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Topic: patent

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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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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