Judge Agrees to Review Apple v Samsung Foreman Behavior
Judge Lucy Koh will review Samsung's complaints about the foreman of the jury that delivered a $1 billion patent judgement against it. Samsung accused the foreman of misconduct. Koh's order read, in part, "The Court will consider the questions of whether the jury foreperson concealed information during voir dire, whether any concealed information was material, and whether any concealment constituted misconduct." The discrepancy pertains to the foreman's past relationship with technology companies and his involvement in litigation between them. He was at one point employed by Seagate and sued by the company. Samsung says that it has a "substantial strategic relationship" with Seagate and that the foreman should have disclosed this prior relationship. Samsung was convicted of infringing on Apple's smartphone patents in the trial, which concluded in August. Koh will review the foreman's conduct during a scheduled December 6 hearing.
Comcast Details Mobile Phone Service as Xfinity Mobile
Comcast today revealed details of its forthcoming Xfinity Mobile phone service. The company will use Verizon's 4G LTE network for the service, using an existing MVNO agreement.
Jury Adjusts What Samsung Owes Apple
A jury in San Jose today adjusted the damages owed to Apple by Samsung for violating its smartphone patents. Last Friday, a jury found Samsung guilty of infringing on two Apple patents.
Jury Says Samsung Violated 2 Apple Patents, Awards $119M
A federal jury in California today found Samsung guilty of violating technology patents held by Apple. Specifically, Samsung infringed on two patents that cover data tapping (making calls from within an email) and autocomplete.
Apple Denied Injunction Bid Against Samsung
Apple lost in its attempt to ban the sale of select Samsung devices today, as U.S. District Court Judge Lucy Koh denied Apple's request.