Apple's courtroom brawls over patents may be an annoyance for the public at large as much as they are the defendants, but they've had one very interesting side effect: We get to see photos and sketches of what our favorite products could have looked like.
Next Monday, the courtroom battle between Apple and Samsung will hit full steam and, based on the pre-trial activity between the two companies, it's not going to be pretty. It appears both sides, despite doing massive amounts of business together in the components industry, are not going to pull any punches. It also appears, however, that the scales of justice are weighing in Apple's favor already, and Samsung has adopted a defensive position even before the gavel falls.
Anything can happen in a jury trial, but could things have gone much better for Cupertino up to this point? Join us for another week of Law & Apple.
We are under two weeks away from the start of the heavyweight courtroom battle between Apples and Samsung, and the pre-trial shenanigans are getting intense. Both companies are scrambling and trying to control how things are described in the courtroom, as well as what the public is allowed to hear.
As we approach Apple's upcoming summer-blockbuster trial with Samsung, both parties were busy last week peppering the court with motions and statements. Apple is trying to keep the court focused on the big four patents it will be asserting; Samsung, however, is trying to keep the court focused on the way that other guy, Judge Posner, manhandled and cancelled Apple's big case against Motorola last month.
Will this case against Samsung actually get to go to trial? Will it be the big intellectual property victory Apple has been seeking for the past few years as it battled Android device manufactures around the globe? We don't have those answers yet, but join us for another week of Law & Apple as we review what we learned over the past few days.
Samsung has suffered mostly defeat in the courtroom lately in its patent battles against Apple, but a U.K. judge has given them one small victory on Monday -- even if it comes at the expense of being humiliated about how uncool their product is.
It's been a cruel, cruel summer for Samsung so far, and the situation is only worsening. Across the sea in China, new lawsuits are cropping out like rampantly growing weeds. Will the real Snow Leopard please stand up?
Join us for another week of Law & Apple as we review the details while tryng to keep cool.
Apple's biggest trial to date in their ongoing global fight against Android is set to begin next Monday, as Cupertino goes up against Motorola in Chicago. The past few days have been crazy-busy for the judge in this case, as he does what can to keep the two companies fighting a clean fight. Let's catch up on the last minute rulings.
Apple responds to the Department of Justice's antitrust lawsuit, Judge Posner gets a little snarky, and "somebody" is dragging Cupertino's two best patents back to court.
Will Cupertino's strategy against the DOJ work? Did Motorola really think Judge Posner would allow that? And who could it be that has such an interest in seeing Apple's patents tossed? Join us for another week of Law & Apple!