Jury Exonerates Apple and LG in Alcatel Patent Case
Apple and LG were today found not to infringe on Alcatel-Lucent patents. The jury's finding concludes a week-long trial that took place in San Diego federal court. Alcatel-Lucent claimed Apple and LG were violating its video compression patents in phones such as the Apple iPhone and the LG Chocolate Touch, Bliss, Mystique, and others. Alcatel-Lucent was looking to score $173 million in damages from Apple and LG. Apple's lawyers were pleased with the outcome. Neither LG nor Alcatel-Lucent offered comment. Earlier today, however, Apple was found guilty of infringing three MobileMedia patents in a separate trial. Damages in that case have yet to be assessed
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.
Apple Faces New Trial in iTunes Patent Squabble
A judge tossed $532.9 million in damages levied against Apple earlier this year after reevaluating the results of the trial. In February, a jury found Apple guilty of infringing on three patents owned by Texas-based SmartFlash, a patent-holding company.
VirnetX Lawsuit Returns to Take a Bite Out of Apple
Apple was ordered this week to pay VirnetX Holding Corp $302 million in damages for violating the company's patented technology. This case has been bouncing around the court system since 2010 when VirnetX accused Apple's FaceTime app of using its intellectual property concerning VPNs without permission.
Jury Says Samsung On the Hook for $539M Over Apple Designs
A California jury today decided that Samsung must pay Apple $539 million for copying its smartphone designs. The decision comes after a retrial concerning the amount of damages owed for the 2012 case that found Samsung guilty of infringing on Apple's design patents.
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