The United States Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO) has already issued first Office actions concerning three Apple patents that are being asserted against Samsung in district court and at the ITC (in chronological order, the rubber-banding ’381 patent, the “Steve Jobs” ’949 touchscreen heuristics patent, and the pinch-to-zoom API patent). But those are far from [...]
Samsung will soon receive a Statement of Objections from the European Commission over its suspected abuse of FRAND-pledged standard-essential patents against Apple. And as I’ll explain further below (click here to go to that part directly if wou you wish), Google undoubtedly faces the very same measure, with the only major difference being that there [...]
The European Commission is set to charge South Korean electronics group Samsung in an antitrust patent case, the European Union’s competition chief Joaquin Almunia said on Thursday.
A key Apple patent used against Samsung in court is under close scrutiny by the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office after a re-examination. A key patent that Apple successfully used against Samsung in its multibillion-dollar courtroom brawl earlier this year is at risk following a re-examination by the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office. All 21 [...]
FOSS PATENTS: Judge Koh declines to rule on Apple’s FRAND defenses against Samsung for lack of a need
Judge Lucy Koh, the federal judge presiding over two Apple v. Samsung lawsuits in the Northern District of California, has just issued her first ruling on issues raised at the post-trial hearing held a week ago (on December 6, 2012). It isn’t even a ruling in a narrow sense: the order just explains that the court [...]
If you’re not already sick of the never-ending smartphone patent wars then here’s some more lawsuit shenanigans for you to sink your teeth in to.
Samsung is at it again, presumably taking advantage of a recent statement from the Victorian Police which advised iOS users against using Apple Maps after the Mildura Police had to rescue some people who had followed directions from the Apple Maps software to the Victorian town of Mildura, that landed them smack bang in the [...]
9to5mac: ‘Steve Jobs’ iPhone patent used against Samsung/Motorola invalidated by US patent office, could affect lawsuits
In October, as pointed out in Samsung filings with U.S. District Lucy Koh, we told you that the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office issued a non-final decision that declared 20 claims related to Apple’s rubber-banding patent invalid. While Samsung and Apple were back in court yesterday regarding post-trial motions, today FossPatents reported (via MacRumors) the [...]