Judge Orders Apple, Samsung CEOs to Meet for Third Time
U.S. District Court Judge Lucy Koh has ordered that the CEOs of both Apple and Samsung meet once more in hopes that the patent- and design-related lawsuit between the two companies can be settled before the case goes to the jury. Koh believes that sending the case to the jury could turn out badly for either or both companies. "I see risk here for both sides," said Koh. "It is time for peace." The case has been underway for several week, with each company accusing the other of various infractions related to their smartphone and tablet businesses. At the heart of the case, Apple believes Samsung "slavishly copied" its iPhone and iPad designs. Both CEOs agreed to the judge's most recent request.
Synaptics Says A 'Top Five' Phone Company to Use Its Under-the-Glass Fingerprint Reader
Synaptics today said of the five largest phone manufacturers in the world has agreed to use its Clear ID FS9500 optical, in-display fingerprint sensor. The FS9500 can scan fingerprints through the full thickness of smartphone cover glass, which means device makers can create sleek, button-free designs and still include a fingerprint reader on the front.
Target Adds Mobile Payment Feature to its App
Target today made it possible for people to make in-store payments with their smartphones through the Target mobile app. Similar to Walmart’s offering, shoppers can link their debit cart to the new Wallet function within the Target app.
Apple vs. Samsung Heads Back to Court
Samsung will get another chance to reduce the amount of money it owes to Apple for copying the look of the iPhone. The original verdict is not in question: Samsung is guilty of violating Apple's design patents in a case that dates back to April 2011.
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.
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