Court Tells Samsung It Won't Retry Apple Case
A U.S. appeals court today sided with the International Trade Commission and agreed that Apple is innocent of violating three Samsung patents. The decision, reached by the ITC in June 2013, stands as is and the ITC will not be forced to revive the case. The ITC case is entirely separate from the trial that took place between Apple and Samsung in California last month. Last month's case involved different patents. Apple was awarded $119 million in damages after a jury found Samsung guilty of infringing three smartphone patents.
Memoji Lets iPhone Users Make their Own, Self-Styled Animoji
iOS 12 will make iMessage more fun, says Apple, thanks to the addition of Memoji. Similar to the way Samsung's AR Emoji work, the iOS 12 Memoji will let people customize an animated emoji sticker that resembles their face.
Unicode 11 with Dozens of New Emoji Arrives June 5
New emoji are coming to a phone near you, eventually. Unicode 11.0, which was finalized in February, will be released on June 5, according to Emojipedia.
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.
Supreme Court Refusal Means Samsung Owes Apple $120M
The U.S. Supreme Court today said it will not review an appeal made by Samsung to overturn a $120 million fine owed to Apple for violating the latter's patented technology.