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Topic: patents

Motorola says reduction of German Android devices was planned, not linked to patent rulings

10/08/2012, 06:10 pm

In a statement on Monday, Google's Motorola Mobility claims the quiet removal of a number of Android-based devices from the German market was part of a strategy to focus on newer products, not the result of unfavorable rulings in patent cases involving Apple and Microsoft.

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Years of patent suit losses prompted Apple to strike back with iPhone filings

10/08/2012, 08:10 am

Apple's patent filings and subsequent attacks related to the iPhone were reportedly a part of a "deliberate decision over the last decade," stemming from its own losses in intellectual property lawsuits.

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Apple's 'shake to print' concept would add custom printing options to iOS devices

10/04/2012, 12:10 pm

A pair of new patent filings reveal a concept from Apple that would allow users to select custom settings for printing by moving or interacting with an iPhone or iPad in unique ways.

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Apple looking into hybrid wireless headphones for "active" users

10/04/2012, 06:10 am

A patent application published by the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office on Thursday reveals Apple is investigating a unique set of headphones, designed to withstand the rigors of athletic activity by eliminating the need for cumbersome cords.

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Apple offered Samsung UMTS cross-licensing agreement prior to trial

10/03/2012, 10:10 pm

It was revealed in a court filing this week that prior to its California patent trial against Samsung, Apple proposed a mutual agreement regarding cross-licensing patented 3G/UMTS technologies with the Korean company under what it considered to be FRAND terms.

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Samsung claims jury foreman's personal history tainted verdict

10/03/2012, 03:10 am

Samsung has requested the $1 billion Apple v. Samsung trial verdict be thrown out on claims that jury foreman Velvin Hogan's failure to disclose a previous lawsuit and bankruptcy led to a biased decision.

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Apple patents wireless adapter, may ease accessory incompatibility issues

10/02/2012, 05:10 am

Apple on Tuesday was awarded a patent covering a universal adapter for portable media players that affords, in one embodiment, the transmission of wireless data to any accessory, possibly providing a solution to complaints regarding the company's switch to the new Lightning connector.

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Apple awarded patent for touch-sensitive mouse

10/02/2012, 05:10 am

The U.S. Patent and Trademark Office on Tuesday granted Apple a patent for a mouse with embedded touch sensors, otherwise known as the Mighty Mouse or Apple Mouse.

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Samsung adds iPhone 5 to upcoming Apple patent infringement suit

10/01/2012, 11:10 pm

Samsung on Monday officially added the iPhone 5 to a lawsuit scheduled to be heard in 2014, making good on a promise to level claims against the handset for allegedly infringing upon certain wireless technology patents held by the Korean company.

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Judge dissolves injunction against Samsung Galaxy Tab 10.1

10/01/2012, 09:10 pm

Apple v. Samsung presiding Judge Lucy Koh on Monday dissolved a U.S. preliminary injunction against Samsung's Galaxy Tab 10.1, lifting the sales ban the jurist first instituted in June.

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Apple sued over Passbook by hospitality software maker Ameranth

10/01/2012, 04:10 pm

Ameranth, a leading developer of internet and software solutions for the hospitality marketplace, filed suit against Apple's Passbook digital ticketing app, claiming patent infringement in an ongoing effort to enforce its wireless technology IP.

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Apple sued by 'patent troll' over Numbers software

09/28/2012, 06:09 pm

In a court filing on Wednesday, a Texas-based non-practicing entity sued Apple for alleged patent infringement regarding the company's Numbers spreadsheet software.

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Samsung Galaxy Tab 10.1 to be reconsidered by California court

09/28/2012, 05:09 pm

The U.S. Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit on Friday granted Samsung a limited appeal of a sales ban against the Galaxy Tab 10.1, effectively handing the reconsideration decision down to Apple v. Samsung presiding Judge Lucy Koh.

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Apple investigating inductive charging mat for docking portable devices

09/27/2012, 08:09 am

Apple has shown interest in building an inductive charging mat that would allow users to dock, charge and sync their portable devices by simply placing them on top of the accessory.

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Apple seeks patent for Siri automated assistant

09/27/2012, 08:09 am

Apple is seeking ownership of the technology and features that drive its voice-controlled Siri personal assistant found on iOS devices.

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Samsung requests new Apple trial on claims of jury misconduct

09/25/2012, 12:09 am

In post-trial filings on Friday, Samsung revealed it is planning to fight for a new trial against Apple, and to that end entered a number of documents supporting the theory that juror misconduct led to the jury's original $1 billion verdict.

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Apple seeks another $707 million in damages from Samsung

09/22/2012, 12:09 pm

In addition to the $1.05 billion Apple was awarded by a jury for Samsung's patent infringement, Apple has asked the court for another $707 million in damages.

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German court rules Samsung, Motorola do not infringe on Apple 'touch event' patent

09/21/2012, 04:09 am

The Mannheim Regional Court on Thursday ruled against Apple's claim that Android devices infringe on the company's patent regarding how a multitouch device handles so-called "touch events."

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Apple's dual-sided touch panel concept shows clamshell iPhone, trackpad designs

09/20/2012, 01:09 pm

Apple has shown interest in developing foldable touch-sensitive devices with two separate, foldable surfaces a concept that could apply to a flip-style iPhone or a new trackpad design.

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Samsung plans to add Apple's iPhone 5 to US patent infringement suit

09/20/2012, 08:09 am

Samsung has indicated they are likely to add Apple's new iPhone 5 to the list of devices involved in a patent infringement suit between the two companies.

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