Samsung Electronics Co. will withdraw patent lawsuits seeking to block sales of Apple Inc. (AAPL) products as part of litigation over the use of its technology in European countries, the company said today. “Samsung has decided to withdraw our injunction requests against Apple on the basis of our standard essential patents pending in European courts, [...]
Judge Lucy Koh, the federal judge presiding over the Apple v. Samsung litigation in the Northern District of California, just entered two important post-trial orders. Within minutes of each other, the first order denied Apple a permanent injunction against Samsung despite a multiplicity of infringement findings by a federal jury in August and the second [...]
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 [...]
Consumers have given a huge vote of confidence in both Samsung and Apple according to the latest consumer brand preference rankings just released by Strategy Analytics’ ConsumerMetrix service. Over the past six months Samsung has improved its score by 4.4 points, extending its leadership over Sony to 17 points. Apple’s rating increased by 2.3 points [...]
MIT Technology Review: Samsung chief strategy officer Young Sohn explains why he still uses Apple devices at home—and what his company needs to do to stay ahead
Samsung chief strategy officer Young Sohn explains why he still uses Apple devices at home—and what his company needs to do to stay ahead.
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 [...]
A coalition of technology companies sent a letter to key lawmakers on Tuesday, calling for Congress to provide more airwaves for smartphones and tablet computers.
Estimates issued earlier this year suggested Samsung (005930) stood to rake in $13 billion in revenue in 2013 solely through its various component deals with Apple (AAPL), the South Korean company’s biggest customer. Much or even all of that business stands to evaporate over the next few years, however, as the firms’ rivalry over patents [...]