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Samsung expert: Apple should get only $38.4M for infringement, not $2.2B

Assuming Samsung infringed Apple's five patents, Apple should receive $1.75 per device in royalties, not the $40 Apple has requested, a Samsung expert argues. Samsung rested its case after the expert testimony.

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Samsung expert compares Apple's patented phone features to car cup holders

An Apple study on what features drive phone sales is flawed and those features aren't the major factors influencing purchases, a Samsung expert told jurors in a patent trial between the two rivals.

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Interview: To become more nimble, GE reaches out to the crowd

GE tells us about its plans for FirstBuild, its Local Motors-inspired large appliance micro-factory.

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Samsung launches Web site to show off its design prowess

The timing of the launch coincides with the latest round in the company's ongoing court battle with Apple over product designs.

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Samsung email pointed to Steve Jobs’ death as 'best opportunity to attack iPhone’

A 2011 Samsung email lamented the wave of press coverage over Jobs' passing, calling it an "unintended benefit for Apple."

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Samsung expert witnesses: Sorry, Apple, there's no infringement

Several computer science professors, including Kevin Jeffay of the University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill, testify that Samsung's devices don't infringe Apple's various patents and that Apple's patents aren't valid.

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After Google Glass, Google developing contact lens camera

The next step after Google Glass high-tech specs could be contact lenses with cameras in them to take pictures when you blink and to help the blind across the road.

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Sony files for patent on household robot

Sony has applied for a patent on a robotic system that can tell the difference between dirt and a scratch. Are household robots in the company's future?

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Samsung doc: Beating Apple was 'survival strategy'

Dale Sohn, the former CEO of Samsung's mobile business in the US, also testifies that a shift in the Korean company's sales and marketing efforts boosted its position in the smartphone market.

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Google exec: We never copied iPhone features for Android

Hiroshi Lockheimer, Google VP of engineering for Android, takes the stand for Samsung in its patent infringement trial against Apple. Samsung argues that many features Apple has accused it of copying were created by Google first.

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This Volvo concept makes child car seats super-portable

Bulky car seats for babies and young children may one day be replaced with inflatable versions that squish down for portability.

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Microsoft, Sony drop cash on Intellectual Ventures -- report

Dubbed a "patent troll" by some, Intellectual Ventures has built up a massive war chest of patents with help from big tech firms. Apple and Intel apparently did not join this funding round, though, according to Reuters.

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