iphone-ipad.jpgIPNews® – Samsung Electronics Co. has infringed four Apple Inc. patents for smartphone and tablet technology, according to a U.S. International Trade Commission administrative law judge’s initial ruling published Wednesday.

The patents found to be infringed cover headphone audio plug connector and touch screen technology, while certain other patents Apple asserted, including one for the

samsung.jpgIPNews® – The U.S. Department of Justice is investigating whether Samsung Electronics Co. abused its market position and acted anti-competitively with respect to its licensing commitments for its standard-essential patents, Apple Inc. said Monday.

The DOJ has joined the European Commission in looking into whether Samsung violated its commitments to license the standard-essential patents it

iphone.jpgIPNews® – A court in the Netherlands ruled once again on Wednesday that Samsung Electronics Co.’s smartphones and tablets do not infringe Apple Inc.’s European patent for a “touch event model,” following in line with other European court decisions rejecting the patent.

The Dutch court’s ruling reaffirmed a decision it made in August 2011, when

samsung.jpgIPNews® – Samsung Electronics Co. and Apple Inc. exchanged blows on Friday over whether the jury foreman’s alleged misconduct in the smartphone and tablet patent infringement trial that yielded a $1 billion verdict against Samsung earlier this year warrants holding a new trial.

Samsung’s allegations that jury foreman Velvin Hogan lied about his involvement in

iphone-ipad.jpgIPNews® – The United Kingdom’s Court of Appeal ruled that a lower court judge was right to find Samsung Electronics Co. did not infringe Apple Inc.’s designs when producing its own tablet computers.

The lower court issued its finding of no infringement in July, and ordered Apple to publish advertisements stating that Samsung had not

samsung.jpgIPNews® – The Federal Circuit on Thursday struck down a California federal judge’s U.S. sales ban on Samsung Electronics Co.’s Galaxy Nexus smartphone in Apple Inc.’s massive patent infringement case over the iPhone and iPad.

Judge Lucy Koh abused her discretion in finding Apple would suffer irreparable harm in the absence of the injunction, the

samsung.jpgIPNews® – Samsung Electronics Co. has applied to patent a mode of harvesting information from a wireless device like a smartphone about a user’s daily life and presenting that information in story form.

A patent application revealed by the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office last week would cover a method of collecting and analyzing information