Apple, Samsung Both Found Guilty In Korean Patent Case
A patent infringement case in South Korea has concluded with Apple and Samsung both found to have infringed on certains patents held by the other. Apple's patents on the design of the iPhone and iPad were part of the case, but Samsung was not found to have infringed. Rather, Samsung was found guilty of treading on Apple's patent on the "bounce" when reaching the end of a list or other screen. Apple, meanwhile, was found to have infringed on Samsung patents related to networking. Both companies face injunctions and small fines. Apple is barred form selling the iPhone 3GS and 4, as well as some iPads, in Korea. Samsung is barred from selling the Galaxy S II and Galaxy Nexus.
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.
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.
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.
A Positive For Apple.
Is this the result they wanted ?