Motorola filed a lawsuit with the International Trade Commission against Apple for multiple devices like their iPhone and iPad. Many thought Motorola's patent portfolio had a good chance against Cupertino, and many believe that is in part why Google snatched up Motorola. Today things have clearly changed.
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Galaxy Tab 10.1 to the US market in spite of Apple's attempts to ban the device. Six of the patents involved in this suit involve utility. The other two are directly related to UMTS 3G standard-essentials. More of less, these are the same suits Samsung filed against the iPhone 4S, because the devices use similar technology in those regards. In Samsung's new filing they say, “The iPhone 5 has the same accused functionality as the previously accused versions of the iPhone, so the proof of infringement of the patents-in-suit by the iPhone 5 is the same as for other Apple devices already accused of infringement in this litigation.” Apple has plenty of time before they need to respond to the claim. The discovery phase of the investigation closes July 8, 2013. Immediately after that the claim goes into the expert discovery phase, which ends August 30, 2013. Samsung is confident it will finish its investigations by then and shall require no additional time Perhaps we will see some suits regarding 4G LTE technology added by that time. As I mentioned in the opening, there is good news on the suit front as Slashgear is reporting that the ban on Galaxy Tab 10.1 in US has been lifted. People in that territory are free to purchase the tablets as Judge Lucy Koh of the Northern District of California decided the ban is not just. Of course, Samsung has already launched the follow-up the Galaxy Tab 10.1, but they should be able to move some back stock of the original, which will help undo some of the loss. [timeline] [via Slashgear]
Samsung from the folks at Apple. Today we've heard that Google's own Eric Schmidt is scheduled to have some "strategy" meetings with multiple Samsung execs in South Korea throughout the upcoming week to discuss the lawsuits.
Galaxy S III launch at the beginning of this month, some of our fellow Android bloggers (whom I have nothing but respect for, by the way) put forth the idea that the flagship phone's somewhat uninspiring design was created specifically to dissuade Apple's legal bulldogs from attacking. While there have been some excellent points made to that effect, Samsung Vice President Chang Dong-hoon categorically denied them, stating that "our change in smartphone design is part of a five-year plan, not a sudden turn-around."
Oracle vs Google lawsuits might finally be coming to and end here shortly, or have at least reach some sort of verdict. After reports yesterday that the jury was struggling to agree on a verdict new reports today are claiming they've finally come to terms on all arguments but one. Read on below for further details as they become available right from the courtroom.
G1 was released in 2008, and one year before the iPhone was launched in 2007.
Apple and Samsung have been at battle for what seems like years now. With lawsuits all over the globe stacked full of litigation from patent infringement to design copying and more. This hard fought boxing match might soon be coming to its final round as we are now hearing the two are looking to at least attempt to be nice, even if they still don't play nice together.