Apple Loses Lawsuit vs Samsung and Motorola

English: Samsung Logo Suomi: Samsungin logo

English: Samsung Logo Suomi: Samsung logo (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

Sure Apple won that lawsuit vs Samsung here in the U.s., but in German courts??  Well, in Germany Samsung and Motorola are victorious and Apple is found to have infringed on patents held by Samsung and Motorola.

What’s more is the German ruling follows court findings in Britain and in the Netherlands taking the same positions:  Apple infringed on patents and Samsung (and Motorola) were victorious.

This is a world-wide battle so look for more.

October 22nd:

Did you see thisUK court overturns Apple victory over Samsung, ruling that Samsung is not “cool” enough to copy Apple!!??!!

Now, having lost the court verdict, Apple is requied to run advertisements on its website and in newspapers saying that Samsung did NOT COPY AppleWOW!

So here in the U.S. the courts have initially deterrmined that Samsung copied Apple and now in the UK Apple has to run apologies for saying that they did.  Amazing.

Apple has lost an appeal against a ruling in a U.K. High Court that Samsung’s Galaxy Tab does not infringe the iPad’s design. The original ruling by Judge Colin Birss said Samsung’s tablets were not cool enough to be confused with Apple’s because they lacked the “extreme simplicity” of the iPad. That ruling has now been upheld by the Court of Appeal.

The original ruling also stated that Apple must run adverts on its website and in newspaper saying Samsung did not copy the iPad. Reuters reports that the Court of Appeal’s Judge Kitchin said today the notices must be in a font size no smaller than Ariel 14.”

Stay tuned cuz they ain’t over as we all know.  The UK suit has no whee to go, that was a ruling from the high court, the top of the wig-wearing courts.

And, technically it has nothing to do with U.S. court decisions, but still…

Read all about this stumming development HERE.

October 26th:

Win or lose doesn’t seem to impact Samsung as the company records their record profits in 3Q.  Sammy is making more money than anybody every quarter.  Apple may have stock that is more valuable than anyone else, but Samsung is making money just by turning around and by getting out of bed each morning.

June 5, 2013

The ITC, (International Trade Commission), a U.S. Trade Agency ruled in favor of Samsung yesterday.  If upheld, Apple will be unable to import iPhones and a variant of the iPad into the U.S.

The ruling applies to the iPhone 4 and to the iPad 2.  Check it out

At the same time Apple announced that it would increase hiring in the U.S., adding another 50% to their Silicone Valley workforce in the San Francisco Bay Area.  Wonder what they may be planning.

Apple will appeal.

Read the hiring article HERE


Sacramento Turn Verein Octoberfest Celebration, October 7th & 8th

Looking for the Bockbierfest in April 2012?  It’s here .  Otherwise read on…

Like beer?  Like bratwurst?  Those have always been two of my favorite things although I stay away from alcohol now, have for a long time.

Still, a nice cold beer once in a while is a good thing, especially with a flavorful sausage and onions and peppers!

So, now it is Octoberfest time (or in German, Oktoberfest).  The annual German celebration each fall.

In Sacramento we have a ton of Octoberfest celebrations.  As I said in a earlier post, we even have big ones in September including the giant one at Cal Expo, the California State Fairgrounds.

But the REAL Octoberfest is hosted by Sacramento’s Turn Verein.

It is Sacramento’s German Club and they own a beautiful old building in East Sacramento right down the street from my old Junior High School, Sutter Middle School.

When is the Oktoberfest?

October 7th, 6 pm to midnight

& October 8th, 3 pm to midnight

Where is the Turn Verein?

3349 J Street


Click here for a map.

Live Polka and Octoberfest bands, dancing plus beer & food.

What is Turn Verein? 

Click here for a list of history pages about the Turn Verein (Turner Hall or Turnhalle) and about Germans in Sacramento.  Interesting stuff if you are a history nut like me.

The basics:  Germans began arriving in 1854 and the Turn Verein was established quickly.  They celebrated their 150 year anniversary in 2004 with a big party.  The building is open to the public and available for rent for your party, wedding, etc.  It is a beauty of a building, brick, 2 story and nearly 100 years old, built in 1925.

Here is a great photo slide show.

The Turn Verein has a Facebook page in German.

And some Yelp reviews are here for you including a few folks that attended the Octoberfest and the Turn Verein’s Bockbierfest.