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U.S. Closes Samsung Patent Abuse Investigation

U.S. Closes Samsung Patent Abuse Investigation

By Sean Patterson February 7, 2014

The U.S. Department of Justice (DOJ) today officially closed its investigation into Samsung’s possible abuse of patents. The decision was made following the U.S. Trade Representative (USTR) decision to overturn previously awarded bans on Apple products in the U.S. As …

Samsung Galaxy Nexus Injunction Lifted by Court Samsung Galaxy Nexus Injunction Lifted by Court

A federal U.S. Appeals Court this week threw out a lower court’s preliminary injunction that Apple won against the Samsung Galaxy Nexus. Samsung had requested the injunction be lifted, though sales of the Galaxy Nexus were disrupted for only a …

iPhone 5 Added to Samsung Patent Lawsuit iPhone 5 Added to Samsung Patent Lawsuit
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Samsung had already announced in a court filing that it was going to take on the iPhone 5 for suspected violations of patents it holds, and the company has stayed true to its word. Apple Insider is reporting that this …

iPhone 5 Added to Samsung vs. Apple Lawsuit iPhone 5 Added to Samsung vs. Apple Lawsuit
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According to Foss Patents, Samsung this week filed a case management statement with the U.S. District Court for the Northern District of California stating that it believes the iPhone 5 will infringe on 8 of its patents “in the same …

Samsung Waiting to Sue Apple Over iPhone 5's LTE Samsung Waiting to Sue Apple Over iPhone 5's LTE
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Though Apple managed total victory in its U.S. patent lawsuit against Samsung, the most valuable company in history hasn’t fared quite so well in places such as Korea and Japan. Still, Apple is taking its win and running with it, …

Apple, Google Are Talking Out Their Patent Dispute Apple, Google Are Talking Out Their Patent Dispute
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Reuters is reporting that Apple and Google are having serious conversations aimed at coming to an agreement on “a range of intellectual property matters,” including, of course, their patent disputes. Evidently, Apple CEO Tim Cook and Google CEO Larry Page …

Guild Wars 2 Launches This Weekend Guild Wars 2 Launches This Weekend

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Guild Wars 2, the next highly-anticipated MMO is set to launch next Tuesday, but players who pre-purchased the game will get access starting Saturday, August 25. Since nearly everyone who is looking forward to Guild Wars 2 has pre-purchased a …

Apple vs. Samsung Jury Decision Coming Soon Apple vs. Samsung Jury Decision Coming Soon
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The Apple vs. Samsung lawsuit has been long, frustrating, and bizarre. When Apple first sued Samsung over one year ago, it appeared as if Apple was simply protecting its iPhone and iPad designs from companies who were beginning to mimic …

Apple vs. Samsung Judge Urges Settlement Apple vs. Samsung Judge Urges Settlement
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The judge presiding over the Apple vs. Samsung patent war trial today urged both companies to make one last effort to settle the matter before a verdict is handed down in the case. According to an All Things D report, …

RIM Escapes $150 Million Patent Penalty RIM Escapes $150 Million Patent Penalty

The judge presiding over a patent lawsuit involving RIM has saved the company from having to pay the nearly $150 million verdict handed down by a jury last month. That verdict was the result of a lawsuit filed against RIM …

Supreme Court Declines to Rule on Hulu Case Supreme Court Declines to Rule on Hulu Case
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The Supreme Court this week sent a case involving broad patents back to the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit for reconsideration. The case surround a patent that was granted to the company Ultramercial. The patent is for …

Microsoft, Facebook Get Cozy in New Patent Agreement Microsoft, Facebook Get Cozy in New Patent Agreement
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Microsoft and Facebook have announced a deal in which Facebook will purchase a portion of the patent portfolio that Microsoft bought from AOL earlier this month. Facebook will pay Microsoft $550 million in cash for ownership of approximately 650 AOL …

Google, Oracle To Discuss Settlements Before Trial Google, Oracle To Discuss Settlements Before Trial

Ahead of a Java’s patent lawsuit against Google scheduled for April 16, a judge ordered on Friday that executives from both companies convene in order to discuss a potential settlement. Despite previous failed attempts to arrive at a settlement, Judge …

Chinese Court Says No To iPad Sales Chinese Court Says No To iPad Sales

Apple’s legal battle with Proview over the iPad patent got a little more troubling for the company today as a lower Chinese court ruled that stores in China should stop selling iPads. While this ruling may only affect the Guangdong …

Samsung Rips iPhone Screenshot For Galaxy Player Promo Samsung Rips iPhone Screenshot For Galaxy Player Promo
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Did Samsung just use a 3-year-old screenshot from Google maps on iOS on a promotional page for its new Galaxy Player Android-powered media device? Daring Fireball got a tip from a reader last night that the official page for the …