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Samsung drops Apple 3G ban hunt in Europe for “consumer choice”

Samsung drops Apple 3G ban hunt in Europe for “consumer choice”

Samsung has tweaked its standard-essential patent lawsuits against Apple in Europe, describing the decision to adjust its litigation as evidence that it stands behind its beliefs that consumer choice trumps all. "We strongly believe it is better when companies compete fairly in the marketplace" Samsung said in a statement today, "rather than in court." The move means Samsung is no longer looking to have Apple products barred from sale over alleged infringement of certain wireless technologies deemed essential with its products in Europe. Update: Turns out, Samsung isn't dropping the cases entirely; read on for the full details.

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Judge rejects Samsung’s jury misconduct claim, Apple denied permanent injunction

Judge rejects Samsung’s jury misconduct claim, Apple denied permanent injunction

Apple and Samsung have both been smacked by Judge Lucy Koh, who just pushed through dual post-trial orders: one that denies Apple a permanent injunction, and one that rejects Samsung's jury misconduct claims, denying it a new trial. This could be a first in the US, with it being unheard of for a judge to make a sweeping rejection for an injunction motion when so many infringements are in play.

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Judge wants “global peace” between Apple and Samsung

Judge wants “global peace” between Apple and Samsung

Apple and Samsung met again during an appeal hearing on yesterday to argue over the $1 billion that was rewarded to Apple over the summer after Samsung was accused of patent infringement. Judge Lucy Koh is currently reviewing the jury’s $1.05 billion verdict against Samsung, but had some things of her own to say to the two companies bickering back and forth: "global piece."

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Apple CEO: US Mac production in 2013

Apple CEO: US Mac production in 2013

Apple will bring some Mac production to the US in 2013, CEO Tim Cook has confirmed, investing more than $100m into the strategy to increase the involvement of US workers. Outlining the plans in a broad-ranging interview with Bloomberg Businessweek, in which he also discusses the ongoing legal battle with Samsung and his personal dissatisfaction with Android and Windows tablets, Cook said that Apple had taken a longer-strategy to production so that it wasn't merely piecing together a few foreign parts.

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Apple and Samsung back in court to tussle over $1bn fine

Apple and Samsung back in court to tussle over $1bn fine

Apple and Samsung head back into the courtroom today, with the Korean company eager to scythe away at the $1.05bn patent infringement judgement it was ordered to pay back in August. Meanwhile, Apple hopes to inflate the penalty by a further $535m, arguing that since the jury decided Samsung's infringement was willful, the company should be subject to an even greater punishment. US District Court Judge Lucy Koh of the San Jose, California court will hear arguments from both, as well as deciding which of Samsung's products should be banned from sale.

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Apple and HTC settlement agreement surfaces, is heavily redacted

Apple and HTC settlement agreement surfaces, is heavily redacted

In the middle of November, Apple and HTC formed a settlement that ended a two-year legal struggle over patents. Samsung followed up by filing a request in court for access to the settlement details, which it was granted a few days later. Now the general public gets to see a redacted version of the settlement, which reveals few precious details.

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Apple gets Samsung Galaxy devices banned in the Netherlands

Apple gets Samsung Galaxy devices banned in the Netherlands

The Apple-Samsung saga continues, folks. Today, a Dutch court has now banned several Samsung Galaxy devices from selling in the Netherlands. Apple has been rewarded the ban from the court because Samsung was accused of infringing on an Apple patent relating to the navigation interface in photo galleries.

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Apple wants to add new Samsung devices to patent suit

Apple wants to add new Samsung devices to patent suit

Samsung and Apple have been fighting a patent battle for a long time now that spans multiple products from both companies. Not long ago Samsung added a new Apple product to its patent infringement suit with the addition of the iPad mini. Apple is now adding a new Samsung devices to its patent infringement suit.

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Samsung requests to have iPad mini added to lawsuit

Samsung requests to have iPad mini added to lawsuit

Following Samsung's recent victory in having the iPhone 5 added to the present lawsuit between it and Apple, the Korean company has now requested that the recently-launched iPad mini also be added. The Apple device allegedly infringes on two wireless technology patents and several other feature patents that are used for both varieties of the mini iPad. In addition, Samsung has also pursued whether it properly went after the iPod Touch, stating that it will do so if necessary.

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HTC and Apple must provide Samsung with settlement information

HTC and Apple must provide Samsung with settlement information

On Friday, we reported that Samsung had filed a request in court for access to the license agreement that was formed between Apple and HTC in a settlement. The two companies had been engaged in a lawsuit for two years, with Apple claiming that HTC had violated ten of its patents. Today, Samsung's request was granted, requiring Apple and HTC to provide the settlement details.

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Buying HTC won’t solve Samsung’s Apple patent problem

Buying HTC won’t solve Samsung’s Apple patent problem

Apple's licensing deal with HTC has been carefully structured to prevent third-parties such as Samsung from gaining patent protection by strategically acquiring the struggling phone manufacturer, it's been revealed. The agreement between the two firms was announced earlier this month, though neither Apple nor HTC would confirm much in the way of details; however, according to a heavily redacted version found by FOSSPatents, there's a special clause present which automatically invalidates the deal should either Apple or HTC be taken over.

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Samsung is fighting back and wants the iPhone banned

Samsung is fighting back and wants the iPhone banned

The saga between Apple and Samsung is far from over, folks. Whether you like it or not, the two largest mobile phone manufacturers in the world are still cat-fighting over their products. Today, Samsung has asked the US International Trade Commission to reverse a ruling that found Apple not guilty of infringing on Samsung's patents. The ITC is set to announce soon whether it will review the ruling that took place back in September.

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