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
Schiller took the stand in a damages retrial against Samsung with only 11 minutes left in the session. That gave him just enough time to introduce himself and talk briefly about his role at Apple, the development of the iPhone, and the event introducing the product.
"There were huge risks [with the first iPhone]," he said. "We … Read more
The figures come on top of the $600 million Samsung already has to pay after a judge vacated about $450 million of the original award.
Apple attorney Harold McElhinny and Samsung attorney Bill Price made the comments during opening statements here at a retrial in the United States District Court for the Northern District of California. A new jury of eight people … Read more
Judge Lucy Koh, speaking before jury selection in a retrial of a separate suit Apple filed against Samsung, told attorneys for the companies that she would like them to try to reach a settlement and that she would prefer the companies' CEOs participate in the talks.
"I ask that before March, there be one last, or additional, attempt to see if you can resolve these … Read more
In August of last year, a nine-person jury sided with Apple on a majority of its patent infringement claims against Samsung Electronics. At that time, the jury awarded Apple $1.05 billion in damages, much less than the $2.75 billion sought by the Cupertino, Calif., electronics giant. Samsung, which asked for $421 million in its countersuit, didn't get anything.
However, Judge Lucy Koh in March ordered a new trial to recalculate some of the damages in … Read more
It appears the road has finally come to the end in Facebook's "Sponsored Stories" lawsuit. US District Judge Richard Seeborg gave final approval to the suit's $20 million settlement on Monday.
"While not incorporating all features that some of the objectors might prefer, [the settlement] has significant value," Seeborg wrote in an order on Monday, according to Reuters.
The crux of the case focuses on Facebook's use of advertising in its Sponsored Stories. The original five plaintiffs, who aimed at representing more than 100 million members in a class-action suit, claimed the social … Read more
Pressure seems to be mounting for Apple in the e-book lawsuit brought against it and five publishers by the U.S. Justice Department.
With less than two weeks before the trial is set to start, the judge presiding over the case said Thursday she thinks evidence will establish that Apple indeed colluded with the publishers to fix e-book prices, according to Reuters.
"I believe that the government will be able to show at trial direct evidence that Apple knowingly participated in and facilitated a conspiracy to raise prices of e-books, and that the circumstantial evidence in this case, including … Read more
The on-again, off-again scenario of whether to allow taxi-hailing apps to set up shop for a pilot program in New York City is back on again.
State Supreme Court Judge Carol Huff dismissed a lawsuit Tuesday that sought to halt the pilot program, which was filed by a group of mostly livery-car companies, according to the Associated Press. This means that startups like Uber, GetTaxi, and Hailo can now commence with e-hails.
The way the taxi-hailing apps work is by letting potential passengers put their location information into the app, which is then sent to yellow cabs. The first taxi … Read more