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The jury handed down its decision today in the case between Apple and Samsung in the US. It was a big win for Apple and a sweeping loss for Samsung, which will have to pay nearly $1.05 billion in damages assuming its appeals do not change the damages (and assuming the judge does not impose addi...

August 24th 2012 at 11:00pm 0 Comments
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Apple and Samsung presented their closing arguments earlier this and now the trial of the century is in the hands of the jury. Before deliberations began, Judge Lucy Koh spent a portion of Tuesday afternoon going over 100+ pages of instructions with the jury. We don't have to endure this tediou...

August 22nd 2012 at 11:45am 0 Comments
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Out of respect to Judge Lucy Koh's request last week that the CEOs of Apple and Samsung try to make peace before their trial goes to a jury, Apple's Tim Cook and Samsung's Kwon Oh Hyun will have a last-chance phone call today, according to Bloomberg. The results of that phone call are to be r...

August 20th 2012 at 11:40am 0 Comments
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After all of the disclosures, testimony, and legal maneuvering of the last several weeks, Apple rested its case in the patent infringement case against Samsung. Apple's last stand wasn't exactly without drama. Three of the Samsung phones that Apple had said were infringing on design patents -...

August 14th 2012 at 11:00am 0 Comments
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During today's proceedings at the Apple vs. Samsung patent infringement trial in Northern California, an internal Apple email came to light, where Senior Vice President of Internet Software and Services Eddy Cue suggested that the company manufacture a 7-inch tablet, anticipating a market for a sm...

August 3rd 2012 at 5:25pm 0 Comments
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Judge Lucy Koh denied Apple's request for a judgment that would hand the company a victory in its patent infringement case with Samsung, according to Electronista. Apple made the request after Samsung deliberately defied Judge Koh's order by releasing excluded documents to the media. These docu...

August 3rd 2012 at 12:30pm 0 Comments
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Among the many images of iPhone, iPad and iPod prototypes being used by Apple in its patent infringement case against Samsung, one stands out as something completely different from any other device we've seen -- an iPhone prototype with curved glass on the front and back. Network World's iOnA...

August 2nd 2012 at 1:00pm 0 Comments
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We'll leave labeling of InterDigital to the individual -- whether you prefer patent troll or non-practicing entity, the semantics don't concern us. What does concern us, however, is the IP firm's ongoing legal battle with Nokia, and its recent victory over the Finnish manufacturer in the US Court...

August 2nd 2012 at 9:48am 0 Comments