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Apple to add Samsung Galaxy S 4 to upcoming patent trial

Apple to add Samsung Galaxy S 4 to upcoming patent trial

It's well established that Apple and Samsung have been in a legal cat fight for a while now, and while things seemed to have settled down for a bit, both companies are at it again. Apple and Samsung will be going to court next year in the spring for what will be the second patent trial between the two companies, and the Cupertino-based company is looking to add the new Galaxy S 4 to the mix.

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New York calls on Apple, Google, Microsoft, Samsung to cut down on phone theft

New York calls on Apple, Google, Microsoft, Samsung to cut down on phone theft

Mobile phone theft is nothing new, and it happens more often than we think. In New York, especially, is where mobile phone thefts were said to be responsible for the city's increase in crime. As public safety officials continue to battle thefts, New York Attorney General Eric Schneiderman has sent an open letter to Apple, Google (including Motorola), Microsoft, and Samsung to see if they can help to cut down on phone theft.

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Apple demanding Android source code in Samsung lawsuit

Apple demanding Android source code in Samsung lawsuit

The ongoing legal battle between Apple and Samsung is heating up yet again. This time around, Apple is turning to Google and has requested that they hand over various Android source code documents. Apple claims that Google is withholding information relating to Android, and says that Android is used in all of Samsung’s infringing products, which "provides much of the accused functionality."

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Apple vs Samsung back in court November to re-calculate damages

Apple vs Samsung back in court November to re-calculate damages

Apple vs. Samsung will reconvene in November to recalculate jury damages, it's been confirmed, with Judge Lucy Koh warning both parties to expect "Groundhog's Day" in the courtroom. Apple had been granted $1.05bn in damages from Samsung last year, after a jury found the Korean company guilty of patent infringement with fourteen of its Android products; that figure was subsequently slashed, but questions around how the original jury considered each of the relevant patents forced a new damages trial that will kick off on November 12 2013.

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Judge cuts Apple’s award down to $600m in Samsung trial

Judge cuts Apple’s award down to $600m in Samsung trial

Remember when a court ruled that Samsung owed just a tad over $1 billion to Apple back in August? Yeah, that was a lot of money. However, it turns out that Judge Lucy Koh has voided almost half of that award down to 598.9 million. Plus, she's ordering up a new trial involving 14 of Samsung's products. Why? Koh says that "the Court identified an impermissible legal theory on which the jury based its award."

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Samsung hires ex-Judge who demanded public Apple shaming

Samsung hires ex-Judge who demanded public Apple shaming

Samsung has hired the ex-judge that ruled in its favor against Apple and forced the Cupertino firm to make a public apology on its homepage, calling Sr Robin Jacob as an expert in its ITC case with Ericsson. Apple was made to post a statement conceding it had been "false and misleading" in how it initially fulfilled the court-ordered public explanation by Judge Jacob in the UK in November 2012, but now the retired judge who demanded that has been included among nine experts retained by Samsung as it battles Ericsson in the US, controversial legal commentary site FOSS Patents highlights.

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Samsung EVP: Apple war fallout is innovation loss despite financial win

Samsung EVP: Apple war fallout is innovation loss despite financial win

Samsung exec David Eun has blamed the ongoing legal battle with Apple for hindering innovation, pointing out that while the Korean firm may benefit financially from each iPhone sale, overall the consumer tech industry suffers. Speaking at the D:Dive Into Media conference this week, executive vice president Eun refused to be drawn on more specific insights around the regular court appearances legal teams from the two companies have made, but said that it represented "a loss" to innovation overall, despite Samsung's own efforts to push its software portfolio.

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