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Apple, Samsung jurors not allowed to update devices during deliberation

Apple, Samsung jurors not allowed to update devices during deliberation

The jury that will decide the outcome of the high-profile Apple and Samsung patent suit is scheduled to begin deliberation tomorrow, and to help them determine who's in the right, they've been provided with a number of mobile devices to try out. Even though they get to play around with all sorts of neat tech, they've been instructed by Judge Lucy Koh not to update anything on the phones. That goes for downloading new apps too.

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Apple vs Samsung break down as Jury heads to verdict

Apple vs Samsung break down as Jury heads to verdict

Over the past few weeks the tech world has been watching intently as Apple and Samsung battled in the courtroom here in the USA, only to have one last-ditch effort to settle things amicably break down at the zero hour. It's now up to the jury to decide what the fate of these two companies will be in regards to the massive amount of design and technology patents they're both claiming the other used without permission - copying and fair use are up for grabs, and someone is about to get hurt.

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Apple and Samsung CEOs to discuss lawsuit ahead of deliberations

Apple and Samsung CEOs to discuss lawsuit ahead of deliberations

Apple and Samsung have both rested their cases in the trial relating to trade dress and patent claims, but the two companies will be discussing the case one more time to try and settle things before the jury is sent away to consider a verdict. Bloomberg reports that the CEOs of both companies, Tim Cook and Kwon Oh Hyun, will hold a telephone conference call to see if any resolution can be agreed upon.

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Chances of settlement slim in Apple, Samsung patent trial

Chances of settlement slim in Apple, Samsung patent trial

With both sides having presented their cases in the high-profile Apple and Samsung patent suit, it's almost time for the jury to begin deliberation. Before that happens, however, Judge Lucy Koh has asked both companies to either narrow their claims for the jury or attempt to reach a settlement. Unfortunately (and somewhat unsurprisingly) it looks like neither of those will be happening.

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Samsung rests asking $421.8 million vs Apple

Samsung rests asking $421.8 million vs Apple

This week the mobile device patent and design court case between Apple and Samsung is coming to final resting points starting with Samsung asking for a sum of $421.8 million from Apple if infringements are found valid. Samsung's offensive piece of this trial has them working with three utility patents covering photo browsing, music playback, and email, with damages being limited to reasonable royalty rates alone. The reason for the limitation to royalty rates is that Samsung has not found themselves to have lost any sales due to the infringement they claim.

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Judge Koh suggests Apple is “smoking crack” in Samsung case

Judge Koh suggests Apple is “smoking crack” in Samsung case

Today in the ongoing Apple vs Samsung court case Judge Lucy Koh's patience wore thin as Apple presented a 75-page document highlighting 22 witnesses it would like to call in for rebuttal testimony, provided the court had the time. As those following the case closely know quite well, the case has a set number of hours which are already wearing quite thin. As quoted by The Verge as they sat in the courtroom listening in, Koh wondered aloud why Apple would offer the list "when unless you're smoking crack you know these witnesses aren't going to be called!"

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Samsung argues that Apple’s designs are “obvious”

Samsung argues that Apple’s designs are “obvious”

Apple rested its case in the trial against Samsung this week, and now the South Korean company is doing everything possible to prove its innocence. AllThingsD reports that Samsung attempted to dismiss allegations that its products copied the design of the iPhone, with senior user experience design Jeeyuen Wang testifying that the company didn’t copy any of Apple’s icons. She went on to say that Samsung tested multiple icons, ultimately falling back on familiar pictures such as the traditional telephone because users responded better to them.

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Apple patents licensed to Microsoft while Samsung declined

Apple patents licensed to Microsoft while Samsung declined

It seems that one of the bigger stories to come out of the Apple vs Samsung trail over the past few days has gotten just a bit more complicated, as the patents Apple offered to Samsung several years ago - the same that are on trial now - were also offered to Microsoft. As Apple's director of patent licensing and strategy Boris Teksler noted in the case, Microsoft and Apple have had a long-running cross-licensing deal going in which all of the patents in the case at hand were and are included. With that deal came "specific rules" in which both companies are not allowed to make "clone" products.

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Apple offered licensing deal to Samsung, wanted $30 per phone

Apple offered licensing deal to Samsung, wanted $30 per phone

Apple and Samsung may currently be duking it out in the court room, but a freshly-surfaced Apple presentation from 2010 shows that the iPhone maker tried to strike a licensing deal with Samsung long before the jury became involved. Apple, as many of you already know, is taking Samsung to court over allegedly copying the iPhone in its own devices, but this new presentation shows that Apple tried to resolve the dispute by offering to license its patents to Samsung. Given the fact that Apple is currently suing Samsung for $2.5 billion, it seems that negotiations didn't go so well.

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Samsung served on a public platter by Conan for Apple

Samsung served on a public platter by Conan for Apple

With the Apple vs Samsung USA trail raging hard this week, late night talk show host Conan O'Brien's crew have taken the time to create a spoof video that makes their stance on the subject very, very clear. With the fabulous art of sarcasm you'll find this "Samsung made" video showing off how absolutely nothing alike the Samsung Galaxy S is to the iPhone, the same being true of the Galaxy Tab 10.1 compared to the iPad. Best of all, you'll see a nearly Rastafarian "Stefan Jobes" at the end of the clip - just what you wanted!

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