The Apple-Samsung patent battle/trial is underway. Following is some of the latest highlights and where you can find more info.
“Steve Jobs offered Samsung Apple’s crown jewels for $250 million.” — “CNNMoney” (http://tech.fortune.cnn.com)
“Boris Teksler, Apple’s director of patent licensing and strategy, said late CEO Steve Jobs and then-COO Tim Cook in 2010 warned Samsung that its smartphones may infringe on the iPhone’s patents. — “AppleInsider” (http://www.appleinsider.com)
“The current patent infringement case between giant smartphone makers Apple and Samsung has coughed out several newsworthy numbers, with the court forcing both companies to turn in their financial records.” — “Social Barrel” (http://macte.ch/S9IUv)
“Samsung tries to mislead jury while questioning Apple patent experts”– “The Verge” (theverge.com)
“Samsung Electronics won’t be able to use the testimony of one of its key designers in its case against Apple, according to a court document filed and signed by Federal Judge Lucy Koh yesterday. Hyong Shin Park, who was the lead designer for Samsung’s F700 phone, will be barred from testifying, as the court sided with Apple’s request to keep her from the courtroom.” — “CNET” (news.cnet.com)
“… Ferguson argues that everybody copies, including Apple, and that “everything is a remix.” He starts with the early songs of Bob Dylan and ends with the iPhone — topped off with a 1996 clip of Steve Jobs quoting Pablo Picasso’s line: ‘Good artists copy. Great artists steal’.” — “Fortune” (tech.fortune.cnn.com)
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.