Judge Koh Not Changing Apple/Samsung Court Dates
U.S. District Court Judge Lucy Koh has denied Apple's request to move a scheduled December 6 hearing up to a date earlier in the year. The December 6 date, set by Koh, will be when Apple argues why the eight Samsung devices found guilty of infringing on its patents should be permanently banned from sale in the U.S. Judge Koh said Apple's arguments have not convinced her to change the hearing date. Judge Koh is also leaving a scheduled September 20 hearing stand unchanged, which is when Samsung will argue to resume sales of the Galaxy Tab 10.1 tablet. The device was banned in June, when Apple was awarded a preliminary injunction. Apple said that its request is "more urgent" than Samsung's. Apple has yet to formally respond to the latest ruling.
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.
Judge Bans Older Samsung Smartphones
Samsung has been commanded to stop selling several older smartphones after a new court ruling in California. U.S.
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.