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Apple, Samsung Whip Out Calculators in Patent Penalty Redux

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.

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Motorola Gains Stride Over Microsoft in Patent War Saga

“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.”

via Google’s Motorola beats Microsoft in patent case « Mobile « Business Technology News.

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Tokyo court gives win to Samsung in patent war with Apple

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.


BBC News – Tokyo court gives win to Samsung after US loss.