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Topic: patent

Apple denied ownership claims to two of ten patents in Kodak suit

08/02/2012, 10:08 pm

U.S. Bankruptcy Judge Allan Gropper on Thursday ruled Apple does not own two of eight disputed Kodak patents the once-dominant photography company plans to sell at auction this month.


Apple wants court to rule Samsung infringes on iPhone patents in evidence leak sanctions

08/02/2012, 06:08 pm

In an Apple v. Samsung court filing on Thursday, Apple requested sanctions against Samsung over a recent leak of excluded evidence amount to a favorable ruling of the Cupertino company's claim that the Galaxy maker infringes Apple's phone design patents.


Judge denies Samsung's "2001: A Space Odyssey," Fidler Tablet arguments

08/02/2012, 05:08 pm

U.S. District Court for the Northern District of California Judge Lucy Koh issued an order on Thursday denying Samsung's motion to use devices seen in the films "2001: A Space Odyssey" and "Tomorrow People" to invalidate Apple's design patents.


Apple to file sanctions over Samsung's evidence 'leak'

08/02/2012, 12:08 am

In a letter to Judge Lucy Koh on Wednesday, Apple said it plans to file an emergency motion for sanctions and "other relief that may be appropriate" as a result of Samsung's issuance of excluded evidence to media outlets earlier this week.


Samsung calls decision to share evidence with media 'ethical' and 'lawful'

08/01/2012, 05:08 pm

In a court-ordered filing on Wednesday, Samsung lawyer John Quinn defended the move to release previously excluded evidence to media outlets on Tuesday, saying the move was both "ethical" and "lawful."


iOS chief Scott Forstall to testify at Apple v. Samsung trial

08/01/2012, 02:08 am

According to a court document filed on Tuesday, Apple Senior Vice President of iOS Software Scott Forstall will testify on behalf of the Cupertino company perhaps as soon as Friday, depending on the length of worldwide marketing exec Phil Schiller's testimony.


Judge grants HTC request to sever, transfer Apple suit to Delaware

08/01/2012, 01:08 am

A Miami district court judge on Tuesday granted HTC's request to sever Apple's claims against the Taiwanese smartphone maker from an ongoing Motorola Mobility v. Apple case and move the suit to a Delaware court.


Apple designer Chris Stringer reveals dozens of iPhone prototypes at trial

08/01/2012, 12:08 am

During the Apple v. Samsung trial on Tuesday, Apple industrial designer Chris Stringer went over the company's design ethos and revealed a number of prototype iPhone models, some of which he presented in person.


Apple doesn't rely on market research, says marketing chief Phil Schiller

07/31/2012, 09:07 pm

In his brief time on the stand at Tuesday's Apple v. Samsung court proceedings, Apple Senior Vice President of Worldwide Marketing Phil Schiller said the company doesn't rely on "typical" market studies to create its products.


Samsung takes excluded evidence to the media, gets reprimanded

07/31/2012, 08:07 pm

Samsung was dressed down in court on Tuesday after the company leaked evidence excluded from the proceedings to media outlets and issued an out-of-court statement saying the exhibits "would have established beyond doubt that Samsung did not copy the iPhone design."


Apple wins auto-focus speed, exposure metering camera patents

07/31/2012, 06:07 am

The U.S. Patent and Trademark Office on Tuesday granted Apple two patents related to the operation of a digital camera, one which helps speed up auto-focus time based on object recognition and another for dynamic exposure metering.


Apple granted patent for predictive text input UI

07/31/2012, 05:07 am

Apple on Tuesday was granted a U.S. patent for the graphical user interface used in iOS which changes the "hit region" size of a virtual keyboard's buttons based on predictive text data.


HTC withdraws critical patent in ITC case against Apple

07/31/2012, 03:07 am

HTC on Monday withdrew a critical patent from its International Trade Commission complaint against Apple, bringing its number of asserted claims down to only two allegedly standard-essential patents.


Taiwan university sues Apple over Siri, asserts two speech-recognition patents

07/31/2012, 02:07 am

In a suit filed with the U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Texas last Friday, the National Cheng Kung University (NCKU) in Taiwan claims Apple's implementation of Siri on the iPhone 4S infringes on two speech-recognition patents and seeks a permanent sales ban on offending products as well as damages awards.


Jury selected for Apple and Samsung patent trial

07/30/2012, 07:07 pm

The Apple v. Samsung trial has its jury after a day of whittling down the pool yielded ten jurors who will hear arguments and decide on what is being called one of the most important patent cases in recent U.S. history.


Samsung Galaxy Nexus can stay on sale pending appeal

07/30/2012, 07:07 pm

The U.S. Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit on Monday issued a continuation for a temporary stay of an Apple-won injunction against Samsung's Galaxy Nexus, ordering that the handset can remain on sale until an appeal of the ruling is heard in August.


Samsung exec says patent struggle with Apple is 'unreasonable'

07/30/2012, 06:07 pm

In an interview with Wired, Samsung's Chief Product Officer Kevin Packingham alludes to Apple's aggressive pursuit of patent litigation and finds it "unreasonable that we’re fighting over rectangles, that that’s being considered as an infringement."


Apple patent filing points to Google Glass-like heads-up display tech

07/27/2012, 03:07 am

A patent application Apple filed with the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office on Thursday points to the company's continued interest in creating high-resolution display technology suitable for near-eye applications like those seen in Google's Project Glass.


Apple wins stay on posting 'Samsung did not copy iPad' UK notice

07/26/2012, 10:07 pm

Apple on Thursday won a reprieve on a court order requiring the company to post notices on all its EU websites as well as a number of print publications proclaiming Samsung's Galaxy Tab does not infringe on iPad design patents.


Apple loses bid to transfer Kodak suit out of bankruptcy court, patent sell-off to proceed

07/26/2012, 09:07 pm

A judge on Thursday denied Apple's request to transfer its patent dispute with Kodak to a New York district court, a venue change that could have hindered plans to sell off patents from the bankrupt photography company's lucrative portfolio.