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]
Sammy: a US Federal circuit court of appeals has given Judge Lucy Koh jurisdiction over the Galaxy Tab 10.1 injunction that was put in place earlier this year. Before all of that courtroom drama went down between Apple and Samsung last month, Samsung was hit with a preliminary injunction against the Galaxy Tab 10.1, banning its sale in the US. That ban was put in place because it was presumed at the time that the tablet was infringing on one of Apple's design patents.
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.
Apple, the Cupertino-based company is asking Samsung for almost 75% more in damages on top of the $1 billion. In a motion filed on Friday, Apple requested that Judge Lucy Koh require Samsung to pay an additional $707 million in damages against Apple. This would bring the total amount that Samsung would owe to over $1.7 billion.
Samsung was hit with a huge fine during its court battle with Apple in a copyright infringement lawsuit last month. Samsung ended up having to pay just a little over $1 billion to Apple, which certainly isn't chump change by any means. The good news is that Samsung's Galaxy Tab 10.1 tablet was found not to be infringing on any of Apple's design patents this time around. However, the tablet suffered a different fate back in June, when the court thought that the Galaxy Tab 10.1 was most likely infringing on Apple's designs. That was enough to have the tablet banned from being sold in the US.
Korean Times Samsung holds just over 10% of all 4G LTE (long term evolution) patents and is prepared to play some offense of their own in the courtroom.
Reuters today regarding the recent lawsuit and patent issues between Apple and well, the rest of Android. Today we are hearing that Apple and Google's CEOs Tim Cook and Larry Page have begun a set of patent settlements talks by themselves and in private.
Play Store had a big week too so lets take a peek below.