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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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Apple vs Samsung Japan: no patent infringement found yet

Apple vs Samsung Japan: no patent infringement found yet

Today it appears that Samsung has been found free of any patent infringement in at least one part of their mobile device patent court case against Apple in Japan. There are several cases still being fought in matters relating to Apple and Samsung patents and design rights around the world, as it were, Japan only the most recent to release a partial verdict. This verdict has been reported by both Bloomberg and Reuters at this point, so we're expecting an official update within the next few hours as well.

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Samsung may sue Apple over LTE implementation

Samsung may sue Apple over LTE implementation

Samsung has been indicating that it isn't going to Apple's victory in their high-profile patent case lying down. The company assured users that it "will take all necessary measures to ensure the availability of our products in the U.S. market," earlier this week, and will undoubtedly attempt appeal, going all the way up to the Supreme Court if it has to. But Samsung might have something up its sleeve, and it may not be long before we see Samsung taking Apple to court over patent infringement once more.

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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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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 and Motorola working on licensing deal in Germany

Apple and Motorola working on licensing deal in Germany

Apple and Motorola have apparently started discussing a licensing deal for some of Motorola's standard-essential patents in Germany. FOSS Patents reports that Motorola announced the work-in-progress deal last night, though the two have yet to agree on the price that Apple will pay for licensing. As many of you already know, Motorola and its new parent company Google have taken Apple to court, attempting to get a number of iDevices banned for patent infringement.

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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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Google’s statement speaks volumes on Apple vs Samsung

Google’s statement speaks volumes on Apple vs Samsung

A statement has been sent out this week by Google in direct response to the verdict of the USA-based Apple vs Samsung court case. This statement takes the possibility that the public will see this event as bad news for Android seriously, making sure that the public understands that they remain strong. Google's statement makes certain that the reader understands that they're not only confident that Android will be safe for manufacturers of the future to use, but that the case and its outcomes are being re-examined by the US Patents office.

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Apple jury didn’t want to give Samsung ‘just a slap on the wrist’

Apple jury didn’t want to give Samsung ‘just a slap on the wrist’

As many of you already know by now, the jury in the Apple-Samsung patent case has delivered their verdict, and they're making Samsung pay up. Of course, Apple isn't getting the full amount it was suing for - a face-melting $2.45 billion - but Samsung is still being forced to pay the very significant amount of $1.05 billion. Jury foreman Velvin Hogan tells Reuters that even though the jury thought Apple's demands were too high, the group of nine jurors still wanted to make it clear that patent infringement was not something they were going to take lightly.

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