Apple, Samsung Suits Tossed by German Court
The court in Germany overseeing patent-related lawsuits between Apple and Samsung has dismissed both cases. The Mannheim Regional Court rejected Apple's slide-to-unlock complaint against Samsung, and rejected Samsung's standard essential 3G patent complaint against Apple. The European Commission is currently reviewing Samsung's patent lawsuit practices, and is investigating whether or not Samsung is abusing the fair, reasonable, and non-discriminatory practices regarding standard essential patents. The two companies still have cases pending in a number of countries, including the U.S.
Powermat to Upgrade Starbucks Charging Mats to Support iPhone X
Powermat, which has deployed PMA-compliant wireless chargers at thousands of Starbucks locations around the U.S., plans to update its charging pads to support the iPhone X, iPhone 8 Plus, and iPhone 8 from Apple. At the moment, there are two competing wireless charging standards, PMA and Qi.
Appeals Court Says Samsung Owes Apple $120M
A federal appeals court today reinstated a $120 million patent verdict against Samsung. Samsung was initially found to be infringing on Apple's slide-to-unlock and autocorrect patents in 2014.
Supreme Court to Hear Apple v. Samsung Patent Case
The U.S. Supreme Court has agreed to hear Samsung's petition regarding its patent-based litigation with Apple.
Court Blocks Samsung's Attempt to Appeal Apple Ruling
A federal appeals court has shut down Samsung's hopes of overturning a jury verdict that found it guilty of violating Apple's patents. In 2012, a jury found Samsung had willfully violated a number of Apple patents in handsets such as the Galaxy S and S2.