Judge Wants Global Peace Treaty To End Apple Vs. Samsung Nuclear Patent War

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The ongoing legal battles between Apple and Samsung were rather entertaining early on, now it’s like watching two school children fight over who was first to own the latest pair of trendy sneakers. Even the judges presiding over the cases are beginning to lose their patience. As the pair continue to fight it out in the U.S. district court of Northern California this week, Judge Lucy Koh has made a plea for “global peace.”

South Korea Wants Apple To Remove Japanese Names For Dokdo Islets From iOS 6 Maps

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The Dokdo islets in iOS 6 Maps.
The Dokdo islets in iOS 6 Maps.

South Korea has asked Apple to remove the Japanese names of the Dokdo islets from its new Maps app in iOS 6. Both Asian countries claim ownership of Dokdo, which has long caused tensions between the two. In iOS 5, when Maps was powered by Google Maps, only the Korean name for the islets was used, and that’s how Korean officials want it to stay.

Apple Forced To Admit Defeat To Samsung In Newspaper Ads After Losing Appeal In U.K.

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You weren't expecting Apple to issue a straight and sincere apology, were you?
Apple will now have to publish adverts that state Samsung did not copy its design.

Apple has lost its appeal against a High Court ruling in the United Kingdom that deemed the Samsung Galaxy Tab does not infringe its copyright for the iPad. Despite the similarities between the two devices, the Court of Appeal upheld its decision that Samsung did not copy the iPad when producing the Galaxy Tab.

Apple will now have to place “prominent advertisements” in magazines and newspapers, explaining that Samsung did not infringe its design.

Samsung: We Haven’t Finished Fighting Apple Yet

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Samsung claims Apple wasn't willing to settle out of court.
Samsung claims Apple wasn't willing to settle out of court.

We’ve already seen Tim Cook’s memo to Apple employees following the company’s landmark victory over Samsung last Friday. As expected, Samsung’s isn’t quite as upbeat or as celebratory. Released today, the Korean company’s announcement insists that it tried to settle with Apple out of court, but that Apple “pressed on with a lawsuit.” It also notes that the verdict “starkly contrasts” those recently made by courts in a number of other countries.

Apple Stock Continues To Soar, Hits $680 A Share Following Victory Over Samsung

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So predictable.

You’re probably going to see a lot of stories like this in the coming weeks. Apple stock opened at a record $680 a share this morning, on the first day of trading following the Cupertino company’s massive victory over Samsung on Friday. This surpasses its previous record of $674.88 a share, which was hit last Tuesday, August 21, and it pushes Apple’s market capitalization to a new high of $637 billion.