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Topic: lawsuits

Apple says appeals court decisions hinder patent protection efforts against Samsung

01/18/2013, 10:01 am

The decision by a United States appeal court to continue allowing Samsung to sell the Galaxy Nexus prevents Apple from protecting the patents a jury previously found the Nexus to be infringing on, Apple's lawyers have argued.

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Judge agrees to add newly released Apple and Samsung devices to upcoming trial

01/16/2013, 08:01 pm

A California federal judge on Wendesday agreed with additional stipulations filed jointly by Apple and Samsung in which each party sought to supplement its case in an upcoming trial slated to begin in 2014.

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Dutch court says Samsung's rounded corners don't infringe Apple design

01/16/2013, 01:01 pm

A Dutch court handed Apple its fourth patent defeat in a year on Wednesday, finding that the rounded corners of Samsung's Galaxy Tab products do not infringe on Apple's registered design features.

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Judge orders Apple, Amazon to talk settlement in 'app store' trademark fight

01/16/2013, 10:01 am

Apple and Amazon will hold settlement negotiations over use of the term "app store," after a San Francisco judge ordered the talks.

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Apple hit by Belgian product warranty complaint, Russian railway trademark suit

01/15/2013, 07:01 pm

Following in the footsteps of Italian regulators, a nonprofit consumer protection group in Belgium has taken issue with Apple's advertised product warranties, while a Russian rail company has filed suit over an alleged trademark violation.

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Samsung files against CAFC review of decision reversing Galaxy Nexus injunction

01/14/2013, 04:01 pm

Late last week, Samsung filed a document with the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit outlining why Apple should not be allowed a full panel review of a previous court denial to block sales of the Galaxy Nexus.

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DoJ, U.S. Patent Office say sales bans from SEP suits should be a rarity

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.

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Apple to appeal dismissal of federal FRAND suit against Motorola

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.

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Samsung, LG charged with LCD panel price fixing in China

01/04/2013, 07:01 am

A number of Apple suppliers, including Samsung, LG, AU Optronics and Innolux, have been fined by the Chinese government for price fixing.

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Google agrees to license Motorola patents, ending FTC's antitrust investigation

01/03/2013, 03:01 pm

Google has warded off an antitrust investigation from the U.S. Federal Trade Commission by agreeing to license certain patents to its rivals in the mobile phone business.

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Apple says Samsung should halt US litigation after withdrawing EU complaints

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.

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Court dismisses Apple false advertising claim over Amazon Appstore name

01/02/2013, 12:01 pm

Amazon on Wednesday was awarded the dismissal of an Apple claim that accused the online retailer of false advertising over the use of the term "appstore."

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ITC judge: Samsung should post massive bond ahead of US sales ban

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.

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Apple agrees to drop patent claims against Samsung Galaxy S III Mini

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.

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US DOJ launches probe of potential fraud in $11B HP-Autonomy deal

12/28/2012, 11:12 am

Troubled PC maker Hewlett-Packard is now assisting a U.S. Department of Justice investigation into potential fraud conducted by Autonomy, a company that HP purchased more than $11 billion.

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Apple ordered to pay $165K in Chinese copyright dispute

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.

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China plans to crack down on 'malicious' trademarks after Apple's iPad name dispute

12/24/2012, 08:12 am

Apple's legal battle to obtain the rights to the "iPad" name was one of a number of high profile cases that have prompted the Chinese government to crack down on what it calls "malicious" trademark registrations.

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Samsung sues Apple in Korea over iOS Notification Center

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.

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European Commission slaps Samsung with formal antitrust complaint

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.

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Italian authorities fine Apple another $264K over product warranties

12/21/2012, 11:12 am

Apple's changes to its product warranty policies in Italy have been enough to satisfy investigators, but not before the company was slapped with one final fine totaling $264,000.

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