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Apple stock soars to all-time closing high after favorable verdict





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In the first day of trading since a favorable ruling in the company's high-stakes patent dispute against Samsung on Friday,  shares of Apple stock reached all-time closing highs on Monday. Apple’s shares broke the former record of $668.87 to reach $675.68, up $12.86.


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Written by Svetlana Osipova

Tuesday, August 28th, 2012. 23:57

Apple Will Seek Bans On A Number Of Samsung Mobile Devices



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Following Apple’s 1 billion win against Samsung in court trial last week, Apple has specified which Samsung devices it will try to ban. The Verge published Apple’s list which includes ban requests for Galaxy S 2 for AT&T, Galaxy S 4G, Samsung Skyrocket, Galaxy S Showcase, Galaxy S2 Epic 4G, Galaxy Prevail, the S2 on T-Mobile and Droid Charge.

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Tuesday, August 28th, 2012. 0:32

Samsung guilty of patent infringement, Apple awarded nearly $1.05B



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Jurors deciding the patent Apple v. Samsung suit have reached a verdict, finding Samsung to have infringed on certain Apple patents, according to in-court reports from The Verge. The damages owed total nearly $1.05 billion for Samsung and zero for Apple.


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Saturday, August 25th, 2012. 23:19

Apple And Samsung’s CEOs Today Will Discuss Patent Dispute



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According to Bloomberg’s report, today Samsung CEO Kwon Oh Hyun and Apple CEO Tim Cook will have a phone conversation ahead of jury deliberations scheduled to begin this week. Bloomberg reports that lawyers of two companies will report to Judge Lucy Koh on the outcome of today’s phone discussion. The report notes:


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Monday, August 20th, 2012. 20:29

Judge In Apple vs. Samsung Trial Asked Companies To Try To Settle



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According to a report from AllThingsD, the Judge Lucy Koh, presiding over the ongoing Apple vs. Samsung patent trial, has asked both sides to try to settle before the jury deliberations begin. The report noted that both companies agreed to a phone meeting outside the court.


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Wednesday, August 15th, 2012. 23:42

Top Samsung designer denies copying iOS icons



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A senior designer at Samsung, Jeeyuen Wang, took the stand on Tuesday in an effort to counter Apple's allegations that multiple Samsung devices copied the layout and imagery of iOS. The designer claims hundreds of people around the world worked tirelessly on Samsung's iconography, adding that she herself was only able to sleep two or three hours a night. Wang admitted that she did look at products from other companies, including Apple, but denied stealing the icons outright, saying instead that it was part of the design process.


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Wednesday, August 15th, 2012. 21:54

Apple's new mini Dock Connector to feature 9-pin



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A mini Dock Connector expected to be introduced alongside Apple's so-called iPhone 5 next month will spot 9 official points of contact and takes design cues from the company's patented MagSafe adapters. According to people familiar with the matter, new mini Dock Connector will deliver enhancements in I/O connectivity in addition to comprising roughly 60% less real estate and orientation independence when plugged into any one of Apple's future iOS devices.


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Tuesday, August 14th, 2012. 22:34

Apple Lost 2 million iPad And iPhone Sales Because Of Samsung’s Сopying



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The Verge reports that today in the Samsung vs. Apple court trial Apple called a financial expert Terry Musica to the stand. While on the stand Terry Musica provided the jury a breakdown showing how much profits Apple lost due to Samsung’s patent violation. According to his estimates, Apple lost 2 million iPad and iPhone sales, costing $488.8 million in total. The calculations are based on the products that Samsung is accused of copying, royalty fees that Samsung should have paid for accused products, and profits that Apple have lost.


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Tuesday, August 14th, 2012. 13:18

Apple Has Licensed Some Of Its iOS Design Patents To Microsoft



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According to The Verge's report, today in Apple vs. Samsung trial Apple’s director of Patent Licensing & Strategy Boris Teksler testified that Apple has licensed some of its design and technical patents to Microsoft, but the cross-licensing agreement includes “anti-cloning” provisions. Teksler stated:


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Tuesday, August 14th, 2012. 1:13

In Court Case Samsung And Apple Reveal U.S. Sales For Mobile Devices



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The patent dispute between Samsung and Apple continued to yield interesting information, with the latest data shared by AllThingsD revealing U.S. sales numbers of each company.


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Friday, August 10th, 2012. 22:36

Court documents allegedly show Samsung copied iPhone icons



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A new portion of the documents presented to the court by Apple as a part of the legal battle between Apple and Samsung show Samsung's proprietary home-screen icon designs are nearly identical to that of the iPhone's. As far as you know, Apple registered the most part of their icons as trademarks in 2010 that means that Apple accuses Samsung of another infringement of the iPhone-maker’s patents.


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Google And Apple Joined Separate Alliances In Bidding For Kodak Patents



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Apple and Google again competing against each other in bidding for a large collection of patents owned by a camera giant Kodak. The Wall Street Journal reports that two separate groups have formed in order to bid for the collection of patents owned by a Kodak that is currently in bankruptcy.

Microsoft, Apple and patent-aggregation company Intellectual Ventures have teamed up, while Samsung, LG, Google, RPC Corp and HTC have formed a second consortium.


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Saturday, July 28th, 2012. 12:19

Google: Apple Inventories That Are Commercially Essential Should Be Treated As Standards



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CEO of Apple Tim Cook has said that he think other companies should “invent their own stuff” instead of copying inventions created by Apple.

Kent Walker, General Counsel of Google disagrees, and this month send a letter to Judiciary Committee of US Senate saying that commercial inventions that influence “consumer welfare” should be treated the same way as technical patents.


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Saturday, July 21st, 2012. 13:11

Photos Of Earliest iPad Prototype Surfaced In Ongoing Patent Dispute



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Network World’s iOnApple issued a report on a recently-revealed deposition that was given by Apple’s head of design Jonathan Ive in the patent dispute between Samsung and Apple. During the deposition, Ive was shown photos of the earliest iPad mockups, which apparently were taken at some point between 2002 and 2004. From Jonathan Ive’s testimony:

“My recollection of first seeing it is very hazy, but it was, I'm guessing, sometime between 2002 and 2004, some but it was I remember seeing this and perhaps models similar to this when we were first exploring tablet designs that ultimately became the iPad”.


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Wednesday, July 18th, 2012. 20:17

Apple Patent Application Reveals Integrated Charging Contacts in iPod Nano Clip



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Appleinsider has found a very interesting Apple’s patent that was originally filed in January 2011 and reveals the company’s interest in using the iPod nano's clip as a charging and docking mechanism. Apple wants to eliminate the need for a dedicated docking port on the bottom edge of the device.

By incorporating electrical contacts into the clip and using a dock adapter to provide compatibility with Apple's current docking stations, the clamping action of the iPod nano's clip could hold the device in position for charging purposes.


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Friday, July 13th, 2012. 8:38