Apple Asks For $707M More in Damages from Samsung
Apple has requested that Samsung pay it an additional $707 million in damages above the $1 billion already awarded to Apple over violated patents. Both Apple and Samsung submitted motions regarding the case this week. Apple said it arrived at this new amount by calculating how Samsung's early infringements led to successes with subsequent devices (variants of the Galaxy S and S II). U.S. District Court Judge Lucy Koh has the authority to triple the damages awarded by the jury. Further, Apple requested that a total of 26 Samsung devices be banned for sale in the U.S., even though many are no longer available. At the same time, Samsung filed a motion requesting that the $1 billion penalty be reduced to just $35 million. It believes the jury miscalculated the damages associated with the patent violations. Samsung also believes that the jury's decisions concerning Apple's patents were "unreasonable." Last, Samsung asked that the entire decision be vacated. It argues that the time constraints placed on the trial by Judge Koh severely curtailed its ability to plead its case.
Samsung Exhibit for T-Mobile Turns Two
T-Mobile and Samsung today announced the Samsung Exhibit II 4G. The new phone is similar to the first Exhibit in most respects, but switches from a Samsung Hummingbird processor to a Qualcomm Snapdragon.
Samsung Provides List of Devices to Receive Jelly Bean
Samsung today named the smartphones and tablets that it plans to update to Android 4.1 Jelly Bean. In an email sent to The Verge, Samsung spokesperson Kiyung Nam said the Galaxy S II, Note, S Advance, S II LTE, Chat, Ace 2, Beam, Ace Plus, Mini 2, and S Duos smartphones will receive Jelly Bean.
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.
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.
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.
For anyone siding with Samsung
1) It was deliberately styled to resemble Apple's fake leather calendar on the iPad and MacOS.
2) The stock Android calendar is much more beautiful than either.
3) Even Apple's ugly fake leather calendar is more attractive than the Samsung knockoff.
4) Samsung's ugly fake leather calendar is less functional than the stock Android Calendar
Now ask yourself-
Is Apple really stifling innovation with these lawsuits, or simply stifling a bunch of morons so lazy with their design and execution that they aren't even tasteful as to what they *copy.*
And yes, Apple is stifling innovation.
One of many news items that show how easy overturning this "Win" for Apple is going to be. Jury Misconduct is big big big.
Everyone knows Apple is...
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Samsung is winning everywhere else...
Samsung did nothing wrong. This is all about an american jury siding with an american company. The case has been lost by Apple in 4 other countries. The day a company can win a case over things like rectangles wi
No, Samsung copied Apple's trade dress, design elements.... and UI conventions.... and iconography, all of which Apple had trademarked or patented.
Americans aren't Koreans- there's no ...
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