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.
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.
Judge Bans Older Samsung Smartphones
Samsung has been commanded to stop selling several older smartphones after a new court ruling in California. U.S.
Apple vs. Samsung Heads Back to Court
Samsung will get another chance to reduce the amount of money it owes to Apple for copying the look of the iPhone. The original verdict is not in question: Samsung is guilty of violating Apple's design patents in a case that dates back to April 2011.
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