguments from both company’s lawyers, ultimately deciding that Apple’s case still had merit but that several smartphone should be cut from the lawsuit.

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Apple study reveals carrier loyalty to be main reason for Android buys

Apple study reveals carrier loyalty to be main reason for Android buys

There's an Apple internal study out there, and revealed today by Samsung, that says your choice of an Android smartphone was likely made because you're loyal to your mobile carrier. In this study, Apple asked consumers back in 2010 why they purchase an Android device. One of the least chosen answers, believe it or not, was that these Android lovers wanted "the latest technology."

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Apple patents licensed to Microsoft while Samsung declined

Apple patents licensed to Microsoft while Samsung declined

It seems that one of the bigger stories to come out of the Apple vs Samsung trail over the past few days has gotten just a bit more complicated, as the patents Apple offered to Samsung several years ago - the same that are on trial now - were also offered to Microsoft. As Apple's director of patent licensing and strategy Boris Teksler noted in the case, Microsoft and Apple have had a long-running cross-licensing deal going in which all of the patents in the case at hand were and are included. With that deal came "specific rules" in which both companies are not allowed to make "clone" products.

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Apple seeks $2.45 billion in case vs Samsung

Apple seeks $2.45 billion in case vs Samsung

The battle between Apple and Samsung rages on as the court case they're currently in the center of reveals the giant chunk of Apple's sought-after damages. For just the Samsung Galaxy S and Galaxy S II devices released throughout the last few years by Samsung, Apple is seeking a bit over $1.99 billion USD. Gems such as the Samsung Captivate and the Samsung Fascinate did some heavy hitting of their own, incurring damages of $285,291,279 and $287,292,814 respective.

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Apple vs. Samsung trial reveals sales numbers

Apple vs. Samsung trial reveals sales numbers

Apple and Samsung are currently duking it out in court over various patent infringement allegations, and as part of the proceedings the two companies have had to submit detailed sales numbers for their smartphones and tablets. Apple normally reveals how many iPhones and iPads it has shipped during its quarterly earnings results, but this is the first time we’re getting a closer look at some of Samsung’s sales numbers along with detailed breakdowns in the United States.

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Apple vs. Samsung trial suddenly frozen in South Korea

Apple vs. Samsung trial suddenly frozen in South Korea

A South Korean court has put Apple vs. Samsung on ice, prompting speculation that it will follow the lead of the high-profile San Jose, USA trial as the Korean company fights against allegations of patent infringement. A ruling on two lawsuits - one filed by Apple against Samsung, the other by Samsung against Apple - had been expected on Friday morning local time, Korea Real Time reports, but a surprise announcement by the Seoul Central District Court confirmed the verdicts had been delayed for "procedural reasons."

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Samsung served on a public platter by Conan for Apple

Samsung served on a public platter by Conan for Apple

With the Apple vs Samsung USA trail raging hard this week, late night talk show host Conan O'Brien's crew have taken the time to create a spoof video that makes their stance on the subject very, very clear. With the fabulous art of sarcasm you'll find this "Samsung made" video showing off how absolutely nothing alike the Samsung Galaxy S is to the iPhone, the same being true of the Galaxy Tab 10.1 compared to the iPad. Best of all, you'll see a nearly Rastafarian "Stefan Jobes" at the end of the clip - just what you wanted!

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