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Apple “is great, but they don’t own everything” Samsung says as trial begins

Apple “is great, but they don’t own everything” Samsung says as trial begins

Apple and Samsung have begun their opening statements at the latest patent infringement case in San Jose, with Samsung already insisting that, while it respects its rival, it can't allow it to take responsibility for every innovation in mobile. The case, a return to the courtroom for the two behemoths after attempts at mediating a settlement failed earlier this year, sees Apple demanding $2bn from Samsung, or the equivalent of around $40 per handset.

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Next iPhone tipped for interchangeable lenses with bayonet mount

Next iPhone tipped for interchangeable lenses with bayonet mount

One of the big complaints with modern smartphone cameras is that many of them aren’t able to take images that are of high quality. A rumor floating around about the next generation iPhone suggests that Apple is set to add something to the smartphone market that will significantly improve the usability of the smartphone camera. This rumor suggests that Apple will be giving its next iPhone interchangeable lenses.

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Apple transparent texting patent makes texting and walking safer

Apple transparent texting patent makes texting and walking safer

We've all seen people walking around the office or down the street with their eyes glued to their phone oblivious to the real world in front of them. These people walk into others and objects frequently because they aren’t looking at what is in front of them. Apple has filed a patent application for tech that might make these people a little less prone to walking into others.

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Apple demands sky-high Samsung patent licensing fee

Apple demands sky-high Samsung patent licensing fee

Apple wants $40 per Samsung phone for the South Korean company's use of the five contentious patents at the heart of the ongoing litigation between the firms, according to newly filed paperwork. The figure, which comes from a transcript outlining Apple's damages theories from a hearing on January 23rd, comes after Apple argues that reasonable and rational negotiations - in short, had Samsung conceded that it needed to license the technology in the first place - would have led it to value each of the patents at $8 apiece on average.

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Apple and Samsung back to court as mediation fails

Apple and Samsung back to court as mediation fails

Apple and Samsung are headed back to court next month, after attempts at negotiating a settlement over ongoing patent infringement disputes in the US failed. The two firms had been pushed into mediation by court order, with Apple CEO Tim Cook and Samsung mobile communications CEO J.K. Shin meeting for a full day of negotiations in February, along with legal teams and other advisors. However, despite numerous follow-ups, "the mediator's settlement proposal to the parties was unsuccessful" the jointly-filed report confirms.

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