Apple and Samsung CEOs Agree to Meet Regarding Patents
The executives and general legal counsel from both Apple and Samsung have agreed to meet in San Francisco to discuss a settlement to the on-going patent litigation between the two companies. Presiding Judge Lucy Koh issued an order that read: "The parties have indicated that they are willing to participate in a Magistrate Judge Settlement Conference ('MJSC'). Therefore, the parties are hereby referred to an MJSC with Magistrate Judge Joseph Spero with a 90-day deadline. As the parties have indicated in their joint statement, the chief executive officer and general counsel of Apple and the chief executive officer and general counsel of Samsung shall appear and participate at the MJSC." The two companies have lawsuits pending in nine countries, including the U.S. The patent war was kicked off in April 2011 when Apple sued Samsung for "slavishly" copying its iPhone and iPad designs. The mitigation meeting was not 100% voluntary, though it wasn't 100% compulsory, either. Two patent trials between the companies are scheduled to kick off during the summer months.
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.
Apple Vindicated in Another Patent Troll Lawsuit
Apple beat back a lawsuit brought on by a small Honolulu-based company over mobile device patents. GPNE alleged that nine Apple products, including the iPhone and iPad, violated certain patents it holds regarding pager technology.
Samsung Wants Supreme Court to Decide Patent Case
Samsung hopes the Supreme Court will weigh in on its patent fight with Apple. The company has filed an appeal, asking the high court to review the verdicts reached in Apple's patent-related lawsuit.
Samsung to Pay Apple $548M for Patents - with a Catch
Samsung will send Apple a check for $548 million to settle its ongoing patent litigation, according to FOSS Patents. The companies filed paperwork with a California court on Dec.
About time this nonsense ends. I must say Tim Cook is a lot more reasonable than SJ ever was. If this nonsense is settled soon Apple may yet again gain my respect.
I agree. They need to realize ...