Supreme Court refuses to hear Samsung appeal on Apple patent infringements

Samsung’s attempt to appeal a 2016 U.S. Court of Appeal verdict against it at the Supreme Court, has been turned down by the highest court in the land. As a result, Samsung will not get a chance to overturn part of the original verdict that found Samsung guilty of infringing on patents belonging to rival Apple. The patents covered some popular features on early iPhone models, such as ‘Slide to unlock,’ autocorrect, and quick links. The latter turns phone numbers and addresses into links.

Samsung was hoping to get a $119.6 million verdict against it overturned. A three-judge panel originally …


Note 7 class action lawsuit dismissed, ambulance chasers planning an appeal

Back until this past April, Samsung was still offering an exchange program for its fiery Note 7 phablet, refunding those who returned their handsets, or offering replacements like the S7 edge plus some extra change. Fair and square, one would think. Needless to say, though, some folks got organized in a class action lawsuit against Samsung, claiming that its refund or replace program was not enough to compensate for the inconvenience of visiting a service center on their own dime and time. 
They were searching for a grand total of 935 million …

Samsung to boost Galaxy S8 appeal with early bird promos before the April 21 release

Samsung is planning a veritable marketing blitz around the Galaxy S8 and S8+ launch, tips Korean media, and not only on its home turf, but also here in the US. There will apparently be 4,000 retail locations where potential customers will be able to toy with the Galaxy S8 and S8+ across the country, but it will be those who plan on preordering that will benefit most from Samsung’s largess in the form of promos and subsidies.

Last year, Samsung did something similar with the Galaxy Note 7, notifying whose who preordered about extra stuff coming their way together with the phablet. …