Judge Demands Apple and Samsung Consolidate Lawsuits
The judge overseeing some of the patent- and intellectual property-related lawsuits pending between Apple and Samsung has ordered the two companies to streamline the number of complaints between them. The companies have already reduced the complaints by a few, but Judge Lucy Koh of the U.S. District Court for the Northern District of California says the two firms have not gone far enough. "I think that's cruel and unusual punishment to a jury, so I'm not willing to do it," she said. "If you're going to trial in July, this is not going to be acceptable." The trial is scheduled to start July 30, but Apple and Samsung have until Monday to boil down the suits.
Jury Says Samsung Violated 2 Apple Patents, Awards $119M
A federal jury in California today found Samsung guilty of violating technology patents held by Apple. Specifically, Samsung infringed on two patents that cover data tapping (making calls from within an email) and autocomplete.
Apple Denied Injunction Bid Against Samsung
Apple lost in its attempt to ban the sale of select Samsung devices today, as U.S. District Court Judge Lucy Koh denied Apple's request.
Jury Adjusts What Samsung Owes Apple
A jury in San Jose today adjusted the damages owed to Apple by Samsung for violating its smartphone patents. Last Friday, a jury found Samsung guilty of infringing on two Apple patents.
Apple Faces New Trial in iTunes Patent Squabble
A judge tossed $532.9 million in damages levied against Apple earlier this year after reevaluating the results of the trial. In February, a jury found Apple guilty of infringing on three patents owned by Texas-based SmartFlash, a patent-holding company.