Judge Demands Apple and Samsung Consolidate Lawsuits
The judge overseeing some of the patent- and intellectual property-related lawsuits pending between Apple and Samsung has ordered the two companies to streamline the number of complaints between them. The companies have already reduced the complaints by a few, but Judge Lucy Koh of the U.S. District Court for the Northern District of California says the two firms have not gone far enough. "I think that's cruel and unusual punishment to a jury, so I'm not willing to do it," she said. "If you're going to trial in July, this is not going to be acceptable." The trial is scheduled to start July 30, but Apple and Samsung have until Monday to boil down the suits.
Nov 6, 2018
Qualcomm was dealt a blow by U.S. Federal Judge Lucy Koh today, who ruled that the chip giant must license some of its mobile technology patents to competing companies.
Oct 12, 2018
Samsung's forthcoming foldable phone will perform like a tablet when unfolded, and like a phone when folded, according to Samsung mobile chief D.J. Koh.
Oct 23, 2017
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.
Dec 1, 2017
Qualcomm this week filed yet more lawsuits against Apple over alleged patent infringement. Three new lawsuits say Apple's iPhones violate some 16 additional Qualcomm patents.