Apple and Samsung Settle Their Lengthy Patent Suit
Apple and Samsung today said they have reached a settlement in their ongoing fight over patents. The two companies began filing litigation against one another in 2011 when Apple accused Samsung of copying its designs. In 2012 a jury award Apple with $1 billon, finding that Samsung willfully copied Apple's designs. The reward has been whittled down to $539 million in subsequent appeals, most recently in May. The companies have already settled other claims made after 2012. Terms of the deal concerning the 2011 patent suit between Apple and Samsung were not disclosed.
Jun 17, 2019
An Israeli company that supplies law enforcement agencies worldwide announced that the newest version of its tool to access locked phones can access almost any smartphone, including Apple devices running iOS 7-12.3 and most Android phones. The company, Cellebrite, promises that its new UFED Premium device offers nearly complete access to Apple devices and "flagship Samsung devices", as well as support for accessing the file system on "popular device models from Motorola, Huawei, LG and Xiaomi."
May 24, 2018
A California jury today decided that Samsung must pay Apple $539 million for copying its smartphone designs. The decision comes after a retrial concerning the amount of damages owed for the 2012 case that found Samsung guilty of infringing on Apple's design patents.
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.
Nov 7, 2018
Apple is not in settlement talks with Qualcomm "at any level" and is preparing to go to trial against the chipmaker over patent fees. Apple sued Qualcomm in 2017 over what it described as illegal patent licensing practices.