Patents War

  • Samsung loses patent fight against Apple but emerges as the winner May 6, 2014

    San Jose: When a jury ordered Samsung to pay Apple $119 million for copying features of the iPhone, it was latest chapter in the worldwide legal fighting between the top two smartphone companies. Friday's damage award was far less than the $2.2 billion Apple demanded and the $930 million a previous...
  • Apple spends over $60 million on US lawyers against Samsung December 7, 2013

    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. The...
  • 5 things to know about $290 million Apple verdict November 24, 2013

    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 Koreabased 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 November 20, 2013

    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 September 5, 2013

    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 with...
  • South Korea says concerned about US decision on some Apple models August 5, 2013

    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 had...
  • US agency ITC rules for Samsung, bans Apple iPhone 4 imports June 5, 2013

    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's...
  • Samsung's $1 billion bill in Apple case reduced by $450 million March 3, 2013

    San Francisco: The two biggest - and bitterest - rivals in the smartphone market will have to endure another bruising trial after a federal judge ruled that jurors miscalculated nearly half the $1 billion in damages it found Samsung Electronics owed Apple Inc. for patent infringement. US District Judge Lucy Koh...
  • Here is how Apple, Samsung love story took an ugly turn February 10, 2013

    San Francisco: It was the late Steve Jobs' worst nightmare. A powerful Asian manufacturer, Samsung Electronics Co Ltd, uses Google Inc's Android software to create smartphones and tablets that closely resemble the iPhone and the iPad. Samsung starts gaining market share, hurting Apple Inc's margins and stock price and...
  • US court rejects Apple's bid to fast track Samsung sales ban February 5, 2013

    San Francisco: A US appeals court rejected Apple Inc's request to fasttrack its bid for a sales ban on several Samsung Electronics Co Ltd phones, ruling the iPhone maker could not argue its case to the full appeals court right away. A lower court judge had rejected Apple's bid...
  • Samsung Galaxy tablets do not infringe Apple design: Dutch court January 17, 2013

    Amsterdam: A Dutch court, citing previous decisions in British courts, has ruled that some Samsung Electronics Galaxy tablets do not infringe an Apple design. Wednesday's ruling by a district court in The Hague concerned the rounded corners of Samsung's Galaxy Tab 10.1, Galaxy Tab 8.9, and Galaxy Tab 7.7. "We continue to...
  • ITC judge sides with Apple against Google on phone patent December 19, 2012

    San Francisco: Google's Motorola Mobility unit cannot assert a patent against Apple Inc which covers a sensor that stops phone users from dialing wrong numbers on touchscreen devices, a US trade judge ruled. In an entry on the US International Trade Commission docket on Tuesday, Administrative Law Judge Thomas Pender ruled...
  • Judge rejects Apple injunction bid vs Samsung December 18, 2012

    California: A US judge denied Apple Inc's request for a permanent injunction against Samsung Electronics' smartphones, depriving the iPhone maker of key leverage in the mobile patent wars. Apple had been awarded $1.05 billion in damages in August after a US jury found Samsung had copied critical features of the iPhone...
  • Apple and HTC settle global patent battle November 11, 2012

    Washington: Apple Inc and HTC Corp announced on Saturday a global patent settlement and 10year 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 Apple's...
  • Nokia hits back at Google in patent war tussle June 2, 2012

    Helsinki: Nokia struck back at Google on Friday over its accusation that the cellphone maker was colluding with Microsoft to make money out of their patents. "Though we have not yet seen the complaint, Google's suggestion that Nokia and Microsoft are colluding on intellectual property rights is wrong," Nokia spokesman Mark...