Apple Denied Preliminary Samsung Sales Ban by Judge
Apple was unable to convince the courts to issue a preliminary injunction that would have banned Samsung from selling some of its Galaxy smartphones in the U.S. Apple sued Samsung in April in the U.S., alleging that the Korean company "slavishly" copied its smartphone and tablet designs. It asked the judge overseeing the case to issue a preliminary injunction that would have prevented Samsung from selling the infringing devices immediately, but the judge was not convinced. "It is not clear that an injunction on Samsung's accused devices would prevent Apple from being irreparably harmed," wrote U.S. District Judge Lucy Koh in San Jose. Samsung was pleased with the judge's decision. "This ruling confirms our long-held view that Apple's arguments lack merit," said a spokesperson in an email to Reuters. Though Apple has been denied this preliminary injunction, the matter is still headed to court, of which judge Koh wrote, "Apple has established a likelihood of success on the merits at trial." The two companies have 20 pending patent and design lawsuits across 10 countries.
Powermat to Upgrade Starbucks Charging Mats to Support iPhone X
Powermat, which has deployed PMA-compliant wireless chargers at thousands of Starbucks locations around the U.S., plans to update its charging pads to support the iPhone X, iPhone 8 Plus, and iPhone 8 from Apple. At the moment, there are two competing wireless charging standards, PMA and Qi.
Judge Bans Older Samsung Smartphones
Samsung has been commanded to stop selling several older smartphones after a new court ruling in California. U.S.
Judge Tosses iMessage Lawsuit
Apple will not have to face a lawsuit over its iMessage service because the case was dismissed by U.S. District Judge Lucy Koh.
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.
It is time to move forward and create more innovative technologies!! Tired of living in the 21st century I want a wrist watch type phone with bendable screen and keyboard that just pops out of no where to be a holographic touch screen please lol