Apple and Samsung have been fighting it out in the courts for months — the fight started in the US, when Apple claimed Samsung "slavishly" copied the iPhone, but since then it's spread out around the world, with both sides jockeying for position. Considering the stakes involved, this wrangling is bound to go on for some time — we'll keep track of all the latest right here.
Samsung drags Apple back to court for a retrial over $400 million patent damages
Another installment in The Trial That Never Ended
Samsung gets another chance to reduce Apple’s $400 million patent win
The Supreme Court has returned the case to the Federal Circuit for damages to be reassessed
Apple's bounce-back patent receives 'final' rejection from US patent office
The patent is far from dead, but we're getting a much better understanding of the arguments for and against its validity
After trial loss, Samsung argues its design case against Apple online
Samsung tries to correct the "misunderstandings" surrounding its product designs in a new blog post.
Apple turns up the pressure on Samsung, adds more devices to second patent suit
Well that didn't take long. A week after it's $1.049 billion victory against Samsung, Apple has accused four more products of infringement in its other case against the electronics giant.
Apple v. Samsung jury foreman: only the 'court of popular opinion' can change the patent system
We spoke recently with Velvin Hogan, the foreman for the Apple v. Samsung jury, who described his experience serving on the jury as a personal high point — while also cautioning that those who were unhappy with the results should look to public debate to help transform the US patent system.
Apple loses Samsung patent case in Japan
A Tokyo court has ruled that Samsung did not infringe an Apple patent related to data syncing.
Apple identifies which Samsung products it will try to ban in US
With 28 Samsung devices in play during the trial, Apple has focused on just 8 for a post-verdict injunction.
Apple, Samsung gear up for fight on triple damages, injunctions, and 'no reasonable jury'
The jury in the Apple v. Samsung case handed down its verdict on Friday and left the scene, but there's still a lot to do in Judge Koh's courtroom.
Google responds to Apple v. Samsung verdict: most claims 'don't relate' to 'core Android'
Google has responded to the $1.049 billion jury verdict in the Apple v. Samsung case, stating that "the court of appeals will review both infringement and the validity of the patent claims."
Apple decisively wins Samsung trial: what it means
After two and a half days of deliberations, the Apple vs. Samsung jury returned a decisive verdict in Apple's favor today — holding that Samsung owes Apple $1.05 billion for copying Apple's intellectual property. But what does it mean?
Jury: Samsung copied Apple, should pay at least $1.049 billion in damages
After a surprisingly short time, the jury in the Apple v. Samsung case has sent word that it's reached a verdict. The jury has found vastly in favor of Apple in the case.
Apple vs. Samsung: you be the jury (poll)
To give you just a small taste of what the jury in this historic case is going through, we thought we'd present just one question — something emblematic of the entire case that pulls in all the major facts, evidence, and themes. Turns out it's pretty easy to figure that one out: it's whether or not Samsung's Galaxy S diluted Apple's iPhone trade dress.
Apple vs. Samsung: inside a jury's nightmare
Will nine strangers be able to decide the tech trial of the decade?
Apple and Samsung go for blood in closing arguments
After weeks of witnesses, prototypes, and one last failed settlement talk, it came down to this: Apple and Samsung's closing arguments in what is very likely the tech trial of the century.
Apple and Samsung CEOs talk over settlement, but 'there was no resolution'
We'd heard rumors that the CEOs of Apple and Samsung were getting together today for one last court-mandated meeting, but their discussion proved unfruitful.
Apple v. Samsung turns into ‘he said, she said' on the final day of testimony
A parade of familiar faces made their way through the courtroom today as Apple and Samsung finished up their rebuttal cases.
Samsung wraps up testimony in Apple v. Samsung
Samsung has rest in the Apple v. Samsung trial.
Apple rests in Apple v. Samsung
With 16 minutes left on the clock, Apple has rest its case in the Apple v. Samsung trial.
Apple accuses Samsung of bad faith with standards-essential patents
This morning two Apple witnesses attacked Samsung for not living up to its responsibilities with its standards-essential patents — and violating the spirit of FRAND as well.
Susan Kare returns to the stand: Samsung's designs were a choice, 'not a requirement'
Last week Mac icon designer Susan Kare took the stand in Apple v. Samsung, and Apple called her back today to counter testimony from one of Samsung's designers.
Apple v. Samsung: the cracks begin to show as closing arguments loom
Three weeks into Apple v. Samsung, the cracks are starting to show.
Apple calls on former employees to defend it from Samsung's accusations
Apple began its rebuttal case this afternoon, and it used a pair of former employees to help it shoot down claims it had infringed Samsung's utility patents.
Samsung rests its case after asking Apple for up to $421.8 million
We know how much Apple thinks it should be paid for Samsung's alleged infringement, and now Samsung is making its wants known: according to two witness today, Apple should pay Samsung as much as $421.8 million if infringement is found.
Judge Koh asks Apple's attorneys if they're 'smoking crack'
This morning Judge Lucy Koh asked Apple's attorneys if they were 'smoking crack' after receiving a 75-page briefing.
Samsung's profits on accused devices just $519 million, says expert
One of Samsung's witnesses today called into question the veracity of Apple's damages report, testifying that Cupertino's expert hadn't factored in Samsung's total costs in making and selling the accused products.
Samsung industrial designer claims the iPad 2 didn't inspire thinner Galaxy Tab 10.1
Today a Samsung industrial designer testified that the company's Galaxy Tab 10.1 project predated the launch of the iPad, and that Samsung did not redesign the tablet in response to the iPad 2 — despite an executive's public statements to the contrary.
Jeff Han's multitouch demo makes a courtroom appearance as Samsung argues patent validity
Jeff Han's 2006 multitouch demo made a brief appearance today as one of Samsung's witnesses argued against the validity of two Apple utility patents.
Samsung expert: Apple's bounce-back patent is invalid, Patent Office never saw prior art
Samsung made its most compelling argument yet on why Apple's '381 bounce-back patent shouldn't be considered valid, with an expert witness providing a lengthy look at the Tablecloth application
Intel gets caught in the middle as Apple and Samsung question baseband processor expert
Samsung began making its case this morning that Apple had infringed two of its standards-essentials patents, but it was Intel that took center stage as Apple pointed to the chip manufacturer as its main defense.
Judge requests Apple and Samsung CEOs meet one more time before case goes to jury
Judge Lucy Koh has pushed several times for Apple and Samsung to settle their differences outside of the courtroom, and this morning she asked that the CEOs of both companies meet one last time before the case goes to jury.
iPhone and iPad designs are 'obvious' and shouldn't be protected, says Samsung expert
Samsung called an expert witness today who testified that the design of the iPhone and iPad were obvious given previous devices, and that they should not be protected.
Samsung designer describes late nights when working on Galaxy S, says 'we did not' copy iPhone
We've heard from quite a few experts talking about the design of Apple and Samsung products, but today in court an actual Samsung icon designer took the stand — and stated emphatically that the company hadn't copied any Apple designs.
Samsung accuses Apple of ripping off patented email, photo, and music features
Samsung began its countersuit against Apple by calling Dr. Woodward Yang, who testified that Apple infringed several Samsung patents related to email, photo browsing, and music playback.
Samsung calls Apple patents into question with LaunchTile and DiamondTouch table
Samsung went after the validity of Apply's utility patents today, showing off two computer systems that feature functionality that looked quite similar to what Apple offers — and that predated the iPad and iPhone.
Apple rests its case after claiming it lost 2 million iPhone and iPad sales due to Samsung
Apple rest its case today after its final witness, a damages expert, detailed how he arrived at the $2.7 billion payout the company is looking for.
Judge cuts international Galaxy S, S II, and Ace from Apple v. Samsung trial
Judge Lucy Koh has just ruled that the Galaxy S GT-i9000, the GT-i9100, and Galaxy Ace will be removed from the list of infringing devices in Apple's case against Samsung.
48 percent in Apple survey picked Android over the iPhone to stay with their carrier (update)
An internal Apple survey shown today in court revealed that 48 percent of consumers that chose Android over the iPhone did so because they wanted to stay with their current mobile carrier.
Apple and Microsoft cross-license deal includes 'anti-cloning' protections going back to 1997
Apple and Microsoft have a license for design and utility patents with an anti-cloning provision — Microsoft can't provide a product that simply clones of the user interface and hardware of Apple's iOS devices.
Samsung tries to mislead jury while questioning Apple patent experts
Samsung's been successful in undermining some of Apple's expert witness thus far, but the company's legal team may have pushed too far today when questioning two of Apple's utility-patent experts.
Apple asked Samsung to pay as much as $30 per Android phone, $40 per tablet for patent licenses
Court documents reveal the pricing structure that Apple had in mind for licensing iPhone-related patents to Samsung.
Apple's warning to Samsung: 'Android is designed to lead companies to imitate the iPhone'
We first heard about a presentation Apple made to Samsung about copying its devices in today's testimony, and now the entire document has been filed — and it levies some serious accusations not just at Samsung, but at Google and Android as well.
Apple patent director: only copycats like Samsung need our patents
Apple's Director of Patent Licensing and Strategy, Boris Teksler, took the stand this afternoon to provide a look inside the company's stance on patent licensing — and the meetings and negotiations that took place between Apple and Samsung in the wake of the Samsung Galaxy S.
Apple expert: smartphone owners are willing to pay $100 premium for features Samsung copied
An Apple expert witness said today that smartphone owners would be willing to pay a $100 premium for the features Apple is accusing Samsung of copying.