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A Samsung phone (R) and an iPhone 4. (Damien Meyer/AFP/Getty Images)

Epic Patent Trial Between Apple, Samsung Wraps Up

After three weeks of listening to technology experts, patent professionals and company executives debate the complicated legal claims of Apple Corp. and Samsung Electronics Co., a jury of nine men and women are set to decide one of the biggest technology disputes in history.

08/20/2012

amsung Electronics Co. representatives wait to enter the Robert F. Peckham Federal Courthouse on July 30, 2012 in San Jose, California.  The trial in the Apple Inc. and Samsung Electronics Co. patent battle begins today at a San Jose federal courthouse to determine if Samsung illegally copied technolgy used in Apple's popular iPhone and iPads. Apple is seeking $2.5 billion in damages.  (Photo by Justin Sullivan/Getty Images)

Judge Denies Apple’s Bid For Samsung Sanctions

A judge has denied Apple Inc.’s demands for an immediate victory in a multibillion patent trial as punishment for Samsung Electronics Inc.’s decision to issue a contentious press release on the first day of testimony.

08/03/2012

A Samsung phone (R) and an iPhone 4. (Damien Meyer/AFP/Getty Images)

Apple Claims Samsung Copied iPhone Technology In Patent Trial

An attorney for Apple told a jury Tuesday that bitter rival Samsung faced two options to compete in the booming cellphone market after Steve Jobs introduced the iPhone to critical acclaim in 2007: Innovate or copy.

07/31/2012

A Samsung phone (R) and an iPhone 4. (Damien Meyer/AFP/Getty Images)

Apple, Samsung Square Off In Court Over Smartphones, Tablets

Two tech titans were squaring off in federal court Monday in a closely watched trial over control of the U.S. smart phone and computer tablet markets.

07/30/2012

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Facebook, Yahoo Reach Deal In Patent Squabble; Expand Partnership

Facebook and Yahoo have reached a deal that settles their patent squabbles and expands their licensing and advertising partnership.

07/06/2012

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Regional Patent Office To Open In Silicon Valley

The federal government is opening regional patent offices in Silicon Valley and three other areas as part of efforts to reduce a backlog and hire experts not willing to move to the Washington area.

07/02/2012

Samsung Galaxy Tab 10.1. (Tang Chhin Sothy/AFP/Getty Images)

Apple Lawsuit Judge: Samsung Must Halt Galaxy Tablet Sales

A judge is ordering Samsung Electronics Co. to halt sales of its Galaxy 10.1 tablet computer while the court considers Apple’s patent infringement claims.

06/26/2012

Google headquarters in Mountain View (left), Oracle headquarters in Redwood City. (Getty Images / CBS)

Jury Begins Deliberations In Oracle-Google Trial

The federal case in San Francisco centers on Oracle’s allegations that Google’s popular Android software for mobile devices relies on technology stolen from Java. That’s a programming platform that Oracle Corp. acquired in 2010 as part of its $7.3 billion acquisition of Sun Microsystems.

04/30/2012

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Yahoo Sues Facebook Over Patents

Yahoo Inc. said in a court filing Monday that Facebook has infringed 10 of its patents covering advertising, privacy controls and social networking.

03/12/2012

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Kodak Wins Round In Patent Dispute With Apple

Shares of Eastman Kodak Co. shot higher Friday after a judge at the U.S. International Trade Commission rejected Apple Inc.’s digital-camera patent claims against the photography pioneer.

CBS San Francisco–05/13/2011

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