Apple and Samsung file document for 2014 patent trial

Apple and Samsung file document for 2014 patent trial
On Friday, Apple and Samsung filed a joint case management document with the Northern District of California court in preparation for next year's patent trial between the two tech rivals. The document lays out some of the ground rules for the trial that both sides seek. For example, in the filing Cupertino based Apple is asking that each firm be limited to 5 patents with a maximum of 12 claims. Samsung, the defendant in the case, agrees with Apple (don't faint) with the 5 patent limit, but not surprisingly seeks to limit the number of claims to 8. The trial, set to open in March, currently involves 16 devices.

Where there is a major disagreement between the two firms is in the number of devices to be included in the trial. Both companies are far apart in the number and names of the Samsung products that will be presented to the jury. Apple appears to be separating the devices involved depending on the build of Android that each device has installed.

While both Apple and Samsung prepare for next year's trial, Samsung is still in in the midst of its appeal of the first trial, which resulted in a jury awarding Apple a since-reduced $1.05 billion. Several of the devices that the original jury found to have infringed on Apple patents will be seen by a new jury after Judge Lucy Koh vacated $450 million of the original award.

source: FOSSPatents via electronista



1. techspace

Posts: 1037; Member since: Sep 03, 2012

i think people should ignore these patent trials...

2. xperiaDROID

Posts: 5629; Member since: Mar 08, 2013

Oh please! Would you two stop? SamDUNG v.s Fruit NOT AGAIN! ARGHHHH!!! x(

9. noim1

Posts: 297; Member since: May 15, 2012

Ohhh Come on !!! The new Year comes & the Patent War begins again ....well at least this year its become common & i am sure ppl will just ignore it ...

17. xperiaDROID

Posts: 5629; Member since: Mar 08, 2013

I agree! xD

3. supriatnaj

Posts: 2; Member since: Feb 10, 2013

regular news between samsung and apple

4. baller23

Posts: 27; Member since: Apr 18, 2013

Im waiting for the time when there will be a big news, "Samsung & Apple Happily Lived ever after".

5. xperiaDROID

Posts: 5629; Member since: Mar 08, 2013

........THE END".

6. nanbanda

Posts: 17; Member since: Mar 30, 2013

here we go again....

7. jonartpop

Posts: 199; Member since: Oct 25, 2012

So tired of this kind of news.

8. amats69

Posts: 1527; Member since: Nov 12, 2012

the never ending story of samsung and apple......

10. james1

Posts: 97; Member since: Mar 16, 2013

Here we go again....

11. Topcat488

Posts: 1417; Member since: Sep 29, 2012

Apple should look at how much money has gone to Lawyers instead of Research and Development, and then look at its stock market price, and realize the course they're on is false.

12. bucky

Posts: 3794; Member since: Sep 30, 2009

they are protecting their tech. Samsung was asking for it for a while...

15. darkkjedii

Posts: 31529; Member since: Feb 05, 2011

You and topcat are rite, but its affecting apple more negatively than its affecting Samsung.

13. jsdechavez

Posts: 814; Member since: Jul 20, 2012

Thanks much for the little peace in 2013.

14. InspectorGadget80 unregistered

CAN WE PLEASE STOP IT ALREADY WITH PATENTS? can't at least go a whole week with out a patent war

16. Abbath

Posts: 99; Member since: Sep 16, 2012

Another day another patent war between these two

18. Antonyjoseph

Posts: 217; Member since: Apr 06, 2013

Lets watch the fun. Hope Nokia benefits from these two fighting each other.

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