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Samsung's designarounds may complicate ITC investigation of Apple's complaint

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Companies can change smartphones (especially their operating software) more quickly than federal courts and the ITC can rule on infringement complaints. This is a problem in many cases, but the dispute between Apple and Samsung is the highest-profile one in which this matters. As a result, court rulings will formally...
Samsung's designarounds may complicate ITC investigation of Apple's complaint

ITC institutes investigation of Nokia's second complaint against HTC -- VP8 also at issue

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Late on Thursday the United States International Trade Commission ("USITC", or just "ITC") gave notice of its (expected) decision to investigate Nokia's second complaint against HTC, filed about four weeks ago.In this new investigation Nokia is asserting six patents against HTC, one of which is allegedly infringed by HTC's implementation...
ITC institutes investigation of Nokia's second complaint against HTC -- VP8 also at issue

ITC initial determination finds Microsoft doesn't infringe Motorola peer-to-peer wireless patent

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Microsoft and Motorola's spat in the International Trade Commission started way back in 2010, but it looks like the case may be finally drawing to a conclusion after an initial ruling in Moto's favor was remanded for a second look. Reuters reports that on remand, the presiding administrative law...
ITC initial determination finds Microsoft doesn't infringe Motorola peer-to-peer wireless patent

ITC judge issues preliminary ruling on Apple v. Samsung case six days ahead of schedule

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Yesterday, Administrative Law Judge (ALJ) Thomas B. Pender of the United States International Trade Commission (USITC, or just ITC) made an initial determination on remand ("remand ID") in the investigation of Apple's complaint against Samsung. At this point the document has to be redacted so as not to disclose confidential...
ITC judge issues preliminary ruling on Apple v. Samsung case six days ahead of schedule

ITC judge recommends Microsoft Xbox import ban in US for infringing on Motorola patents

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Image via Phandroid An administrative law judge for the United States International Trade Commission has recommended a ban on Xbox gaming consoles from importing to the country. According to the recommendation (PDF), which publicly released yesterday, the U.S. ban of 4 GB and 250 GB consoles would essentially penalize Xbox’s...
ITC judge recommends Microsoft Xbox import ban in US for infringing on Motorola patents

Microsoft catches a break: ITC remands Motorola case, Xbox 360 dodges at least a 2012 ban

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Things were looking grim for gaming in April, when the International Trade Commission decided that the Xbox 360 violated Motorola patents and the console's US future was in doubt. The agency hasn't necessarily reversed its decision, but it just gave Microsoft a significant (and possibly permanent) reprieve. The Commission...
Microsoft catches a break: ITC remands Motorola case, Xbox 360 dodges at least a 2012 ban

Samsung infringed four Apple patents, ITC rules

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The International Trade Commission has ruled that Samsung has infringed on four Apple patents dealing with multitouch, audio and display technologies. If administrative law judge Thomas Pender's Wednesday ruling is upheld, the U.S. may ban those products from import. The judge's decision is subject to review by the full ITC...
Samsung infringed four Apple patents, ITC rules

Legislators rally against possible Xbox 360 import ban

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It’s not often that Congress argues in favor of video game consoles, but it appears all bets are off when the issue is patents. Members of the U.S. House of Representatives from both parties have been writing letters to the International Trade Commission, siding with Microsoft and others in the...
Legislators rally against possible Xbox 360 import ban

ITC pushes back resolution of Apple v. Samsung case by two weeks to March 27, 2013

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The United States International Trade Commission (USITC, ITC) just gave notice of its decision to extend the target date for the investigation of Apple's complaint against Samsung by two weeks to March 23, 2013. Accordingly, the trade panel's decision on whether to review Administrative Law Judge Thomas Pender's initial determination...
ITC pushes back resolution of Apple v. Samsung case by two weeks to March 27, 2013

ITC rules in favor of Apple on three Motorola patents

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Hidden in the shadow of the Samsung versus Apple verdict, the US branch of the International Trade Commission (ITC) wrapped up its review of an initial ruling in April that found Apple in infringement of a wireless patent held by Google-owned Motorola Mobile. In the final decision, Apple was reaffirmed...
ITC rules in favor of Apple on three Motorola patents

US ITC refuses to ban Microsoft's Xbox at Google's request

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The U.S. International Trade Commission has turned down a request for a ban on Microsoft's Xbox after finding that the gaming device did not infringe a patent owned by Google's Motorola Mobility unit.The ITC's ruling Thursday has essentially confirmed an initial ruling by administrative law judge David P. Shaw...
US ITC refuses to ban Microsoft's Xbox at Google's request

ITC judge denies request by Nokia, Huawei and ZTE to stay investigation of InterDigital complaint

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Yesterday afternoon Administrative Law Judge (ALJ) Robert K. Rogers of the United States International Trade Commission (USITC, or just ITC) denied a motion to stay the investigation of InterDigital's January 2013 complaint until the United States District Court for the District of Delaware sets a FRAND rate for standard-essential patent (SEP)...
ITC judge denies request by Nokia, Huawei and ZTE to stay investigation of InterDigital complaint

Apple seeks sanctions against HTC after inventor of two 4G patents denies that he knows his stuff

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On Friday I commented on Bloomberg's report on the start of the ITC trial in the investigation of HTC's second complaint against Apple, which is, at this point, all about two patents allegedly essential to the 4G/LTE standard.It appears that at least one very key witness -- Mr. Michael J....
Apple seeks sanctions against HTC after inventor of two 4G patents denies that he knows his stuff

Microsoft's Xbox cleared of Google patent violation charge

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An administrative law judge at the U.S. International Trade Commission has ruled against a ban on Microsoft's Xbox as he found it did not violate a patent owned by Motorola Mobility. In a one-paragraph ruling, Judge David P. Shaw gave an initial determination that the Xbox did not violate...
Microsoft's Xbox cleared of Google patent violation charge

Google faces a double hurdle in what's left of its ITC case against Microsoft's Xbox

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More than 27 months after Motorola filed an ITC complaint against Microsoft's Xbox gaming console, Google still hasn't won an import ban, but keeps pursuing one. On March 22, Administrative Law Judge David P. Shaw issued a preliminary ruling recommending the dismissal of the remainder of the complaint, and based on...
Google faces a double hurdle in what's left of its ITC case against Microsoft's Xbox

Apple increasingly likely to depend on FRAND defense against HTC's second ITC complaint

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This morning I read a highly informative report by Bloomberg's Susan Decker on the first day of the ITC's evidentiary hearing on HTC's second ITC complaint against Apple. After the dismissal of five Google loan patents and the pre-trial withdrawal of a homegrown HTC patent, that case, which was temporarily...
Apple increasingly likely to depend on FRAND defense against HTC's second ITC complaint

ITC denies HTC chance to wield Google patents against Apple

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HTC hasn't been having the best time bringing ITC disputes against Apple, and the situation just got a bit more glum. Administrative Law Judge Thomas Pender has ruled that HTC can't use the patents it borrowed from Google to challenge Apple's products, as the Taiwan phone maker hasn't properly...
ITC denies HTC chance to wield Google patents against Apple

ITC judge finds "Motorola was not interested in good faith negotiations and in extending a [F]RAND license" to Microsoft

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While Motorola won a preliminary ITC ruling in late April finding Microsoft's Xbox to infringe four patents (including three FRAND-pledged standard-essential ones), the public redacted version of Administrative Law Judge Shaw's initial determination (ID), which entered the public record toward the end of last week, contains several FRAND-related conclusions that...
ITC judge finds "Motorola was not interested in good faith negotiations and in extending a [F]RAND license" to Microsoft

ITC lawyers argue that Barnes & Noble didn't infringe Microsoft's patents

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Barnes & Noble received a boost in its patent infringement case against Microsoft after staff attorneys at the US International Trade Commission recommended that ITC Judge Theodore Essex find that the book company had not infringed on three Microsoft patents, reports Bloomberg. Microsoft brought the case against Barnes &...
ITC lawyers argue that Barnes & Noble didn't infringe Microsoft's patents

Preliminary ITC ruling in Apple's favor against Samsung will be reviewed thoroughly

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Last October an Administrative Law Judge (ALJ) of the United States International Trade Commission (USITC, or just ITC) issued a preliminary ruling holding Samsung to have infringed four Apple patents (three utility patents, one design patent). In January the Commission, the six-member decision-making body at the top of the U.S....
Preliminary ITC ruling in Apple's favor against Samsung will be reviewed thoroughly

No U.S. import ban against Samsung for now: Apple's four-patent win to be reviewed

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The top-level decision-making body of the United States International Trade Commission (USITC, or ITC) just gave notice of its decision to review all parts of a preliminary ruling by an Administrative Law Judge (ALJ) that held Samsung to infringe four Apple patents and found no violation of two other patents....
No U.S. import ban against Samsung for now: Apple's four-patent win to be reviewed

FRAND issues key to ITC review of preliminary dismissal of Samsung's complaint against Apple

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Earlier this year, the ITC investigations of Motorola Mobility's complaints against Apple and Microsoft prompted policy makers, competition regulators and a number of high-profile industry players to make public interest submissions expressing their views on the question of import bans over FRAND-pledged standard-essential patents (SEPs). Preliminary rulings held both respondents...
FRAND issues key to ITC review of preliminary dismissal of Samsung's complaint against Apple

ITC judge says Apple, RIM still aren't violating Kodak patent

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The US International Trade Commission has again sided with Apple and Research In Motion in their patent disputes with Kodak. ITC administrative law judge Thomas Pender posted his initial determination (PDF) today. In the document, Pender states the two companies did infringe on one claim within the patent, but that this should...
ITC judge says Apple, RIM still aren't violating Kodak patent

ITC attorney: Barnes & Noble not violating Microsoft patents

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ITC staff lawyer Jeff Hsu in a discussion Monday said he would recommend to Administrative Law Judge Theodore Essex that Barnes & Noble hadn't violated the three patents at the heart of a Microsoft lawsuit. The recommendation isn't binding, but could be a strong clue as to the ruling Judge...
ITC attorney: Barnes & Noble not violating Microsoft patents

ITC hands Apple another patent win against HTC

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Apple has won another victory against HTC thanks to a new ruling by the International Trade Commission. On Friday afternoon, the ITC dismissed HTC's original patent complaint against Apple, upholding its initial ruling from October that said Apple had not violated HTC's patents in its implementation of iOS. Apple...
ITC hands Apple another patent win against HTC

ITC staff agrees with judge's finding of Samsung infringement of Apple patents

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The U.S. International Trade Commission's Office of Unfair Import Investigation, otherwise known as "ITC staff," issued a filing in support of a preliminary finding from an administrative law judge that held Samsung in violation of four Apple patents....
ITC staff agrees with judge's finding of Samsung infringement of Apple patents

ITC to review Xbox ban decision in Microsoft-Motorola case

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The U.S. International Trade Commission has decided to review an April decision by its administrative law judge in a patent dispute between Microsoft and Motorola Mobility that has attracted a lot of attention including from the U.S. Federal Trade Commission on the issue of licensing of standards-essential patents....
ITC to review Xbox ban decision in Microsoft-Motorola case
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Microsoft vs. Barnes & Noble: Here are the 3 patents they’ll be fighting over this week

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Diagram from one of 3 Microsoft patents in the case. Microsoft and Barnes & Noble will go to trial this week at the International Trade Commission in a closely watched test of Microsoft’s claims that Google’s Android operating system violates its patents. At issue are technologies used in Barnes...
Microsoft vs. Barnes & Noble: Here are the 3 patents they’ll be fighting over this week
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