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President Lincoln makes cameo in Apple-Samsung court battle

A US District Court judge invokes some of Abraham Lincoln's words in a plea for compromise between the two tech heavyweights.

Apple's legal bill in Samsung fight $60M and counting

Costs keep rising for both sides as the patent case continues.

Samsung must pay $290 million to Apple in patent case

After three days of deliberations, a jury came back with the figure on what Samsung needs to pay Apple for infringing on several of its patents.

Apple says Samsung tactics 'crossed bounds of reason'

As jury deliberations continue in the Apple-Samsung damages case, Apple lashed out at its rival's attempt to halt the trial.

Carriers slammed for rejecting smartphone 'kill switch'

The officials have been pushing for a “kill switch” that could render smartphones inoperable after they’re stolen, reducing the incentive for crime.

on techhive.com

A single piece of paper means excitement in the Apple-Samsung trial

It doesn’t take much to bring lawyers and reporters scurrying to the courtroom in the Apple-Samsung trial.

Apple Samsung Tweet

You can't patent sexy: The Apple-Samsung trial told in tweets

For the past five days, a handful of reporters have listened to Apple and Samsung's lawyers argue over patent minutia. Fortunately, they still had access to the Internet.

Samsung denied mistrial on racial bias claim in Apple case

Judge Lucy Koh, apparently keen to avoid a re-do of the trial, denied the Samsung request.

Apple's $380 million case against Samsung goes to jury

Jurors will now decide how much Samsung must pay Apple for infringing on several patents with its smartphones.

Apple, Samsung rest case in multimillion-dollar patent fight

The two companies have been arguing in front of a jury for four days over the amount of money Samsung should pay to Apple for infringement of five of Apple's patents.

Phil Schiller, iPhone 5S Event

Apple's Schiller testifies in case against Samsung

Phil Schiller tried to convince a jury that Samsung's infringement of Apple patents cost the company phone and tablet sales.

Apple experts seek to justify $380 million damages claim against Samsung

How much do you pay for iPhone and iPad features covered by patents? That's what expert witnesses discussed in the ongoing Apple-Samsung patent infringement hearing.

Apple, Samsung spar over money, as iCourt resumes

An eight-member jury will determine how much Samsung should pay to Apple for infringement of five patents in 13 phones.

Huge damage award at stake as Apple, Samsung return to court next week

The two sides will start jury selection Nov. 12 in San Jose, California. The trial will begin immediately after the jury selection.

on pcworld.com

Blackberry sees 10 million BBM downloads in 24 hours

Blackberry says its new app that opens up the proprietary BBM messaging platform to Android and Apple users was downloaded 10 million times in just over its first 24 hours of availability.

on pcworld.com