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The decision by the USPTO, while relevant to the most recent Apple v. Samsung patent-infringement trial, isn't final and could take months or years to come to conclusion.
A deal settles all lawsuits pending outside the US, but US patent lawsuits between the two are unaffected.
A high-level female executive strikes back for defamation, after being accused of sexual harassment in a lurid lawsuit last week.
The tech companies battled in a San Jose, Calif., court over patents. CNET breaks down what happened during the monthlong trial.
The mobile giants accuse each other of infringing patents on their devices. Worth noting: these patents haven't passed legal muster in the past.
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.
The rivals will return to the courtroom on Monday. The trial is still all about smartphone and tablet patents, but this time, the accused devices are newer, including the Galaxy S3 and iPhone 4S.
Some are familiar faces, others less so -- but each in their own way is trying to shake up the status quo.
Jury rules that Samsung must pay additional damages for patent infringement. The amount is slightly less than what Apple had requested and brings the total award to about $930 million.
The jury of six women and two men have determined Samsung must pay $290 million more to Apple for patent infringement.