John Paczkowski

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No Fast Lane for Apple’s Patent Pursuit of Samsung



Apple’s attempt to expedite its appeal requesting a sales ban on a number of Samsung smartphones was rebuffed Monday, further hamstringing the company’s bid for a permanent injunction against a handful of devices found to infringe Apple patents.

On Monday, the U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals in Washington, D.C., declined Apple’s request to fast-track its appeal, saying the company must first make its case to a three-judge panel that will decide whether it merits the attention of the full court.

A tough break for Apple, which has been seeking this ban since last August, when it won a $1.05 billion jury verdict against Samsung in a California court (to be fair, the company’s request to expedite was a long shot to begin with). Every delay like this allows the infringing devices to remain on the market and gives Samsung more time to develop new devices that won’t run afoul of Apple’s intellectual property.

Twitter’s Tanking

December 30, 2013 at 6:49 am PT

2013 Was a Good Year for Chromebooks

December 29, 2013 at 2:12 pm PT

BlackBerry Pulls Latest Twitter for BB10 Update

December 29, 2013 at 5:58 am PT

Apple CEO Tim Cook Made $4.25 Million This Year

December 28, 2013 at 12:05 pm PT

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Just as the atom bomb was the weapon that was supposed to render war obsolete, the Internet seems like capitalism’s ultimate feat of self-destructive genius, an economic doomsday device rendering it impossible for anyone to ever make a profit off anything again. It’s especially hopeless for those whose work is easily digitized and accessed free of charge.

— Author Tim Kreider on not getting paid for one’s work