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ITC to investigate latest HTC complaint against Apple

09/27/2011, 08:09 pm

The U.S. international Trade Commission announced on Tuesday plans to investigate handset maker HTC's most recent lawsuit, which includes five patents recently obtained from Google, against rival Apple.

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Apple joins coalition lobbying for electronic privacy rights

09/23/2011, 01:09 am

Apple has joined the Digital Due Process coalition, a group that is advocating for reforms to surveillance laws in the U.S. that would secure individuals' rights to privacy on modern Internet technologies.

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Apple closes at new all-time high as world's largest company

09/19/2011, 10:09 pm

Shares of Apple rose nearly 3 percent Monday to close at a new all-time high of $411.63, padding the electronic giant’s lead over Exxon Mobile as the world’s most valuable company.

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LA Times critic disparages Apple Campus 2 as 'retrograde cocoon'

09/12/2011, 12:09 am

The architecture critic for the Los Angeles Times has panned Apple's proposed mega-campus in Cupertino, Calif., as lacking vision and resembling a "retrograde cocoon."

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US government approves patent bill in effort to reform system

09/09/2011, 03:09 am

The U.S. Senate has approved the most substantial changes to the nation's patent system in over 50 years in the form of the America Invents Act, a measure supported by tech titans such as Microsoft, Google and Apple.

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Kodak patent sale attracting 'large numbers' of interested buyers

08/31/2011, 01:08 am

Eastman Kodak revealed this week that interest in the company's digital imaging patents is high, as numerous people are seriously considering buying the patent collection.

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Apple design guru Jonathan Ive featured in German exhibition

08/27/2011, 10:08 am

Apple's chief designer Jonathan Ive is being featured in an exhibit at a German art museum, which for the first time will gather together in one show all of the Apple products designed by him.

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Apple suppliers anticipate 'minimal' impact from Steve Jobs' resignation

08/25/2011, 11:08 pm

According to sources at Apple's major suppliers, including Foxconn and Quanta, Steve Jobs' resignation as CEO of the company will have "little impact" on orders due to his successor Tim Cook's wealth of operations experience.

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iPhone 'jailbreak' prodigy to join Apple as intern

08/25/2011, 09:08 pm

"Comex," the hacker responsible for several high-profile jailbreak exploits of Apple's iPhone, revealed Thursday that he will be starting an internship with Apple in early September.

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New Apple chief Tim Cook regarded as operational genius

08/24/2011, 09:08 pm

Apple's newly-appointed CEO Tim Cook has been praised as an operations mastermind who, despite lacking Steve Jobs' charisma and vision, can keep the company's momentum going long after receiving the reins.

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Kodak's patents valued at more than 5 times market cap

08/17/2011, 12:08 am

A recent analysis has estimated that Kodak's digital-imaging patents, which make up just 10 percent of its intellectual property portfolio, are worth $3 billion, more than five times the struggling photography pioneer's current value in terms of market capitalization.

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City of Cupertino posts further details, renders of Apple mega-campus

08/13/2011, 01:08 am

The City of Cupertino has revealed more details and renderings regarding Apple's plans to build a 2.8 million square-foot spaceship-like circular office building in the city.

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Samsung considers bid for InterDigital as Apple patent dispute heightens

08/03/2011, 12:08 am

South Korean electronics giant Samsung is said to be taking a look at InterDigital's patent portfolio and may consider bidding for the company as its legal battle with Apple escalates.

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Apple leases 1,300-worker Cupertino office space amid growth surge

07/21/2011, 03:07 am

Apple has signed a deal to take over 373,000 square feet of office space in its home town of Cupertino, Calif., even as it plans new headquarters that will take up a mammoth 1 million square feet.

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Apple shopping for lawyers as patent suits mount

07/15/2011, 09:07 pm

On the heels of reports that the company's chief patent counsel is leaving, new job postings reveal that Apple is shopping for lawyers to reinforce its litigation team as the company continues to vigorously defend its intellectual property.

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Canada, US courts approve Apple-led group's $4.5B purchase of Nortel patents

07/11/2011, 08:07 pm

Courts in both Canada and the U.S. have approved the proposed $4.5 billion purchase of more than 6,000 wireless patents from bankrupt Canadian telecommunications equipment maker Nortel by Apple and five other companies.

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Inside look at $4.5B Nortel auction reveals battle of wills between Apple, Google [u]

07/01/2011, 10:07 pm

A behind-the-scenes profile of this week's auction for a group of patents from Nortel revealed a "fast and furious" battle between technology giants Apple and Google.

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Apple, Microsoft, RIM group bid wins Nortel patent auction for $4.5B

07/01/2011, 02:07 am

Canadian telecommunications equipment maker Nortel announced late Thursday that a consortium of companies, including Apple, EMC, Ericsson, Microsoft, Research in Motion and Sony, placed the winning bid in a high-profile auction for a collection of more than 6,000 patents.

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Apple spent $560K on lobbying in Q1, competitors nearly three times as much

07/01/2011, 01:07 am

According to a recent disclosure report, Apple spent $560,000 lobbying the federal government in the first quarter of 2011, roughly one-third the amount that Google and Microsoft each spent in the same period.

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Neighboring cities amenable to Apple's proposed Cupertino mega-campus

06/19/2011, 11:06 pm

The initial response from neighboring mayors toward Apple's unveiling of plans for a massive new campus in Cupertino, Calif., has been positive, despite a history of "border wars" between cities.

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