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Key witness in Apple-Samsung trial won’t testify

Key witness in Apple-Samsung trial won’t testify

The trial between Apple and Samsung, which is kicking off today, will apparently be moving forward without a key witness that could have helped Samsung's case quite a bit. All Things Digital reports that Shin Nishibori no longer works at Apple and has said that he will not be appearing in court to testify, despite being subpoenaed. According to a letter sent to Judge Lucy Koh (which was penned by Nishibori's lawyer), Mr. Nishibori is currently in Hawaii trying to "recover from several health issues," and claims that the subpoena was not properly issued under the Federal Rules of Civil Procedure. Therefore, he will be staying where he is and won't be attending the courtroom tussle between Apple and Samsung.

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Apple request to transfer patent suit involving Kodak denied by court

Apple request to transfer patent suit involving Kodak denied by court

Kodak was forced to file bankruptcy after it has been unable to compete in the changing photography market. The company's big move to pull itself out of bankruptcy and reorganize into something profitable has been to sell off two large patent portfolios. The problem for Kodak is that one of the patents in the portfolio was recently invalidated in court. Apple is also been seeking to transfer a patent suit between it and Kodak out of bankruptcy court and into a New York District Court.

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Samsung accused of document destruction in US case vs Apple

Samsung accused of document destruction in US case vs Apple

Just five days before the trial will take place between Apple and Samsung over a collection of patents and possible device design infringements, Samsung has been accused of failing to avoid auto-deleting email evidence. In this case it appears that Apple is seeking evidence which would have been in Samsung's email archives if Samsung had not had a "rolling basis" for deleting old documents. U.S. Magistrate Judge Paul S. Grewal agreed with Apple's request that jurors should be informed that they can draw "adverse inference" from Samsung's failure to avoid deleting the files in question.

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Samsung $2.5b Apple damages could be tripled

Samsung $2.5b Apple damages could be tripled

As the Apple vs Samsung case ramps up here in the United States (as it has in many places across the globe) it appears that possible cash damages are growing by leaps and bounds even before the case begins. Apple's legal council have released several notes today letting the court know that they expect to be entitled to $500 million in lost profits, "$25 million in reasonable royalty damages on the proportionally small set of remaining sales for which it cannot obtain an award of Samsung's profits or Apple's own lost profits," and $2.525 billion in all counting patent infringements. This amount may well be totaled in Samsung is found guilty of willful infringement.

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Apple denies copying Samsung’s 3G homework

Apple denies copying Samsung’s 3G homework

One of the trials between Apple and Samsung has already kicked off in Australia, and day two of the case saw Apple arguing over its implementation of a 3G patent owned by Samsung. Samsung believes that Apple is infringing on the patetn, while Cupertino argues that while it does use the 3G standard, its implementation of the method is different than what Samsung has filed for. The patent relates to power management while using 3G data services.

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Apple vs Samsung Australia battle begins

Apple vs Samsung Australia battle begins

The Australian chapter of the ever-epic court battles saga unfolding over the past year between Apple and Samsung has officially begun. This case will take place over the course of what's being reported as a likely three months or more set of back-and-forth court dates for the tech titans. Australia's set of forces between Apple and Samsung are unique in the fact that not only has Apple sued Samsung, Samsung has sued Apple - and they've both got a stack of patents a mile high to back their good names up.

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Steve Jobs “war” on Android barred from Samsung/Apple US trial

Steve Jobs “war” on Android barred from Samsung/Apple US trial

Though Samsung has already won the similar cases in several countries around the world, their battle with Apple on the similarities between their Galaxy tablet and the iPad rages on - and they've invited Steve Jobs to defend them. A set of quotes that Samsung intended on using to defend themselves in regards to the late Apple leader's "thermonuclear war" against Google's mobile OS. However as of this week, U.S. District Judge Lucy Koh, heading up this case, has barred the use of any and all Steve Jobs quotes from being used in the courtroom.

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Tim Cook reportedly met with Samsung execs over patent case

Tim Cook reportedly met with Samsung execs over patent case

Apple and Samsung’s trial is expected to start in the United States on July 30th, but both companies were ordered by Judge Koh to sit down and discuss the possibility of mediation. Apple CEO Tim Cook met with Samsung executives Choi Gee-sung and Shin Jong-kyun on July 16th, according to a Korea Times article that has since been removed. It marks the second time that high-level executives at the companies have met to discuss the case.

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Apple to appeal Samsung “advertisement” court ruling

Apple to appeal Samsung “advertisement” court ruling

Earlier today it was announced that after ruling the Samsung Galaxy Tab not "cool" enough to be mistaken for an iPad, a UK judge has demanded that Apple place "an advertisement" for Samsung declaring the result for all to see. This judgement has, as expected, been appealed by Apple and has been granted the right to take the case to the court of appeal by the same Judge Birss that presided over this main case. In the event this ruling stands, Apple will have to pay for notices in the Daily Mail, Financial Times, Guardian Mobile magazine, and T3 as well as displaying a notice on Apple.com that the Samsung tablet does not infringe on Apple's registered designs.

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Motorola Android device import ban takes effect today

Motorola Android device import ban takes effect today

Microsoft scored a win against Motorola back in May, with the ITC ruling that the smartphone manufacturer had violated an ActiveSync patent on its handsets. The ban is scheduled to come into effect starting from today, but Motorola has said that it has a plan that will allow its products to remain available to customers. The company issued a statement regarding the imminent ban, saying only that it had taken “proactive measures” to ensure its devices remain available.

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