It's been a dizzying week in Apple's legal adventures with Samsung finally having something go their way in the U.S. However, their battles Down Under just seem to be getting worse.
Oh, and that huge ITC ruling? That first major final decision in any of Apple’s patent battles? The one that looks to set the bar for the rest of the cases worldwide? The one that was supposed to come down yesterday? That one was postponed.
Grab some egg nog, sit back, and lets roll through the latest Law & Apple. Cue the "dun dun."
If they rewrote the movie Mean Girls for tech, you can bet that Apple would be the three mean girls and Samsung would be Lindsay Lohan's character. This week, Samsung scored a rare victory against Apple in court, and may have saved Christmas for its Galaxy device in Australia with a little last minute holiday magic.
However, the victory is not yet official. Read on to find out what Apple might do to keep its Grinch on Down Under. Also, be sure check out the amazing infographic after the cut that lays out how all this Samsung vs. Apple cat-fight started in the first place. Cue the "dun dun."
In this week's Law & Apple, the legal adventures of Apple seem to be stickier than cranberry sauce, but at least one major slice of the courtroom pie is going Cupertino's way this week. Also on the roster, HTC pins a lot of wishes, including a $300 million purchase of another company, on a set of complaints filed against Apple. It appears, this time, that Apple gets the better break of the legal wishbone.
Sit down and dig in to another week of Law & Apple. And don't be shy about going for seconds, either. It's Thanksgiving tomorrow, after all.
Not a great week for Apple in the courtroom. This past week, Cupertino has been forced to settle a class action suit regarding the MagSafe adapters that start fires, lost a ruling in Germany which could result in a huge win for Motorola, and is picking a fight with a small cafe in Bonn.
We'll run through the highlights in this week's episode of Law & Apple. Cue the "dun dun."
Apple is litigating intellectual property disputes around the world and fortunately, several rulings have already been in its favor. In the pursuit of victory, however, sometimes the dogs of legal war go too far. In this week's Law & Apple, we are reminded that often there is only one way to deal with a bully.
Well despite some sad pandas in the financial prediction racket, Apple is hot hot hot. Sure, their last quarter sales were a wee bit lower than expected, but that was merely the collective intake of breath before the new model iPhone debuted. Naturally you wait until the new handset is out and with the iOS device line driving Apple's profitability, who didn't predict this? Apparently Wall Street. Anyway, Apple's hot whether they like it or not and here's some more weekly hotness.
As the major infringement lawsuit between Apple and Samsung in the United States begins to narrow its focus, Samsung begins maneuvering to block the sale of the iPhone 4S overseas. And HTC, which in May asked the International Trade Commission to ban the importation of the Apple iPod, iPhone, and iPad in the United States, gets an answer -- though likely not the one they were hoping for. All of this and more in today's Law and Apple.
The Apple Patent Wars seem to be fizzling a bit, especially now that the Australian Federal Court that has sided with Cupertino. This will prove a devastating blow to Samsung, as the ruling will most likely eliminate the Galaxy 10.1 from Australia forever.
And not only are the Galaxy's dreams dashed Down Under, but the ruling will also bolster Apple's position in the remaining lawsuits against Samsung around the world. This is a huge development that puts the leverage and momentum squarely in Cupertino's court.