"Terminating the jury's deliberations would render the entire trial a nullity, and cause an extraordinary waste of the court's and Apple's resources in preparing for and conducting the trial," the company's attorneys said in a filing. "Apple would suffer extreme prejudice from having the deliberations aborted, which ultimately would require a … Read more
According to court documents, the Patent Office questioned whether Apple patent No. 7,844,915, also known as "pinch to zoom," is a valid patent. The '915 patent covers technology that can distinguish whether a user is scrolling with one finger versus using several touch points at once for a pinch-to-zoom action.
The Patent Office has been re-examining the claims of the '915 … Read more
Judge Lucy Koh denied Samsung's request though the company continued to protest the comments made by Apple attorney Harold McElhinny. Instead, Koh recalled the jury less than half an hour after they were dismissed to begin deliberations. She instructed the jury to not pay attention to where the companies are based, race, and other issues.
"I don't think what occurred rises … Read more
Samsung attorney Bill Price said Apple has tried to show its patents cover all aspects of design and ease of use, preventing companies from making "attractive" devices that are easy to use. However, the patents are limited, he argued, which is why Samsung should only pay Apple $52 million for patent infringement, not the $380 million Apple … Read more
Apple attorney Bill Lee said that Samsung's copycat tactics helped it gain significant market share while other rivals struggled. And he said the patent infringement set back Apple.
"Apple can never get back to where it should have been in 2010," Lee said Tuesday during closing arguments in a federal court here.
Samsung attorney Bill Price, meanwhile, argued that Apple deserves only $52 million in additional damages … Read more
SAN JOSE, Calif. -- Apple and Samsung on Monday wrapped up the testimony in a damages retrial, setting up their positions for their last pitches to the jury.
Judge Lucy Koh allowed each side eight hours of testimony. Samsung rested its case Monday with two minutes left. Apple had 16 minutes left. They'll each have 90 minutes to make their closing arguments Tuesday morning. The case will then be handed over to a jury of six women and two men.
The two companies spent their final hours and minutes Monday grilling expert witnesses on how much money Samsung owes … Read more
Apple's request to ban certain Samsung products amid last year's patent court battle might be back on the table.
A federal appeals court said on Monday that U.S. District Judge Lucy Koh erred when she denied Apple's request to ban 26 Samsung products found to have violated Apple patents, The Wall Street Journal reported. The appeals court agreed with part of Koh's ruling but said she should review the evidence given by Apple and reconsider her decision to deny Apple's request for a product ban.
An expert hired by Apple had determined the company was due $114 million in lost profits because of Samsung's use of technology under Apple's patent No. 7,844,915, also known as "pinch to zoom." The '915 patent covers technology that can distinguish whether a user is scrolling with one finger versus using … Read more
Phil Schiller, head of marketing at Apple, testified Friday in court here that the reason Samsung gained so much market share in smartphones was because it copied Apple. That's also why Samsung flourished while other smartphone makers such as Motorola and Nokia floundered, he said.
"There is a difference," Schiller said. "One is copying. The others are not -- as much."
Along with suing Samsung, Apple also has pursued lawsuits against Motorola, HTC, and other rivals.
Samsung's attorneys, meanwhile, have argued that people … Read more
SAN JOSE, Calif. -- Samsung's devices that looked like the iPhone made it "much harder" for Apple to differentiate and sell its devices, Apple's head of marketing, Phil Schiller, on Friday told a court here.
Schiller, speaking in a retrial for damages owed by Samsung for infringing Apple patents, said Apple's marketing would have had even more success if Samsung hadn't released similar products.
"This was an incredibly important time," he said. "As this [infringement] has been occurring, it's harder for us to get new customers and bring them into … Read more