Judge Orders Apple and HTC to Reveal Settlement to Samsung
A U.S. judge has granted Samsung's request to see the recently signed patent settlement and licensing agreement struck between Apple and HTC. The settlement, announced earlier this month, ended all the patent litigation between the two companies worldwide. Samsung believes the settlement may offer it a chance to better argue its case against Apple in the U.S. At issue is whether or not the Apple-HTC settlement covers just Apple's engineering patents, or if it also covers Apple's design and/or trade-dress patents. The judge ordered Apple and HTC to turn over the settlement "without delay." Additionally, Samsung has added more Apple products to its patent complaint against Apple, including the the iPod Touch 5, the iPad 4, and the iPad Mini. The two companies have been waging a worldwide patent war since April 2010.
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 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 Vindicated in Another Patent Troll Lawsuit
Apple beat back a lawsuit brought on by a small Honolulu-based company over mobile device patents. GPNE alleged that nine Apple products, including the iPhone and iPad, violated certain patents it holds regarding pager technology.
Nvidia and Samsung Strike Patent Deal, Drop Lawsuits
Nvidia today said it has settled its patent-related litigation with Samsung. The company first sued Samsung in 2014 over smartphone patents and was later sued in turn by Samsung.
It's My Hope That Common Sense Prevails.