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Topic: patent

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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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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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 looks to automate locking, unlocking iDevices with facial recognition

09/20/2012, 07:09 am

The U.S. Patent and Trademark Office on Thursday published Apple's patent application for a system that can both lock and unlock an iDevice based on automatic facial analysis.

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Apple 'shake to charge' technology may one day power iPhones, iPods

09/20/2012, 06:09 am

A new Apple patent application published by the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office on Thursday illustrates the company's take on powering portable electronic devices with an electromagnetic induction system, or "shake to charge."

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Apple granted patent for iPhone 4 'antennagate' antenna design

09/18/2012, 06:09 am

The U.S. Patent and Trademark Office on Tuesday granted Apple a patent for a bezel gap antenna that appears to have been used in the iPhone 4, a design which ultimately sparked the notorious "antennagate" debacle in 2010.

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Judge vacates and denies Samsung's motion to dissolve U.S. Galaxy Tab ban

09/18/2012, 12:09 am

Judge Lucy Koh on Monday filed an order denying Samsung's motion to dissolve Apple's sales ban against the Galaxy Tab 10.1, and in doing so vacated the Sept. 20 hearing at which both parties were scheduled to discuss the matter.

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Apple Smart Cover patent reveals 'peek mode' tech

09/11/2012, 05:09 am

Apple on Tuesday was granted a patent for the Smart Cover accessory introduced alongside the iPad 2, with the IP not only covering the magnet-based technology associated with the foldable protective design, but also a function called "peek mode."

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Rumor: Samsung to sue Apple over LTE-compatible next-gen iPhone

09/10/2012, 08:09 pm

Citing "ranking officials," The Korea Times on Monday reported that Samsung is preparing to sue Apple for using 4G LTE patents in its next-generation iPhone shortly after the smartphone's expected launch this week.

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Apple and HTC report no progress in settlement talks over ITC complaint

09/10/2012, 06:09 pm

In a filing with the U.S. International Trade Commission, Apple and HTC confirm they have held two settlement meetings since Aug. 13 and while the talks have yet to yield a deal, the two parties plan continue discussions.

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South Korea called "courageous" for investigating Samsung's patent abuse

09/07/2012, 04:09 pm

Samsung's "enormous political clout" in South Korea speaks well of the decision by the nation's Fair Trade Commission to investigate allegations of its standards essential patent abuse.

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Judge denies Apple motion to reschedule post-trial decisions

09/06/2012, 04:09 pm

Apple v. Samsung presiding Judge Lucy Koh on Thursday issued an order denying Apple's request to rearrange the schedule of post-trial hearings, allowing a hearing on Samsung's motion to dissolve the existing Galaxy Tab ban to come before a decision on motions to overrule the jury's decision.

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Apple's virtual keyboard tech could lead to backside input for tablets

09/06/2012, 06:09 am

A newly-published Apple patent application reveals the company is investigating a system that helps users efficiently employ the touch type method, or typing on a keyboard without looking at one's hands, by dynamically remapping a keyboard's keys. The fiing also mentions that a backside sensor array can be embedded in a tablet to create a secondary input surface.

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Apple and Samsung set to meet in four German trials, two patent hearings

09/05/2012, 10:09 pm

While post-trial proceedings are well underway in the landmark Apple v. Samsung California case, the two tech giants are scheduled to continue their worldwide patent dispute in Germany, with four trials and two hearings coming up before the end of October.

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Apple patent could lead to carbon fiber MacBook housings

09/04/2012, 06:09 am

Apple on Tuesday was granted a patent for a carbon fiber molding process that could one day be used to produce parts made from the lightweight material, like laptop casings or mobile device chassis.

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Apple adds Samsung's flagship Galaxy S III, Galaxy Note to amended 'Galaxy Nexus' complaint

08/31/2012, 09:08 pm

Apple on Friday filed an amended complaint with the U.S. District Court for the Northern District of California, adding two versions each of the Galaxy S III and Galaxy Note to its original claims of patent infringement against a number of Samsung smartphones and tablets.

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Apple takes issue with post-trial decision timeline, asks court to reschedule hearings

08/31/2012, 06:08 pm

In a late Thursday filing, Apple requested Apple v. Samsung presiding Judge Lucy Koh to reconsider the scheduling of post-trial decisions, saying that the current timeline may dissolve an existing Galaxy Tab ban prematurely.

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