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Apple claims Samsung damages verdict is off by $85 million

Apple claims Samsung damages verdict is off by $85 million

If you're not sure about what's been going on between Apple and Samsung as of late, the two companies are still involved in a legal cat fight. Back in August, Samsung was given a $1.05 billion damages bill that they would have to pay to Apple. That figure has since been cut down significantly, but Apple still says that the judge made a calculation error and is off by $85 million.

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Apple gets greenlight for Siri patent lawsuit against Samsung

Apple gets greenlight for Siri patent lawsuit against Samsung

Today, Judge Lucy Koh, a familiar name to those who have been keeping up on the Apple/Samsung patent war, has just ruled that she will not suspend Apple's lawsuit against Samsung that involves its Siri digital assistant. This lawsuit, which differs from the one that went to trial in 2012, concerns patents that Apple uses for Siri.

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Judge cuts Apple’s award down to $600m in Samsung trial

Judge cuts Apple’s award down to $600m in Samsung trial

Remember when a court ruled that Samsung owed just a tad over $1 billion to Apple back in August? Yeah, that was a lot of money. However, it turns out that Judge Lucy Koh has voided almost half of that award down to 598.9 million. Plus, she's ordering up a new trial involving 14 of Samsung's products. Why? Koh says that "the Court identified an impermissible legal theory on which the jury based its award."

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Samsung hires ex-Judge who demanded public Apple shaming

Samsung hires ex-Judge who demanded public Apple shaming

Samsung has hired the ex-judge that ruled in its favor against Apple and forced the Cupertino firm to make a public apology on its homepage, calling Sr Robin Jacob as an expert in its ITC case with Ericsson. Apple was made to post a statement conceding it had been "false and misleading" in how it initially fulfilled the court-ordered public explanation by Judge Jacob in the UK in November 2012, but now the retired judge who demanded that has been included among nine experts retained by Samsung as it battles Ericsson in the US, controversial legal commentary site FOSS Patents highlights.

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Samsung EVP: Apple war fallout is innovation loss despite financial win

Samsung EVP: Apple war fallout is innovation loss despite financial win

Samsung exec David Eun has blamed the ongoing legal battle with Apple for hindering innovation, pointing out that while the Korean firm may benefit financially from each iPhone sale, overall the consumer tech industry suffers. Speaking at the D:Dive Into Media conference this week, executive vice president Eun refused to be drawn on more specific insights around the regular court appearances legal teams from the two companies have made, but said that it represented "a loss" to innovation overall, despite Samsung's own efforts to push its software portfolio.

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Apple’s Tim Cook opposed Samsung “thermonuclear” war say sources

Apple’s Tim Cook opposed Samsung “thermonuclear” war say sources

The multi-billion dollar legal war with Samsung would not have taken place had Apple CEO Tim Cook had his way, with reports claiming the current chief exec was against Apple founder Steve Jobs' "thermonuclear" war with its Korean rival. Cook, who was Apple's Chief Operating Officer until he was made CEO, was supposedly concerned about Samsung's vital role as a parts supplier, Reuters reports, which has become critical to Apple's operations.

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Ruling: Samsung didn’t willfully infringe on Apple’s patents

Ruling: Samsung didn’t willfully infringe on Apple’s patents

The Apple - Samsung patent legal case has been a long one, and its far from over. Today, however, marked a rather significant moment, with Judge Lucy Koh ruling that Samsung did not willfully infringe on Apple's patents. This is in regards to the patents for which the Korean company was slapped with an over $1 billion fine. At the heart of the ruling is an argument on Samsung's part that it had believed Apple's patents to be invalid.

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Apple and Samsung add array of devices to patent lawsuit

Apple and Samsung add array of devices to patent lawsuit

It has been a while since we last heard about the patent war between Apple and Samsung, but that doesn't mean the two companies haven't been busy going at each other. Earlier today, it was ruled that both companies can introduce new gadgets into their ongoing lawsuit, including the iPhone 5 and Galaxy Note II. Both sides claim the other's gadgets infringe on its patents.

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Samsung secrecy bid denied: Apple gets Android sales stats from arch-rival

Samsung secrecy bid denied: Apple gets Android sales stats from arch-rival

Samsung must reveal its sales figures for each device deemed infringing on Apple's patents in the US, after an appeal to have the data sealed was denied by the judge. The disclosure was a part of the $1bn award Apple was granted after Samsung was found guilty of copying technology back in August 2012, Bloomberg reports, though the South Korean company moved to have the requirement postponed until its appeal goes before the Federal Circuit court.

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Apple drops Samsung Galaxy S III Mini from patent case

Apple drops Samsung Galaxy S III Mini from patent case

Mark one in the win column, folks. Apple has dropped Samsung's latest device, the Galaxy S III Mini, from its patent case against the Korean-based company. Apple agreed in a court filing to drop its infringement claims against the Galaxy S III Mini. Apple initially included the device because it was available for sale through Amazon.com, but Samsung argued that the device had not been officially released in the US, and therefore shouldn't be covered.

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Samsung may face $15 billion fine for attempting to ban Apple products in Europe

Samsung may face $15 billion fine for attempting to ban Apple products in Europe

Apple and Samsung have been raging a legal war against each other over the past several months, and while Samsung lost a $1 billion lawsuit earlier this year, the company may be in for even more hurt. Samsung might be facing a serious blow from the European commission for trying to get Apple products banned in Europe.

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Samsung EU antitrust charges imminent after Apple complaints

Samsung EU antitrust charges imminent after Apple complaints

Google isn't the only company in the European Commission's firing line: Samsung faces imminent antitrust charges from the EC, the competition chief confirmed today, over claims the Korean firm inappropriately used its wireless patents. "We will issue a statement of objections very soon" EU competition commissioner Joaquin Almunia said today, Reuters reports, the first official notification to Samsung that it must answer for its behavior in the European market.

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