Samsung and Apple have been dueling in the courtroom for several years now, and the so-called Patent Wars continue without any apparent end. For the first time, however, one company is going to have to watch while a bunch of its products are stripped from store shelves and blocked by customs. And that company is not Apple. This is likely to be a fairly traumatic event for Samsung; will it be enough to bring them to the negotiating table?
Apple got some expectation of closure on a major issue in the ongoing patent war with Samsung, though it's probably not exactly what Apple wanted. Also, Apple fought the law in its home state of California, and won. But was it the privacy rights of the consumer that actually lost?
While the future is looking a little more friendly for relations between Apple and HTC, there's still the matter of Samsung. As the South Korean electronics giant prepares to fight back against proposed sales bans requested by Apple, Samsung wants to use the HTC licensing settlement in its favor.
Leading in to the drama that unfolded between Apple and Samsung in a California courtroom this summer, an injunction was granted on sales of the Galaxy Tab 10.1. Now, as the landmark case makes its way through what will likely turn into a lengthy appeals battle, Samsung may have a chance to finally lift the ban.
The folks at Google certainly aren't having a very good 4th of July after Samsung lost its appeal over a preliminary injunction granted to Apple, which effectively shuts down sales of the flagship Galaxy Nexus handset until a software patch arrives to address the infringement.
While it's not quite the final word just yet, Apple scored a victory in its efforts to stomp out Samsung's Galaxy Tab 10.1 tablet on Tuesday night, with a U.S. judge granting the iPad maker's request for a preliminary injunction against the rival slate.
Sigh… the rumor mill apparently knows no boundaries, and therefore it keeps churning up every Apple product imaginable for an update at next week’s WWDC 2012. iPod shuffle? Check. Retina Display MacBook Pro? Check. New iMac, MacBook Air or Mac Pro? Check, check, check. At this point it’s easier to name the Apple products that won’t get refreshed next week -- or you can simply cozy up to our daily recap for this fine Wednesday, June 6, 2012.
If you’re trying to keep score at home with all of the smartphone patent battles flying back and forth, it’s time to add another one to the heap: Apple is looking to get the Samsung Galaxy Nexus banned here in the U.S., but it may have more to do with the software than the actual hardware.
Europe is the focus of the past week’s legal events for Apple, with a swift slap on the wrist from Italy and another small but significant victory in Germany looming on the horizon. As the courtroom rulings begin to line up in Apple’s favor, are we beginning to see the formation of a larger legal strategy for Cupertino?
Cue up the “dun dun” and read on for this week's Law and Apple, European Style!