U.S. Court picks terms, largely sides with Apple in Apple/Samsung patent case

“A U.S. judge largely sided with Apple on Wednesday over how several technical terms will be defined in its patent fight against Samsung over smartphones and tablets,” Dan Levine reports for Reuters.

“Deciding on the meaning of certain terms, known as claim construction orders, helps to define the scope of a party’s patent rights and can often shape the course of litigation,” Levine reports. “Apple sued Samsung in the United States last year, saying the South Korean company’s Galaxy line of mobile phones and tablets ‘slavishly’ copies the iPhone and iPad. Samsung then countersued Apple.”

Levine reports, “The claim construction order released on Wednesday by U.S. District Judge Lucy Koh in San Jose, California, defines eight terms relating to seven different patents in the case. Koh opted for Apple’s preferred interpretation on five of the terms, and Samsung’s for two of them, according to the ruling.”

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