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Topic: patent

Apple and HTC report no progress in settlement talks over ITC complaint

09/10/2012, 06:09 pm

In a filing with the U.S. International Trade Commission, Apple and HTC confirm they have held two settlement meetings since Aug. 13 and while the talks have yet to yield a deal, the two parties plan continue discussions.

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South Korea called "courageous" for investigating Samsung's patent abuse

09/07/2012, 04:09 pm

Samsung's "enormous political clout" in South Korea speaks well of the decision by the nation's Fair Trade Commission to investigate allegations of its standards essential patent abuse.

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Judge denies Apple motion to reschedule post-trial decisions

09/06/2012, 04:09 pm

Apple v. Samsung presiding Judge Lucy Koh on Thursday issued an order denying Apple's request to rearrange the schedule of post-trial hearings, allowing a hearing on Samsung's motion to dissolve the existing Galaxy Tab ban to come before a decision on motions to overrule the jury's decision.

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Apple's virtual keyboard tech could lead to backside input for tablets

09/06/2012, 06:09 am

A newly-published Apple patent application reveals the company is investigating a system that helps users efficiently employ the touch type method, or typing on a keyboard without looking at one's hands, by dynamically remapping a keyboard's keys. The fiing also mentions that a backside sensor array can be embedded in a tablet to create a secondary input surface.

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Apple and Samsung set to meet in four German trials, two patent hearings

09/05/2012, 10:09 pm

While post-trial proceedings are well underway in the landmark Apple v. Samsung California case, the two tech giants are scheduled to continue their worldwide patent dispute in Germany, with four trials and two hearings coming up before the end of October.

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Apple patent could lead to carbon fiber MacBook housings

09/04/2012, 06:09 am

Apple on Tuesday was granted a patent for a carbon fiber molding process that could one day be used to produce parts made from the lightweight material, like laptop casings or mobile device chassis.

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Apple adds Samsung's flagship Galaxy S III, Galaxy Note to amended 'Galaxy Nexus' complaint

08/31/2012, 09:08 pm

Apple on Friday filed an amended complaint with the U.S. District Court for the Northern District of California, adding two versions each of the Galaxy S III and Galaxy Note to its original claims of patent infringement against a number of Samsung smartphones and tablets.

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Apple takes issue with post-trial decision timeline, asks court to reschedule hearings

08/31/2012, 06:08 pm

In a late Thursday filing, Apple requested Apple v. Samsung presiding Judge Lucy Koh to reconsider the scheduling of post-trial decisions, saying that the current timeline may dissolve an existing Galaxy Tab ban prematurely.

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Japan court rules Samsung does not infringe Apple patents

08/31/2012, 12:08 am

A Japan court on Friday ruled against Apple's claim that Samsung infringed on one of its utility patents, handing the Korean company a small victory after its punishing loss in a similar U.S. case.

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Samsung to sue Apple over LTE patents, partner with Microsoft to avoid Android lawsuits

08/30/2012, 02:08 pm

Reeling from its scathing jury verdict, Samsung executives have promised to continue litigation with Apple over patents while also partnering with Microsoft to cut its dependency on Google's Android.

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Apple looks to automate email sorting with intelligent messaging system

08/30/2012, 05:08 am

A patent filing published on Thursday reveals Apple's work on a priority-based messaging system that automatically sorts incoming messages according to a number of customizable variables.

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Apple injunction hearing against Samsung scheduled for December

08/28/2012, 09:08 pm

Apple v. Samsung presiding Judge Lucy Koh on Tuesday set the date on which the Court will hear Apple's request for a permanent sales ban against certain Samsung smartphones.

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Apple awarded litany of vital iOS GUI patents, continuations

08/28/2012, 06:08 am

Apple on Tuesday was awarded a flotilla of patents pertinent to its iOS devices, especially the iPhone, with the inventions covering everything from intuitive scrolling to email clients.

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Apple patent hints at situationally aware iPhone settings

08/28/2012, 05:08 am

Among the mountain of patents awarded to Apple on Tuesday, a property relating to wireless device "enforcement policies" could signal the inclusion of dynamic, location-aware iPhone settings.

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New Apple patent may offer clues to future mobile payment solution

08/28/2012, 05:08 am

A newly-granted patent could point to how Apple will handle mobile payments if and when the company decides to enter the market.

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Samsung's efforts to lift injunction on Galaxy Tab in limbo as Apple targets its better selling smartphones

08/27/2012, 03:08 pm

As Samsung tries to overturn the Galaxy Tab 10.1's U.S. sales ban, Apple seeks to broaden it to include Samsung's much more lucrative smartphones just in time for iPhone 5's holiday launch.

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Samsung asks court to toss Galaxy Tab 10.1 injunction, seeks damages

08/27/2012, 04:08 am

Samsung on Sunday filed a motion with the U.S. District Court of Northern California asking that a preliminary injunction against its Galaxy Tab 10.1 be dissolved, noting the Apple v. Samsung jury found the device had not infringed on an Apple iPad design patent.

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Jurors knew Samsung was guilty after first day of deliberations, wanted to send message with verdict

08/25/2012, 08:08 pm

A day after the Apple v. Samsung trial concluded with a resounding Apple win, jurors shared their story of how the decision was made to slap Samsung with over $1 billion in damages owed for copying the iPhone maker's patents.

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Apple CEO Tim Cook stresses values, innovation in post-trial remarks

08/25/2012, 02:08 am

Apple CEO Tim Cook on Friday released an internal memo to employees regarding the largely favorable ruling the company received in its patent infringement suit against Samsung, saying values won the day.

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Apple cleared of infringing Motorola patents, avoids U.S. import ban

08/24/2012, 11:08 pm

The U.S. International Trade Commission on Friday completed its review of a Motorola complaint from April, ruling against an import ban on Apple's iPhone and iPad after finding the devices do not infringe on certain wireless technology patents owned by the Google subsidiary.

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