Apple is always battling it out with fellow mobile phone manufacturer Samsung and now the decisions are starting to be made.
Judge Lucy Koh, who has been a regular with the duo's disputes over the years, has granted the American companies two victories against its Korean rival, ahead of their March trial date.
Samsung's Android smartphones, like the Galaxy Note phablet, uses a keyboard system that predicts the words you are typing in real time. It is something that is handy but Apple says that it is infringing on its patent and the judge agrees.
The other matter concerns Samsung's ability to sync media between devices. Judge Koh ruled its argument to be invalid and agreed with Apple's argument that Samsung's patent didn't add enough to systems for it to be considered valid.
It means that Samsung has only four issues left with Apple when their March trial date comes around. However, there is always the option that the two may reach an out-of-court settlement to avoid more costs to both sides.
Posted by Peter Robinson