Apple Throws a Fit Over Judge’s Order

by Christopher Freeburn | November 26, 2012 3:15 pm

Apple Throws a Fit Over Judge’s Order

samsung galaxy 630 300x208 Apple Throws a Fit Over Judges Order[1]The patent litigation battle between Samsung and Apple (NASDAQ:AAPL[2]) continues with both sides adding ammunition to the battle.

After a judge ordered Apple to disclose the details of its recent patent licensing deal with handset-marker HTC to Samsung, Apple promptly added a number of Samsung products[3] to the list of items its wants banned in the U.S., The Atlantic noted.

Shares of Apple rose about 3% in Monday afternoon trading.

Apple recently ended its patent infringement fight with HTC with a licensing deal that reportedly includes payments of up to $8 per HTC device. HTC officials have disputed reports that the licensing terms are that high[4], but have refused to say what the company is paying Apple.

Apple has now requested the following Samsung products be banned in the U.S.:

A California jury ruled that Samsung had violated Apple patents in a number of its mobile devices[5] back in August and awarded Apple damages of $1 billion. Samsung has challenged that award, accusing the jury foreman of bias.

Endnotes:
  1. [Image]: http://investorplace.com/wp-content/uploads/2011/10/samsung-galaxy-630.jpg
  2. AAPL: http://studio-5.financialcontent.com/investplace/quote?Symbol=AAPL
  3. promptly added a number of Samsung products: http://news.yahoo.com/apple-throws-tantrum-being-ordered-tell-samsung-htc-001121226.html
  4. that the licensing terms are that high: http://investorplace.com/2012/11/tuesday-apple-rumors-apple-tv-set-coming-in-november-2013/
  5. violated Apple patents in a number of its mobile devices: http://investorplace.com/2012/08/apple-wins-1b-jury-verdict-over-samsung-patent-charges/

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