Judge says Samsung infringes on at least one Apple patent
In a summary judgment order entered on Jan. 21, Judge Lucy Koh, the federal judge presiding over two Apple v. Samsung patent cases in the Northern District of California, found Samsung's Android-based devices to infringe an Apple patent on word recommendations (autocomplete) and declared a Samsung patent on multimedia synchronization invalid, reports "FOSS Patents."
Judge Koh denied a couple of other summary judgment requests by Apple and the entirety of Samsung's related motion, leaving those issues to a federal jury. "This decision increases, not hugely but significantly, the likelihood of Apple emerging victorious in a multi-patent trial scheduled to begin on March 31, 2014," writes Florian Mueller for "FOSS Patents." Read more at http://tinyurl.com/m2agd2b .
This is all part of the ongoing, global legal battle. Apple and Samsung have filed more than 30 lawsuits against each other across four continents. For example, Apple alleges that Samsung copied the slide-to-unlock technology of its iPhone and iPad devices.