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Topic: patent

Japan court rules Samsung does not infringe Apple patents

08/31/2012, 12:08 am

A Japan court on Friday ruled against Apple's claim that Samsung infringed on one of its utility patents, handing the Korean company a small victory after its punishing loss in a similar U.S. case.

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Samsung to sue Apple over LTE patents, partner with Microsoft to avoid Android lawsuits

08/30/2012, 02:08 pm

Reeling from its scathing jury verdict, Samsung executives have promised to continue litigation with Apple over patents while also partnering with Microsoft to cut its dependency on Google's Android.

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Apple looks to automate email sorting with intelligent messaging system

08/30/2012, 05:08 am

A patent filing published on Thursday reveals Apple's work on a priority-based messaging system that automatically sorts incoming messages according to a number of customizable variables.

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Apple injunction hearing against Samsung scheduled for December

08/28/2012, 09:08 pm

Apple v. Samsung presiding Judge Lucy Koh on Tuesday set the date on which the Court will hear Apple's request for a permanent sales ban against certain Samsung smartphones.

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Apple awarded litany of vital iOS GUI patents, continuations

08/28/2012, 06:08 am

Apple on Tuesday was awarded a flotilla of patents pertinent to its iOS devices, especially the iPhone, with the inventions covering everything from intuitive scrolling to email clients.

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Apple patent hints at situationally aware iPhone settings

08/28/2012, 05:08 am

Among the mountain of patents awarded to Apple on Tuesday, a property relating to wireless device "enforcement policies" could signal the inclusion of dynamic, location-aware iPhone settings.

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New Apple patent may offer clues to future mobile payment solution

08/28/2012, 05:08 am

A newly-granted patent could point to how Apple will handle mobile payments if and when the company decides to enter the market.

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Samsung's efforts to lift injunction on Galaxy Tab in limbo as Apple targets its better selling smartphones

08/27/2012, 03:08 pm

As Samsung tries to overturn the Galaxy Tab 10.1's U.S. sales ban, Apple seeks to broaden it to include Samsung's much more lucrative smartphones just in time for iPhone 5's holiday launch.

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Samsung asks court to toss Galaxy Tab 10.1 injunction, seeks damages

08/27/2012, 04:08 am

Samsung on Sunday filed a motion with the U.S. District Court of Northern California asking that a preliminary injunction against its Galaxy Tab 10.1 be dissolved, noting the Apple v. Samsung jury found the device had not infringed on an Apple iPad design patent.

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Jurors knew Samsung was guilty after first day of deliberations, wanted to send message with verdict

08/25/2012, 08:08 pm

A day after the Apple v. Samsung trial concluded with a resounding Apple win, jurors shared their story of how the decision was made to slap Samsung with over $1 billion in damages owed for copying the iPhone maker's patents.

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Apple CEO Tim Cook stresses values, innovation in post-trial remarks

08/25/2012, 02:08 am

Apple CEO Tim Cook on Friday released an internal memo to employees regarding the largely favorable ruling the company received in its patent infringement suit against Samsung, saying values won the day.

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Apple cleared of infringing Motorola patents, avoids U.S. import ban

08/24/2012, 11:08 pm

The U.S. International Trade Commission on Friday completed its review of a Motorola complaint from April, ruling against an import ban on Apple's iPhone and iPad after finding the devices do not infringe on certain wireless technology patents owned by the Google subsidiary.

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Apple v Samsung jury validates American patent system, raises new questions for the future of tech

08/24/2012, 10:08 pm

The complex verdict reached by the jury in the Apple vs. Samsung case sends a strong message about a willingness of a jury to enforce U.S. patents against flagrant infringement while at the same time rejecting patent claims that lack strong support, particularly when it comes to prior art.

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Apple seeks preliminary injunction against Samsung devices in post-trial motion

08/24/2012, 09:08 pm

Following its significant court win over Samsung on Friday, Apple is seeking a preliminary injunction against the devices found to be infringing on the company's patents, citing "irreparable harm" if the units were to stay on sale.

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Samsung says verdict is not an Apple win, but a 'loss for the American consumer' [u]

08/24/2012, 08:08 pm

Minutes after the Apple v. Samsung jury handed down a pro-Apple verdict on Friday, Samsung released a statement decrying the ruling, saying the judgment was less of a win for Apple as it was a loss for consumers.

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Samsung guilty of patent infringement, Apple awarded nearly $1.05B [u]

08/24/2012, 05:08 pm

After only two and a half days of deliberations, the Apple v. Samsung jury handed down a sweeping victory for Apple, finding Samsung infringed on all but one of Apple's asserted patents while the iPhone maker didn't violate any of the Korean company's properties.

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South Korean court finds both Apple and Samsung guilty of patent infringement

08/24/2012, 12:08 am

In what could be a harbinger of the U.S. Apple v. Samsung trial, a South Korean court on Friday found both companies were guilty of infringing on each others' patents, banning sales of Apple's iPhone 4 and iPad 2 as well as a number of Samsung smartphones and tablets.

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Apple, Samsung portray different visions of the future given jury's decision

08/23/2012, 06:08 pm

After a month of presenting the jury with their respective cases, attorneys for Apple and Samsung spent their final allotted minutes in closing arguments this week, each warning that jury's decision will have far reaching consequences on the future of the American tech industry.

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Apple wants to enhance hearing aids through iPhone connectivity

08/23/2012, 06:08 am

Apple's iOS 6 will bring compatibility for "Made for iPhone" hearing aids when the mobile OS hits iDevices this fall, and two new U.S. patent applications give a peek at what users can look forward to as the technology matures.

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Winner of Kodak auction may be determined by Aug. 23 ahead of final sale hearing

08/22/2012, 07:08 pm

It was revealed in court documents filed on Friday that Kodak's patent auction will reach a final hearing on Aug. 30, pointing to a possible sale a week earlier where the company will determine which bidder, if any, has won the rights to the valuable digital imaging portfolio.

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