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Apple gets Samsung Galaxy devices banned in the Netherlands

Just when you thought we might be able to go a week without some new developments in the epic Apple and Samsung war, a new wrinkle comes along. This time, it comes in the form of Apple getting Samsung Galaxy devices banned in the Netherlands. The court ruled that Samsung is infringing on Apple's patents for navigation interface in photo galleries.

Judge allows Samsung to peek in on HTC and Apple’s patent deal

In case you haven't been following along, Samsung and Apple have been fighting in court quite a bit this year. Earlier this month Apple and HTC settled their differences and came up with a 10-year agreement deal. While this is good for HTC, Samsung has still been getting beat up pretty bad by those Cupertino lawyers but recently a Judge has thrown them a bone in regards to the HTC deal. Read on for more details.

Google vs. Microsoft patent trial wraps up with big claims

Hearings in the patent lawsuit between Google and Microsoft are winding down, and with the final day of testimony came one whopper of a claim from Motorola. Yesterday, Motorola sent expert Michael Dansky to the stand, who testified that Microsoft stands to make as much as $94 billion through 2017 with the allegedly illegal use of Motorola patents. His estimate includes products like the Xbox 360 and Microsoft Surface, but Reuters points out that Dansky didn't say how far back he was going to arrive at his estimate.

HTC CEO says Apple fee estimates are “outrageous”

When the news came out that Apple and HTC had come to a settlement, everyone was left wondering exactly what the terms of the settlement were. A report that seemed rock-solid came out saying that HTC was to pay Apple $6-$8 for each smartphone sold, and we thought that was the end of it. When asked about this number, HTC CEO Peter Chou said, according to Reuters, they were “baseless” and “very, very wrong.”

Judge rules that Apple and Samsung can add new product to lawsuit

The never-ending patent battles between Apple and Samsung have received another layer. Both companies were requesting to add new products to the existing lawsuit, and the judge was decided rather he should allow this. His thought was that, should he not allow it, both companies would just launch into a bunch more suits, which would be worse. With that in mind, Judge Grewal has decided to allow both companies to add additional products to the existing suit.

Samsung’s mobile chief says it has “no intentions” of settling with Apple

HTC and Apple just came to a settlement agreement for patent claims, but Samsung has no intervention of following HTC's lead. When asked if Samsung would be interesting in pursuing a settlement, Samsung Mobile head J.K. Shin told press that “we have no such intention.” He went on to predict Q4 2012 sales at least as strong as those in Q3, which seems to be saying that Samsung is doing just fine, and has no need to settle.

HTC may have to pay Apple $6-$8 for every phone sold

A report has come out that HTC may have to pay Apple $6-$8 for every single smartphone they sell, according to Shaw Wu, an analyst at Sterne Agee. Apple and HTC announced a licensing and settlement deal over the weekend, but no monetary terms were included in the release. According to Wu, "conversations with industry sources" led him to reach the dollar amounts he is estimating.

Apple versus Samsung judge will review jury foreman misconduct claims

Remember that $1-billion judgement Samsung was ordered to pay Apple? Well Samsung is not ready to give up yet, and they have convinced the judge who oversaw the case to look into the claims that jury foreman Vel Hogan concealed information during the screening process to pick the jury for the case. Judge Lucy Koh will “consider the questions” and look at how much information Apple attorneys had on Hogan. She has set a hearing for December 6 to look into the issue.
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