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All Posts Tagged Tag: ‘patent lawsuit’

Apple, HTC Settle All Their Patent Lawsuits

Apple and HTC announced this weekend that they have reached a global settlement that dismisses all current patent lawsuits between the companies. In addition, the companies have signed a ten-year license agreement that extends to current and future patents held by both Apple and HTC. The “terms” of the settlement are confidential, so it is unknown how much money has …

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RIM Escapes $150 Million Patent Penalty

The judge presiding over a patent lawsuit involving RIM has saved the company from having to pay the nearly $150 million verdict handed down by a jury last month. That verdict was the result of a lawsuit filed against RIM in 2008 by a mobile device management software company called Mformation Technologies. This July, a jury awarded Mformation Technologies $147.2 …

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U.K. Judge Declares Galaxy Tab “Not As Cool” As iPad

With the patent war between Apple and Samsung raging in courtrooms around the world, it can sometimes be hard to tell who’s winning and who’s losing. Apple wins a battle here, Samsung wins a battle there, but nobody ever appears to be actually ahead. Recently, though, a British judge handed Samsung a major victory, but with a little bit of …

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Galaxy Nexus Back In Google Play As Court Stays Injunction

Last week we brought you news that Apple had requested and been granted an injunction against Samsung’s Galaxy Nexus smartphone. Apple claimed that the phone violated a number of its patents. U.S. District Court judge Lucy Koh agreed that Apple was likely to be able to prove its case at trial, and granted the injunction pending Apple’s payment of a …

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Samsung To Appeal Galaxy Nexus Ban As Apple Targets Galaxy S III

Earlier this morning we brought you news that Apple had secured a preliminary injunction against the Samsung Galaxy Nexus in U.S. District Court. The injunction means that the judge in the case – Lucy Koh – believes Apple has a strong case and is likely to be able to prove in court that Samsung is infringing on its patents. Samsung, …

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Apple Gets Galaxy Nexus Banned With New Injunction

Late last week we brought you news that Apple had won an injunction against Samsung’s Galaxy Tab 10.1 on the grounds that it infringed on some of Apple’s design patents. Now it seems that, as the old saying goes, it never rains but it pours. On Friday afternoon U.S. District Court Judge Lucy Koh granted a similar injunction against the …

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Judge Tells Apple, Samsung To Keep It Simple

Judge Lucy Koh, the U.S. district judge presiding over the U.S. edition of the ongoing legal battle between Apple and Samsung, has ordered the two companies to keep things brief in the upcoming trial. The goal is to keep the trial’s length reasonable and force the two companies to stick to the point as much as possible. According to Electronista, …

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Apple, Motorola Given One More Day In Court

Last week we brought you news that Judge Richard Posner had tossed out the patent infringement case between Apple and Motorola that was scheduled to begin trial soon. Judge Posner declared that neither company had managed to demonstrate that the alleged infringement was actually causing them harm, and that the case would be dismissed with prejudice, preventing either party from …

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Chicago Judge Tosses Apple-Motorola Suit

Just days before one of Apple’s patent disputes with Google-owned Motorola Mobility was set for trial in Chicago, an exasperated judge issued a temporary order dismissing the case with prejudice (meaning it can’t be re-filed). Reports came in early yesterday afternoon that the start of the trial had been cancelled, but it wasn’t until much later in the day that …

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FTC Opposes Bans Over Standards Essential Patents

Last week Tim Cook spent time on stage during the opening session of AllThingsD’s D10 Conference talking to Walt Mossberg and Kara Swisher about a variety of topics. Among the issues discussed was Apple’s position on patent lawsuits. After from stating that patent litigation is “a pain in the ass,” Cook spent some time talking about how he believes the …

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Google Asks Judge for a Mistrial in Oracle Case

The latest development in the Google vs Oracle lawsuit, Google has asked the judge in the case to declare a mistrial. Essentially the jury did find that Google infringed on some of Oracle’s copyrighted Java API’s, but could not decide if Java use on the Android operating system was fair use or not. Here’s a segment from the petition filed …

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Facebook Wins In Appeals Court Against Leader Technologies

Back in 2008 Leader Technologies,a developer of internet-based system, filed a lawsuit against Facebook claiming they had infringed on one of their patents with the invention of the site. The technology in question was one which it made it possible for people to communicate on a large scale such as we do on Facebook. An ultimate jury decision found that …

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