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Apple vs. Samsung Patent Throwdown Technology manufacturer Samsung has recently raised the ire of

Apple vs. Samsung Patent Throwdown Technology manufacturer Samsung has recently raised the ire of Apple in a variety of patent violations that may cost Samsung over a billion dollars in damages. The dispute, involving devices such as Samsung’s Galaxy S 4, arose from a series of features including tap to zoom, a multi-touch GUI, and audio device detection included in Samsung’s software. Many of the claims in these cases stem from broad software patents that cover a variety of potential implementations. Rather than limiting the patent to a single specific use of an idea, many companies are able to successfully file on something as vague as a gesture. This leaves for a degree of interpretation that can then be used in anti-competitive ways against rival companies. Recent rulings have swayed in Apple’s favor following many years of back and forth litigation. Discounting a veto from the Obama administration, Samsung may suffer an import ban on a number of their devices in the US and face a hefty fine. The two companies are no strangers to the patent wars, as Samsung won a previous suit against Apple for infringing on a patent regarding the encoding of mobile communications (placing a ban on some of Apple’s older i. Phones and i. Pads). The continuing counter-suits by both companies present a problem for lawmakers, third party companies, consumers, and investors. This raises the question of whether we should amend laws on patenting software and if so how? Comment s “Consumers will feel the pain, even in a trickledown fashion. It might not be soon, but it will happen. ” –Brad Mc. Carty “Apple and Samsung should fight in the marketplace, not the courtroom. ” -Julie Samuels (Electronic “You can. Foundation) argue that the Frontier lawsuit will benefit the consumer just as well. Since both companies have to design around the other's patents, they might end up with something dramatically different in terms of user experience. ”

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