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Italian authorities fine Apple another $264K over product warranties

12/21/2012, 11:12 am

Apple's changes to its product warranty policies in Italy have been enough to satisfy investigators, but not before the company was slapped with one final fine totaling $264,000.

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Apple appeals ruling that shot down Samsung injunction

12/20/2012, 05:12 pm

In a court filing on Thursday, Apple announced its intent to appeal a ruling handed down from Apple v. Samsung Judge Lucy Koh denying a Samsung product ban, saying that the issue will be taken to the U.S. Court of Appeals.

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European Union to officially charge Samsung in antitrust case

12/20/2012, 11:12 am

Samsung will soon face formal charges in an antitrust case from the European Commission, which claims the South Korean company broke competition rules by filing patent lawsuits against Apple.

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Increase in Apple patent invalidations stems from 2011 law

12/20/2012, 09:12 am

The Leahy-Smith America Invents Act, passed in 2011, is the cause of a recent increase in Apple-patent invalidations by the United States Patent & Trademark Office.

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Apple 'pinch-to-zoom' patent invalidated by USPTO

12/19/2012, 04:12 pm

An Apple v. Samsung court filing on Wednesday reveals that the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office invalidated Apple's "pinch-to-zoom" patent, a property key to the trial as its claims were the basis of some of the $1.05 billion in damages won by the Cupertino company.

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Apple cleared of infringing on Motorola patent in ITC case

12/18/2012, 07:12 pm

A U.S. International Trade Commission judge issued a ruling on Tuesday exonerating Apple of infringing on a Motorola owned patent involving embedded proximity sensors in mobile handsets.

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Penguin to settle e-book price fixing allegations with DoJ

12/18/2012, 06:12 pm

Book publisher Penguin on Tuesday proposed a settlement with the U.S. Department of Justice regarding an ongoing antitrust investigation related to e-book price fixing, which leaves only Apple and Macmillan as remaining defendants.

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Samsung drops injunction applications against Apple in 5 European countries

12/18/2012, 09:12 am

Samsung announced on Tuesday it will drop patent injunction applications filed against Apple in five different European countries, though a number of lawsuits alleging patent infringement remain.

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Judge denies Apple motion for Samsung device injunction, tosses jury misconduct claims

12/17/2012, 10:12 pm

Apple on Monday was denied a motion for a permanent injunction against Samsung products found to be in infringement of certain design and utility patents, while a Samsung motion for a retrial on the basis of jury misconduct was also denied.

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ITC judge clears Apple, Intel, HP of patent infringement allegations

12/14/2012, 10:12 pm

A U.S. International Trade Commission judge on Friday ruled in favor of defendants Apple, Intel and HP in a case pertaining to processor patent technology asserted by X2Y Attenuators LLC, a small technology firm.

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Apple and LG cleared of infringing on Alcatel-Lucent patents

12/13/2012, 05:12 pm

A federal jury on Thursday found products made by Apple and LG do not infringe on video compression patents asserted by Alcatel-Lucent's Multimedia Patent Trust, bringing an end to the nearly two-year long case.

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Jury rules Apple's iPhone infringes on three MobileMedia patents [u]

12/13/2012, 11:12 am

A U.S. District Court has ruled that Apple's iPhone infringes on three patents owned by non-practicing entity MobileMedia Ideas a company jointly owned in part by smartphone makers Sony and Nokia [updated]

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EU ends antitrust probe after Apple, publishers agree to let retailers set e-book prices

12/13/2012, 08:12 am

A European Union antitrust probe into Apple and major publishers was officially ended on Thursday, after regulators accepted a deal from those being investigated.

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USPTO invalidates all claims of 'Steve Jobs' multi-touch patent

12/07/2012, 04:12 pm

A decision published by the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office on Monday saw an Apple patent, co-invented by late Apple cofounder Steve Jobs, covering multi-touch functionality have all 20 of its claims invalidated after the property was reexamined.

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Apple and Samsung meet in first major post-trial hearing following $1.05B jury verdict

12/06/2012, 08:12 pm

The Apple v. Samsung post-trial proceedings kicked off on Thursday when both parties met in Judge Lucy Koh's courtroom to discuss various motions, with Apple looking to garner additional damages while Samsung seeks a reduction of damages and a possible retrial.

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Redacted version of Apple-HTC settlement reveals licensed patents, little else

12/06/2012, 01:12 am

A heavily redacted version of Apple's patent licensing agreement with HTC, made public on Wednesday as part of the Apple v. Samsung jury trial, reveals a bit more information about the properties covered as part of the ten-year deal.

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Patents in Apple-HTC settlement must remain unsealed, judge says

12/03/2012, 09:12 pm

In a late Monday ruling, Apple v. Samsung Judge Lucy Koh said that the patents Apple and HTC are cross-licensing as part of a ten-year deal will not remain sealed, indicating that the public will be privy to the sensitive information.

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ITC staff agrees with judge's finding of Samsung infringement of Apple patents

11/29/2012, 06:11 pm

The U.S. International Trade Commission's Office of Unfair Import Investigation, otherwise known as "ITC staff," issued a filing in support of a preliminary finding from an administrative law judge that held Samsung in violation of four Apple patents.

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Apple wins ban on Samsung Galaxy devices in Netherlands

11/28/2012, 10:11 am

Sales of some of Samsung's Galaxy-branded products have been banned by a court in the Netherlands for infringing on patents owned by Apple.

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Apple and LG accused of infringing Alcatel-Lucent patents in U.S. trial

11/27/2012, 07:11 am

A California court trial involving patent infringement allegations against co-defendants Apple and LG Electronics began on Tuesday, with Alcatel-Lucent's Multimedia Patent Trust asserting the two electronics makers violated video compression technology used in a number of devices.

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