Microsoft Licensed Design Patents from Apple
An Apple executive today revealed that Microsoft has licensed design patents, but agreed to an "anti-cloning" clause that prevented Microsoft from copying some of Apple's iPhone and iPad designs in its own products. The information came from Boris Teksler, an Apple executive who testified in the Apple/Samsung patent trial today. Teksler also revealed that Apple reached out to Samsung in 2010 regarding patent licenses, but Samsung refused Apple's offer.
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.
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.
Jury Says Samsung On the Hook for $539M Over Apple Designs
A California jury today decided that Samsung must pay Apple $539 million for copying its smartphone designs. The decision comes after a retrial concerning the amount of damages owed for the 2012 case that found Samsung guilty of infringing on Apple's design patents.
Samsung to Pay Apple $548M for Patents - with a Catch
Samsung will send Apple a check for $548 million to settle its ongoing patent litigation, according to FOSS Patents. The companies filed paperwork with a California court on Dec.
Court Blocks Samsung's Attempt to Appeal Apple Ruling
A federal appeals court has shut down Samsung's hopes of overturning a jury verdict that found it guilty of violating Apple's patents. In 2012, a jury found Samsung had willfully violated a number of Apple patents in handsets such as the Galaxy S and S2.
Smart move Microsoft.
better to shell out the cash than to potentially have a bigger loss of 2+billion.
if Samsung lose, expect the next samsung phone to cost 100$ more!