Apple-HTC Patent Agreement Is Bad News for Samsung
A redacted version of the patent licensing agreement between Apple and HTC was released by Samsung ahead of today's scheduled courtroom hearing between Apple and Samsung. The two companies will present arguments to U.S. District Court Judge Lucy Koh in San Jose concerning the $1.05 billion verdict levied against Samsung earlier this year. Samsung had hoped details of the Apple-HTC licensing agreement, which was struck in November, would help its case with Apple. It does not. Specifically, Samsung believed that if the Apple-HTC agreement included Apple's design and user experience patents, then Samsung could escape some of the damages from the guilty verdict. Instead, the licensing agreement covers technical and engineering patents only, and specifically warns HTC from cloning or copying Apple's designs and user experience. A number of Samsung's smartphone would found guilty of infringing on Apple's design and technical patents. The hearing between Apple and Samsung gets under way later today.
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.
Samsung to Pay Apple $548M for Patents - with a Catch
Samsung will send Apple a check for $548 million to settle its ongoing patent litigation, according to FOSS Patents. The companies filed paperwork with a California court on Dec.
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.
Apple making the rules.
Design and user experience- Does Apple get to decide who is copying their design and user experience? Looks like they selected Samsung and not HTC for being guilty on this front.
All of these smartphones look the same and give a similar user experience. Apple sued Samsung because they are Apple's only real threat. If this were about integrity, and no...
Somewhat understand Apple, but...
It's like Apple wants the best of both worlds: it wants the lack of competitio...
Sh*t just hit the fan!