The Apple-Samsung patent battle/trial is underway. Following is some of the latest highlights and where you can find more info.
“An internal Samsung email presented at Apple v. Samsung proceedings on Monday shows the South Korean electronics giant had what it calls a ‘crisis of design’ when the first iPhone launched in 2007.” — “AppleInsider” (http://www.appleinsider.com)
“Peter Bressler, former president of the Industrial Designers Society of America and himself the head of an established industrial design group, was called to the stand by Apple today as an expert witness in the Apple vs. Samsung trial to testify about three specific Apple patents. In his testimony, Bressler agreed generally with Apple that Samsung had copied many specific elements of the iPhone in its’ post-iPhone smartphones. Under cross-examination, however, Bressler was less specific about how to judge copying.” — “MacNN” (http://www.macnn.com)
“An industrial designer testifying for Apple in its multibillion-dollar trial against Samsung Electronics said Monday that the South Korean company copied patented technology for smartphones and tablet computers.” — “San Francisco Chronicle” (http://macte.ch/UslzN)
“We’ve already learned that Apple is seeking more than $2.5 billion in damages from Samsung, but newly-released court filings have revealed exactly how much Apple feels it is owed on a per device basis.” — “The Next Web” (http://macte.ch/uUe5M)
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.