Tuesday, June 22, 2021

Apple-Samsung patent trial starts with fireworks

It’s been a long time coming but on Tuesday Apple Inc. and Samsung Electronics finally opened their billion-dollar patent fight in a California court. Both companies claim the other infringed their intellectual property. According to this report from CIO.com, Apple painted itself as a trailblazing company that has seen its inventions stolen by a latecomer. Samsung claimed to be an innovator itself, pointing out that it supplies many of the components that go into Apple’s products.

But the fight isn’t only for the minds of the jury. According to this report from Forbes, Samsung issued a press release so the public will know what the judge has excluded from the evidence. It will be interesting to see if Samsung faces a penalty for that, or if the judge will merely order the jury not to read news accounts of the trial. Hmmm, that means they’ll have to stay off the Internet for weeks ….

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Howard Solomon
Howard Solomon
Currently a freelance writer, I'm the former editor of ITWorldCanada.com and Computing Canada. An IT journalist since 1997, I've written for several of ITWC's sister publications including ITBusiness.ca and Computer Dealer News. Before that I was a staff reporter at the Calgary Herald and the Brampton (Ont.) Daily Times. I can be reached at hsolomon [@] soloreporter.com

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