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Topic: patent

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.


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.


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.


FTC investigating Google, Motorola over FRAND patent abuse

06/29/2012, 11:06 pm

The U.S. Federal Trade Commission on Friday issued a civil investigative demand to Google to examine whether the Android maker is illegally using standards-essential FRAND patents acquired in a takeover of Motorola Mobility to block out smartphone competitors.


Judge clears Apple of infringement ahead of summer trial

06/29/2012, 06:06 pm

A U.S. federal judge on Friday cleared Apple of infringement of a Samsung wireless communications patent but had motions to invalidate two others shot down ahead of a summer trial set to kick off at the end of July.


Apple wins injunction against Samsung Galaxy Nexus smartphone

06/29/2012, 06:06 pm

Judge Lucy Koh on Friday granted Apple an injunction against Samsung's Galaxy Nexus phone with the ruling coming on the heels of an identical decision to block sales of the South Korean company's Galaxy Tab 10.1.


Apple wins U.S. injunction against Samsung's Galaxy Tab

06/26/2012, 09:06 pm

A U.S. judge on Tuesday issued a preliminary injunction against all sales of Samsung's Galaxy Tab, giving Apple a home-court victory in its ongoing legal battle against its handset rival.


Apple files 4G LTE countersuit in ITC case against HTC

06/22/2012, 05:06 pm

Apple on Thursday filed suit against HTC over alleged infringement of certain standard-essential 4G LTE patents as part of an ongoing U.S. International Trade Commission case involving the two companies.


Judge pares down Apple v. Samsung case exhibits, limits argument time

06/21/2012, 11:06 pm

Apple and Samsung are now limited to 125 exhibits and 25 hours of argument time each to present their respective cases in the California suit that is part of the two companies' ongoing worldwide patent struggle.


Apple injunction against Motorola phones would be 'catastrophic,' judge says

06/20/2012, 08:06 pm

A U.S. judge was unimpressed with arguments made by Apple at a Wednesday hearing meant to explain why injunctive relief is a suitable course of action against Motorola in the company's ongoing patent case with the Droid maker.


Galaxy Tab injunction looms as court denies Samsung rehearing petition

06/19/2012, 06:06 pm

Apple's bid to temporarily ban U.S. sales of Samsung's Galaxy Tab 10.1 moved one step closer to being granted on Tuesday as the Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit denied a request from the South Korean electronics giant to rehear the case.


Samsung sues Australia's patent commissioner to hinder Apple patent case

06/08/2012, 06:06 pm

It was revealed on Friday that Samsung is suing Australia's patent commissioner on claims that the official didn't follow protocol when granting Apple certain standard patents, adding a twist to the ongoing dispute between the South Korean company and Apple.


Apple may file for temporary restraining order against Galaxy S III

06/07/2012, 06:06 pm

During a hearing involving Apple's suit against Samsung's Galaxy Nexus on Thursday an attorney for the iPhone maker said that a temporary restraining order against the South Korean company's Galaxy S III could be used to block sales of the device before it reaches U.S. shores.


Judge cancels Apple patent-infringement trial against Motorola

06/07/2012, 04:06 pm

Apple's patent-infringement case against Google's Motorola Mobility unit is dead in the water after a U.S. judge aborted the proceedings less than one week before the trial was set to start.


Apple seeks Samsung Galaxy S III injunction before US launch [u]

06/06/2012, 04:06 pm

Apple filed a motion late Tuesday to block U.S. sales of Samsung's new Galaxy S III smartphone, claiming that the handset should be included as part of another ongoing preliminary injunction case against the Galaxy Nexus.


ITC judge invokes 'Cheech and Chong' test in Apple-Samsung case

05/31/2012, 08:05 pm

An International Trade Commission judge said on Thursday that Apple's ongoing patent infringement case may come down to what he calls a "Cheech and Chong" test, alluding to a bit by the comedy duo that involved dog feces.


Two important Apple multitouch patents face anonymous USPTO challenges

05/29/2012, 05:05 pm

Two of Apple's most important multitouch patents, an overscroll or "rubber-banding" patent and a touch heuristics patent, are being challenged by separate ex parte reexamination requests.


Samsung accuses Apple trial experts of 'slavish adoration,' seeks to invalidate testimony

05/21/2012, 08:05 pm

Court filings from the ongoing Apple v. Samsung patent dispute reveal that the South Korean company is seeking to exclude testimony from certain trial experts on claims that the witnesses are part of the 'cult-like' following sometimes associated with the iPad maker.


Apple patents multi-point camera focusing system for multitouch-equipped devices

05/19/2012, 03:05 am

Apple was awarded a patent on Thursday for a multi-point focusing system that integrates with devices capable of multitouch input, possibly pointing to future use of the technology in a next-generation iPhone, iPad or iPod touch.


Apple again files for U.S. Galaxy Tab injunction after winning appeal

05/19/2012, 03:05 am

Following a recently won appeal from the federal court, Apple on Friday filed a motion for injunction against Samsung's Galaxy Tab 10.1 which could see the tablet pulled from U.S. shelves as soon as early June.