ITC Says Samsung Violated Apple Patents, Orders Ban
The U.S. International Trade Commission today ruled that Samsung violated two patents owned by Apple, though it also cleared Samsung of violating four other Apple patents. The patents that Samsung was found to violate pertain to headphone jacks and scrolling behavior on mobile devices. The ITC ruled that Samsung should be prohibited from importing, selling, and distributing the devices that infringe on the patents. The ban goes into effect in 60 days, during which time the executive branch can choose to veto the ban. The products involved include the Samsung Galaxy Fascinate, Captivate, and S 4G, as well as the Galaxy Tab, and Galaxy Tab 10.1. Earlier this week, the Obama administration vetoed a similar ban that found Apple guilty of infringing on Samsung's patents. In the that case, however, the patents involved were standard essential and were thus held to a different standard. The patents Samsung was found guilty of infringing today are not standard essential.
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.
ITC Says Nvidia Infringed Samsung Patents
A judge at the U.S. International Trade Commission found Nvidia guilty of infringing three patents owned by Samsung.
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 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.
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