As the Department of Justice eBook trial against Apple enters it's third, and likely final, week, two themes consistently emerge: one, the entire DOJ case seems built on a flimsy house of cards that continues to get knocked down; and two, Amazon was a major player in making this lawsuit happen. It seems reasonable to many that Apple will walk away from this case vindicated and victorious. Maybe. Will Apple prevail and, if not, what happens next? Read on.
As the Department of Justice's bizarre prosecution of Apple hits the halfway point of a scheduled three-week trial, there are some clues that perhaps the winds are shifting in favor of Cupertino. This entire case, which could only seem more sponsored by Amazon if its logo was displayed behind the judge's bench, started out with a great deal of hyperbole against Apple, as well as a judge that seemed to have decided the case before it began. Now, as the smoke clears from the DOJ's initial courtroom (and media) assault, it doesn't seem as clear-cut to everyone that Apple is the bad guy. In fact, it is even becoming obvious to many, including perhaps the judge, that Apple actually did not do anything illegal or unethical, and has actually greatly helped the eBook market since coming on the scene. Let's catch up on the last week and a half of this increasingly fascinating case.
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.
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.
Apple's courtroom brawls over patents may be an annoyance for the public at large as much as they are the defendants, but they've had one very interesting side effect: We get to see photos and sketches of what our favorite products could have looked like.
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.
As we approach Apple's upcoming summer-blockbuster trial with Samsung, both parties were busy last week peppering the court with motions and statements. Apple is trying to keep the court focused on the big four patents it will be asserting; Samsung, however, is trying to keep the court focused on the way that other guy, Judge Posner, manhandled and cancelled Apple's big case against Motorola last month.
Will this case against Samsung actually get to go to trial? Will it be the big intellectual property victory Apple has been seeking for the past few years as it battled Android device manufactures around the globe? We don't have those answers yet, but join us for another week of Law & Apple as we review what we learned over the past few days.
It happens every summer. We get all excited with the hype for an upcoming blockbuster, and it turns out to be a dud. Last week, Judge Posner wearied of the pretrial drama between Apple and Motorola and effectively told everyone that the show is over, now go home.
Meanwhile, fearing delays to their upcoming trial, Apple wouldn't pull the trigger on requesting an injunction against Samsung, so Judge Koh will not stop the Galaxy S III from landing on U.S. store shelves. Join us, won't you, for another gripping week of Law & Apple.
Apple's biggest trial to date in their ongoing global fight against Android is set to begin next Monday, as Cupertino goes up against Motorola in Chicago. The past few days have been crazy-busy for the judge in this case, as he does what can to keep the two companies fighting a clean fight. Let's catch up on the last minute rulings.