For those of you not following the Apple-Samsung case going on right now, it's fascinating. Since I do expert witness work, it's interesting to me from that perspective, but just in terms of the technology and issues involved, there seems to be a lot involved in the case. FOSS patents has detailed coverage, although it's also getting plenty of detailed coverage from business and tech news sites.
In particular, the latest things that really interested me:
Harvard's own Woody Yang (Electrical Engineering) was a witness for Samsung.
(It's been several years since it happened, but when I started at Harvard, I ran into many uninformed people who didn't seem to know that Harvard had computer science and engineering. So when a Harvard prof shows up in such a high-profile context, it still makes me smile.)
Andries van Dam used Mitsubishi Electric Research Lab's Diamondtouch as prior art for the snap-back patent. (See here, here, here.) I spent a good deal of time at MERL around that time period, and remember they were (rightly) very excited about it as a technology, so it's interesting to see it come back as a piece of prior art in this case.