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Sunday, October 6, 2013

Samsung Executives Were Given Details of a Highly Confidential Nokia-Apple Patent License




Apple is seeking sanctions against Samsung after it was discovered that company executives were given details of a highly confidential Nokia-Apple patent license, reports FOSS Patents.

At a hearing on Wednesday, Apple and possibly Nokia requested sanctions against Samsung and/or its outside counsel for illegal disclosure of confidential business information.

On June 4th, 2013, executives from Samsung and Nokia held a meeting to discuss a patent licensing deal. At that meeting, Samsung executive Dr. Seungho Ahn, "informed Nokia that the terms of the Apple-Nokia license were known to him".

Nokia's Chief Intellectual Property Officer, Paul Melin, says that at Ahn "stated that Apple had produced the Apple-Nokia license in its litigation with Samsung, and that Samsung's outside counsel had provided his team with the terms of the Apple-Nokia license". Additionally, Melin said that "to prove to Nokia that he knew the confidential terms of the Apple-Nokia license, Dr. Ahn recited the terms of the license, and even went so far as to tell Nokia that 'all information leaks.'"

Judge Grewal writes "[t]here is reason to believe the rule [that confidential information made available only to outside counsel won't be disclosed to the party itself] has been breached in the present case"; however, the court is seeking more information to determine "[w]hether the actions of Samsung and its counsel are worthy of sanctions, and what those sanctions might be".

Notably, Apple also provided license agreements it stuck with Ericsson, Sharp, and Philips to outside Samsung counsel under the same confidentiality rules.

The next hearing on this issue is scheduled for October 22nd.

You can find a much more detailed explanation of the situation at this link...



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The iOS 7 Betas Have Expired Locking Out Users Who Haven't Updated




Apple has expired the iOS 7 beta builds leading to numerous reports of activation errors for those still on a beta version of the mobile operating system.

If you are one of those who got caught on an expired beta, download the current iOS 7.0.2 firmware for your device from the links below:
● iPhone Firmware Download Links
● iPad Firmware Download Links
● iPod Touch Firmware Download Links

Connect your device to iTunes.

Hold down SHIFT on Windows or OPTION on Mac and click the Check for Updates button. Select the firmware IPSW you just downloaded and update to the latest firmware.

If you are unable to do this because of a Find My iPhone error you may have to put your iPhone into recovery mode and then restore it to the 7.0.2 firmware.

To do this, press and hold the Home button and the Sleep/Wake button at the same time. As soon as the screen goes black release the Sleep/Wake button. Continue holding the home button until you iTunes pops up a message telling you that it has detected an iPhone in recovery mode.

Hold down SHIFT on Windows or OPTION on Mac and click the Restore button. Select the firmware IPSW you just downloaded and restore to the latest firmware.

If you are unable to use the Update option and must restore, you can get the photos from your camera roll using image capture before performing the restore.





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