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.
You might say the week is never really done in consumer technology news. Your workweek, however, hopefully draws to a close at some point. This is the Weekly Roundup on Engadget, a quick peek back at the top headlines for the past seven days -- all handpicked by the editors here at the site. Click on through the break, and enjoy.
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.
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 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.
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.
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.
Apple last week filed a motion seeking to recoup US$15.7 million out of the approximately $60 million it incurred in legal fees during its first trial against Samsung.In its brief detailing all of the legal work that went into litigating the case, Apple writes that its legal fees were "multiplied" on account of Samsung's own conduct during the discovery process.
The Dutch Court of Appeals in The Hague has now confirmed (Google Translate) what the Internet has long known: blocking The Pirate Bay is ineffective . The court ruled Tuesday that the Pirate Bay block at Dutch ISPs XS4ALL and Ziggo must be lifted immediately.
Even while scheduled for a mediation session, Samsung and Apple have already notified the San Jose Federal courthouse of both parties' patents and products for inclusion in an upcoming trial. This third trial in the very same courthouse under the very same judge will cover 5 patents and 10 mobile devices on each side.