Samsung Galaxy S5 release date is rumoured to be set on January 2014. The newest addition to the Galaxy line will be available for purchase on February 2014.
The Samsung Galaxy S5 is going to be available earlier than how Samsung Group had launched its products in the past - Samsung Galaxy S4 on March 2013, Galaxy S3 in May 2012, Galaxy S2 in May 2011 and Galaxy S in June 2010.
Reports said that the Galaxy S4 did not perform satisfactorily in the market and had failed to reach the targeted sales. Hence, Samsung Group decided to immediately release a new product to cope with the loss for Galaxy S4.
The set release for the Galaxy S5 revved up the mood toward Samsung Group amidst losing cases against its tightest competitor Apple Inc. (NASDAQ:AAPL).
The United States International Trade Commission (ITC), despite the partial U.S government shutdown, published Apple Inc's appeal for ITC to reconsider its decision allowing Samsung Group to bypass the ban imposed on Samsung's devices.
Apple appealed that all Samsung products be under review.
"This could theoretically result in an import ban over up to three more patents, a reversal of the ITC's decision to clear certain workarounds, and even with respect to the patents on which Apple Inc. (NASDAQ:AAPL) prevailed, a modified claim construction could result in a technically broader ban," as reported by Muller.
If Apple will win this appeal there are more Samsung patents to be banned in the future. Interestingly, the ban can be imposed upon Samsung's current devices and new products that Samsung is planning to release in the future.
Samsung group had reportedly planning an appeal after the U.S. shutdown ends.
In another case, Samsung loses its appeal to block sanctions against Apple's appeal that requires Samsung to relinquish Apple e-mails and communications among Samsung employees as proof of Apple's patent infringement case against Samsung.
U.S. District Judge Lucy H. Koh upheld that Samsung should produce all the aforementioned documents and that Apple be provided Samsung employees as witnesses to the alleged patent violations.
"In light of the fact that Samsung has been unable to produce satisfactory answers to any questions about the extent and use of the improper disclosures despite having three months to investigate, this court finds that it was necessary for Magistrate Judge Grewal to order court-supervised discovery and that the scope of his order was not overly broad," as per Ms Koh's ruling on Wednesday.
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