Samsung vs. Apple cases earlier in the month. At that time it was said that Samsung had infringed on Apple's text-selection patent, however as many realize, that is far from the final court related story for these two companies. More to the point for this latest mention though, this time around we are talking about the previously awarded $450.5 million in damages.
and reported a few details regarding a lawsuit from Nokia aimed right at HTC and their new flagship One smartphone. The word on the street was Nokia sued over some microphones in the One, and received an injunction against the smartphone. However, today HTC has confirmed that isn't accurate and their smartphone will continue to be available worldwide with no further delays.
HTC One with tons of attention and eager buyers it sadly faced a few small delays. Now however, it appears to be in more trouble after a court in the Netherlands has awarded Nokia a preliminary injunction on the handset over the microphone.
Google's latest move and pledge at least makes us hopeful. The companies unofficial motto is "Don't be evil" and today that slogan lives on as they've announced their Open Patent Non-Assertion (OPN) Pledge. So what is that?
Microsoft is involved in, only this time regarding a patent used by Google Maps. So far the details are still flowing in but this interesting report and lawsuit could wind up having Maps banned in Germany at the hands of Microsoft.
Samsung and Apple, it looks like one of these companies has found a new friend. That company is Apple and the friend is Nokia. It seems Nokia has recently filed a brief in support of Apple and as a result has become the only outside group to come forward in support of the appeal. The interesting part here is that Apple had sued Nokia back in 2009. The companies later settled in 2011 and as a result, Apple had to pay Nokia royalties.
illegal to unlock your smartphone as of January 26. That change in the law came as a result of tweaks that were made to the DMCA back in October 2012. Of course, since the time when this became illegal we have seen everything from petitions to talk coming from the FCC chairman.
Apple vs Samsung trial has been in the news again this week a few times. Last year Apple won one of the biggest lawsuits in their ongoing Android battle and a Judge awarded them over $1 billion in damages from Samsung for patent infringement. While that numbers slowly been dropped, today Judge Koh removed 450 million from that, and ordered a new damages trial with a fresh new Jury.
illegal to unlock your phone. This came as a result of some changes to the Digital Millennium Copyright Act (DMCA) that were actually put in place back in October 2012. Basically, as it stands now -- you are not allowed to unlock your phone. That simply means that you cannot buy a phone for one carrier and unlock it for use on another carrier.
patent case against Apple, Samsung has taken quite a few hits. This week, however, Samsung is catching a rather large break, as Judge Lucy Koh has decided to accept the company's claims that it wasn't infringing willfully. This means the amount Samsung has been ordered to pay Apple probably won't increase much moving forward, which is likely something making Samsung's attorneys exhale a sigh of a relief today.