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Apple’s Samsung damages jiggled but not jacked up

Apple’s Samsung damages jiggled but not jacked up

Apple's damages pay-out from Samsung has been shuffled but not materially changed, with the jury in the patent trial granting extra cash for one infringement but notching back the sum on another to compensate. Apple was awarded $119m by the San Jose court on Friday last week, but asked by Justice Lucy Koh to re-examine the final awards after not granting damages for one case of Samsung's infringement.

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Apple awarded sliver of sought damages from Samsung

Apple awarded sliver of sought damages from Samsung

Apple has been awarded damages in the long-running legal spat with Samsung, but only a sliver of the monies it was seeking: $119 million in damages rather than the $2.2 billion it sought (about 5.5-percent). Samsung, for its part, was awarded damages of $158,000 over a patent.

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Apple “is great, but they don’t own everything” Samsung says as trial begins

Apple “is great, but they don’t own everything” Samsung says as trial begins

Apple and Samsung have begun their opening statements at the latest patent infringement case in San Jose, with Samsung already insisting that, while it respects its rival, it can't allow it to take responsibility for every innovation in mobile. The case, a return to the courtroom for the two behemoths after attempts at mediating a settlement failed earlier this year, sees Apple demanding $2bn from Samsung, or the equivalent of around $40 per handset.

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Apple demands sky-high Samsung patent licensing fee

Apple demands sky-high Samsung patent licensing fee

Apple wants $40 per Samsung phone for the South Korean company's use of the five contentious patents at the heart of the ongoing litigation between the firms, according to newly filed paperwork. The figure, which comes from a transcript outlining Apple's damages theories from a hearing on January 23rd, comes after Apple argues that reasonable and rational negotiations - in short, had Samsung conceded that it needed to license the technology in the first place - would have led it to value each of the patents at $8 apiece on average.

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Apple’s motion for permanent injunction against Samsung denied again in court

Apple’s motion for permanent injunction against Samsung denied again in court

Apple and Samsung have been battling on court for years over the design of their smartphones among other things. Apple won a major victory over Samsung in court a few years ago when Apple was awarded damages in excess of $1 billion when the court found that Samsung had infringed Apple patents. Apple sought an injunction on the infringing devices.

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Apple leaked Nokia licensing terms while suing Samsung for leaking same info

Apple leaked Nokia licensing terms while suing Samsung for leaking same info

Samsung and Apple are still fighting in court with no signs of the feud lessening any time soon. Samsung made a court filing this week in the legal battle between the two companies that has to be embarrassing for the Apple legal team. Samsung pointed out that Apple had leaked the terms of a Nokia licensing agreement in a court filing.

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Apple and Samsung back to court as mediation fails

Apple and Samsung back to court as mediation fails

Apple and Samsung are headed back to court next month, after attempts at negotiating a settlement over ongoing patent infringement disputes in the US failed. The two firms had been pushed into mediation by court order, with Apple CEO Tim Cook and Samsung mobile communications CEO J.K. Shin meeting for a full day of negotiations in February, along with legal teams and other advisors. However, despite numerous follow-ups, "the mediator's settlement proposal to the parties was unsuccessful" the jointly-filed report confirms.

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Apple vs Samsung secret mediation talks fail insiders claim

Apple vs Samsung secret mediation talks fail insiders claim

Resolution talks between Apple and Samsung have reportedly broken down, with Korean media claiming clandestine discussions between Apple CEO Tim Cook and Samsung co-CEO JK Shin failed to find any common ground for settlement. The negotiations, which the two firms agreed to at least attempt before returning to their courtroom sparring, had not been officially timetabled but Samsung and Apple had previously promised to try to agree before a February 19th deadline.

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Samsung not penalized over leaking Apple documents as judge says no misuse in negotiations

Samsung not penalized over leaking Apple documents as judge says no misuse in negotiations

Apple and Samsung have been having legal battles on several fronts in courts around the world for years. Last year, Samsung was able to get hands on some confidential licensing agreements between Apple, Ericsson, and Nokia. Those confidential documents were given to at least 50 Samsung executives and came from attorneys that were given the documents as part of preparatory work for a legal case.

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Judge in Apple vs. Samsung patent row declares Samsung patent invalid

Judge in Apple vs. Samsung patent row declares Samsung patent invalid

The legal proceedings in the patent infringement suit between Apple and Samsung keep raging. Yesterday Judge Lucy Koh issued a summary judgment in the case. Koh declared that Samsung Android devices do infringe on an Apple patent for word recommendations. That is a fancy way of saying autocomplete.

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Apple may require anti-cloning provision in Samsung settlement

Apple may require anti-cloning provision in Samsung settlement

Samsung and Apple's legal dance may be far from over, but the two clashing titans might soon come to terms outside the courts. However, this upcoming settlement might weigh heavily on Samsung as there is a good chance that Apple might want to include an anti-cloning provision.

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Samsung and Apple to attend mediation session next month

Samsung and Apple to attend mediation session next month

Perhaps Samsung and Apple have finally gotten tired of their never-ending legal bickering. Or perhaps each side just wants to see the other's playing cards. Whatever their respective reasons may be, the two have agreed to seek mediation on or before February 19.

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