01/09/2013, 02:01 am
In a joint policy statement issued late Tuesday, the Department of Justice and the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office said companies that own so-called standard-essential patents should rarely be allowed to garner sales bans due to infringement findings.
01/04/2013, 05:01 pm
Coming on the heels of Google's agreement with the FTC, Apple on Friday filed a notice of appeal with a Wisconsin district court over its FRAND-related suit against Motorola, a case that was previously dismissed after the Cupertino company agreed to licensing terms laid out by the court.
01/02/2013, 05:01 pm
In a response filed with the U.S. International Trade Commission on Wednesday, Apple accuses Samsung of filing a motion to strike to avoid "inconvenient facts" regarding company's conflicting decisions to withdraw SEP-related litigation in Europe but continue pursuit of identical claims in America.
12/30/2012, 03:12 am
Samsung products found to infringe on certain Apple patents may be subject to a sales ban if the U.S. International Trade Commission affirms and adopts an initial determination filed by one of its administrative law judges, who also recommended the Korean company post a huge bond worth 88 percent of its U.S. smartphone sales.
12/28/2012, 04:12 pm
A court document filed on Friday revealed that Apple is dropping all claims against Samsung's Galaxy S III Mini smartphone after the Korean company said it has no plans to formally import and sell the handset in the U.S.
12/27/2012, 05:12 pm
A Chinese court on Thursday ordered Apple to pay 1.03 million yuan, roughly $165,000, to a group of writers who claimed their work was pirated and sold through the App Store.
12/22/2012, 01:12 am
Samsung has reportedly launched a new lawsuit against Apple's implementation of the iOS Notification Center, saying that the feature infringes on an active patent.
12/22/2012, 12:12 am
The European Union's executive body on Friday formally accused Samsung of abusing its dominant market position to gain a foothold in legal disputes being waged against Apple, a complaint the South Korean electronics giant tried to avoid by pulling out of such litigation in Europe.
12/20/2012, 05:12 pm
In a court filing on Thursday, Apple announced its intent to appeal a ruling handed down from Apple v. Samsung Judge Lucy Koh denying a Samsung product ban, saying that the issue will be taken to the U.S. Court of Appeals.
12/19/2012, 04:12 pm
An Apple v. Samsung court filing on Wednesday reveals that the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office invalidated Apple's "pinch-to-zoom" patent, a property key to the trial as its claims were the basis of some of the $1.05 billion in damages won by the Cupertino company.
12/18/2012, 07:12 pm
A U.S. International Trade Commission judge issued a ruling on Tuesday exonerating Apple of infringing on a Motorola owned patent involving embedded proximity sensors in mobile handsets.
12/18/2012, 06:12 pm
Book publisher Penguin on Tuesday proposed a settlement with the U.S. Department of Justice regarding an ongoing antitrust investigation related to e-book price fixing, which leaves only Apple and Macmillan as remaining defendants.
12/17/2012, 10:12 pm
Apple on Monday was denied a motion for a permanent injunction against Samsung products found to be in infringement of certain design and utility patents, while a Samsung motion for a retrial on the basis of jury misconduct was also denied.
12/14/2012, 10:12 pm
A U.S. International Trade Commission judge on Friday ruled in favor of defendants Apple, Intel and HP in a case pertaining to processor patent technology asserted by X2Y Attenuators LLC, a small technology firm.
12/13/2012, 05:12 pm
A federal jury on Thursday found products made by Apple and LG do not infringe on video compression patents asserted by Alcatel-Lucent's Multimedia Patent Trust, bringing an end to the nearly two-year long case.
12/07/2012, 04:12 pm
A decision published by the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office on Monday saw an Apple patent, co-invented by late Apple cofounder Steve Jobs, covering multi-touch functionality have all 20 of its claims invalidated after the property was reexamined.
12/06/2012, 08:12 pm
The Apple v. Samsung post-trial proceedings kicked off on Thursday when both parties met in Judge Lucy Koh's courtroom to discuss various motions, with Apple looking to garner additional damages while Samsung seeks a reduction of damages and a possible retrial.
12/06/2012, 01:12 am
A heavily redacted version of Apple's patent licensing agreement with HTC, made public on Wednesday as part of the Apple v. Samsung jury trial, reveals a bit more information about the properties covered as part of the ten-year deal.
12/03/2012, 09:12 pm
In a late Monday ruling, Apple v. Samsung Judge Lucy Koh said that the patents Apple and HTC are cross-licensing as part of a ten-year deal will not remain sealed, indicating that the public will be privy to the sensitive information.
11/29/2012, 06:11 pm
The U.S. International Trade Commission's Office of Unfair Import Investigation, otherwise known as "ITC staff," issued a filing in support of a preliminary finding from an administrative law judge that held Samsung in violation of four Apple patents.