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Google Asked Samsung Not To Copy Apple

Google Asked Samsung Not To Copy Apple

Aug 16 2012, 6:47pm CDT | by

Another detail from the massive court case

So in this massive legal battle between Samsung's Android-powered devices and Apple's products fall in the wheelhouse of Android creator Google? Let's find out.In the ever-growing legal dispute...

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Google Asked Samsung Not To Copy Apple

Aug 16 2012, 6:47pm CDT | by

Another detail from the massive court case

So in this massive legal battle between Samsung's Android-powered devices and Apple's products fall in the wheelhouse of Android creator Google? Let's find out.

In the ever-growing legal dispute between Samsung and Apple, an email has come to light in which it was revealed that Google pressed Samsung not to create a device that resembled the iPad too closely.

"Since it is too similar to Apple, make it noticeably different starting with the front side," the email reads.

It was sent between Samsung employees, and reference comments made by Google executives during a closed-door meeting.

It's just one of many stories coming to light as the result of the huge patent lawsuit between Apple and Samsung. It's extremely rare for cases like this to go to trial, and one of the most important reasons is because all the evidence that is not incredibly sensitive becomes part of the public record.

Apple has accused Samsung of violating its patents through more than 20 products, most notably the Galaxy Tab and its similarity to the iPad, and the Galaxy Nexus's striking resemblance to the iPhone.

Via Business Week

 
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6 hours ago

Microsoft sues Samsung for not paying up on IP use

Aug 1 2014 7:34pm CDT | Source: Cult of Mac

One of the world’s top tech companies is suing Samsung for patent violations, only this time its not Apple. Microsoft announced this afternoon that it filed a lawsuit against Samsung in the U.S. District Court of Southern Distr ...
Source: Cult of Mac   Full article at: Cult of Mac
 

 
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Microsoft sues Samsung over Android royalty payments

Aug 1 2014 6:55pm CDT | Source: Mac Daily News

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7 hours ago

Microsoft Takes Legal Action against Samsung over Breach of Contract

Aug 1 2014 5:59pm CDT | Source: Patently Apple

Although we've yet to see the actual filing, Microsoft has officially filed legal action against Samsung today in U.S. District Court, Southern District of New York. Today’s legal action is simply to enforce Microsoft' ...
Source: Patently Apple   Full article at: Patently Apple
 

 
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8 hours ago

Dan Frommer on Samsung: ‘There’s No Easy Fix’

Aug 1 2014 5:33pm CDT | Source: Daring Fireball

Dan Frommer: Today in Seoul, Samsung “reported its worst quarterly profit in two years and flagged uncertain earnings prospects for its key handset business,” Reuters’ Se Young Lee reports. Of course, Samsung thinks its new products will fix the situation. But we’ve seen this story before. This particular chart shows Nokia’s adjusted closing price from the day Apple released the first iPhone, i ...
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9 hours ago

Microsoft sues Samsung over unpaid Android patent royalties

Aug 1 2014 4:35pm CDT | Source: Apple Insider

Microsoft on Friday filed a lawsuit with a New York district court, claiming Samsung is in breach of a patent cross-licensing contract and has failed to pay an undisclosed amount i ...
Source: Apple Insider  Full article at: Apple Insider
 

 
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9 hours ago

Microsoft Sues Samsung to Collect Unpaid Patent Royalties

Aug 1 2014 4:05pm CDT | Source: Daring Fireball

David Howard, Microsoft deputy general counsel: After becoming the leading player in the worldwide smartphone market, Samsung decided late last year to stop complying with its agreement with Microsoft. In September 2013, after Microsoft announced it was acquiring the Nokia Devices and Services business, Samsung began using the acquisition as an excuse to breach its contract. Curiously, Samsung did not ask the court to decide whether the Nokia acquisition invalidated its contract wi ...
Source: Daring Fireball   Full article at: Daring Fireball
 

 
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Report: Google’s Android the ‘preferred platform’ for terrorists

Aug 1 2014 2:03pm CDT | Source: Mac Daily News

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12 hours ago

Samsung sheds $15 billion on shrinking earnings

Aug 1 2014 1:29pm CDT | Source: Mac Daily News

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Source: Mac Daily News   Full article at: Mac Daily News
 

 
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14 hours ago

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Aug 1 2014 11:00am CDT | Source: 9to5Mac

Be sure to follow 9to5Toys to keep up with the best gear and deals on the web: Twitter, RSS Feed, Facebook, Google+ and Safari push notifications. Today’s can’t miss deals: Best Buy 2-day sale: iPad Air $400 or $350 w/ .edu email address (Reg. $499), much more SanDisk Ultra 128GB Class 10 microSD memory card $100 shipped (orig. $120) Pebble Steel smartwatch for Android/iOS $210 shipped (Reg. $230) Lowest prices ever for Breaki ...
Source: 9to5Mac   Full article at: 9to5Mac
 

 
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1 day ago

As Apple’s profits and iPhone sales grow, Samsung posts stagnating sales, weak profits

Jul 31 2014 4:31pm CDT | Source: Mac Daily News

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