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Buying HTC won’t solve Samsung’s Apple patent problem

Buying HTC won’t solve Samsung’s Apple patent problem

Apple's licensing deal with HTC has been carefully structured to prevent third-parties such as Samsung from gaining patent protection by strategically acquiring the struggling phone manufacturer, it's been revealed. The agreement between the two firms was announced earlier this month, though neither Apple nor HTC would confirm much in the way of details; however, according to a heavily redacted version found by FOSSPatents, there's a special clause present which automatically invalidates the deal should either Apple or HTC be taken over.

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Samsung is fighting back and wants the iPhone banned

Samsung is fighting back and wants the iPhone banned

The saga between Apple and Samsung is far from over, folks. Whether you like it or not, the two largest mobile phone manufacturers in the world are still cat-fighting over their products. Today, Samsung has asked the US International Trade Commission to reverse a ruling that found Apple not guilty of infringing on Samsung's patents. The ITC is set to announce soon whether it will review the ruling that took place back in September.

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Samsung requests Apple and HTC settlement details

Samsung requests Apple and HTC settlement details

This past weekend, Apple and HTC reached a settlement to end the legal squabble between the two companies. Now Samsung, who has been engaged in a series of lawsuits with Apple across the world, is poking around the deal. Earlier today, the Korean company submitted a formal request in court that, if granted, will require Apple to fork over a copy of the license agreement.

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Apple and Samsung can add products to lawsuit, judge rules

Apple and Samsung can add products to lawsuit, judge rules

On November 6, we reported that Apple and Samsung, in their seemingly never-ending patent war, sought to have additional items added to the existing lawsuit between the two companies. Judge Grewal was reported to have expressed concern that not allowing the companies to add products would trigger a new series of lawsuits. Now, ten days later, he has ruled in favor of the requests.

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Samsung has “no intention” of Apple settlement says mobile chief

Samsung has “no intention” of Apple settlement says mobile chief

Samsung has "no intention" of chasing a settlement with Apple, its mobile chief has insisted, refusing to follow HTC in ending ongoing patent battles outside of the courtroom. Asked whether an HTC-style agreement was in the pipeline, Samsung Mobile head J.K. Shin told press that "we have no such intention" the AFP reports, going on to predict Q4 2012 sales at least as strong as those in Q3.

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Apple must pay Samsung’s UK legal costs after iPad copy comment farce

Apple must pay Samsung’s UK legal costs after iPad copy comment farce

Apple has been forced to pay for Samsung's legal fees in the UK, after an appeals court decided the Cupertino firm's first public statement on the tablet copying ruling was "false and misleading." Having failed to convince a UK court that Samsung had copied its iPad design for its own tablets, Apple produced a passive aggressive statement that, while hosted on its UK site as per the judge's instructions, also cited international court decisions that described Samsung products as "uncool" copies. Now, despite having replaced that original statement - which supposedly had more than 1m hits - with a toned-down version, Apple is being made to pay Samsung's costs in penance.

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Apple vs. Samsung judge to review jury foreman misconduct claims

Apple vs. Samsung judge to review jury foreman misconduct claims

The federal judge who presided over the Apple versus Samsung trial, Judge Lucy Koh, is set to "consider the questions" of whether or not Vel Hogan, the jury foreman in the case, concealed information during the jury selection process. Koh is also looking into how much information Apple attorneys had on Hogan. Koh has said that she will look into the issue at a hearing set for December 6.

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Apple’s mea-culpa Samsung statement hits UK homepage

Apple’s mea-culpa Samsung statement hits UK homepage

Apple has published its freshly-demanded statement of Samsung's copying innocence, having been criticized by judges in the UK for grandstanding with its initial, court mandated declaration. A new section in the footer of the Apple UK homepage now points to a pared-back statement similar to the one printed in various several UK newspapers and magazines on Friday last week, without the extra detail that roused the fury of the judiciary in an appeals court on Thursday.

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Apple’s subdued Samsung statement hits UK press

Apple’s subdued Samsung statement hits UK press

Apple's statement on Samsung's innocence in copying the iPad with its Galaxy Tab tablets has shown up in print, with the court-mandated mea culpa appearing in various UK newspapers today. The text - which, with its pared-back simplicity, is likely to be overlooked by many - was snapped by Tim Acheson in The Guardian, but also featured in other titles. However, Apple is yet to update its UK website with a new version of its statement, having been scolded yesterday by a court of appeal.

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Apple scolded over Samsung “copy” statement: Gets 48hrs to replace it

Apple scolded over Samsung “copy” statement: Gets 48hrs to replace it

Apple has been reprimanded by the UK court of appeal over its passive-aggressive handling of the "Samsung did not copy us" statement, and ordered to replace it with a new explanation on its UK homepage. The original, court-mandated statement was published last week, with Apple setting out a UK court ruling that Samsung had not copied the iPad with its tablets on a standalone page accessed from a link in the homepage footer. However, Bloomberg reports, Apple's choice of words did not meet with judicial approval, and now the Cupertino firm must publish a more obvious statement and leave it on its homepage until December 14.

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Apple posts passive-aggressive “Samsung didn’t copy” statement

Apple posts passive-aggressive “Samsung didn’t copy” statement

Apple's legally-mandated acknowledgement that Samsung did not copy the iPad has gone live on the company's site, though the Cupertino firm does not shy from the opportunity to get a few digs in at its Korean foe. The acknowledgement page, linked from the footnote of Apple's UK homepage, quotes the relevant court order and then the section of the original ruling in which Apple's own products are praised for the "striking" nature of their "extreme simplicity" and "cool design"; it also mentions the judge's comments that Samsung products "are not as cool."

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Samsung infringed on Apple patents, judge rules

Samsung infringed on Apple patents, judge rules

You win some, you lose some. In this case, Samsung is the loser, with a federal trade panel judge ruling that the company infringed on Apple's patents. This is the latest in a long patent war that the two companies have been engaged in for quite some time, and comes after the South Korean company's brief victory in the Netherlands.

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