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Apple and Google have decided to stop the patent war. According to the latest reports, the company from Cupertino and Google’s Motorola Mobility unit have recently agreed to end all the so-called patent battles. This, however, doesn't mean that the tech giants will start cross-licensing each other's patents.
Apple on Tuesday was granted a patent for "Electronic devices with sidewall displays", which means that the guys from Cupertino are planning to place a kind of flexible display around the sidewalls of their future handsets.
It's Sunday today, which means I should tell you about the most interesting posts of past seven days. Let's begin.
As you probably know, Apple is expected to release its next-gen iPhone later this year. Ahead of the purported launch, more and more mockups and alleged schematics appear on the Internet. They look pretty much the same, however, each one has a unique or worth mentioning feature. That's why I try to describe each mockup thoroughly.
Samsung infringed on Apple's patents. This is what the jury found out during the Apple vs Samsung trial. What is interesting, though, is that Apple was also accused of violating Samsung's patent for "Apparatus for recording and reproducing digital image and speech", so now it has to pay the South Korean manufacturer $158.400.
As I already told you, Samsung thinks Apple has exaggerated the worth of its patents. In the ongoing trial on Monday, Samsung's damage expert Judith Chevalier said the South Korean manufacturer should pay only $38.4 million for the five allegedly infringed patents, not $2.19 billion Apple is seeking.
Samsung experts claim that Apple has exaggerated the worth of the patents allegedly infringed by the South Korean manufacturer. The company has even accused Apple expert John Hauser of miscalculation of the sum Apple is seeking in damages.
According to the latest patent filings published on Thursday by the US Patent and Trademark Office, Apple is planning to develop a new device-unlocking system. This system will allow users to unlock their iOS devices by connecting a set of illuminated dots, so that drawing a custom pattern on the screen of the device. The patent applications are entitled 'Gesture entry techniques'. There're two filings that deal with the new technology, not one, which a bit strange, I guess.
While the guys from Cupertino accuse Samsung of copying the design of their iPhone and infringing on a number of their patents, Samsung executives claim it was marketing that allowed the company to gain popularity among users. This is probably a new type of marketing strategy developed by the South Korean manufacturer himself. It allows to use patented technologies without the owner's permission and to mock rival's products.
Apple has explained why it is seeking $2.19 billion in damages from Samsung. Such sum is based on Apple's lost profits and royalties on infringed patents, Apple damage expert and economist Chris Vellturo claims.
As you probably know, earlier this week Apple appealed to court for the second time. The guys from Cupertino sued Samsung over a number of patents they say the company infringed on. Some of them deal with Apple’s iPhone and the “Slide to Unlock” feature.
Apple has once again appealed to the U.S. court in order to make Samsung pay $2 billion in damages. In case you don’t know, Apple accuses the South Korean company of infringing its patents and intentional copying of the iPhone design.
Last week Apple was granted another patent entitled ‘Transparent Texting’. According to a patent application published by the United States Patent and Trademark Office, the company from Cupertino is planning to develop a system that will automatically change the background image of popular messaging apps and replace it with a live video feed from the device’s rear camera. Interesting idea, don’t you think so?
Like every Sunday, I’ve come up with a list of most interesting stories of the last 7 days. Without wasting time, let’s take a look at these posts.
As you know, Apple’s first-gen iPhone was released in 2007. The development of the device, however, began much earlier - in 2004. This is what Greg Christie, Apple senior software engineer, revealed in an interview to The Wall Street Journal a couple of days ago.
According to the latest Japanese court ruling, Apple’s iPhone 4S, iPhone 4 and iPad 2 don’t infringe on Samsung patents. Such a decision was revealed on Tuesday. What this means is that the company from Cupertino has won another court case against its South Korean rival. Anyway, I don’t think Samsung lawyers will come down and accept this ruling.