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Topic: lawsuits

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.


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]


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.


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.


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.


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.


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.


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.


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.


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.


Apple adds six Samsung products to Galaxy Nexus dispute

11/24/2012, 07:11 pm

In a court filing on Friday, Apple asked a federal judge to add six Samsung products, including the Galaxy S III running Android 4.1, to an upcoming infringement lawsuit, with each party asserting a number of utility patents against the other.


Samsung looks to add 4th-gen iPad, iPad mini to upcoming patent infringement suit

11/21/2012, 09:11 pm

Samsung on Wednesday filed a motion to include Apple's fourth-generation iPad and iPad mini in its running list of iOS devices that allegedly infringe on certain wireless patents, tacking on even more product claims to be heard in an upcoming patent lawsuit.


Judge orders Apple to disclose details of HTC licensing deal

11/21/2012, 07:11 pm

A federal judge on Wednesday ordered Apple must show Samsung the details of its agreement with HTC, which recently brought an end to ongoing litigation by striking a ten-year patent cross-licensing deal.


Apple-HTC licensing deal to auto-terminate if any party is bought out

11/21/2012, 07:11 pm

A heavily redacted public version of the Apple and HTC licensing agreement was discovered on Wednesday, offering a few shreds of information regarding the ten-year deal including a "change of control" clause that automatically terminates the agreement if one of the parties is bought out.


HTC head denies rumored details of Apple licensing deal

11/20/2012, 04:11 am

In a statement to reporters on Tuesday, HTC CEO Peter Chou denied analysts' guesses as to the details surrounding the Taiwanese company's ten-year licensing deal with Apple, calling the widely-cited estimates "baseless."


Samsung looks to HTC agreement to undermine Apple's litigation tactics

11/16/2012, 04:11 pm

In a court filing on Friday, Samsung entered a proposed motion to compel Apple to reveal the undisclosed particulars of its recent ten-year licensing deal with HTC, a move that could sway the court's decision in handing down a sales ban against Samsung's products.


Apple-Motorola patent dispute may be settled through arbitration

11/16/2012, 03:11 pm

Apple and Google subsidiary Motorola are said to be considering arbitration in an attempt to settle their ongoing patent infringement litigation.


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.


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.


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.