The Apple-Samsung patent battle/trial is underway. Following is some of the latest highlights and where you can find more info.
“Apple will ask a federal court to sanction Samsung Electronics for releasing documents that were not allowed as evidence in the companies’ dueling patent-infringement suits.” — “Macworld” (http://macte.ch/7X6jY)
“In response to claims that it intentionally released excluded evidence in hopes of influencing the jury in its court battle with Apple, Samsung’s legal team said it didn’t do anything wrong, and was only responding to media inquiries.” — “The Mac Observer” (http://macte.ch/V6YIc)
“In the trial in federal court in San Jose, scheduled to resume Friday, Apple will try to prove to jurors that its brand of innovation is not only effective in the marketplace, but also defensible in a courtroom.” — “San Francisco Chronicle” (http://macte.ch/34doi)
“In their ongoing patent drama over who owns what, Apple’s lawyers are asking for approximately $2.5 billion in damages on claims that Samsung developed its current line of smartphones by having copied the iPhone.” — “The Street” (http://macte.ch/HvjHq)
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.
“On Wednesday, Apple’s first witness took the stand – veteran designer Christopher Stringer. Stringer discussed many of the early iPhone and iPad designs and noted to the jury that Apple’s industrial design group is comprised of 16 ‘maniacal’ individuals who share one singular purpose – to “imagine products that don’t exist and guide them to life’.” — “Network World” (http://macte.ch/rP8X5)
Judge Lucy Koh just entered an order on three Samsung motions, all of which sought to modify earlier rulings relating to the evidence Samsung may present at the trial that started on Monday. Two of the motions ask for relief from orders by Magistrate Judge Paul S. Grewal, while the third motion asks for ‘clarification’ of parts of Judge Koh’s order denying all of Samsung’s summary judgment requests.” — “FOSS Patents” (http://www.fosspatents.com)