Apple and Samsung each drop two patents from lawsuit sequel
posted by Alan F. / Jun 29, 2013, 6:22 AM
Making the cuts is a difficult process considering that each side had 22 devices each in the middle of last month. By yesterday, that list was slimmed down to 18 devices each as each side tossed out older models, some of which are no longer sold. Apple has dropped the Samsung Galaxy Player 4.0 and Samsung Galaxy Player 5.0, and both the Samsung Galaxy Tab 7.0 Plus and the Samsung Galaxy Tab 8.9. For its part, Samsung dropped the Apple iPhone 3G, the original generation Apple iPad, and the third-generation Apple iPod touch.
Judge Koh also asked both sides to drop two patents each without prejudice. This means that these claims can be reinstated later in a different case. Apple withdrew its claims on U.S. Patent No. 5,666,502 for a "graphical user interface using historical lists with field classes," and U.S. Patent No. 8,086,604 on a "universal interface for retrieval of information in a computer system". The latter patent you might remember as the '604 Siri patent which dealt with using universal search. This patent originally was used by Apple to get a preliminary injunction on the Samsung GALAXY Nexus which was overturned in Federal Court. Apple is still keeping a similar "Siri" patent in its claims list for the new trial.
The two patents that Samsung has tossed include U.S. Patent No. 7,672,470 for an "audio/video device having a volume control function for an external audio reproduction unit by using volume control buttons of a remote controller and volume control method therefor" and U.S. Patent No. 7,232,058 on a "data displaying apparatus and method".
Each side will have to remove just one patent each before the Thriller with manila folders begins next February.
the two babies are having a fight again? . . .please feed them milk or something . . .
posted on Jun 29, 2013, 7:21 AM 8
Posts: 12; Member since: Jun 17, 2013
I like to see them fight cuz that will make them develop their devices more and more to improve themselves
posted on Jun 29, 2013, 7:45 AM 9
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This is the tech's biggest joke ever. How could they have a trial at Cupertino, apple's backyard. They might as well hold the court at Apple's headquarter office. This trial is such a joke that's it's not even funny. If there is such thing as blind justice, they should have moved the trial to another state, or at least another city. How can you get a fair trial, when most of the people are apple employees or connected to apple in some way. I'd be surprised, if samsung don't get fined another billion or two for anything really.
posted on Jun 29, 2013, 4:34 PM 0
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another day,another patent war....this sh%t is getting boring,apple growup already !!
posted on Jun 29, 2013, 7:25 AM 5
You mean, both of them should grow up.. *Aah! Finally! I can comment on PA!
posted on Jun 29, 2013, 7:31 AM 4
Jeezes please enough already Apple and stop your damn bogus patent law suit. We have enough of this crap.
posted on Jun 29, 2013, 8:09 AM 5
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Alan, what's the rest of Samsung's U.S. Patent No. 7,232,058? All you're including is, "...on a 'data displaying apparatus and method'." so then what exactly is the function on a data displaying apparatus and method being described here?
posted on Jun 29, 2013, 9:46 AM 0
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