Apple Denied Higher Damages in Samsung Patent Case
A court this week denied Apple's request for increased damages in its patent case against Samsung. Apple argued that Samsung's patent infringement was willful and that the original $1 billion damages awarded by the jury wasn't sufficient compensation for losses from Samsung's infringement. U.S. Federal Judge Lucy Koh disagreed, letting the $1 billion damages stand. However, she has yet to rule on Samsung's request that the damages be lowered.
Synaptics Says A 'Top Five' Phone Company to Use Its Under-the-Glass Fingerprint Reader
Synaptics today said of the five largest phone manufacturers in the world has agreed to use its Clear ID FS9500 optical, in-display fingerprint sensor. The FS9500 can scan fingerprints through the full thickness of smartphone cover glass, which means device makers can create sleek, button-free designs and still include a fingerprint reader on the front.
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.
Samsung to Take Apple Patent Case to Supreme Court
Samsung wants the U.S. Supreme Court to hear its appeal regarding on-going patent litigation with Apple.
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.
It's almost as if Apple's monomanical fixation with Samsung is starting to hurt their bottom line.