The latest round of chum-flinging between Apple and Samsung in the patent fishmarket that is called Earth, sees the latter lose a patent infringement case about
something important a UI element called "rubberband effect," in the Netherlands. No injunctions were granted.
The latest episode in the Apple vs. Samsung soap-opera sees Cupertino dragging Galaxy S III (with Jelly Bean), Galaxy S III mini, Galaxy Note II, Galaxy Tab 8.9, and Galaxy Tab II 10.1 in a tit-for-tat patent-infringement lawsuit against Samsung for Wednesday's lawsuit.
Samsung, in a patent infringement court filing on Wednesday, alleged that most of Apple's latest products, including the iPad mini, 4th generation iPad, and 5th generation iPod Touch infringe its design patents, the very same ones it alleged most older iDevices breach.
Mobile payments processor Square announced that it is now pushing over $10 billion worth transactions per year. The company crossed the $5 billion per year mark just this spring, and $8 billion/yr. from a few weeks ago. Its recent deal with Starbucks is doing wonders.
Panasonic is bound to axe as many as 10,000 jobs by the end of March, 2013. A fifth of the company's 88 business units are incurring operating losses, and half meeting the 5% margin. The CFO set a $2.5 billion profit target for March 2014, to result from the upheaval.