Samsung is working to modify its products to ensure they don't get caught up in an injunction, a new report claims.
The Korea Times reported yesterday, citing sources, that it spoke with Samsung officials who said that the company is in talks with U.S. carriers, including Verizon Wireless, to determine the best way to modify designs across its Galaxy line. The products it plans to modify were cited as infringing in last week's landmark patent loss to Apple.
According to the Korea Times' source, Samsung and carriers will "jointly develop modified design technology," though the … Read more
HTC's chairperson said that the company has no intention of settling with Apple, according to Asia-based reports.
HTC "has great skills in innovation and has the confidence to face legal lawsuits with Apple," the Digitimes report says, attributing those comments to Wang.
She also said that the $1 billion jury verdict against Samsung in the U.S. "does not mean the failure of the entire Google Android ecosystem."
HTC has been mired in a legal … Read more
The software locks that wireless operators put on devices, such as the iPhone, may violate state and federal antitrust laws, but there isn't much consumers can do about it.
In this edition of Ask Maggie, I answer a reader's question about whether consumers could sue their carriers to force them to allow people to take their iPhone 4S to any carrier they want, given that this particular phone uses the exact same hardware on every carrier. And I explain why consumers aren't likely able to sue AT&T over its new policy to restrict the Apple … Read more
Samsung management told the company's employees that it will eventually be vindicated in its fight with Apple.
The company claims in the memo, which was sent to all employees, that it wanted "to negotiate with Apple" rather than head to court, but the iPhone maker balked. Now that it's facing a more than $1 billion payout, Samsung told employees that it's a company that centers on appealing to consumers -- not patent law.
"History has shown there has yet to be a company that has won the hearts and minds of consumers and achieved … Read more
SAN JOSE, Calif. -- A decision in the multi-billion dollar trial between Apple and Samsung has been reached, and will be announced shortly.
Hanging in the balance are possible sales bans on phones and tablets on both sides, as well as a damages tally that ranges from millions to billions of dollars depending on how the jury comes down.
The nine-person group heard the closing arguments from both sides on Tuesday. Apple used its time to once again paint Samsung as a copycat that threatened to undo innovation, while Samsung depicted … Read more
People who've received unwanted sales calls from Dish Network may yet get some satisfaction.
The company is the target of a lawsuit from the Federal Trade Commission alleging that it made sales calls to millions of consumers even though they had asked not to be called again.
The calls reportedly violated the FTC's Telemarketing Sales Rule. According to that rule, a telemarketer cannot call someone who has asked to be taken off the company's call list, even if the person is not registered with the National Do Not Call list.
The FTC's lawsuit alleges that Dish … Read more
Apple has been hit by a lawsuit from an ex-employee who says he was promised a job for life.
Wayne Goodrich, a former executive producer with Apple, claims that he was a "confidant, sounding board, and close adviser" to Steve Jobs, Bloomberg reported today. As such, the late Apple co-founder allegedly told Goodrich in 2010 that he would always have a job at Apple, even if his current position were to be eliminated.
Despite that reported promise, Goodrich was fired in December for what Apple referred to as "business reasons," unrelated to his job performance.
Apple and Samsung are once again going to try to come to terms on their bitter patent lawsuit, a new report claims.
Apple CEO Tim Cook and Samsung chief executive Kwon Oh Hyun will hold a telephone conversation today to see if they can find a resolution to their ongoing patent dispute, Bloomberg is reporting, citing sources. The discussion comes after U.S. District Court Judge Lucy Koh asked the sides to meet and discuss their mutual differences.
But it seems highly unlikely that the sides will come to terms. Back in May, Judge Koh had asked Apple and Samsung … Read more