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Charles Babcock is an editor-at-large for InformationWeek and author of Management Strategies for the Cloud Revolution, a McGraw-Hill book. He is the former editor-in-chief of Digital News, former software editor of Computerworld and former technology editor of Interactive Week. He is a graduate of Syracuse University where he obtained a bachelor's degree in journalism. He joined the publication in 2003.
Articles by Charles Babcock
posted in August 2012
Apple used a dysfunctional U.S. patent system to gain excessive control over technologies it did not invent. If you value innovation, don't cheer Samsung's punishment.
At VMworld, VMware CTO Steve Herrod shares more details on upcoming Horizon tools that extend desktop virtualization to Android, iOS devices. VMware has talked up that idea before, but the suite's beta version won't be ready until late 2012.
On day one of VMworld, VMware launches vCloud Suite for managing private cloud environments, backs OpenStack, and ditches vRAM-based pricing.
Rather than risk a loss similar to Samsung's, rival smartphone makers will now likely give the Apple iPhone design a wide berth, legal experts say.
How pretty was the pay day? Apple gave one expert witness $1.75 million to construct a damages figure in the case against Samsung.
Sending patent case to the jury, Apple says Samsung willfully copied iPhone and iPad, and Samsung says Apple fears competition.
Despite Apple's expert witness barrage and time constraints, Samsung's Tim Williams manages to breathe new life into its case.
Apple wants billions of dollars, but Samsung said any damage award should be much less as trial enters its closing days.
In patent case testimony, Samsung expert witness says iPhone's snap back feature was used in other tech products long before Apple implemented it.
Samsung designer says she picked phone, clock, and camera icons because they worked, not because they looked like Apple's iPhone icons.
Samsung attorneys question Apple's calculations; cite evidence of prior touchscreen devices that may have influenced iPhone, iPad designs.
"The handwriting is on the wall" that Samsung will probably lose the Apple patent infringement suit, design patent expert Christopher Carani says.
Susan Kare, an original Mac icon designer, testifies Samsung menus are "substantially" similar to the iPhone's, to the point that she mixed up the smartphones.
Samsung attorney probes industrial design expert Peter Bressler's qualifications to judge whether Samsung phones infringe Apple's patents.
Samsung aims punches at Apple in patent infringement trial, but finds it hard to land a blow.
While Apple's charges that Samsung copied the iPhone grab most of the headlines, Samsung levels its own charges: Apple infringed on its patents.
Apple attorney claims release of excluded evidence by Samsung constitutes breach that must be sanctioned; seeks ruling on validity of patents.
After judge refused to admit slides as evidence, Samsung attorney releases them to reporters in effort to show Apple borrowed iPhone concepts from Sony.
Samsung denies charges as day two of infringement trial sees opening statements and first Apple witness.