Samsung Names iPhone 5 in Latest Anti-Apple Lawsuit
Samsung today filed a new lawsuit against Apple, claiming that the iPhone 5 violates eight of its patents. "We have little choice but to take the steps necessary to protect our innovations and intellectual property rights," said the company in a statement. Apple and Samsung have numerous lawsuits in progress and pending around the world over mobile technology patents. Separately, U.S. District Court Judge Lucy Koh has vacated the ban placed on Samsung's Galaxy Tab 10.1 tablet. The ban was enacted in June ahead of the Apple v. Samsung patent trial that took place over the summer. The jury in that case determined that the Galaxy Tab did not violate Apple's patents.
Skype Expands Video Chat Feature to More Androids
Skype has provided an update to its Android application that adds the video chatting feature to a large number of new Android handsets. Skype notes that Gingerbread is required to use the video chat feature, so owners of the following phones are encouraged to make sure their system is up to date.
U.S. Cellular's First LTE Device Isn't a Phone
U.S. Cellular today announced the availability of the Samsung Galaxy Tab 10.1.
AT&T Adds Carrier Billing Support to Samsung's Media Hub
Samsung and AT&T today announced that owners of devices such as the Galaxy S III will be able to charge purchases in Samsung's Media Hub directly to their AT&T account. Direct carrier billing will first be supported in the GS3, Captivate, and Galaxy Exhilarate.
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.
UI and Trade Dress Patents Samsung is including in the lawsuit
-Making a 'bloop' sound every time the screen is tapped
-"Nature Inspired" widgets that are able to show an actual fake landscape over part of your screen
-Dynamic user interface able to display blue gradients, purple gradients, magenta gradients, *and* fake leather simultaneously.
This is abuse of the legal system
Then of course, they're banned from frivolous legal actions.
Make It Stop!!!
Why can't this be settled reasonably? Please tell me that whoever the loser is has to pay ALL court cost INSTEAD of the taxpayer footing the bill.
I understand that there needs to be a certain level of protection for trade and proprietary design but why cant this be settled diplomatically and expeditiously?