Samsung Sniffing Through HTC-Apple Settlement to Find Cracks
Samsung may force Apple to turn over a copy of the recent patent-licensing deal it struck with HTC, reports Reuters. The move could undermine Apple's legal battle with Samsung depending on how the settlement with HTC is worded. Specifically, Samsung wants to know if the settlement covers all of Apple's patents, or if it excludes Apple's "user experience" patents. Apple has previously said it would not license patents that pertain to its user experience. At the same time, Apple wants Samsung's phones banned in the U.S. for copying its designs and user experiences. If the settlement between HTC and Apple does in fact cover the user experience patents, Samsung would have a better chance of preventing a ban of its products. The judge overseeing the $1.05 billion verdict against Samsung is hearing arguments in the case with respect to potential damages on December 6.
Powermat to Upgrade Starbucks Charging Mats to Support iPhone X
Powermat, which has deployed PMA-compliant wireless chargers at thousands of Starbucks locations around the U.S., plans to update its charging pads to support the iPhone X, iPhone 8 Plus, and iPhone 8 from Apple. At the moment, there are two competing wireless charging standards, PMA and Qi.
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.
Appeals Court Exonerates Samsung in $120M Case
Samsung won a reversal of a $120 million patent-related fine thanks to the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit in Washington, D.C.
Supreme Court to Hear Apple v. Samsung Patent Case
The U.S. Supreme Court has agreed to hear Samsung's petition regarding its patent-based litigation with Apple.
HTC Droid DNA
Love the article names today!
Nice. However, I think that both companies may have been sniffing a little bit, based on their recent behaviour, that is.
"Apple Hoping to Settle Motorola Lawsuits Via Abortion"
"Review: HTC Droid DVDA for Verizon Wireless"