The Apple-Samsung patent battle/trial is underway. Following is some of the latest highlights and where you can find more info.
“Court ordered negotiations to try to scale back claims in Apple and Samsung’s patent infringement trial before handing the case over to the jury have failed, making it likely the panel will have to work through all of the claims starting on Tuesday.” — “The Mac Observer” (www.macobserver.com)
“On Sunday, US District Court Judge Lucy Koh unexpectedly reversed a lower magistrate’s finding and decided to change the jury instructions with regards to the destruction of evidence from Samsung, changing the wording to imply that both Apple and Samsung should be presumed to have destroyed email evidence that could be relevant to the case.” — “MacNN” (www.macnn.com)
“Samsung’s chief executive officer will talk with his counterpart at Apple Inc. to see whether they can resolve their smartphone patent dispute before a U.S. jury begins deliberating, according to a person familiar with the matter.” — “Bloomberg” (macte.ch/a6pnt)
“Apple and Samsung continue to be at odds even after closing arguments in their patent infringement suit have concluded, with each side pushing for their own, streamlined version of the jury’s verdict work sheet.” — “AppleInsider” (http://www.appleinsider.com)
“For the past three weeks, a federal jury has been given competing portraits of Apple and Samsung, two of the largest, most powerful technology companies in the world — one is a hero, the other a villain.” — “San Jose Mercury News” (macte.ch/mZemm)
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.