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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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Apple’s Tim Cook opposed Samsung “thermonuclear” war say sources

Apple’s Tim Cook opposed Samsung “thermonuclear” war say sources

The multi-billion dollar legal war with Samsung would not have taken place had Apple CEO Tim Cook had his way, with reports claiming the current chief exec was against Apple founder Steve Jobs' "thermonuclear" war with its Korean rival. Cook, who was Apple's Chief Operating Officer until he was made CEO, was supposedly concerned about Samsung's vital role as a parts supplier, Reuters reports, which has become critical to Apple's operations.

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Ruling: Samsung didn’t willfully infringe on Apple’s patents

Ruling: Samsung didn’t willfully infringe on Apple’s patents

The Apple - Samsung patent legal case has been a long one, and its far from over. Today, however, marked a rather significant moment, with Judge Lucy Koh ruling that Samsung did not willfully infringe on Apple's patents. This is in regards to the patents for which the Korean company was slapped with an over $1 billion fine. At the heart of the ruling is an argument on Samsung's part that it had believed Apple's patents to be invalid.

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Apple and Samsung add array of devices to patent lawsuit

Apple and Samsung add array of devices to patent lawsuit

It has been a while since we last heard about the patent war between Apple and Samsung, but that doesn't mean the two companies haven't been busy going at each other. Earlier today, it was ruled that both companies can introduce new gadgets into their ongoing lawsuit, including the iPhone 5 and Galaxy Note II. Both sides claim the other's gadgets infringe on its patents.

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