Samsung Seeks to Keep Phones On Store Shelves
Samsung has asked a U.S. court to stand by its initial ruling that denied Apple its own pre-trial request to block sales of the Galaxy Nexus. The initial ruling was made in October, but Apple appealed. Apple wants to ban sales of the Galaxy Nexus in the U.S. ahead of a patent-related trial that is not expected to begin until March 2014. Apple asked all nine of the judges in the Federal Circuit to reexamine the decision. Samsung filed documents with the court last week suggesting that Apple doesn't have enough evidence for such a ban. Samsung's request comes after several government organizations have suggested they don't like the idea of banning products over patent infringement claims. In a separate lawsuit, Samsung was hit with a $1.05 billion infringement verdict, but in that case the judge denied Apple's request for a product ban. The amount of money Samsung has to pay Apple is not yet finalized. The two companies are at odds with one another in courtrooms around the globe over patents pertaining to smartphones.
Target Adds Mobile Payment Feature to its App
Target today made it possible for people to make in-store payments with their smartphones through the Target mobile app. Similar to Walmart’s offering, shoppers can link their debit cart to the new Wallet function within the Target app.
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.
Court Says Samsung Phones Should Have Been Banned
An appeals court today said a lower court was wrong to deny Apple's request of an injunction against select Samsung smartphones. In May 2014, a jury awarded Apple $120 million in a case against Samsung concerning patents.
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.
What is Apple's obsession...
I mean, I understand (to a degree) why they insist on filing patent and trademark lawsuits, and that is certainly their legal right to do, but......goddamn it seems like every time they file a claim they want the court to immediately and unilaterally ban anything and everything Apple lists in the suit, on Apple's word that the products are infringing before there is a trial to determine guilt or damages. And this is even after at least one government agency has come out against banning anything over a patent dispute.
I just find it really quite odd how they handle themselves.
It's why they are down under $500 from their $700+ high... people see the lack of a future.