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Infographic: Apple v. The World

Here’s a cool infographic I grabbed from HelloAndroid that breaks down the Apple versus everyone litigation. I hadn’t realized that the patent wars were/are in 30 courts on 4 continents. We haven’t seen the end of these battles, but we’re hearing less and less. Even with its $1B victory, Apple Read more…

By Jeff Taylor, ago
Smartphones & Tablets

Samsung Says Kiss the iPhone and Blackberry Goodbye Business

Samsung launched its “S.A.F.E.” (Samsung for Enterprise) campaign to show its enterprise-ready devices that will supposedly shame iPhone and Blackberry. The commercial, which you’ll probably see from today through mid-2013, showcases all of Samsung’s currently-available phones with super-security features that make the devices great for businesses. Research in Motion, the Read more…

By Jeff Taylor, ago
News

Samsung Hits Apple

I said Samsung would sue Apple for infringing on its 4G LTE technology, and now Samsung’s started fighting. However, it doesn’t look like it’s over 4G, but rather a set of other patents Samsung already sued Apple for, and merely seeks to add the iPhone 5 to the list of Read more…

By Jeff Taylor, ago
Security

Check Your Updates

Asus Transformer tablet owners should be giddy about checking for OS and firmware updates, but they’re not the only ones. According to this story, Android phones are susceptible to USSD attacks, which basically leaves the phone open to a hacker’s attempts to wipe your phone’s data. The story points out Read more…

By Jeff Taylor, ago
Android OS

Android Isn’t Going Anywhere

After Samsung, the Apple fanboys are going nuts about the “demise of Android,” and the “swift show of justice.” The truth is, Samsung (minimally) hurt Samsung for it’s infringing elements. I say minimally because most of the affected devices are sub-standard models, not even being marketed anymore. There’s “bigger and better” Read more…

By Jeff Taylor, ago
Android OS

Apple v. Samsung – What Now?

With the “trial of the century” over, as far as it relates to the patent world, the big question is going to be, what now for Samsung? Obviously, Samsung is not going anywhere. As the world’s number two device maker, and 2012’s second quarter sales leader, Samsung, as one Tweeter Read more…

By Jeff Taylor, ago
Android OS

All I Can Say is, “Wow”

I know what Samsung’s attorneys feel right now. It’s a feeling of discouragement that is beyond comprehension and description. Fortunately for them, their jury was out longer than the five minutes it took for my client to lose his case, and his savings. I subtly guessed Samsung would lose this Read more…

By Jeff Taylor, ago
News

Motorola Mobility Opens its Cannons on Apple

With Samsung and Apple still fighting in California, Motorola Mobility (a.k.a. Google) has finally moved into the “theater” and decided that it will begin blasting its patent cannons at Apple. This time, Motorola Mobility is asking the U.S. International Trade Commission (USITC) to invalidate and block sales of iPhone, iPad, Read more…

By Jeff Taylor, ago
News

Apple v. Samsung

Samsung, through its own actions, might actually lose its case against Apple. That’s at least according the news from Foss Patents. Apparently, Samsung is doing whatever it can to get on Judge Koh’s bad side. If you’re interested in the latest updates, I’d suggest following this Foss Patents keyword. I’m Read more…

By Jeff Taylor, ago
News

Kiss the Galaxy Nexus Goodbye, For Awhile

Well, Apple took some of their cash reserves and posted a bond for $95 million yesterday. shortly after Judge Koh denied Samsung’s motion to stay. Samsung presented, in my opinion, some well-thought-out arguments against the injunction, but these failed to persuade the judge. This injunction is going to hinge on the ‘604 patent, Read more…

By Jeff Taylor, ago
News

Samsung Readies to Oppose Injunction

Courtesy: Nexus404.com With the preliminary injunction issued, Samsung has filed it’s notice of appeal and motion to stay pending appeal. Yesterday, Judge Koh held a status conference, presumably to address the appeal issue and stay. I’m still waiting for information about the conference. While I perused the docket sheet, I noticed Read more…

By Jeff Taylor, ago
News

Apple Scores Victory Against Samsung in the Patent Wars

With Oracle’s loss (and here) in the Oracle v. Google debacle, and Apple’s loss in Apple v. Motorola Mobility, the patent wars now shift to Apple’s fight against Samsung. This week, Apple scored two major (one not-so-major) blows against the device-maker. First, Apple was able to convince U.S. District Judge Lucy Koh to halt all U.S. sales of Samsung’s Read more…

By Jeff Taylor, ago