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Topic: patent

Samsung's evidence destruction will be factor in upcoming trial

07/25/2012, 04:07 pm

A federal judge on Wednesday agreed with Apple's request to inform jurors of Samsung's practice of routinely destroying documents which may have been germane to the two companies' California court case scheduled to start next week.

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Apple wins patent for Cover Flow media selection GUI

07/24/2012, 10:07 pm

Apple on Tuesday was granted a patent regarding browsing and selection of digital media on a connected device using the Cover Flow interface first seen in iTunes 7.

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Apple awarded dynamic 'hybrid cursor' utility patent

07/24/2012, 10:07 pm

The U.S. Patent and Trademark Office on Tuesday granted Apple a utility patent for the dynamically changing mouse cursor seen in previous Mac OS iterations as well as the current OS X Lion.

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Apple wins EU-wide ban on Samsung Galaxy Tab 7.7, loses Galaxy Tab 10.1N appeal

07/24/2012, 05:07 am

A German court on Tuesday extended Apple's injunction against Samsung's Galaxy Tab 7.7 to encompass the entire E.U. but at the same time denied a similar appeal from the iPad maker to block sales of the larger Galaxy Tab 10.1N.

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Apple and Samsung drop more claims ahead of July 30 trial

07/23/2012, 08:07 pm

Apple and Samsung on Monday further whittled down assertions in an attempt to streamline their respective cases to only core arguments ahead of an upcoming high-profile California jury trial.

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No resolution between Apple and Samsung CEOs at pre-trial mediation

07/23/2012, 07:07 pm

Apple CEO Tim Cook met with Samsung Vice Chairman Choi Gee-sung and mobile head Shin Jong-Kyun last Monday to hash out the two companies' patent dispute in court-directed talks, but disagreements on patent worth halted the discussion.

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Judge denies two more Samsung proposals ahead of jury trial

07/20/2012, 09:07 pm

Judge Lucy Koh on Friday denied two Samsung-proposed definitions of disputed Apple patent tems, and instead ended up using wording taken directly from the iPhone maker's original patent filing to describe the claims.

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Google argues popular Apple patents are de facto standards essential

07/20/2012, 08:07 pm

In a letter to the Senate Judiciary Committee, Google asserts that popular patents held by companies like Apple should be considered de facto standards essential, arguing the ubiquitous inventions are just as important to consumers as certified essential properties.

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Apple, Samsung bids for secrecy denied in patent suit

07/18/2012, 01:07 am

In an order handed down late Tuesday U.S. District Court Judge Lucy Koh rejected requests from Apple and Samsung to keep sensitive company data from being released to the public saying that both companies "overdesignated" what documents should be kept confidential.

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Apple countersued by HTC over two recently-purchased HP patents

07/17/2012, 07:07 pm

It was reported on Tuesday that HTC is bringing counterclaims against Apple over two HP patents the Taiwanese smartphone maker recently acquired to help fight its legal battle with the Cupertino tech giant.

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Apple wins portable device UI 'scroll bar' patent

07/17/2012, 05:07 pm

Apple on Tuesday was granted a patent for the implementation of the transparent disappearing vertical and horizontal scroll bars seen in lists on mobile operating systems like the company's iOS.

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Apple, Samsung file first joint set of disputed jury instructions

07/15/2012, 09:07 pm

In a 361-page joint filing late Friday Apple and Samsung laid out their respective objections to the opposing party's preliminary jury instructions for the upcoming district court patent trial scheduled for the end of July.

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Court grants Samsung request to expedite Galaxy Nexus injunction appeal

07/13/2012, 06:07 pm

The U.S. Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit on Friday issued an order stating that the body has acquiesced to Samsung's motion to fast-track an appeal of a preliminary injunction against the Galaxy Nexus.he .

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Apple, Samsung submit juror questionnaire inquiries ahead of trial

07/12/2012, 08:07 pm

Both Apple and Samsung on Wednesday filed respective documents pertaining to voir dire, or the process of jury selection, with the South Korean company proposing about 700 questions to the iPhone maker's 49.

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UN looks to slow wireless tech patent war with 'Patent Roundtable'

07/06/2012, 07:07 pm

The United Nation's International Telecommunications Union arm is calling smartphone makers and mobile industry bodies together to discuss ways to halt snowballing patent litigation and expects to focus on standards-essential FRAND patents which many believe to be at the center of the disputes.

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German court sets dates for Apple patent suits against Samsung, Motorola

07/06/2012, 05:07 pm

A German court on Friday set the dates for two Apple lawsuits being leveled against Samsung and Motorola for alleged infringement of a multitouch patent that could result in a sales stoppage of handsets running the latest versions of Google's Android operating system.

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Federal court denies Samsung motion to stay Galaxy Tab injunction, grants Nexus stay [u]

07/06/2012, 04:07 pm

The U.S. Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit on Friday denied Samsung's request for the immediate stay of an Apple-won injunction against the Galaxy Tab 10.1 pending judgement of district and federal court appeals while an identical motion for the Galaxy Nexus remains up in the air.

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Apple sued for allegedly infringing Chinese Siri-like patent

07/05/2012, 05:07 pm

A Chinese software firm hit Apple with a patent infringement suit for allegedly violating its 2006 voice-recognizing assistant patent when the Cupertino-based company integrated Siri technology into the iPhone 4S.

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Apple granted patent for head-mounted display tech

07/04/2012, 09:07 pm

The United States Patent and Trademark Office on Tuesday granted Apple's application for a patent describing head-mounted display technology that is tangentially related to see-through, or augmented reality, units like Google's Project Glass.

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Apple, Samsung pare down patent claims ahead of trial

07/04/2012, 06:07 pm

Apple and Samsung filed a joint statement late Tuesday intending to pare down claims in the two companies' California lawsuit in an effort to streamline the case to an acceptable size before it goes to trial on July 30.

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