News / UK and world by Press Association May 25, 2018, 12:18 pm FacebookTwitterLinkedInWhatsAppEmail Sign up to our Daily newsletter Samsung has been ordered to pay Apple more than £400 million in damages in the latest round of a legal battle over patents that began in 2011. Here is what the ruling means. – Why has Samsung been ordered to pay damages? Previous rulings in this long-running court case determined that the Korean firm must pay damages for copying aspects of the original iPhone’s design and technologies. Apple contends that Samsung would not have emerged as the world’s largest smartphone seller had it not copied certain technologies from the iPhone. Samsung was originally ordered to pay more than one billion dollars, but a series of appeals and rulings saw that amount reduce and change on multiple occasions since – the latest settling on 539 million US dollars (£403 million). This was in relation to three Apple design … [Read more...] about Q&A: What does the Apple and Samsung patent case mean for the smartphone sector?
News / UK and world by Press Association May 25, 2018, 3:52 am FacebookTwitterLinkedInWhatsAppEmail Sign up to our Daily newsletter A US jury has decided Samsung must pay Apple 539 million US dollars (£403 million) in damages in the latest twist of a legal battle that began in 2011. Apple contends Samsung would not have emerged as the world’s leading seller of smartphones if it had not ripped off the technology powering the pioneering iPhone in developing a line of similar devices running on Google’s Android software. Previous rulings had already determined that Samsung infringed on some of Apple’s patents, but the amount of damages owed has been hanging in legal limbo. Another jury convened for a 2012 trial had determined Samsung should pay Apple 1.05 billion dollars, but US District Judge Lucy Koh reduced that amount to 548 million dollars (£409 million). The issue escalated to the US Supreme Court, which determined in 2016 that a … [Read more...] about Jury orders Samsung to pay 539m dollars to Apple in patent dispute
By Jan Wolfe and Stephen Nellis (Reuters) – After nearly five days of deliberations, a U.S. jury on Thursday said Samsung Electronics Co Ltd should pay $539 million Apple Inc for copying patented smartphone features, technology publication CNET reported, bringing a years-long feud between the technology companies into its final stages. The world’s top smartphone rivals have been in court over patents since 2011, when Apple filed a lawsuit alleging Samsung’s smartphones and tablets “slavishly” copied its products. Samsung was found liable in a 2012 trial, but a disagreement over the amount to be paid led to the current retrial over damages where arguments ended on May 18. Samsung previously paid Apple $399 million to compensate Apple for infringement of some of the patents at issue in the case. The jury has been deliberating the case since last week. Because of that credit, if the verdict is upheld on appeal it will result in Samsung making an additional … [Read more...] about U.S. jury awards Apple $539 million in Samsung patent retrial
Home Daily News A year after Supreme Court's TC Heartland… Patent Law By Lorelei Laird Posted May 22, 2018, 7:00 am CDT The Sam B. Hall Jr. U.S. Courthouse in Marshall, Texas. Photo by Billy Hathorn, via Wikimedia Commons. The U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Texas used to be famous as a preferred venue for plaintiffs in patent cases. But data indicates the U.S. Supreme Court put a stop to that in May of 2017 when it ruled in TC Heartland v. Kraft Food Brands Group that lawyers should use a narrow definition of “resides” when determining where venue is proper. A year later, the Texas Lawbook reports, new patent lawsuit filings in eastern Texas are down 65 percent from the day of the ruling and 74 percent since 2015. Using data from Androvett Legal Media, the article says the new national leader in patent filings is the District of Delaware. That doesn’t mean patent lawsuits have vanished from the Eastern District of Texas, however. Despite TC … [Read more...] about A year after Supreme Court’s TC Heartland ruling, patent cases are up in Delaware and LA
By Mark Curriden of The Texas Lawbook Published 5:30 am, Tuesday, May 22, 2018 Photo: Michael Brown / Fotolia Image 1of/1 CaptionClose Image 1 of 1 Scales as symbol of law justice court fairness choice 3D render with clipping path Scales as symbol of law justice court fairness choice 3D render with clipping path Photo: Michael Brown / Fotolia Patent filings plummet in East Texas 1 / 1 Back to Gallery For more than a decade, the federal courts in the Eastern District of Texas were the undisputed Mecca for patent litigation. Businesses and individuals often filed double or triple the number of patent infringement lawsuits in East Texas than any other court districts in the country. But one year ago, the Eastern District’s reign over patent disputes ended when the U.S. Supreme Court issued its landmark decision … [Read more...] about Patent filings plummet in East Texas