Samsung vs Apple: Officials invalidate Apple's design patent

Wednesday, 19 August 2015

The current war in Apple-Samsung has seen many twists and turns, and here's a new one. News says that US officials They have ruled Apple design patent invalid, according to FOSS Patents.

Patent - D618677 - which brings together Apple millions of dollars of Samsung covers the design of the iPhone 3G and was presented in November 2008. However, Apple has relied on a couple of patents filed before and insufficiently described Patent design presented in 2008.

"The patent office of the United States decided that these two original patent did not describe the end of 2008 patented design enough, and perhaps that patent should never have been issued to begin with," says Macworld.

It is not a complete victory, but this should bring some relief to Samsung. It should be noted that Samsung continues to fight the damages owed $ 548 million Apple, largely for infringing the design patent. The court is yet to set the date for a new trial.

A report last month, said Samsung has a powerful group of supporters in its fight against Apple and Google, Facebook, eBay, Dell, HP and other companies have filed a "friend of the court" brief supporting Samsung.

According to the document found by sources inside, modern technology is made of multiple components and is very complex. If the use of components is based on judgments then every company is guilty of an offense. The brief states, "That feature-result of some lines out of millions of codes may appear only for a particular use of the product, in a display of hundreds. But the panel's decision could allow the patent holder to receive design all profits from the product or platform, even if the offender was largely insignificant element for the user side. "

Apple Samsung has been a part of one of the most watched patent trials. Both sides have engaged in accusations and counter-accusations in courts around the world.

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Lava Iris X1 smartphone selfie launched at Rs 6777

Tuesday, 4 August 2015
Indian phone maker Lava has announced a smartphone-focused entry-level selfie called Lava Iris selfie X1. The phone will be priced at Rs 6777 and will be on sale in all multi-brand outlets as well as through online channels early next week.

Coming in three colors: Black Real, icy white and purple, Lava Iris selfie X1 has a front camera of 5 megapixel with LED flash unit to make click selfies even in low light conditions. At the rear 8-megapixel camera you are obtained with an f / 2.0 aperture, along with an LED flash unit.

Lava Iris selfie X1 comes with a 4.5-inch IPS screen Dragontrail protected by Asahi Glass and has a resolution of 854 x 480 pixels. The phone is powered by a Mediatek MT6580 SoC having a processor of 1.3 GHz quad-core with 1 GB of RAM. On the front storage, 8 GB of internal storage and the option to add an additional 32GB through microSD card slot is obtained. A 2000 mAh Li-polymer completes the picture.

The smartphone camera also supports gestures. Photos are clickable, making a gesture of "V" for the front camera helps you capture images with the symbol of victory "V". Alternatively, it also supports photo capture methods controlled voice that help click on the images saying "capture" or "cheese." There is a "Tap to capture" feature that allows users to focus and click images with a single touch.

Speaking at the launch of the Iris X1 selfie, Navin Chawla, senior vice president of the lava, said, "We realize that there is a need for these devices and our R & D efforts this offer has a perfect combination of powered hardware and software capabilities of the front camera. "

Dr Finbarr Moynihan Mediatek said. "MediaTek is committed to providing multimedia enhanced features for a rich user experience, and we are pleased to collaborate with Lava Lava much anticipated Iris X1 selfie is driven by MT6580 MediaTek, a system highly integrated on a chip (SOC) with the support of the upper chamber that improves image quality and video. "

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