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Just like Taylor Swift in Bad Blood, Samsung has also found a powerful group of backers in its fight against Apple in court. According to a document unearthed by Inside Sources, Google, Facebook, eBay, Dell, HP and other big tech corporations have submitted a "friend of the court" brief on July 1s...

July 21st 2015 at 3:03am 0 Comments
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In the continuing legal tangle between Samsung and Apple, a federal judge has denied Samsung's request to invalidate a pair of patents related to the iPhone's slide-to-unlock feature and unified search, Mac Observer reports. Both patents are part of Apple's infringement cases against Samsung, which...

August 25th 2014 at 1:00pm 0 Comments
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Confirming what a lot of us thought already, Google is more than a little interested in Apple and Samsung's continuing court battle. New evidence revealed by Apple's lawyers outlines emails from Google that offered to foot some of the damages (if Samsung lost), as well as cover part of the legal c...

April 23rd 2014 at 12:03am 0 Comments
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The ongoing Apple-Samsung trial is unearthing some interesting behind-closed-door secrets on both sides. Something we hadn't seen in the preceding legal tussles however, and presented by Recode, was a handful of slides from an Apple internal meeting in April 2013 regarding its plans for 2014. Alon...

April 6th 2014 at 11:08pm 0 Comments
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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' fee...

December 6th 2013 at 5:00pm 0 Comments
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Remember Apple's big legal win against Samsung last year? In that patent-infringement case, which ended almost exactly one year ago, Samsung was ordered to pay Apple US$1 billion in damages (later reduced by $450 million) after willfully infringing on five of Apple's patents. Yesterday, Samsung wa...

August 23rd 2013 at 4:00pm 0 Comments
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As reported by the Wall Street Journal, on Saturday the Obama administration vetoed the US International Trade Commission's import ban on older models of Apple's iPads and iPhones. The ITC ordered the ban after it found the Apple devices infringed a Samsung patent. The ban, had it been enforced, w...

August 3rd 2013 at 3:15pm 0 Comments
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When Steve Jobs first introduced the iPhone at Macworld 2007, he elicited quite a few laughs when he exclaimed, "... and boy have we patented it!" Two years later, starting with its 2009 suit against Nokia, Apple's patent infringement lawsuits began piling up in quick succession. Since then,...

May 7th 2013 at 6:00pm 0 Comments