Samsung Defends against Apple’s Accusations of Patent Infringement

This Monday, Apple and Samsung squared off in the third week of evidence presentation in the downtown San Jose courthouse. Apple finished presenting witnesses on Friday, so Samsung continued by bringing Google and Samsung employees to the stand to talk about Android. Continue reading

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Apple Attacks Samsung over Search, Syncing

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SAN JOSE — Apple presented evidence Monday related to three of the five software patents at issue in their latest battle with Samsung over smartphone-related intellectual property.

Most of the day was complicated expert testimony regarding Apple’s software patents and why Samsung devices infringed upon them. Apple presented evidence on why Samsung infringed on Apple’s methods for data detection, universal search, and background syncing. Continue reading

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Apple, Samsung Repeat Patent Tactics in 2014 Trial

On Friday, Apple continued presenting evidence in the case against Samsung regarding infringement of software patents. In the morning Apple’s Senior VP of Worldwide Marketing Phil Schiller revealed that the company considered dropping its longstanding relationship with ad agency Media Arts Lab due to the loss in smartphone market share mostly due to Samsung’s emergence into the market with aid from Google’s operating system. The rest of the day was devoted to explaining more about what the software patents actually cover, which followed the strategy Apple used in the first trial. Continue reading

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Apple and Samsung renew courtroom clash

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SAN JOSE — In the third patent trial Judge Lucy Koh is presiding over with the same plaintiffs and defendants, this week a jury of eight heard opening arguments in a new Apple v. Samsung patent trial.

Apple is asking for around two billion dollars in damages, while Samsung argues the final amount should be $39 million, with Apple owing Samsung around $7 million for infringing on two Samsung patents.

Issues at hand relate to software features like slide to unlock, auto-correct and universal search. Continue reading

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Silicon Valley Patent Office Update

I use the blog to show off my knowledge of intellectual property, mostly related to local issues. However I have not updated in a while, so I figure I should take the opportunity to talk about some local information I have been sitting on before a whole new set of reports come out. With another patent case to cover, I can discuss a little bit about the patent office and its relations with Silicon Valley. Continue reading

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