Apparently it's time for the French to deliver Apple's tit for Samsung's tat won in US courts last week. Sammy's request for an injunction against the sale of the iPhone 4S was rejected by a court in France, which called the reaction out of proportion with its claims of intellectual property theft.
The Wall Street Journal is reporting that the US Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit on Monday found that Judge Lucy Koh erred when she ruled, back in Apple and Samsung's summer of 2012 trial, that infringing Samsung products should not be subject to a permanent injunction.The appeals court ruled unanimously that US District Judge Lucy Koh in San Jose, Calif.
If you’re not tired of it all yet, here’s another segment of the legal tug of war between frenemies Samsung and Apple. The news this time hails all the way from Samsung’s home town of South Korea. Unfortunately for Samsung, the victory is Apple’s.
Does anyone actually cable up to a printer anymore? Not if they're kitted out withGoogle Cloud Print,Apple AirPrint, or Sammy's new alternative: Samsung Cloud Print. The service will launch with an Android app in June, followed by an iOS version in the second half of the year and possibly a Smart TV app at some point too, and all the apps will come with a number of promises about security.
Virtually everyone in the UK (andmany an Engadget reader) is familiar with Stephen Fry's iconic voice, but will anyone remember it in, say, 50 years? He certainly hopes so, but just to be sure, Wikipedia has recorded it for posterity and pegged it to hisbio page.
Apple and Samsung's second major patent trial gets underway in California today. While the parties involved remain the same, the products and patents at issue are substantially different. Undoubtedly, in the coming weeks we'll be inundated with day-to-day reports relaying the latest news from the courtroom.
Since Turkeyblockedaccess to Twitter in late March -- in response to posts about the prime minister's alleged corruption -- there's been plenty of legal back-and-forth, with the ban even beingliftedtemporarily as judges weighed complaints against the government.
Perpetualcourt combatantsApple and Samsung have revealed their final list of allegations ahead of a trial starting March 31st. Though each started with five disputed patents, Samsung only has four now since a multimedia sync patent wasknocked out earlierby Judge Lucy Koh. She also gave Apple a summary judgement win on its auto-complete IP, putting it ahead before the trial even begins.
Apple today remains embroiled in patent disputes with Samsung and Motorola across the globe. With top law firms charging as much as US$1,000 per hour for complex patent disputes, there's no doubt that Apple's legal bills are rather significant.
Pay attention to the road. At least, until the cars are able to drive themselves. That's the rule, and it was probably one of the reasons why Google Glass early-adopter Cecilia Abadie gotticketedfor donning the wearable at the wheel.
Apple didn’t infringe on certain Samsung patents and won’t have to pay damages in a Japanese court ruling, Bloomberg reports. A Tokyo District Court ruled the iPhone 4, 4s, and iPad 2 don’t infringe on Samsung data communication patents. Samsung expressed their disappointment with the decision and noted that the company may appeal the ruling. Apple’s U.S.
Apple and Samsung have been having legal battles on several fronts in courts around the world for years. Last year, Samsung was able to get hands on some confidential licensing agreements between Apple, Ericsson, and Nokia.
In addition to the nearly US$1 billion judgment Apple secured against Samsung for patent infringement, Apple now wants the Korean-based tech giant to foot a percentage of its legal costs.In a motion filed on Thursday, Apple articulates why Samsung should fork over $15.7 million in attorneys' fees.
Finally. Following afalse starta couple of weeks ago (and someprotracted discussions), Apple hasconfirmedthat the iPhone 5s and 5c will reach China Mobile on January 17th, 2014 as part of a multi-year deal. As hinted earlier, both smartphones willsupport the carrier's TD-LTEand TD-SCDMA networks. Pricing isn't available just yet, but customers can pre-register starting on December 25th.
Turkey's country-wide Twitter ban has already beentemporarily liftedon a national level, but the stay-of-execution wasn'tcompletelyuniversal. One of the three court orders that prompted theoriginal banforced Twitter to use its Country Withheld Content tool on an account that had reportedly accused Turkey's former prime minister of corruption, effectively blocking it from the view of Turkish users.
A federal appeals court made a decision on Monday that will give Apple another chance to seek sales bans of certain Samsung devices, the Wall Street Journal reports. The appeals court ruled unanimously that Judge Lucy Koh “made errors” when denying Apple’s request to ban 26 Samsung products from sale in the U.S. last year.
Samsung and Apple are still fighting in court with no signs of the feud lessening any time soon. Samsung made a court filing this week in the legal battle between the two companies that has to be embarrassing for the Apple legal team.