Apple and Samsung are in U.S. District Judge Lucy Koh’s court again, this time revisiting how much Samsung should pay Apple for violating its patents. Apple is seeking US$379.8 million for violation of five of its patents; Samsung wants to pay Apple $52.7 million. The proceedings, which began Wednesday, became necessary after Koh set aside a portion of the original $1 billion-plus award because the jury erred in making its calculations.
“Mobile phone maker Motorola achieved a rare victory against software giant Microsoft in a patent case before a German court on Friday, the latest in a wave of patent lawsuits by technology firms fighting over market share.
The regional court in Mannheim ruled that Motorola Mobility, part of Google, did not infringe a Microsoft patent which enables applications to work on different handsets.
This allows application developers to avoid writing separate codes for each handset saving time and development costs.”
A court in Tokyo has ruled that Samsung Electronics did not infringe on patents held by Apple, a victory for the South Korean company.
Shortly after losing a key patent case in the US and being ordered to pay more than $1 Billion in damages, Samsung is found innocent of charges that it infringed on patents held by Apple in Japan.