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Samsung plans to appeal recent $120 million damages award; wants it lowered to "zero"

Samsung has finally commented on the $120 million it's been ordered to pay Apple for infringing upon their IP. The company's response, not surprisingly, is that they plan on fighting and appealing the judgement. Bloomberg, citing lead Samsung lawyer John Quinn, reports that Samsung believes that...

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Apple's Data Tapping patent accounted for 85% of its damages award

A jury on Monday finalized Apple's damages award, leaving the company's original $119 million figure intact. While Apple at trial asserted five patents, the jury determined that Samsung's products infringed upon three of them. And from those three, one patent in particular accounted for the vast...

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Jury leaves Apple's $119 million damages award intact

After a jury last week found that a number of Samsung products infringed upon Apple's patents, Apple was awarded $119.6 million in damages. Not too long afterwards, Apple's legal team discovered that damages connected to one infringing Samsung device had not been included in the final tally....

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Google will not cover Samsung's damages amount

During Apple and Samsung's recent trial, it was revealed that Google agreed to help foot the bill for Samsung's legal costs and indemnify the company for any damages connected to two specific Apple patents at issue in the case -- patent '959 which pertains to Unified Search and patent '414 which...

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Apple comments on patent win as final judgement amount looms

Late on Friday, news broke that the jury in Apple and Samsung's second California litigation had reached a verdict. When the dust settled, the jury found that Samsung had in fact infringed upon a number of Apple patents, subsequently awarding the company $119.6 million in damages. The jury also...

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As trial concludes, Samsung states: "We don't think we owe Apple a nickel"

With Apple and Samsung's second California trial coming to an end, both sides this week presented their closing arguments to the jury. Whereas the first trial between the two tech giants was rife with behind the scenes info detailing the origins of the iPhone, not to mention a slew of fascinating...

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Apple and others reach settlement agreement in anti-poaching class action suit

The anti-poaching class action lawsuit that embroiled a number of high profile tech companies has come to an end. The New York Times reports that Apple, Google, Intel, and Adobe all reached settlement agreements with the plaintiffs party to the dispute. Terms of the settlement were not...

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Apple refuses to join Intellectual Ventures' new patent acquisition fund

Intellectual Ventures is a patent holding company that's often referenced as an example of widescale and aggressive patent trolling. Co-founded by former Microsoft CTO Nathan Myhrvold, Intellectual Ventures likes to spin its business model as creating a net benefit for the tech industry, a...

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According to Samsung, Apple is a slouchy, cool dude

We've heard plenty of internal tidbits about Apple's interworkings thanks to the company's current litigation, but tasty details about Samsung's laundry have been a bit slower to surface. Today brings a humorous look inside Samsung's walls thanks to a company-made slideshow that has been submitted...

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Apple files motion protesting Samsung assertion that Apple doesn't practice patents at issue

Apple and Samsung have only been at it for a day and already the two companies are squabbling. In a motion filed earlier this afternoon, Apple expressed displeasure with the fact that Samsung, during its opening argument, asserted that Apple doesn't practice the patents it's asserting against the...

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Apple/Samsung trial, day 1: Phil Schiller was extremely concerned with Samsung's advertising efforts

Day 1 of Apple and Samsung's second California trial is now in the books. On Tuesday, both Apple and Samsung presented their opening arguments, with both sides naturally presenting vastly different takes on the smartphone revolution. Apple of course contends that Samsung piggy-backed off of its...

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Judge Cote grants class action status to consumers in e-book lawsuit

Reuters is reporting that a federal judge has given consumers the go-ahead to proceed with a class action lawsuit against Apple for colluding with a number of publishing houses to raise the price of e-books. U.S. District Judge Denise Cote said the plaintiffs had "more than met their burden" to...

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Primer on Apple vs. Samsung Part II

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...

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BlackBerry successfully prevents Apple from hiring top executive... for now

It looks like we may have a Mark Papermaster scenario on our hands. iMore reports that Apple is facing a legal battle from BlackBerry over its attempt to hire Sebastien Marineau-Mes as the company's VP of Core OS. While at BlackBerry, Marineau-Mes was a SVP of Software. According to reports,...

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Steve Jobs wasn't even okay with Google hiring former Apple engineers

Earlier this week, PandoDaily released a treasure trove of information pertaining to the anti-poaching agreements many top Silicon Valley tech firms entered into a few years back, including an email showing showing that Steve Jobs angrily called Google co-founder Sergey Brin over Google's attempt...

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