The Patent Wars are now over two years old. From the beginning, there have been rumors and hopes that settlements would be reached that would prevent the diversion of product development funds to cover massive legal bills. More often than not, though, rumors have been quashed by the Next Big Lawsuit. Is all of that finally about to change?
Another day, another lawsuit against Apple -- only this time, it's not over patents or even the devices it makes, but rather Chinese animation content being sold in iTunes without a license from the company who owns it.
Oh, Apple, you devious little scamps! The cool kids in Cupertino have complied with a July court order in the U.K. acknowledging that Samsung didn't infringe on the iPad design with the Galaxy Tab -- but added a playful little twist at the end.
Taking the dry complexities of legal battles and turning them on their head, Devil's Attorney makes courtroom combat feel fresh and fun by re-envisioning the whole affair as a game of turn-based strategy. Unlike other offerings in the genre, you don't have to wade through reams of annoying dialogue to get to the good stuff. It boils down to grabbing a client, duking it out with the prosecution, wining your case, and getting paid; it's simple but not lacking in challenge or depth.
As a jury weighs the fate of Apple v. Samsung here in the U.S., a South Korean court has already come to a decision in a separate case, ruling that the companies have both infringed on each other's patents, with several older products now banned for sale there.
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.
If you’re an iPhone 4 owner who was unhappy with Apple’s offer of a free bumper to resolve your “Antennagate” related woes, you’ll now be able to cash in on that despair thanks to a class action settlement -- but don’t fill your eyes with dollar signs just yet.
Women may glow and the men might plunder in the land down under, but they get awfully touchy when you release a 4G-enabled tablet in Australia, only to find out that it doesn’t actually work there -- and as usual, all signs point to the courtroom.
While it may not be on par with the defendant who won that big lawsuit with McDonald’s over their coffee being too hot, Apple is again faced with legal action, this time from an 83-year-old woman who walked into the glass door at a Long Island retail location.