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.
The trademark battle in China over the iPad name scored one for the home team overnight, with a Shanghai court ruling in favor of Apple continuing to sell its tablet in that city -- but there’s still a way to go before Cupertino can declare victory over Proview.
As if Apple doesn’t have enough trouble in China with the spotlight being thrown on Foxconn and other manufacturers, a lower Chinese court has now ruled that the company’s iPad should be pulled from shelves over an ongoing trademark dispute with a display company there.
Having lost a trademark appeal in China over the right to use the iPad name there, Apple now faces a greater threat as authorities in at least one Chinese city have started to confiscate the tablet from store shelves.
Kodak may not bring much innovation these days, but they appear to know how to bring it when it comes to patent infringement battles -- an International Trade Commission judge has just ruled in favor of the Rochester company in half of its ongoing battle with Apple.