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Smartphones at dawn: Apple and Samsung prepare for trial by jury Monday, 30th July 2012
Apple iPhone 4S. Tech giants’ patent war will see Samsung and Apple in court on Monday, each firm accusing the other of intellectual property infringement. Apple is claiming a total of USD 2.5 billion in damages, accusing Samsung of seven patent breaches and various trade violations, although according to the BBC, the Californian judge could triple this figure if she decides to punish Samsung for wilful misconduct.
Samsung banned from selling Galaxy Tab 10.1 in the US Wednesday, 27th June 2012
A US court has banned the sales of Samsung’s Galaxy Tab 10.1 tablet in the States, while it considers the firm’s patent dispute with rival tech giant Apple. The trial for the case is scheduled to begin in California on 30 July, but Apple has already won a preliminary injunction against Samsung, with all sales of its Tab 10.1 tablet put on hold until a decision is made.
Apple wins patent ruling to ban some HTC phones in US Tuesday, 20th December 2011
The endless court cases may be about to pay off for Apple Inc., as the electronics company won a patent infringement ruling that bans some HTC Corp. smartphones from the US, effective from 2012. The result compounds Apple’s efforts to prove that devices running Google Inc.’s Android operating system copy the iPhone.
Samsung considers ‘UK ban on iPhone 5’ Thursday, 22nd September 2011
The South Korean company could seek an injunction in Europe and Korea against Apple’s new iPhone, which it has alleged will use technology that violates its patents. Although the features of Apple’s latest protégé remain shrouded in secrecy, Samsung believes the phone will rely on telecoms patents that it holds according to South Korea’s Maeli Business Newspaper.