Tomorrow our favorite courtroom characters return to the big stage for a holiday extravaganza, as Samsung and Apple are set to perform in front of Judge Koh once again. This time both companies are scrambling to get as many gifts as possible from their first courtroom battle, the one that ended this summer with Samsung owing Apple $1 billion. Samsung is asking for a jury misconduct ruling, while Apple is wishing for a whole list of devices to be banned, and Judge Koh is going to unwrap the secret deal Cupertino made with HTC last month. Are we finally going to find out who's been naughty and nice?
Apple is at the center of a class action suit involving iPhones from five years ago, and both Apple and Samsung struggle to get a win against each other around the world. Also, suddenly invalid patents might make Apple's $1 billion win against Samsung just a little less sexy. Cue your favorite dramatic theme music and lets get to another week of Law & Apple.
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 ruling in the Apple v. Samsung case came down a few weeks ago, and yet fascinating bits continue to leak out. Apparently the Woz has very strong feelings about the case, Samsung was prepared to go extra-terrestrial to win over the jury, and Cupertino lawyers continue to leave no stone unturned in a global courtroom assault on seemingly anything that threatens the Apple brand -- no matter how trivial.
What, you thought things were going to quiet down?
In the aftermath of Apple's billion dollar courtroom win against Samsung last week, many people are wondering just what this means for the future of the smartphone. Some stores are already reporting a massive dropoff in Android device sales since the ruling. But is Apple really the winner in this case? Let's break it down.
Jury deliberations finally begin today in the super-trial between Apple and Samsung. True to form with the case, there was drama and surprises right up to the final statements.
Meanwhile, and just in time for a much hoped for iPhone 5 launch, Google's Motorola filed a new patent-infringement lawsuit against Apple with the U.S. International Trade Commission (ITC) in Washington.
As we wrap up another week of iCourt between Apple and Samsung, this case is looking more and more like it is Cupertino's to lose. Jury trials can conclude in surprising ways, and certainly the entertainment and media worlds have no bearing on a courtroom decision, but when late night TV hosts are lampooning your legal team, you might want to be worried. Maybe a little.
Join us for another round of Law & Apple as we run through the latest head-scratchers from the District Court of the Northern District of California.
The mega-trial between Apple and Samsung continues in Federal Court with United States District Judge Lucy Koh presiding. Much has been written regarding Samsung struggling with this case, and that this trial seemed to be leaning heavily toward Apple before the first gavel fell. Just a few days into the actual trial now, and Samsung’s problems are only getting worse.
Join us for another week of Law & Apple as we bring you up to speed on the happenings at the "iCourt".
Finally, after much hype and hyperbole, the opening ceremonies of the Apple vs. Samsung trial -- the trial that could reshape the entire global smartphone market -- are complete. As anticipated, the first days of the trial are full of fun. Meanwhile, poor Siri is under legal attack again, this time from a Taiwanese University.
Join us for another week Law & Apple as we breakdown every move and score of the courtroom olympians.
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.