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Samsung device bans reconsidered in Apple patent case

Samsung device bans reconsidered in Apple patent case

A ruling has been passed down today by an appeals court which says U.S. District Judge Lucy Koh must spend more time considering evidence offered by Apple in arguments that certain Samsung devices should be banned from sale. In this ruling, the appeals court currently working on the case agreed unanimously that Koh "made errors" in her denial of Apple's request for a court injunction against 26 Samsung products.

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Samsung offers patent injunction promise to escape antitrust fine

Samsung offers patent injunction promise to escape antitrust fine

Samsung has promised not to threaten rivals with injunctions over mobile standards-essential patents for the next five years, as the Korean firm attempts to evade antitrust penalties after being accused by Apple of misusing its 3G IP. According to Apple, while it offered to license the standards-essential technology for use in the iPhone, Samsung instead tried to have an injunction levied against the iOS device, which the European Union says could amount to antitrust behavior. Now, "Samsung has offered to abstain from seeking injunctions for mobile SEPs for a period of five years against any company that agrees to a particular licensing framework" the EU has confirmed.

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Samsung denied Obama veto as Apple’s import ban upheld

Samsung denied Obama veto as Apple’s import ban upheld

Samsung's hopes that the US government would overturn an ITC ban on certain smartphones and tablets, just as President Obama's White House did for a similar ban on Apple devices, have been dashed, with the fast-approaching sales block upheld. The South Korean company had approached the US trade representative in August, arguing that a ban on several of its Android devices were counter to the public interest and requesting a stay on the sales block, just as Apple had been granted over an injunction it had been granted. However, Bloomberg reports, Obama's trade chief refuses to play ball.

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Samsung allegedly view confidential Apple-Nokia licensing terms

Samsung allegedly view confidential Apple-Nokia licensing terms

Apple and Nokia battled patent disputes in court for a long time and ultimately Apple agreed to license certain Nokia patents. The exact terms of that license agreement were confidential and closely held by both Apple and Nokia. However, during the legal battle between Apple and Samsung those documents were presented to attorneys handling the case as part of their normal preparatory paperwork.

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Samsung to appeal Apple suit after “disappointing” Obama ban veto

Samsung to appeal Apple suit after “disappointing” Obama ban veto

Samsung will take a second stab at skewering Apple's iPad 2 and iPhone 4 sales in 2014, the company has confirmed, even after President Obama vetoed a sales ban expected to begin this month. Having been "disappointed" by the Executive Office intrusion into the ITC ban granted last June, Samsung said it has already filed a court appeal against the original ruling, the Financial Times reports, because that judgement only found infringement against one of the four patents Apple was alleged to have violated.

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Obama overturns Apple iPad and iPhone sales ban

Obama overturns Apple iPad and iPhone sales ban

The Obama government has overturned the rapidly approaching US sales ban on Apple's iPhone 4 and iPad 2, stepping in at the final moment to deny Samsung seeing its rival's phones and tablets pulled from shelves. The decision, revealed in a letter from US Trade Representative Ambassador Michael B.G. Froman at the Executive Office of the President, means Apple has escaped seeing its older models barred from sale, and comes after Froman supposedly reviewed the disagreements around the FRAND patent licensing process at the core of the legal battle between the Cupertino firm and Samsung.

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iPhone and iPad ban must be overturned Apple argues

iPhone and iPad ban must be overturned Apple argues

Apple has petitioned the International Trade Commission to overturn a fast-approaching US ban on the iPad 2 and iPhone 4, which would see imports of the firm's older phones and tablets barred in under four weeks time. The ruling, granted to Samsung back in June but not enacted for 60 days, would "sweep away an entire segment of Apple's product offerings" Apple argued in a motion filed on Monday with the ITC, not to mention potentially damaging the company's carrier partners, it's suggested.

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