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Apple posts passive-aggressive “Samsung didn’t copy” statement

Apple posts passive-aggressive “Samsung didn’t copy” statement

Apple's legally-mandated acknowledgement that Samsung did not copy the iPad has gone live on the company's site, though the Cupertino firm does not shy from the opportunity to get a few digs in at its Korean foe. The acknowledgement page, linked from the footnote of Apple's UK homepage, quotes the relevant court order and then the section of the original ruling in which Apple's own products are praised for the "striking" nature of their "extreme simplicity" and "cool design"; it also mentions the judge's comments that Samsung products "are not as cool."

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Apple reveals Samsung under 3G patent US antitrust investigation

Apple reveals Samsung under 3G patent US antitrust investigation

Samsung is under antitrust investigation in the US, new Apple documents have apparently confirmed, with the US International Trade Commission looking into whether the Korean firm misused 3G patents. An Apple filing on Monday revealed the existence of the ongoing inquiry, the WSJ reports, and though none of the involved parties would comment officially, a person familiar with the investigation said that it had been underway "for several months" alongside a European probe.

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Apple “rubber-banding” patent invalid suggests USPTO report

Apple “rubber-banding” patent invalid suggests USPTO report

Apple's "bounce scroll" rubber-banding patent has been invalidated, at least preliminarily, by the US Patent and Trade Office, potentially throwing the company's legal victory over Samsung into disarray. The decision by the USPTO to tentatively withdraw patent 7,469,381 is down to "lack of novelty" among other factors FOSSPatents reports, with prior art supposedly indicating that Apple was suitably imaginative with the bounce-overscroll effect to warrant a patent on it. Exactly who requested the re-examination of the patent is unclear at this stage, though there are plenty of potential candidates.

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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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