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.
Appeals Court Says Samsung Didn't Copy Apple's Designs
A federal appeals court today reversed part of a verdict won by Apple against foe Samsung regarding its designs and patents. Apple alleged Samsung copied its iPhone designs, or "trade dress," as part of its 2011-2012 lawsuit.
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.
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!