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Smartphone Design Patents: Samsung’s Quantity versus Apple’s Novelty

This past August, Samsung lost a $1 billion jury verdict against Apple in a case that involved Apple’s patents related to the design of its iPhone and rounded square corners on icons.  As smartphone patent litigation enters into the arena of designs related to device hardware, interfaces, and ergonomics, Envision IP analyzed the US design […]

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Samsung Dwarfs Apple in 4G LTE Related US Patents

On Tuesday, The Korea Times reported that “Samsung Electronics will sue Apple over its release of the iPhone 5 for infringing on its fourth-generation (4G) long-term evolution (LTE) connectivity patents, according to industry sources.”   In light of the recent US federal court decision holding Samsung liable for infringing a number of Apple patents related to […]

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Apple Wins a Patent Battle, but Samsung Owns Core Smartphone Technology

On Friday, a federal jury found Samsung guilty of infringing several patents owned by Apple in a high-stakes lawsuit in which Apple was awarded $1.05 billion in damages. Reports state that Apple is now seeking injunctions to block the sale of a number of Samsung devices.In July of 2011, Envision IP analyzed the tablet-related US […]

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The US Tablet Computing Market: Patent Trends and Insights

As the struggle for smartphone supremacy continues, mobile device manufacturers now have a new arena in which to wage battle – the tablet market.  Though Apple still claims the lion’s share of the United States market with its iPad line, Apple’s competitors have been hard at work developing innovative tablet technologies to eclipse Apple’s stronghold.  […]