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Apple agrees to $400 million settlement over ebook price-fixing

Apple has agreed to pay in the region of $450 million USD over claims that it conspired with publishers to fix the prices of ebooks and stifle competition in the market. Since the case began in April 2012, Apple has been forced to settle with all five publishers involved in the controversy, costing the fruity company around $166 million.  The settlement…

Sales bans are not the answer to patent disputes [Editorial]

Yesterday, U.S. District Judge Lucy Koh (San Jose, California) ruled that Apple had not provided sufficient evidence to prove that consumer demand was driven by patented features to the point where an injunction against Samsung devices infringing Apple patents was justified. Apple and Samsung have been locked in a patent war for over three years, and Apple…

Apple and Samsung fail to agree on settlement after mediation talks

Apple vs. Samsung round two is set for a court date beginning next month, but before the two tech giants battled it out in a court-room for their second high-profile hearing, the two were ordered to try and agree settlement. Both companies are accusing each other of infringing on patents. With both companies wanting entirely different outcomes from…

Apple and Samsung’s mediation talks over settlement reportedly fail

According to reports over at ZDNet Korea (via The Verge), Tim Cook and Samsung’s CEO, JK Shine met last week to try and come to some sort of agreement over settlement. The two companies have been at loggerheads for years, disputing patent infringement in a number of countries. A major showdown was only recently decided, awarding Apple nearly $1 billion…

Apple vs. Samsung part 2 set to commence as full list of patents and products infringed is revealed

Back in the summer of 2012, a major U.S. trial between Apple and Samsung captured the attention of most tech blogs and publications. Unlike hundreds of other, smaller cases, this was a big deal. Initially, Apple was awarded over $1 billion in damages, but after over a year of various appeals, re-trials and back-and-forth-ing, a final figure was settled…

Samsung’s attempt to ban Apple devices in its home country fails

According to a report over at Reuters this morning, Samsung’s lawsuit against Apple in South Korea has been lost. It had attempted to ban some of Cupertino’s devices due to patent infringement. A claim which the Korean judicial system rejected. The patents in question related to content display and messaging. Unsurprisingly, the judge threw out the…