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EE Times has been all over the ongoing patent trial between Apple Inc. and Samsung Electronics Co. Ltd. The following is a collection of stories from the trial: After Apple win, Droids should feel afraid Apple is now armed with a handful of proven weapons it can wield against Android competitors in and out of court. Apple awarded $1.05 billion in Samsung case Apple scored a significant but not complete legal victory on Friday in
its landmark patent case against Korean rival Samsung, winning damages
of $1.049 billion plus a verdict of willful infringement on many counts.
Apple, Samsung fire salvos as case closes Here’s a sampler of their comments from four hours in front of a crowd that extended into two overflow courtrooms. Slideshow: The jury's job in Apple vs. Samsung The nine regular Joes and Janes of the San Jose jury in the Apple vs.
Samsung patent infringement case have quite a task ahead of them as they start deliberations. Apple vs. Samsung jury hears 84 instructions On the third of four "stand up breaks" while the instructions were read over two hours someone exclaimed, "How can they keep track of it all!" Patent system on trial in Apple, Samsung case In my opinion, what Apple actually did that was novel with the iPhone is not what’s at issue in this case. Apple claims Samsung views patent disclosures as 'stupid' A former Samsung licensing director said disclosing a patent before a
standard is frozen is “a stupid thing,” according a deposition
introduced by Apple in its patent infringement case
against Samsung. Judge scolds Apple, Samsung as decision nears Apple and Samsung lawyers both got a dressing down from Judge Lucy Koh
as the clock ran down on their high-profile patent infringement case
here. Judge scolds Apple, Samsung as decision nears Apple and Samsung lawyers both got a dressing down from Judge Lucy Koh
as the clock ran down on their high-profile patent infringement case.
Bonbons and bombshells from the latest testimony Google demanded Samsung change the design of its Galaxy Tab to look less like the iPad, just one of several revelations from the latest testimony. The hits keep coming at Apple vs. Samsung A serial entrepreneur says Apple infringes two Apple 3G patents and goes head-to-head with a top Apple lawyer. Inside Samsung: It's a hard place to work At the peak of work on Samsung's first Galaxy handsets, nearly 300 designers spent three months in Seoul getting as little as two hours sleep a night. EE Says Apple design patents not valid A researcher's 1981 mock up of a tablet was one element of prior art a former TI technologist used to say three Apple design patents should be thrown out. Who's gaming who at Apple vs. Samsung? Attorneys for both sides pointed fingers at each other, leveling charges that their opponent is not playing fair in the $2.5 billion case. Sparks fly as Intel shows up at Apple case Intel asked the judge at the Apple vs. Samsung case to throw out an expert witness for Samsung because he had viewed Intel source code. Apple grows iPad share as court case rages Apple shipped 17 million iPads in the second quarter growing its market share to 70 percent, said IHS iSuppli. Slideshow: Inside Apple, Samsung patent talks In two Apple documents from 2010 released by San Jose court Friday, Apple accuses Samsung of infringment and offers to license its patents for $30/handset and $40/tablet. Users of Samsung products said they would pay as much as $100 extra per
smartphone or tablet to get features covered in three Apple patents,
according to a survey done for Apple. Survey: Apple patents worth $100 per device Expert: Samsung infringed '915 patent 24 times Samsung infringes a key Apple patent on scrolling and zooming in 24 of its products, said an expert testifying for Apple. A user interface expert testifying for Apple said as many as 21 Samsung devices infringe Apple U.S. patent 7,469,381.
Expert: Samsung infringes Apple patent 21 ways Half of consumers who viewed two Samsung handsets thought they looked like iPhones, according to a survey conducted for Apple.
Consumers: Samsung, Apple devices look alike Apple vs. Samsung: Reading Steve Jobs' emails One of the guilty pleasures of covering a multi-billion dollar patent
infringement case is you get permission to read the emails of industry
Slideshow: Apple's best evidence on Samsung Apple released late Tuesday its best evidence that Samsung has copied
its patents and trade dress, a 132-page Samsung report comparing its
handsets to the iPhone.
Market expert: Samsung diluted, copied Apple A marketing expert testifying for Apple said he believes Samsung blurred
and tried to copy Apple’s trade dress, a conclusion he said internal
Samsung documents supported.
Samsung argues over icons, user confusion Samsung suggested icons are by their very nature, well—iconic—and
consumers would not confuse its handsets with iPhones following
testimony from an Apple expert.
Is emulating a product the same as stealing? It's clear that Samsung recognized that the iPhone was a game-changing
product and tried to learn from its success. Does that constitute
intellectual property theft?
Samsung phones confused graphics expert “I had the experience of being confused,” said Susan Kare (shown), an
expert witness for Apple describing how she picked a Samsung handset
instead of an iPhone.
Frustrations bubble over in Apple versus Samsung Mountains of design and legal details bubbled into frustration as
Samsung attorneys tried to discredit an expert witness for Apple and the
judge wrestled with attorneys.
Expert says Samsung phones, tablets infringe An expert witness testifying for Apple said as many as 11 Samsung phones and two tablets infringe Apple design patents.
IPhone created ‘crisis of design’ at Samsung
A Samsung executive said the company had a
“crisis of design” because the difference in user interfaces on the
iPhone and Samsung handsets were like “Heaven and Earth.”
Apple v Samsung: Rights and Wrongs Both Apple and Samsung are right—and wrong—and here’s what I think both
sides ought to do to get some sanity back into the mobile industry and
the patent process.
Court hears of Jobs’ penchant for secrecy Apple’s penchant for secrecy came into the spotlight in testimony in its
patent infringement case Friday as iOS manager Scott Forstall
(pictured) took the stand.
Court scrutinizes email from Steve Jobs Samsung’s attorneys suggested the late Steve Jobs saw an idea that could
be useful for the iPhone in a Samsung design, while Apple showed
documents suggesting Samsung adopt iPhone techniques.
Schiller ‘shocked’ at ‘copycat’ Samsung phones
Apple’s head of marketing said he was “shocked”
when he first saw Samsung’s “copycat” products of the iPhone and iPad
that have impacted Apple’s sales.
Judge cracks whip during Apple v. Samsung Judge Lucy Koh (shown) admonished Apple and Samsung in front of the jury
for deluging the court with objections and other motions, shifting
practices to keep the case on track.
Samsung lays out countersuit against Apple
In opening statements, Samsung showed prior art
on all the patents Apple claims it infringes and details of why it
believes Apple infringes a handful of its patents.
A look inside Apple’s kitchen table group
Industrial designer Christopher Stringer gave a
rare glimpse into Apple’s product design process in testimony at Apple’s
$2.5 billion infringement suit against Samsung.
Apple v. Samsung kicks off innovation debates
The case asks what’s the line between aggressive
benchmarking and copying of a competitor’s product and between filing
relevant versus submarine patents.
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