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This round of the continuing fisticuffs between Apple and Samsung goes to Apple. FOSS Patents reported yesterday that Germany's Federal Patent Court has invalidated the German part of a Samsung patent for a "turbo encoding / decoding device and method for processing frame data according to QoS....

April 11th 2013 at 1:00pm 0 Comments
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Legal maneuverings continue in the landmark court case between Apple and Samsung in the Northern District of California. In the latest development reported by FOSS Patents, Apple is questioning Judge Lucy Koh's decision to vacate $450 million of the original $1.05 billion award. Apple claims...

March 27th 2013 at 12:00pm 0 Comments
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In the seemingly never-ending battle between Apple and Samsung, Apple just won another round. As you'll remember, Samsung had alleged that juror misconduct was behind Apple's decisive victory against the Korean manufacturer earlier in 2012. Yesterday, Judge Lucy Koh denied Samsung's request for...

December 18th 2012 at 11:30am 0 Comments
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Apple was denied an injunction and Samsung was denied a retrial in a pair of post-trial decisions handed down by Judge Lucy Koh in the United States District Court of the Northern District of California. Koh denied Apple's request for a permanent injunction against the Samsung products that a...

December 18th 2012 at 1:00am 0 Comments
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Samsung and Apple faced off again on Thursday in a California courtroom. The pair met with Judge Lucy Koh to discuss a variety of topics including Apple's injunction against Samsung, the fairness of the US$1 billion award and the credibilty of jury foreman Velvin Hogan. During the proceedings...

December 7th 2012 at 8:30am 0 Comments
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Following the massive $1.05 billion patent ruling against Samsung earlier this year, the company is understandably doing all it can to keep from having to hand the cash to Apple. One such effort involved a thorough investigation of the jury foreman of the case, Velvin Hogan, and an allegation t...

December 3rd 2012 at 6:00pm 0 Comments
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According to an IDG news service report published by Computer World, a Dutch court has banned the sales of Samsung Galaxy products that infringe on an Apple patent. The patent in this case describes a method for scrolling through a photo gallery on a touchscreen device. The ban applies to Galax...

November 28th 2012 at 10:30pm 0 Comments
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Late last week, Apple filed a motion to expand its California infringement lawsuit against Samsung to include the handset maker's latest mobile devices. According to FOSS Patents, Apple added the Galaxy Note II, the Galaxy S III, the Galaxy Tab 8.9 WiFi, the Galaxy Tab 2 10.1, the Rugby Pro and...

November 26th 2012 at 12:30pm 0 Comments
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Samsung apparently won't be swayed by the recent deal between Apple and HTC. According to a report in the Yonhap News, Samsung's mobile and IT division head told reporters that the Korean company doesn't intend to negotiate with Apple. HTC recently signed a 10-year cross-licensing agreement w...

November 14th 2012 at 10:00am 0 Comments