Monday's tech news roundup translates the Apple v. Samsung legalese:
Samsung has been hit with a stinging patent lawsuit defeat at the hands of Apple, but assuming the electronics giant can keep its Galaxy S3 and Galaxy Note away from an injunction the financial hit is minimal.
In other words, the fact a jury ruled that Samsung must pay at least $1.05 billion in damages to Apple for infringing on three design patents isn't the hit it's portrayed to be. Even … Read more
Following last week's court ruling in the trial between it and Samsung, Apple this morning laid out which Samsung devices it wants banned from sale in the U.S.
There are eight in total out of the 28 that were included in the case. Those include: … Read more
Samsung, aiming to find a silver lining in its devastating court loss to Apple, has asked a court to remove its previously ordered sales ban on the Galaxy Tab 10.1 tablet.
The company yesterday filed that motion with a federal court in San Jose, according to Bloomberg, which obtained the court documents. The company cited Friday's landmark ruling, in which a jury found that Samsung had not actually violated a patent that caused a ban on the Galaxy Tab 10.1.
Samsung management told the company's employees that it will eventually be vindicated in its fight with Apple.
The company claims in the memo, which was sent to all employees, that it wanted "to negotiate with Apple" rather than head to court, but the iPhone maker balked. Now that it's facing a more than $1 billion payout, Samsung told employees that it's a company that centers on appealing to consumers -- not patent law.
"History has shown there has yet to be a company that has won the hearts and minds of consumers and achieved … Read more
Some two days after Apple's lopsided patent victory over Samsung, the Korean electronics giant's pseudo silent partner is breaking its silence.
Google, which provides the Android operating system that Samsung devices use, issued a statement this evening that sought to distance itself from the case, saying that most of the patents in question "don't relate to the core Android operating system."
Shares of Samsung Electronics registered their greatest one-day price drop in nearly five years in their first day of trading after Apple's patent award against the Korean electronics giant.
Shares of Samsung were off 6.98 percent in early morning trading, down 89,000 South Korean wan ($78.38) to 1.19 million wan ($1,043.88). It was the company's largest decline since October 2008. The heavily weighted Samsung brought the South Korean Kospi down 0.6 percent.
The $1 billion judgment levied against Samsung for infringing on Apple's patents reportedly has the South Korea company reeling.
While Samsung executives weren't optimistic about an overwhelming victory in a Silicon Valley courtroom last week, the one-sided decision loss apparently caught them by surprise.
"It's absolutely the worst scenario for us," a senior Samsung executive told the Korea Times as he rushed into the company's Seoul headquarters.
CNET has contacted Samsung and Apple for comment and will update this report when we learn more.
Since a jury in a San Jose, Calif., courtroom on … Read more
Lawyers tend to know everything.
It's just that their knowledge of everything seems occasionally to conflict with the knowledge of other lawyers, who also know everything.
However, I have been seeking legal guidance on what seems like the strangely swift decision by nine local Californians to order Samsung to pay Apple more than $1 billion.
One place where lawyers gather to read views is the award-winning site Groklaw. I fancy that many of the legal experts who post there have long blond hair and drive personalized Bentleys.
However, their sense of groundedness is often refreshing.
So I was stunned … Read more
The Apple v. Samsung patent dispute not only pitted two of the top consumer electronics companies against each other, but the case was also a showdown between some of the country's best patent litigators.
Leading the charge for Apple was Harold McElhinny of the law firm Morrison Foerster. Samsung's courtroom gladiator was Charles Verhoeven, a lawyer with the firm Quinn Emanuel.
Samsung's attorneys got their noses bloodied on Friday when a nine-person jury returned a verdict that Samsung had infringed on most of Apple's patent claims and found that Apple did not infringe on any of … Read more