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Topic: lawsuits

Judge allows Apple and Samsung to add devices to patent suit

11/15/2012, 10:11 pm

In a Thursday order, U.S. Judge Paul S. Grewal granted requests from both Apple and Samsung to add additional products, like the companies' flagship Galaxy S III and iPhone 5 handsets, to a patent dispute scheduled to begin hearings in 2014.

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Apple quietly acquiring former Nortel patents from Rockstar Consortium

11/15/2012, 09:11 pm

An announcement on Tuesday from a Korean property rights regulator revealed that Apple has taken control of 1,024 patents and patent applications from the Rockstar Consortium, a bidding group led by the Cupertino company that won an auction for a package of Nortel patents in 2011.

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Samsung executive says company has no plans to settle with Apple

11/14/2012, 08:11 am

Following the announcement of a patent licensing agreement between Apple and HTC, an executive for Samsung has signaled that his company has no intention of agreeing to a similar deal.

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Apple appeals Chinese court ruling over pirated encyclopedia apps

11/13/2012, 10:11 pm

Apple has filed an appeal with a Chinese court's $84,000 judgment pertaining to the sale of apps containing pirated versions of a well-known encyclopedia, claiming the company was not responsible for the content.

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HTC settlement may pay Apple $8 per phone, act as blueprint for Samsung & Motorola

11/12/2012, 09:11 am

Apple's out-of-court settlement with rival smartphone maker HTC is expected to give Apple a net licensing fee of as much as $8 per phone, and may also serve as a blueprint for future deals with Samsung and Motorola.

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Apple ordered to pay Samsung legal fees for 'misleading' UK notice

11/12/2012, 12:11 am

In a UK court ruling on Friday, Apple was ordered to pay Samsung's legal fees after the company was found to have not complied with a previous determination demanding a notice be posted to its website saying the South Korean company did not infringe on the iPad's design.

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Apple and HTC settle all patent litigation, agree to 10-year licensing deal

11/10/2012, 10:11 pm

Apple announced on Saturday that it has reached a global settlement with HTC that includes the dismissal of all ongoing court litigation, and will participate in a ten-year license agreement that covers current and future patents held by both companies.

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VirnetX sues Apple again after winning $368M patent trial verdict

11/10/2012, 12:11 am

Internet software and patent holding holding company VirnetX on Friday officially announced it is asserting four virtual private network patents, the same properties used to secure a $368 million award from Apple on Tuesday, against the Cupertino tech giant's latest products.

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New patent suit targets automatic screen orientation tech in iOS

11/09/2012, 09:11 pm

A U.S. federal judge on Friday handed down a ruling allowing non-practicing entity MobileMedia Ideas to move forward with a suit against Apple's alleged violating a screen rotation patent, and said it's up to a jury to decide whether the iOS solution is in infringement.

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Judge to review Samsung's allegations of jury misconduct in loss to Apple

11/09/2012, 02:11 pm

A federal court has agreed to investigate whether the foreman of the jury in the Apple v. Samsung patent infringement suit concealed information during the jury selection process.

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Apple loses VirnetX patent trial, ordered to pay $368M

11/06/2012, 09:11 pm

In a late-night ruling from a federal jury in Texas on Tuesday, Apple was ordered to pay $368 million for violating a VPN patent owned by software company VirnetX.

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Apple looks to add Samsung's Galaxy Note 10.1, Google's Jelly Bean OS to lawsuit

11/06/2012, 04:11 pm

In a motion for leave to supplement its initial infringement allegations against Samsung, Apple argues that the Korean company's Galaxy Tab 10.1 tablet along with the Android 4.1 operating system, dubbed Jelly Bean, should be included in an ongoing patent infringement case.

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European Union expected to accept Apple's e-book settlement

11/06/2012, 10:11 am

Regulators with the European Union are reportedly set to accept an offer made by Apple and four book publishers to settle an antitrust investigation.

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Judge dismisses Apple's FRAND-related lawsuit against Motorola

11/05/2012, 06:11 pm

A federal judge on Monday tossed Apple's suit against Motorola, which claimed the Google-owned company was participating in unfair licensing practices regarding declared standards-essential patents, effectively canceling a trial that was over a year and a half in the making.

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Apple posts new notice saying Samsung didn't copy iPad on UK website

11/03/2012, 12:11 pm

As required by a court ruling, Apple within 48 hours updated the front page of its website in the U.K. to say Samsung's Galaxy tablet computers did not copy the design of the iPad.

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Apple has reportedly lost ownership of 'iPhone' trademark in Mexico [u]

11/02/2012, 02:11 pm

A court in Mexico has ruled that the name iPhone is too similar phonetically to local brand iFone, and has denied Apple's appeal to cancel one of the Mexican company's trademark rights.

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Apple publishes statement in UK paper saying Samsung didn't copy iPad

11/02/2012, 12:11 pm

In compliance with a court ruling, Apple has published a statement in a U.K. newspaper advertising that Samsung did not copy the design of the iPad.

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Apple's Phil Schiller to be questioned by Samsung in post-trial deposition

11/01/2012, 05:11 pm

In an order filed on Thursday, it was revealed that Samsung will be able to question Apple Senior Vice President of Worldwide Marketing Phil Schiller for up to three hours, with the deposition expected to cover matters associated with Apple's request to ban products a jury found to be in violation of its patents.

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UK court orders Apple to rewrite website statement saying Samsung didn't copy the iPad

11/01/2012, 08:11 am

A link to a statement saying Samsung didn't copy the design of the iPad on the front page of Apple's U.K. website has been declared non-compliant with a court order, forcing Apple to rewrite it and post it more prominently within two days.

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Apple tells court it would pay no more than $1 per iPhone to license Motorola patents

10/31/2012, 03:10 pm

Apple has indicated to a Wisconsin court that it is willing to pay Google-owned Motorola Mobility to license standard-essential wireless patents, but it will not pay more than $1 per iPhone sold.

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