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Judge denies Apple’s request to seal financial documents

Judge denies Apple’s request to seal financial documents

If you didn't know, Apple and Samsung are still going at it, and today Judge Lucy Koh of the US District Court denied Apple’s request to have several financial documents sealed from public view. Said documents include “product-specific unit sales, revenue, profit, profit margin, and cost data.” Apple wants to use these documents in its argument in order to obtain a higher award from the court.

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Galaxy Nexus ban lifted in Samsung vs Apple case

Galaxy Nexus ban lifted in Samsung vs Apple case

If you thought the Apple vs Samsung court battles were over, you were wrong - evidenced once again today by another big ruling: an overturning of a preliminary sales ban on Samsung's Galaxy Nexus. Of particular importance is this overturned ban from sales of the Galaxy Nexus because of its status with Google as one of their hero Nexus family phones, working with a "Vanilla" version of their Android software, not modified by the manufacturer, that is to say. Here the Apple vs Samsung court cases rage on beyond the one that appeared to be over for just a moment earlier this Summer.

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Samsung’s Galaxy Tab 10.1 cleared for sale in US after Apple arguments overruled

Samsung’s Galaxy Tab 10.1 cleared for sale in US after Apple arguments overruled

Samsung has squeezed its Galaxy Tab 10.1 out of a US sales ban, after a jury decision that the Android tablet did not, in fact, infringe any of Apple's patents. One of the earliest devices to be targeted by Apple, the Galaxy Tab 10.1 was barred from US sales in June of this year; however, the tablet was later found to not fall foul of the Cupertino firm's litigation, and Samsung demanded that sales be allowed to resume. Despite Apple arguments, Reuters reports, Judge Lucy Koh of the Northern District of California court agreed.

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Samsung hits iPhone 5 in eight patent lawsuit

Samsung hits iPhone 5 in eight patent lawsuit

Samsung has targeted the iPhone 5 in its latest anti-Apple lawsuit, adding the newest iOS smartphone to the list of devices it alleges infringe several of its patents. However, despite previous suggestions that Samsung would target the iPhone 5 for its use of LTE - and Apple shoring up its 4G portfolio with 434 related patents - the new litigation doesn't in fact relate to the high-speed wireless technology at all. In fact, Samsung confirmed to CNET, eight patents unconnected to 4G are at the heart of its complaint.

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Samsung chasing iPhone 5 sales ban

Samsung chasing iPhone 5 sales ban

Samsung intends to chase a sales injunction against the new iPhone 5, court documents apparently reveal, alleging that Apple infringes wireless patents the Korean company holds. New filings in the US legal system, seen by Reuters, detail Samsung's intentions to append the new Apple smartphone - which hits store shelves tomorrow, Friday September 21 - to its existing motion chasing a block on sales.

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Samsung: Hey, doesn’t the iPhone 4 look a lot like our old MP3 players

Samsung: Hey, doesn’t the iPhone 4 look a lot like our old MP3 players

Samsung has ramped up its PR offensive in the aftermath of the $1bn Apple ruling, highlighting similarities between its media players and the iPhone 4 launched later on. There "is a lot of misunderstanding" about design inspiration, Samsung wrote on its official blog, and it intends to use "objective facts, one by one, to reveal the truth [and] resolve all the misunderstandings."

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Apple found not guilty vs Samsung in initial ITC ruling

Apple found not guilty vs Samsung in initial ITC ruling

The Apple vs Samsung (and vice versa) legal battle continues with Apple being found not guilty in an initial ruling this week in infringing four Samsung patents with the iPhone and iPad. The patents being spoken about here include technology connected with CDMA and UMTS mobile devices as well as a method for dialing a smartphone and a the manipulation of digital documents. Judge Gildea who presides over this case has made it clear that he finds no violation in respect to any of the asserted claims at this time.

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Samsung to booby-trap iPhone 5 launch with LTE patent strike

Samsung to booby-trap iPhone 5 launch with LTE patent strike

Samsung is aiming to hijack Apple's new iPhone 5 launch by miring its rival in LTE patent litigation, sources at the company have apparently confirmed, echoing Apple's attempts to injunction new Samsung phones. "Samsung Electronics has decided to take immediate legal action against the Cupertino-based Apple" an unnamed insider told The Korea Times. "Countries in Europe and even the United States - Apple's home-turf - are our primary targets."

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Samsung under Korean antitrust investigation after Apple 3G complaint

Samsung under Korean antitrust investigation after Apple 3G complaint

Samsung is reportedly under investigation by the South Korean antitrust watchdog, after Apple filed complaints around its rival's licensing practices for 3G patents. "We are reviewing whether allegations in the complaint lodged by Apple are true," an unnamed Korean Fair Trade Commission official told the AP. "Apple filed a complaint earlier this year that Samsung is breaching fair trade laws."

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Galaxy S III and Note devices added to Apple case vs Samsung

Galaxy S III and Note devices added to Apple case vs Samsung

The USA legal case between Apple and Samsung has been amended to add several devices including the original Galaxy Note, Galaxy Note 10.1 tablet, and Galaxy S III. This complaint does not yet include a request for a ban on these products, but does make it clear that Apple wishes to include them in the set of Samsung devices that Apple says infringes their patent rights. The full list also includes such devices as the Galaxy S II, Galaxy Nexus, and Galaxy Player devices as well.

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