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Legal News
19 Jan 2016
by Taylor Isaac

The California District Court for the Northern District [official website] on Monday granted [order, PDF] Apple's [official website] motion for a permanent injunction against Samsung [official website] for infringing upon three software patents [Apple Insider report]. The patents involve data detector, "slide-to-unlock," and predictive text input software on certain older … [read more]


Legal News
21 Dec 2015
by Taylor Gillan

Swedish mobile telecom company Ericsson on Monday announced that it has signed a patent license agreement with Apple [corporate websites], ending a nearly year-long patent dispute. The deal will last for seven years and includes [AP report] a cross-license that incorporates patents owned by both companies. The out of court … [read more]


Legal News
5 Dec 2015
by Alexandra Farone

[JURIST] Samsung and Apple [corporate websites] released a joint statement [statement, PDF] Thursday with the US District Court for the Northern District of California [official website] saying that Samsung will pay Apple $548 million by Dec. 14 for infringing Apple's patents. Samsung also stated that it expects reimbursement if it … [read more]


Legal News
18 Sep 2015
by William Helbling

[JURIST] The US Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit [official website] ruled [opinion, PDF] Thursday that Apple should have received an injunction barring Samsung [corporate websites] from selling any devices that infringe on Apple's patents. The Federal Circuit panel ruled 2-1 that an injunction should have been given to … [read more]


Legal News
26 Aug 2015
by Dominic Yobbi

[JURIST] Germany's highest appeal court on Tuesday affirmed [press release, in German] a 2013 decision by a lower court that invalidated a series of Apple [corporate website] smartphone patents. The ruling by the Federal Court of Justice [official website] invalidates the patents [US patent materials] regarding the "swipe to unlock" … [read more]


Legal News
19 May 2015
by Alexandra Farone

[JURIST] The US Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit [official website] on Monday affirmed [opinion, PDF] Apple's smartphone patent victory against Samsung but remanded the case to the lower court to reduce the damages that must be paid to Apple [corporate websites]. The court upheld the district court's determination … [read more]


Legal News
22 Feb 2015
by Emelina Perez

[JURIST] A federal judge for the Northern District of California [official website] on Friday dismissed [order, PDF] a class action suit against Google [corporate website] for allegedly monopolizing search engines in Android phones. The plaintiffs in the case were two customers who purchased Samsung Galaxy mobile phones and sought to … [read more]


Legal News
17 Sep 2014
by William Helbling

[JURIST] The US Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit [official website] on Tuesday overturned [opinion, PDF] an order requiring Apple [corporate website] to pay $368.2 million to VirnetX Holding Corp. in a patent dispute. The case was originally heard in the US District Court for the Eastern District of … [read more]


Legal News
28 Aug 2014
by Peter Snyder

[JURIST] Judge Lucy Koh [official profile] of the US District Court for the Northern District of California [official website] on Wednesday denied a request by Apple for a permanent injunction barring Samsung Electronics [corporate websites] from selling products that infringe on Apple's patents. The Cupertino based tech company had sought … [read more]


Legal News
8 Aug 2014
by Bradley McAllister

[JURIST] Apple and Samsung [corporate websites] on Wednesday agreed to drop all patent infringement lawsuits in courts outside of the US. The move will result in the abandonment of litigation [PC World report] in nine countries, including South Korea, Japan, Australia, the Netherlands, Germany, France, Italy, Spain and Great Britain. … [read more]


Legal News
15 Jun 2014
by Elizabeth LaForgia

[JURIST] Apple Inc. and Samsung Electronics Co. [corporate websites] on Friday agreed to drop their appeals of a patent-infringement case at the US International Trade Commission (ITC) [official website] that resulted in an import ban on some older model Samsung phones. Samsung has been seeking to overturn the ban, while … [read more]


Legal News
15 May 2014
by Julie Deisher-Edwards

[JURIST] The US Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit [official website] on Wednesday affirmed [judgment, PDF] without comment a US International Trade Commission (ITC) [official website] decision finding that Apple [corporate website] did not infringe [determination, PDF] upon Samsung Electronics [corporate website] patents. The ITC had previously found in … [read more]


Legal News
3 May 2014
by Kimberly Bennett

[JURIST] A jury in the US District Court for the Northern District of California [official website] on Friday ordered Samsung Electronics Co Ltd to pay $119.6 million to Apple Inc [corporate websites] for a finding that the company infringed on two of Apple's smartphone patents. The jury also found [Reuters … [read more]


Legal News
7 Mar 2014
by Kimberly Bennett

[JURIST] A judge for the US District Court for the Northern District of California [official website] on Thursday refused [order, PDF] to grant Apple's request for an injunction against three Samsung [corporate websites] touchscreen software features, which were found to have infringed on Apple patents. US District Judge Lucy Koh … [read more]


Professional Commentary
5 Mar 2014
by Hanni Fakhoury of Electronic Frontier Foundation
edited by Michael Muha

JURIST Guest Columnist Hanni Fakhoury of the Electronic Frontier Foundation questions whether the high court will use this latest opportunity to modernize Fourth Amendment protections...The US Supreme Court recently agreed to review two cases—United States v. Wurie and Riley v. California—dealing with the Fourth Amendment's application to new technologies. The … [read more]


Legal News
28 Feb 2014
by Julie Deisher-Edwards

[JURIST] The Mannheim Regional Court [official website, in German] on Friday dismissed a complaint by patent assertion entity IPCom against Apple [corporate websites]. The suit alleged [Reuters report] USD $2.1 billion in damages against Apple for infringement of European patent EP1841268 [text, in German], which manages access to overloaded wireless … [read more]


Legal News
10 Feb 2014
by Stephen Adelgren

[JURIST] Judge Lucy Koh of the US District Court for the Northern District of California [official website] on Friday issued an order [text] denying a request by Samsung for a retrial in its patent dispute with Apple, meaning that the award of $290 million in damages will stand. In the … [read more]


Legal News
5 Feb 2014
by Daniel Mullen

[JURIST] German patent licensing firm IPCom accused Apple [corporate websites] on Wednesday of infringing on a 3G technology patent. Last month, the European Patent Office [official website] upheld IPCom's patent [PC World report] on the technology following challenges from Apple, Bokia, HTC, Ericsson and Vodafone. According to a news release … [read more]


Legal News
23 Jan 2014
by Daniel Mullen

[JURIST] Judge Lucy Koh of the US District Court for the Northern District of California [official website] ruled in favor of Apple on Tuesday in its patent case against Samsung. Koh partially granted [order] Apple's motion for summary judgment, finding that no reasonable jury could fail to find that Samsung … [read more]


Legal News
11 Jan 2014
by Matthew Pomy

[JURIST] Friday, the US Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit [official website] ruled [text, PDF] that Apple Inc. did not infringe on any of Google Inc.'s [corporate profiles] Motorola Mobility patents in the creation of the iPhone. Motorola Mobility, newly acquired by Google in the attempt to gain their … [read more]

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