Judge Denies Samsung's Request for iPhone 5, iPad 3
The judge overseeing the Apple-versus-Samsung patent battle has denied Samsung's request to see unannounced Apple products. The judge indicated that while Samsung is entitled to parity, this particular request was overreaching. In part of the judge's court order, however, the judge indicated obliquely that Apple may not get its wish of an immediate injunction barring Samsung from selling certain models in the U.S. Apple sued Samsung in April, alleging that Samsung has blatantly copied its iPhone and iPad products. Samsung countersued.
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.
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.
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.
It is now Apple's turn to capitalize on their own products to remain attractive rather than trying to stay proprietary to one design at a time. That is what seems to be the underlining perception of what is going on here.
If a restaurant wants to stick with one hamburger choice, it shouldn't get mad when the competiton has taken that hamburger and made it more attractive with more choices. I hate using this analogy, but it does cast an example of how Apple is ...
look at China, they dont believe in patents BS!,
there is enough money for everybody!