Patent War

  • Apple spends over $60 million on US lawyers against Samsung 07-12-2013 02:32 PM

    San Francisco: Apple Inc has paid its leading outside law firm approximately $60 million to wage patent litigation against Samsung Electronics Co Ltd in a California federal court, according to Apple legal documents filed late on Thursday. Apple and Samsung are engaged in global litigation over each other's intellectual property....
  • 5 things to know about $290 million Apple verdict 24-11-2013 04:22 PM

    San Jose: A jury ordered Samsung Electronics to pay Apple $290 million for copying features of the iPhone and iPad. That was in addition to $640 million the South Korea-based Samsung already owed Apple from a previous trial. Samsung plans to appeal the $930 million in damages in a San...
  • Jury set to decide how much Samsung owes Apple for copying iPhone, iPad features 20-11-2013 04:28 PM

    San Jose: A Silicon Valley began its second day of deliberations Wednesday in a trial to determine damages owed by Samsung Electronics for infringing on Apple's patents. The jury asked the judge for calculators Tuesday to help it determine how much Samsung owes for copying key features of the iPhone...
  • Microsoft wins patent trial against Google's Motorola 05-09-2013 09:15 AM

    Seattle: Microsoft said on Wednesday a jury decided in its favour in the second of two trials in federal court in Seattle concerning Motorola Mobility's licensing of so-called standard, essential patents used in Microsoft products. The jury agreed with Microsoft's claim that phone maker Motorola, owned by Google, broke agreements...
  • South Korea says concerned about US decision on some Apple models 05-08-2013 12:46 PM

    Seoul: The South Korean government on Monday expressed concerns about the decision by the United States to overrule a sales ban of some Apple Inc models. The Obama administration vetoed a US trade panel's ban on the import and sale of some older iPhones and iPads, reversing a ruling that...
  • US agency ITC rules for Samsung, bans Apple iPhone 4 imports 05-06-2013 09:49 AM

    New York: A US trade agency on Tuesday issued a ban on imports of Apple's iPhone 4 and a variant of the iPad 2 after finding the devices violate a patent held by South Korean rival Samsung Electronics. Because the devices are assembled in China, the import ban would end...
  • Apple and HTC settle global patent battle 11-11-2012 10:10 AM

    Washington: Apple Inc and HTC Corp announced on Saturday a global patent settlement and 10-year licensing agreement that ends one of the first major conflagrations of the smartphone patent wars. Apple sued HTC in 2010, accusing the Taiwanese handset company of infringing on the iPhone maker's patented technology. It was...