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Topic: patents

HTC settlement may pay Apple $8 per phone, act as blueprint for Samsung & Motorola

11/12/2012, 09:11 am

Apple's out-of-court settlement with rival smartphone maker HTC is expected to give Apple a net licensing fee of as much as $8 per phone, and may also serve as a blueprint for future deals with Samsung and Motorola.

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Apple ordered to pay Samsung legal fees for 'misleading' UK notice

11/12/2012, 12:11 am

In a UK court ruling on Friday, Apple was ordered to pay Samsung's legal fees after the company was found to have not complied with a previous determination demanding a notice be posted to its website saying the South Korean company did not infringe on the iPad's design.

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Apple and HTC settle all patent litigation, agree to 10-year licensing deal

11/10/2012, 10:11 pm

Apple announced on Saturday that it has reached a global settlement with HTC that includes the dismissal of all ongoing court litigation, and will participate in a ten-year license agreement that covers current and future patents held by both companies.

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VirnetX sues Apple again after winning $368M patent trial verdict

11/10/2012, 12:11 am

Internet software and patent holding holding company VirnetX on Friday officially announced it is asserting four virtual private network patents, the same properties used to secure a $368 million award from Apple on Tuesday, against the Cupertino tech giant's latest products.

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New patent suit targets automatic screen orientation tech in iOS

11/09/2012, 09:11 pm

A U.S. federal judge on Friday handed down a ruling allowing non-practicing entity MobileMedia Ideas to move forward with a suit against Apple's alleged violating a screen rotation patent, and said it's up to a jury to decide whether the iOS solution is in infringement.

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Judge to review Samsung's allegations of jury misconduct in loss to Apple

11/09/2012, 02:11 pm

A federal court has agreed to investigate whether the foreman of the jury in the Apple v. Samsung patent infringement suit concealed information during the jury selection process.

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Future Apple iPhones, iPads may have internal fans

11/08/2012, 05:11 am

It was revealed in a patent filing on Thursday that Apple is exploring the use of mechanical fans in portable devices, like the iPhone and iPad, to dissipate the heat made by increasingly powerful CPUs.

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Apple examining headphones that can double as loudspeakers

11/08/2012, 05:11 am

In a patent application with the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office on Thursday, Apple presented an invention for a "dual-mode headphone" that can transform from a normal set of earbuds to a more robust speaker system.

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Apple loses VirnetX patent trial, ordered to pay $368M

11/06/2012, 09:11 pm

In a late-night ruling from a federal jury in Texas on Tuesday, Apple was ordered to pay $368 million for violating a VPN patent owned by software company VirnetX.

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Apple looks to add Samsung's Galaxy Note 10.1, Google's Jelly Bean OS to lawsuit

11/06/2012, 04:11 pm

In a motion for leave to supplement its initial infringement allegations against Samsung, Apple argues that the Korean company's Galaxy Tab 10.1 tablet along with the Android 4.1 operating system, dubbed Jelly Bean, should be included in an ongoing patent infringement case.

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Apple tech can illuminate 'invisible' touch controls, displays

11/06/2012, 05:11 am

Apple on Tuesday was granted a patent for an invention that creates microperforations in a device so small as be imperceptible to the naked eye, but large enough to allow the passage of light, that can be used in concert with multitouch technology to create invisible device controls.

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Apple's 'ionic wind generator' may one day replace mechanical computer fans

11/06/2012, 05:11 am

The U.S. Patent and Trademark Office on Tuesday issued Apple a patent for a cooling system that blows ionized air through an electronic device, controlling its path by creating electromagnetic fields that can be dynamically adjusted to direct cooling where it's needed most.

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Apple posts new notice saying Samsung didn't copy iPad on UK website

11/03/2012, 12:11 pm

As required by a court ruling, Apple within 48 hours updated the front page of its website in the U.K. to say Samsung's Galaxy tablet computers did not copy the design of the iPad.

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Apple publishes statement in UK paper saying Samsung didn't copy iPad

11/02/2012, 12:11 pm

In compliance with a court ruling, Apple has published a statement in a U.K. newspaper advertising that Samsung did not copy the design of the iPad.

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FTC staff recommends suing Google via antitrust law over FRAND patent abuse

11/01/2012, 08:11 pm

The U.S. Federal Trade Commission has made a formal recommendation to its commissioners to sue Google for violation of antitrust laws after the search giant attempted to block the sale of competitors' products using standards essential patents.

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Apple's Phil Schiller to be questioned by Samsung in post-trial deposition

11/01/2012, 05:11 pm

In an order filed on Thursday, it was revealed that Samsung will be able to question Apple Senior Vice President of Worldwide Marketing Phil Schiller for up to three hours, with the deposition expected to cover matters associated with Apple's request to ban products a jury found to be in violation of its patents.

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UK court orders Apple to rewrite website statement saying Samsung didn't copy the iPad

11/01/2012, 08:11 am

A link to a statement saying Samsung didn't copy the design of the iPad on the front page of Apple's U.K. website has been declared non-compliant with a court order, forcing Apple to rewrite it and post it more prominently within two days.

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Apple continues work on iDevice security with movement-based theft detection

11/01/2012, 05:11 am

A patent application discovered on Thursday for an accelerometer-based anti-theft system shows that Apple is actively researching ways to protect owners against having their expensive iDevices stolen.

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Apple tells court it would pay no more than $1 per iPhone to license Motorola patents

10/31/2012, 03:10 pm

Apple has indicated to a Wisconsin court that it is willing to pay Google-owned Motorola Mobility to license standard-essential wireless patents, but it will not pay more than $1 per iPhone sold.

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Apple awarded patent rights for original iOS Maps app GUI

10/30/2012, 06:10 am

The U.S. Patent and Trademark Office on Tuesday granted Apple a patent for the graphical user interface used in all versions of the iOS Maps app since the software was first introduced in iPhone OS 2.0 and the iPhone 3G in 2008.

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