Apple Denied Higher Damages in Samsung Patent Case
A court this week denied Apple's request for increased damages in its patent case against Samsung. Apple argued that Samsung's patent infringement was willful and that the original $1 billion damages awarded by the jury wasn't sufficient compensation for losses from Samsung's infringement. U.S. Federal Judge Lucy Koh disagreed, letting the $1 billion damages stand. However, she has yet to rule on Samsung's request that the damages be lowered.
Feb 9, 2022
Samsung today announced its lineup of flagship phones for 2022: the Galaxy S22 series. The top-end S22 Ultra sees the biggest changes as it essentially absorbs Samsung's Note series with an integrated S Pen stylus and a more Note-like shape and design, instead of the Contour Cut design of the other models.
Jun 3, 2021
Google today announced the Pixel Buds A-Series, a new model of the company's true wireless earbuds that keeps most of the features of last year's Pixel Buds, but brings the price down from $179 to $99. The new A-series has a similar design for both the buds and charging case.
Apr 5, 2021
The Supreme Court today ruled against Oracle in its bid to force Google to pay for implementing Java in the Android smartphone operating system (OS). Oracle owns the intellectual property and copyrights for Java, but Java is widely used throughout the open-source software community.
Sep 2, 2022
Arm has filed a lawsuit against Qualcomm relating to Qualcomm's acquisition of Nuvia. Nuvia designs high-performance CPU cores that Qualcomm intends to integrate into future Snapdragon chips powering flagship smartphones.
Mar 30, 2021
The US Federal Trade Commission has decided not to appeal its antitrust case against Qualcomm to the US Supreme Court, effectively ending the matter in Qualcomm's favor. The FTC sued in 2017, claiming that the way Qualcomm links the sales of baseband processors with patent licensing amounts to anticompetitive behavior and unfair business practices.
It's almost as if Apple's monomanical fixation with Samsung is starting to hurt their bottom line.