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Topic: lawsuits

ITC judge: Samsung should post massive bond ahead of US sales ban

12/30/2012, 03:12 am

Samsung products found to infringe on certain Apple patents may be subject to a sales ban if the U.S. International Trade Commission affirms and adopts an initial determination filed by one of its administrative law judges, who also recommended the Korean company post a huge bond worth 88 percent of its U.S. smartphone sales.

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Apple agrees to drop patent claims against Samsung Galaxy S III Mini

12/28/2012, 04:12 pm

A court document filed on Friday revealed that Apple is dropping all claims against Samsung's Galaxy S III Mini smartphone after the Korean company said it has no plans to formally import and sell the handset in the U.S.

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US DOJ launches probe of potential fraud in $11B HP-Autonomy deal

12/28/2012, 11:12 am

Troubled PC maker Hewlett-Packard is now assisting a U.S. Department of Justice investigation into potential fraud conducted by Autonomy, a company that HP purchased more than $11 billion.

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Apple ordered to pay $165K in Chinese copyright dispute

12/27/2012, 05:12 pm

A Chinese court on Thursday ordered Apple to pay 1.03 million yuan, roughly $165,000, to a group of writers who claimed their work was pirated and sold through the App Store.

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China plans to crack down on 'malicious' trademarks after Apple's iPad name dispute

12/24/2012, 08:12 am

Apple's legal battle to obtain the rights to the "iPad" name was one of a number of high profile cases that have prompted the Chinese government to crack down on what it calls "malicious" trademark registrations.

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Samsung sues Apple in Korea over iOS Notification Center

12/22/2012, 01:12 am

Samsung has reportedly launched a new lawsuit against Apple's implementation of the iOS Notification Center, saying that the feature infringes on an active patent.

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European Commission slaps Samsung with formal antitrust complaint

12/22/2012, 12:12 am

The European Union's executive body on Friday formally accused Samsung of abusing its dominant market position to gain a foothold in legal disputes being waged against Apple, a complaint the South Korean electronics giant tried to avoid by pulling out of such litigation in Europe.

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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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