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FTC investigating Google, Motorola over FRAND patent abuse

06/29/2012, 11:06 pm

The U.S. Federal Trade Commission on Friday issued a civil investigative demand to Google to examine whether the Android maker is illegally using standards-essential FRAND patents acquired in a takeover of Motorola Mobility to block out smartphone competitors.

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Judge clears Apple of infringement ahead of summer trial

06/29/2012, 06:06 pm

A U.S. federal judge on Friday cleared Apple of infringement of a Samsung wireless communications patent but had motions to invalidate two others shot down ahead of a summer trial set to kick off at the end of July.

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Apple wins injunction against Samsung Galaxy Nexus smartphone

06/29/2012, 06:06 pm

Judge Lucy Koh on Friday granted Apple an injunction against Samsung's Galaxy Nexus phone with the ruling coming on the heels of an identical decision to block sales of the South Korean company's Galaxy Tab 10.1.

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Apple wins U.S. injunction against Samsung's Galaxy Tab

06/26/2012, 09:06 pm

A U.S. judge on Tuesday issued a preliminary injunction against all sales of Samsung's Galaxy Tab, giving Apple a home-court victory in its ongoing legal battle against its handset rival.

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Apple could see U.S. import ban following ITC review of Motorola patent win

06/25/2012, 07:06 pm

The U.S. International Trade Commission on Monday announced that it will review an April ruling that found certain Apple products to infringe upon a Motorola Wi-Fi patent, possibly leading to an import ban on products utilizing the technology.

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Apple e-book price fixing trial set for 2013

06/23/2012, 12:06 am

A U.S. judge on Friday said that Apple will go to trial in 2013 over alleged collusion with a number of major publishing houses to fix the price of e-books sold through the iBookstore.

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Apple's patent case against Motorola dismissed 'with prejudice'

06/22/2012, 09:06 pm

A U.S. court judge on Friday dismissed Apple's smartphone patent claims against Motorola after holding a rehearing on Wednesday, possibly putting an end to the nearly two-year conflict.

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Apple files 4G LTE countersuit in ITC case against HTC

06/22/2012, 05:06 pm

Apple on Thursday filed suit against HTC over alleged infringement of certain standard-essential 4G LTE patents as part of an ongoing U.S. International Trade Commission case involving the two companies.

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Judge pares down Apple v. Samsung case exhibits, limits argument time

06/21/2012, 11:06 pm

Apple and Samsung are now limited to 125 exhibits and 25 hours of argument time each to present their respective cases in the California suit that is part of the two companies' ongoing worldwide patent struggle.

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Taiwanese creditor seeks Proview liquidation at bankruptcy hearing

06/21/2012, 06:06 pm

Fubon Insurance on Wednesday argued in a Chinese high court to have debtor Proview Technology liquidated and if successful could bring an abrupt end to an ongoing iPad trademark suit being leveled against Apple.

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Apple injunction against Motorola phones would be 'catastrophic,' judge says

06/20/2012, 08:06 pm

A U.S. judge was unimpressed with arguments made by Apple at a Wednesday hearing meant to explain why injunctive relief is a suitable course of action against Motorola in the company's ongoing patent case with the Droid maker.

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Galaxy Tab injunction looms as court denies Samsung rehearing petition

06/19/2012, 06:06 pm

Apple's bid to temporarily ban U.S. sales of Samsung's Galaxy Tab 10.1 moved one step closer to being granted on Tuesday as the Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit denied a request from the South Korean electronics giant to rehear the case.

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Chinese court to delay 'iPad' trademark ruling until mediation completes

06/14/2012, 06:06 pm

A Chinese court will postpone a ruling for an Apple appeal of a previous decision that denied the company of the iPad name, saying that the iPhone maker must first finish court-sponsored talks with Proview Technology.

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Apple given second chance at Motorola injunction

06/14/2012, 05:06 pm

Judge Richard Posner on Thursday decided to grant Apple an injunction hearing against Motorola, reversing his tentative ruling to reject the case last week.

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Judge says Apple must defend against mobile tracking suit

06/13/2012, 05:06 pm

A U.S. district court judge ruled late Tuesday that plaintiffs can move forward with a case against Apple that claims the company inadvertently allowed ad networks to track devices and thus caused customers to overpay for their devices.

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Samsung sues Australia's patent commissioner to hinder Apple patent case

06/08/2012, 06:06 pm

It was revealed on Friday that Samsung is suing Australia's patent commissioner on claims that the official didn't follow protocol when granting Apple certain standard patents, adding a twist to the ongoing dispute between the South Korean company and Apple.

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Apple may file for temporary restraining order against Galaxy S III

06/07/2012, 06:06 pm

During a hearing involving Apple's suit against Samsung's Galaxy Nexus on Thursday an attorney for the iPhone maker said that a temporary restraining order against the South Korean company's Galaxy S III could be used to block sales of the device before it reaches U.S. shores.

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Judge cancels Apple patent-infringement trial against Motorola

06/07/2012, 04:06 pm

Apple's patent-infringement case against Google's Motorola Mobility unit is dead in the water after a U.S. judge aborted the proceedings less than one week before the trial was set to start.

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Apple seeks Samsung Galaxy S III injunction before US launch [u]

06/06/2012, 04:06 pm

Apple filed a motion late Tuesday to block U.S. sales of Samsung's new Galaxy S III smartphone, claiming that the handset should be included as part of another ongoing preliminary injunction case against the Galaxy Nexus.

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ITC judge invokes 'Cheech and Chong' test in Apple-Samsung case

05/31/2012, 08:05 pm

An International Trade Commission judge said on Thursday that Apple's ongoing patent infringement case may come down to what he calls a "Cheech and Chong" test, alluding to a bit by the comedy duo that involved dog feces.

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