Samsung Infringed Apple Patent, Judge Rules As Trial Nears

Law360, New York (January 22, 2014, 1:33 PM EST) -- A California federal judge ruled Tuesday that Samsung Electronics Co. Ltd.'s Android-based devices infringed a patented typing feature on Apple Inc.'s iPhones, while a patent Samsung had asserted against its smartphone archrival was invalid, handing Apple a pair of victories in the high-profile patent fight before the tech titans' March trial date.

U.S. District Judge Lucy Koh found that a Samsung patent covering multimedia synchronization — or users' ability to access their library of movies, music and other content across multiple devices and locations — to be invalid, plus...
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