Tim Cook Was Never Keen on Suing Samsung in the First Place

Everybody knows about Steve Job's famous intentions to go thermonuclear on Android if necessary, but it seems that current CEO Tim Cook wasn't necessarily on the same tactical page. According to Reuters, unnamed sources with knowledge of the situation say that Cook was opposed to suing Samsung when the trouble started … » 2/10/13 12:00pm 2/10/13 12:00pm

Judge Rules That Samsung Did Not Willfully Infringe on Apple's Patents

Because the court system is an inescapable never ending maze of appeals and paperwork, a ruling doesn't seem to mark the end of anything. Even when the court said Samsung had to pay a billion dollars to Apple back in August, it can rule something differently tomorrow. Or at least, tweak and overturn something. Tonight, … » 1/29/13 10:45pm 1/29/13 10:45pm

The ITC's Proposing Some Rough Sanctions Against Patent-Infringing…

The Apple vs. Samsung battle is trucking along, and this time there's more bad news for Samsung. Yesterday, a somewhat censored version of presiding Judge Thomas Pender's suggested sanctions regarding the Apple's complaint to the ITC was published and it includes not only an import and sales ban on the infringing… » 12/29/12 6:00pm 12/29/12 6:00pm

Apple's Pinch to Zoom Patent Has Been Tentatively Invalidated

Even though Apple scored a big victory against Samsung inside the court, it looks like Apple is losing its stronghold on its patents. After tentatively invalidating the 'Steve Jobs Patent' on multitouch, the USPTO has invalidated Apple's 'pinch to zoom' patent. The 'pinch to zoom' patent was crucial in scoring a… » 12/19/12 7:21pm 12/19/12 7:21pm

Apple Has Been Denied a Permanent Sales Ban on the Samsung Phones and…

Though Apple won a fresh billion dollars in the US patent infringement case that saw Samsung basically lose everything, Apple won't be able to kill Samsung products dead. Judge Lucy Koh, the federal judge that presided over Apple v. Samsung, has denied Apple a permanent injunction against Samsung. Samsung can still… » 12/17/12 11:12pm 12/17/12 11:12pm

Apple's Going to Have to Pay All of Samsung's Legal Fees Because It…

And Apple's apology to Samsung as order by the UK court just got even messier. After posting an apology they had to rewrite, and then pushing the rewritten one down the page with Javascript, a UK court has ordered Apple to pay Samsung's legal fees in full to even things out. » 11/10/12 7:00pm 11/10/12 7:00pm

Apple Hides Its Latest Samsung Apology With Some Clever Code

The saga of Apple's court-enforced public apology to Samsung continues. The first, newspaper-printed mea culpa read as too tongue-in-cheek for the judge's liking. Now it turns out that the follow-up, a condensed contrition on the Apple Store's UK home page, has come with a few caveats as well. Namely, that you have to… » 11/04/12 9:02am 11/04/12 9:02am

Too Bad This Apple-Samsung Fanboy Peace Treaty Isn't Real

The smartphone fanboy wars seem both ridiculous and eternal. It's like everywhere you go on the Internet, a simple statement of preference—even one that isn't pig-head and disparaging—can serve as the flash point for a fanboy skirmish. Isn't it about time we signed a peace treaty? » 10/20/12 9:00am 10/20/12 9:00am

Report: Apple's Trying to Wean Itself Off of Samsung's Chips

While Apple and Samsung have been duking it out over patents, there's always been the quiet, underlying irony that Samsung makes a whole bunch of the chips Apple relies on. Now, according to reports from CNET and MacRumors, Apple's trying to change that. » 10/13/12 8:00pm 10/13/12 8:00pm

The Galaxy Tab 10.1 Gets a Shot at Going on Sale Again

Thanks to the Apple vs. Samsung patent war, the Samsung Galaxy Tab 10.1 has been off the market here in the States due to an injunction awarded a month ahead of the big showdown. Now, a U.S. appeals court has ruled that it's time to reconsider that ban. » 9/29/12 1:00pm 9/29/12 1:00pm