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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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Samsung: “We will continue until our arguments have been accepted”

Samsung: “We will continue until our arguments have been accepted”

An internal memo distributed among Samsung employees has been published, with the company's execs expressing "disappointment" at the $1bn Apple verdict last week, but vowing to fight on nonetheless. The document, released through Samsung's corporate blog, paints Apple as lawsuit-fixated, with Samsung saying it "initially proposed to negotiate with Apple instead of going to court, as they had been one of our most important customers."

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Samsung demands Galaxy Tab 10.1 US sales permission plus Apple damages

Samsung demands Galaxy Tab 10.1 US sales permission plus Apple damages

Samsung has asked that the Galaxy Tab 10.1 sales ban in the US be overturned and is demanding damages for lost sales from Apple, after the tablet was deemed not to infringe on any patents. Apple secured a preliminary injunction against the 10.1-inch Android tablet back in late June, with Judge Lucy Koh describing it as "virtually indistinguishable" from the iPad and iPad 2. The Apple vs. Samsung jury did not agree, however, ruling that the Tab 10.1 did not in fact overstep the mark on any of the Cupertino firm's IP, potentially giving Samsung a chance to grab at least part of the $2.6m bond its rival posted to secure the sales block.

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Samsung down, Nokia up, Google glib: The Apple fallout continues

Samsung down, Nokia up, Google glib: The Apple fallout continues

Dismayed investors have wiped almost 7.5-percent from Samsung's stock as the aftermath of the $1bn Apple trial continues to ripple, though Nokia saw a surprise burst of support as Google comments failed to reassure. The search giant attempted to distance "the core Android operating system" from Apple's patent claims, but the market obviously didn't see sufficient support and sold Samsung shares in droves. Nokia has been a surprising beneficiary, however, the Finnish company's stock price up almost 11-percent at time of publication.

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Apple Samsung jury speed doubts raised after “punishment” ruling

Apple Samsung jury speed doubts raised after “punishment” ruling

The validity of the jury decision in the Apple vs. Samsung patent trial has come under renewed scrutiny, with concerns that the speedy ruling could mean fundamental aspects of the process have been overlooked. Many were surprised that the jury in the San Jose case reached its $1bn decision against Samsung in just three days, despite the complexity of the suit; Groklaw has been gathering up some of the skepticism, pointing to obvious discrepancies in calculating damages - where Samsung had been charged for infringing with devices the jury had already deemed did not, in fact, infringe - as well as post-trial comments by jury members which suggested moral punishment not rightful compensation was the goal.

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