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Apple and Motorola's patent spat at the ITC has been dragging on for months, with Moto getting a favorable infringement ruling early on -- but it seems that Apple will be ending the year on a legal high note. That aforementioned win by MMI was overturned in August, when the Commission found that A...

December 18th 2012 at 8:01pm 0 Comments
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Reuters reports that a U.S. court dropped the Motorola Mobility patent lawsuit against Apple, which was scheduled to start today. FOSS Patents goes into more detail, saying that the trial was dropped with prejudice. That means the only way Apple can act on the case again is through an appeal...

November 5th 2012 at 4:15pm 0 Comments
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Well, here's a bit of a surprise in the ongoing spate of Apple-focused patent disputes. Google's Motorola Mobility subsidiary has now formally withdrawn its most recent complaint against Apple with the ITC, which was just filed on August 17th and had been, until now, under investigation. Not surpr...

October 2nd 2012 at 2:32pm 0 Comments
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Google's Eric Schmidt was in South Korea for the launch of Nexus 7 tablet launch and made headlines during his trip. According to a report in The Korea Times, the Executive Chairman shot down the possibility that Google Maps is pending approval by Apple and talked about the company's tumultuous...

September 28th 2012 at 1:00pm 0 Comments
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A pioneer in the field of mobile browsing has now set its sights on Google and Apple with a brand new patent lawsuit. A company called Unwired Planet, which used to be known as OpenWave (and helped to create the original mobile browser protocol known as WAP) has filed a patent infringement laws...

September 20th 2012 at 4:00pm 0 Comments
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According to Reuters, Tim Cook and Larry Page have been having behind the scenes chats over the last week or so, most notably about the ongoing patent proxy war between the two companies. According to sources, the Apple and Google CEOs spoke last week over the phone and are planning a meeting wher...

August 30th 2012 at 2:21pm 0 Comments