Apple starts to lose thermonuclear war

Apple is starting to significantly lose ground in its attempts to squash competition from Android.

The late Steve Jobs, always one for believing his own marketing, declared what he called thermonuclear war on his old business partners Google and Samsung, ironically claiming that they nicked his ideas. One of his ideas was the rounded rectangle which would be news to Euclid who thought of it a few thousand years ago.

Since then courts throughout the land have been packed with patent trollage from Apple, along with the inevitable counter strike from Samsung and Google. Now, according to Yahoo News, a US federal court has ruled Samsung Electronics Co did not wilfully infringe on some of Apple's patents and denied a request by the US technology giant to raise damages awarded to it in its legal fight against the South Korean firm.