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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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Samsung tipped to lean towards Microsoft after Apple trial

Samsung tipped to lean towards Microsoft after Apple trial

A report today suggests that Samsung is doing two things after their Apple trial verdict left them in an irritable legal situation: speaking with carriers and shaking hands with Microsoft. This report comes from The Korea Times where they suggest that Samsung will be partnering closely with Microsoft in the near future to cut their dependency on Google's mobile operating system Android. This report should be taken with a grain of salt, of course, since Android runs the vast majority of Samsung's wildly popular mobile line of devices.

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Apple’s Samsung smartphone ban demands delayed until December

Apple’s Samsung smartphone ban demands delayed until December

A decision on whether eight of Samsung's smartphones will be permanently blocked from sale in the US has been pushed back until December 6, after the judge decided Apple's demands would spark a flurry of motions and counter-motions. Apple had asked the San Jose court to bar handsets including the Galaxy S II and the Droid Charge, after Samsung was found by a jury to have infringed on the Cupertino firm's patent design and UI technology. However, the Register reports, it seems that ban won't be coming any time soon.

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Samsung device bans to be fought with “all necessary measures” vs Apple

Samsung device bans to be fought with “all necessary measures” vs Apple

In the aftermath of the Apple vs Samsung case whose verdict was read in full at the end of last week, the latter company is now fighting a ban sought by the former that would take out several of its hero devices in the USA. A set of 8 product bans have been sought by Apple after they won over a billion dollars in damages vs Samsung with patents upheld against the Android-toting devices. Samsung today let it be known that they intend to fight tooth and nail to make sure no bans occur.

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Apple vs Samsung Jury foreman speaks with Bloomberg in video interview

Apple vs Samsung Jury foreman speaks with Bloomberg in video interview

This week the Jury Foreman behind the Apple vs Samsung court case that's been taking place over the past few weeks has spoken in an interview to Bloomberg. This video interview has Jury Foreman Velvin Hogan speaking on the lawsuit itself, moments during the deliberation, some of the jury's "a-ha moments", and a bit more on the final verdict they ended up reaching. The video also includes Hogan speaking again on "more than just a slap on the wrist", a punishment for Samsung when patent cases are otherwise only supposed to bring renumeration for the patent holder - in this case Apple.

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Apple orders ban on 8 Galaxy smartphones in USA

Apple orders ban on 8 Galaxy smartphones in USA

This week the folks at Apple are continuing their assault on Samsung in the courtroom with further legal action against the manufacturer, attempting here early in the week to have 8 Android devices banned from the USA. These devices are all smartphones and the majority of them come from the Samsung Galaxy S II generation of Samsung smartphones. Along with that set of devices there's also a 4G iteration of the original Samsung Galaxy S as well as a few other oddities.

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Apple vs Samsung Amended verdict form released

Apple vs Samsung Amended verdict form released

In the first of what may very well be a long line of "amended" verdict forms in the Apple vs Samsung case here in the USA, a full list of damages has been displayed with each of the smartphones and tablets at hand listed aside their amount. Samsung has been quite vocal thus far on how little they agree with the charges, of course, and this first amended list will certainly be strengthening their case for the entire trial to be re-thought. This set of changes sits aside comments over the weekend by the jury that have led the public to wonder how solid their deliberations were as well.

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