Apple v. Samsung: Round 2 begins soon

“Apple and Samsung have framed the next battle in their ongoing patent war. The two companies have finalized the list of patents and devices in dispute, and they will hash out the details in a San Diego courtroom beginning March 31,” Eric Zeman reports for InformationWeek. “Both companies started out with much broader lists of patents, devices, and complaints, but they have whittled the list down as per the instructions of US District Court Judge Lucy Koh, who is overseeing the trial. (Koh also oversaw the first trial between Apple and Samsung in 2012.)”

“This trial involves an entirely different batch of devices and patents from the first one,” Zeman reports. “Found guilty of infringing on a number of Apple patents in August 2012, Samsung was socked with damages of $930 million.”

“Teams from Apple and Samsung will meet before March 31 in a last-ditch attempt to hammer out an agreement, but the likelihood of the two parties finding an amicable solution is slim,” Zeman reports. “The CEOs of Apple and Samsung held similar talks ahead of the 2012 trial but were unable to reach a deal.”

Read more in the full article here.

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Apple v. Samsung: U.S. court finds Samsung to infringe Apple patent, declares Samsung patent invalid – January 22, 2014
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  1. Judge Koh: “Right gentlemen, touch gloves. This is a fight to ten rounds. Two knockdowns will be permitted. On a count to ten, whoever doesn’t get up from the canvas will be declared the loser by a knockout. In the event of a tie the judges decision will be final. Any questions?

    One more thing. The boxer in the red corner (Samsung) will be permitted to deliver low blows below the belt with no sanctions.”

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