Apple, Samsung and others demand patent trolling protection from EU judges

By Christian Zibreg on Feb 25, 2014

After asking the United States Supreme Court to approve of stiffer penalties for patent trolls who bring frivolous lawsuits against them, Apple and Samsung – along with seventeen other technology companies – have joined forces and issued a letter to the European Union asking for limits on injunctions in patent infringement cases.

As reported by Bloomberg, the companies are asking EU judges to curb patent trolls and introduce anti-trolling changes into Unified Patent Court and the upcoming European Unitary Patent systemRead More

 

Samsung and Apple bosses fail to resolve patent disputes in mediation talks

By Christian Zibreg on Feb 14, 2014

We told you in January that Samsung and Apple CEOs were scheduled to meet for a new round of peace talks ahead of a trial next month. According to multiple reports today, the meeting between Apple CEO Tim Cook and Samsung mobile chief and co-CEO JK Shin indeed took place last week, but failed to yield tangible settlement opportunities.

As a result of the failed talks, the two frenemies are definitely going to slug it out in the courtroom all over again in a second California trial scheduled to kick off on March 31, 2014. Grab your popcorn… Read More

 

DoJ reprimands Samsung over leveraging standards-essential patents for import ban

By Christian Zibreg on Feb 10, 2014

The Galaxy maker Samsung has been reprimanded by the United States Department of Justice (DoJ) over its improper use of standards-essential patents in litigation. As Samsung leveraged standards-essential patents to seek an import ban against older Apple products into the United States, DoJ has decided to scold but not fine Samsung as a message of sorts to other companies that asserting these patents to hamper competition isn’t acceptable. The full reveal is after the break… Read More

 

A list of devices and patents involved in upcoming Apple-Samsung trial

By Cody Lee on Feb 5, 2014

Ahead of their high-profile trial, scheduled to start in March, Apple and Samsung have submitted a list of all of the patents they are accusing each other of infringing, and applicable devices. Well this is a pared down list, trimmed by each side at Judge Koh’s orders.

This is the second time the two will meet in Koh’s northern California courtroom. The first time around, Samsung was found guilty of infringing on a few Apple patents and was forced to pay close to $1 billion in damages. This time, there may be even more at stake… Read More

 

Samsung and Google agree to 10-year patent deal

By Cody Lee on Jan 26, 2014

Huge news coming out of Mountain View this afternoon. Google has announced that it has reached a global patent cross-licensing agreement with Android heavyweight Samsung, covering a broad range of technologies and business areas.

Few details are known about the agreement at this time, but the companies have said that it’s a 10-year deal and that it covers all current and future technology patents. The move will bolster the patent positions for both Samsung and Google… Read More

 

Judge tosses two Samsung claims ahead of Apple patent trial

By Cody Lee on Jan 22, 2014

Apple and Samsung are gearing up for round 2 of their landmark US patent trial. The first round ended in Samsung paying nearly $1 billion in damages for infringing on some of Apple’s patents, and this new trial will look for similar infringement in newer devices.

The court proceedings don’t start for another two months, but Samsung has already suffered two big blows. This week, Judge Lucy Koh found the company’s multimedia synchronization patent to be invalid, and found it to infringe on an Apple autocorrect patent… Read More

 
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