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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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Samsung’s damages decrease slightly as Koh sets date for injunction hearing

Samsung’s damages decrease slightly as Koh sets date for injunction hearing

Samsung took a pretty major blow when the jury in its patent case against Apple delivered their verdict today. Apple was awarded damages exceeding $1 billion, and even though that isn't as much as the iPhone maker was looking for, it's still a pretty hefty amount for Samsung to have to pay. However, after the verdict was delivered, there were a couple of inconsistencies the jury had to address. In their verdict, the jurors awarded Apple damages for the Samsung Intercept's infringement on the company's '915 utility patent, while it was also awarded damages for the Galaxy Tab 10.1 4G LTE's infringement on its '889 design patent. The only problem is the jury awarded these damages without actually finding that the devices were infringing on the patents in question.

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Apple damages vs Samsung: ZERO

Apple damages vs Samsung: ZERO

In the Apple vs Samsung case here in the USA over patents and design on both parties parts, it appears that Samsung's claims have fallen completely flat. Samsung challenged Apple in this case on patent claims for UTMS standard technology as well as several other smaller items. Across the board, Apple was found not guilty - no wrongdoing in ay way at all.

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Samsung damages over 1 billion dollars vs Apple

Samsung damages over 1 billion dollars vs Apple

In the Apple vs Samsung court case that's been taking place over the past three weeks here in the USA, it appeared that Samsung would be taking the heaviest damages as a 1 billion 51 million 855 thousand dollar damages verdict was delivered against them. Apple would have their side of the verdict read against them soon after Samsung's list of infringements against Apple's patents, but at the end of the first half, Samsung took the heat.

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Samsung patent infringement ruled “willful” vs Apple

Samsung patent infringement ruled “willful” vs Apple

As the reading of the verdict continued on this afternoon in the Apple vs Samsung trial here in the USA, it appeared at first that Samsung was in for a world of hurt. Dozens of devices were found guilty of infringing upon Apple patents, devices from the start of the Samsung dip into the Android universe right up until about a year ago with the Galaxy Tab 10.1 - so many infringements that it seemed like the company wouldn't be able to stay afloat - but it wasn't over until it was over.

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Samsung guilty on dozens of patent infringements vs Apple

Samsung guilty on dozens of patent infringements vs Apple

This trial is what might be the most important of the set of Apple vs Samsung courtroom sessions that've been going on around the world for several months. Another verdict was reached this week in South Korea where the law made it clear that both parties had done wrong, the iPhone, the iPad, the Galaxy S II, and the Galaxy S all being banned from sale in the country effective immediately. Several other sales bans have taken place over the summer and were relatively quickly lifted in their respective countries.

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Jury for Apple, Samsung case to deliberate longer today

Jury for Apple, Samsung case to deliberate longer today

Today marks the second day of deliberations for the Apple and Samsung patent trial, and the jury is ready to do some work. The group of nine who will be deciding the case told the court that they plan to extend deliberations by an extra hour today. This means that instead of the 9 AM to 4:30 PM schedule they followed yesterday, they won't be leaving the courthouse until 5:30 PM.

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Apple closing statement brings most damning documents yet vs Samsung

Apple closing statement brings most damning documents yet vs Samsung

For those of you wishing to stay in the Apple vs Samsung trial in the heat of the battle will love to see the highlights in Apple's closing statement, complete with a few clips from a document that very well may have Samsung on the ropes. This document is what Apple calls the "copycat" document and was acquired by Apple from Samsung's internal design process labs, a massive set of pages that include the screenshots you see here. The massive bulk of the document has Samsung making side-by-side comparisons between the original iPhone and their own original Galaxy smartphone, making notes on how iPhone design cues could help them improve their own smartphone lineup.

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