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The Apple-Samsung case is now in the courtroom, and things are starting to shape up for next month's HTC versus Apple showdown. The company filed a motion to the International Trade Commission to withdraw a specific patent for a "circuit and operating method for integrated interface of PDA and...

July 31st 2012 at 11:00am 0 Comments
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The big patent infringement trial between Apple and Samsung kicks off today in a California court, as noted by The New York Times. With infringement claims pending against both companies, there's a lot at stake. As pointed out by Philip Elmer-DeWitt of Fortune's Apple 2.0, the trial can be su...

July 30th 2012 at 12:30pm 0 Comments
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The bickering between Samsung and Apple just won't stop. The latest report from AllThingsD suggests Samsung is even arguing over where it will sit and what the two companies will be called during the trial. Striving to get every advantage it can, Samsung is asking the court to call both compani...

July 27th 2012 at 2:30pm 0 Comments
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Back in June, TUAW reported on the dismissal of reciprocal lawsuits brought by Apple and Motorola Mobility -- now part of Google -- against each other. At the time, it was stated that "both companies apparently failed to adequately demonstrate that injunctive relief would be appropriate, nor di...

July 24th 2012 at 11:15am 0 Comments
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Today's exciting patent infringement news of the day comes courtesy of Computerworld, which reports that HTC -- which is being sued for patent infringement by Apple along with Motorola Mobility -- filed a counterclaim yesterday before a court in Florida. In its filing, HTC said that it had be...

July 18th 2012 at 12:30pm 0 Comments
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It's been a few months since the International Trade Commission affirmed its decision to ban a selection of Motorola's Android portfolio from import, but the ruling will only start in earnest from today. While the ITC mentioned the likes of the Google-powered Atrix, Xoom, Droid 2 -- alongside a wh...

July 18th 2012 at 9:27am 0 Comments
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Google's Nexus 7 tablet appears to have a feature that isn't showing up in any of the official specs. Over on YouTube, user wwscoggin showed off an experiment in which he used a magnet to discover a sensor that puts the display to sleep. Does this sound familiar? Yes, it's a function that has b...

July 13th 2012 at 11:30am 0 Comments
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Just like they have been, products like the One X and EVO 4G LTE will continue to pour through US Customs, as the ITC has now denied Apple's request for an emergency ban against the alleged infringing products. The news follows Apple's request for an emergency ban itself, in which the Cupertino ou...

July 2nd 2012 at 10:28pm 0 Comments
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After watching Judge Alsup strike down its patent and Java API infringement claims, Oracle seems to be cutting its losses, agreeing to accept $0 in damages from Google. Confused? So was the Judge, who reportedly responded to the proposal by asking, "is there a catch I need to be aware of?" No catc...

June 20th 2012 at 10:48pm 0 Comments
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Samsung will seek damages from Apple after a ruling yesterday in The Hague stating that Apple had infringed on a 3G patent. The Dutch court ruled in favor of Samsung, stating that Apple must pay compensation for infringing European patent EP1188269. Previously, Samsung had unsuccessfully atte...

June 20th 2012 at 10:00am 0 Comments