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Topic: lawsuits

Apple says Samsung being investigated by DoJ over FRAND patent misuse

10/24/2012, 06:10 pm

In a filing with the U.S. International Trade Commission on Monday, Apple said that the Department of Justice has opened an investigation into whether Samsung misused standards-essential patents as weapons against rival handset makers.

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ITC judge: Samsung infringes on Apple touchscreen and design patents

10/24/2012, 05:10 pm

In an initial determination filing on Wednesday, U.S. International Trade Commission Judge Thomas Pender found Samsung in violation of four Apple patents, including IP for touchscreen technology co-invented by late Apple cofounder Steve Jobs.

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Dutch court finds Samsung did not infringe on Apple multitouch patent

10/24/2012, 05:10 am

A Dutch court on Wednesday ruled that Samsung's Galaxy smartphones and tablets do not infringe on a certain Apple patent regarding multitouch technology.

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USPTO invalidates Apple's "rubber-banding" patent asserted against Samsung

10/23/2012, 05:10 am

It was discovered in a Monday court filing from Samsung that the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office tentatively invalidated Apple's bounce scroll, or "rubber-banding," patent, possibly putting the Apple v. Samsung jury's decision regarding the property at risk.

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Japanese court finds Apple did not infringe on two Samsung patents

10/22/2012, 08:10 am

A Japanese court has rejected two patent infringement claims lodged by Samsung against Apple, marking yet another country where Apple has found courtroom success against its rival.

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Apple loses appeal of UK ruling in patent case against Samsung

10/18/2012, 05:10 am

Apple on Thursday lost an appeal of a previous UK ruling that said Samsung did not copy the look and feel of the iPad.

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ITC will investigate VirnetX claims against Apple

10/16/2012, 06:10 pm

In a statement published on Tuesday, the U.S. International Trade Commission announced it has agreed to investigate a complaint from software maker VirnetX, which asserts that certain Apple wireless-enabled devices infringe its patents.

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Apple appeals Japan court's pro-Samsung ruling in patent infringement suit

10/15/2012, 06:10 pm

In Apple's ongoing worldwide patent litigation with Samsung, the company on Monday filed for an appeal of a Tokyo District Court ruling that said the Korean electronics giant did not infringe on certain utility patents.

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Apple sued over alleged misuse of photo in MacBook Pro promotion

10/12/2012, 05:10 pm

A Swiss photographer has filed suit against Apple for allegedly using an incorrectly licensed image to promote the 15-inch MacBook Pro with Retina display, with the artist asking for damages plus associated profits.

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Apple wins stay of Korean iPhone, iPad sales ban

10/11/2012, 04:10 pm

It was reported on Thursday that a Seoul court has granted Apple's request to stay a sales ban against both the iPhone and iPad after an August ruling found the products to be in violation of Samsung's patents.

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Appeals court reverses ban on Samsung Galaxy Nexus in Apple patent dispute

10/11/2012, 12:10 pm

A U.S. appeals court on Thursday overturned a ruling that barred sales of the Samsung Galaxy Nexus, allowing the device to go back on sale.

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AppleCare warranty terms targeted in new Italian class action lawsuit

10/10/2012, 07:10 pm

In the latest chapter of Apple's Italian AppleCare saga, two consumer advocacy groups on Wednesday confirmed the launch of a class action lawsuit, alleging the company has continued to violate the EU's warranty regulations despite being fined in December.

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UN roundtable tackles wireless patent disputes between Apple, Samsung, others

10/10/2012, 02:10 pm

Apple was joined by Google, Microsoft, Samsung and others in a meeting in Switzerland on Wednesday that discussed the potential patent litigation reform in the lawsuit-saturated wireless industry.

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Years of patent suit losses prompted Apple to strike back with iPhone filings

10/08/2012, 08:10 am

Apple's patent filings and subsequent attacks related to the iPhone were reportedly a part of a "deliberate decision over the last decade," stemming from its own losses in intellectual property lawsuits.

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Apple offered Samsung UMTS cross-licensing agreement prior to trial

10/03/2012, 10:10 pm

It was revealed in a court filing this week that prior to its California patent trial against Samsung, Apple proposed a mutual agreement regarding cross-licensing patented 3G/UMTS technologies with the Korean company under what it considered to be FRAND terms.

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Samsung claims jury foreman's personal history tainted verdict

10/03/2012, 03:10 am

Samsung has requested the $1 billion Apple v. Samsung trial verdict be thrown out on claims that jury foreman Velvin Hogan's failure to disclose a previous lawsuit and bankruptcy led to a biased decision.

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Motorola surprises by withdrawing entire ITC complaint against Apple

10/02/2012, 02:10 pm

Google subsidiary Motorola Mobility withdrew its entire second International Trade Commission complaint against Apple a move that has been characterized as "one of the most surprising developments" in the dispute between the two companies.

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Samsung adds iPhone 5 to upcoming Apple patent infringement suit

10/01/2012, 11:10 pm

Samsung on Monday officially added the iPhone 5 to a lawsuit scheduled to be heard in 2014, making good on a promise to level claims against the handset for allegedly infringing upon certain wireless technology patents held by the Korean company.

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Judge dissolves injunction against Samsung Galaxy Tab 10.1

10/01/2012, 09:10 pm

Apple v. Samsung presiding Judge Lucy Koh on Monday dissolved a U.S. preliminary injunction against Samsung's Galaxy Tab 10.1, lifting the sales ban the jurist first instituted in June.

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Apple sued over Passbook by hospitality software maker Ameranth

10/01/2012, 04:10 pm

Ameranth, a leading developer of internet and software solutions for the hospitality marketplace, filed suit against Apple's Passbook digital ticketing app, claiming patent infringement in an ongoing effort to enforce its wireless technology IP.

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