The Apple-Samsung patent battle/trial is underway. Following is some of the latest highlights and where you can find more info.
“A new internal Apple document made public Monday in its ongoing patent fight with Samsung shows that the number one reason mobile phone customers chose Android over iOS was in order to stay with their current carrier. Samsung introduced the evidence to counter Apple’s claim that Samsung smartphone purchasers were simply confused by the Korean company’s allegedly infringing designs and thought they were buying Apple products.” — “The Mac Observer” (www.macobserver.com)
“Apple Inc is claiming that more than a quarter of Samsung Electronics’ $30.4 billion in U.S. smartphone and tablet sales result from copying of the iPhone and iPad or infringe on other patents, a damages expert for the U.S. company said on Monday.” — “Reuters” (http://macte.ch/4WnPZ)
“Samsung … mounted its defense in the ongoing Apple v. Samsung patent trial, with the pair of ‘fact witnesses’ giving testimony regarding alleged prior art to Apple’s ‘rubber-banding’ and ‘pinch-to-zoom’ patents.” — “AppleInsider” (www.appleinsider.com)
“Apple has rested its case in the patent infringement trial against Samsung and the Korea-based electronics maker has begun presenting its side to jurors.” — “Dallas Business Journal” (www.bizjournal.com)
“Apple, Microsoft reveal their Molotov-Ribbentrop Pact: Testimony this week in the Apple-Samsung patent trial has thrown new light on the tech world’s equivalent of the Molotov–Ribbentrop Pact – the 1939 peace deal between Germany and the Soviets” — “The Register” (www.theregister.co.uk)
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.