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Most of Apple's German lawsuits get stayed (the latest one today): here's why

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This morning, just before the Mannheim Regional Court announced an order to continue its analysis of a Motorola complaint against Microsoft over a push notification patent (a patent that is already being enforced against Apple), yet another German Apple lawsuit was unsurprisingly stayed pending resolution of a parallel revocation proceeding...
Most of Apple's German lawsuits get stayed (the latest one today): here's why
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German court stays, delays separate Apple v. Samsung issues

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Germany's Mannheim Regional Court has stayed an Apple lawsuit against Samsung over a photo gallery page-flipping patent, says FOSS Patents. The case is now waiting on the resolution of a invalidation proceeding at the country's Federal Patent Court. Regional courts are noted to stay patent infringement cases only if the...
German court stays, delays separate Apple v. Samsung issues

Court approves addition of iPhone 5, Galaxy S III and Galaxy Note to Samsung v. Apple lawsuit

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Those looking for the light at the end of the legal tunnel may want to take a seat: Apple and Samsung's ongoing patent war just got a bit more crowded. Both sides are fighting to add hardware to their respective patent claims. The U.S. District Court in San Jose...
Court approves addition of iPhone 5, Galaxy S III and Galaxy Note to Samsung v. Apple lawsuit

Proview claims possible $38M fine in Apple lawsuit

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A lawyer for Proview Shenzhen, Xie Xianghui, is claiming that a court in the Xicheng district of Beijing is prepared to "slap Apple with a 240 million yuan ($38 million) fine," according to the Global Times. The Xicheng district administration, though, is refusing to comment. "It is still under investigation,...
Proview claims possible $38M fine in Apple lawsuit

German court stops Apple lawsuit over Motorola Gleam

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A Munich court at least temporarily adjourned an Apple lawsuit against Motorola on Thursday after doubting whether the German case should go ahead. While Judge Peter Guntz believed that the Motorola Gleam did violate an Apple computing patent as it existed, he was concerned that the Apple patent itself was...
German court stops Apple lawsuit over Motorola Gleam

Microsoft resists subpoena in Apple lawsuit against Samsung

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Microsoft is reportedly resisting becoming involved in one of Apple's many lawsuits against competing handset maker Samsung. The software giant has been subpoenaed in the case, as Samsung is calling on the company to present prior art from its own patents in an apparent attempt to invalidate the Apple patents...
Microsoft resists subpoena in Apple lawsuit against Samsung

Mannheim court throws out third Samsung 3G lawsuit against Apple and one of two slide-to-unlock lawsuits against Samsung

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[DEVELOPING STORY -- still adding detail -- please check back later for more]This morning, the Mannheim Regional Court handed down two patent rulings involving Apple and Samsung. Judge Andreas Voss threw out the third Samsung v. Apple lawsuit in a row (over a 3G/UMTS-essential patents like the previous two) and...
Mannheim court throws out third Samsung 3G lawsuit against Apple and one of two slide-to-unlock lawsuits against Samsung

German court stays Samsung's voiceover patent lawsuit against Apple: patent likely invalid

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This morning the Mannheim Regional Court ordered a stay of a Samsung v. Apple lawsuit over the iPhone's screen-to-speech (or, more briefly, voiceover) functionality pending a parallel nullity action that appears highly likely to result in the validation of the patent-in-suit. DE10040386 (B4) is the German equivalent of U.S. Patent...
German court stays Samsung's voiceover patent lawsuit against Apple: patent likely invalid

Amazon wins dismissal of Apple lawsuit over 'Appstore' name

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A federal court in San Francisco has granted a requested dismissal of an Apple lawsuit over Amazon's use of the term "Appstore," Bloomberg reports. Apple has filed for a US trademark on the name "App Store," and in the court case it argued that Amazon's use of the term "Appstore"...
Amazon wins dismissal of Apple lawsuit over 'Appstore' name

Today's Scuttlebot: iPhone Design Revelations and Instapaper Brouhaha

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The technology reporters and editors of The New York Times scour the Web for important and peculiar items. Monday's selection includes a simple, inexpensive way to keep earbud cords from tangling, Toys 'R' Us gets into the table market and what the documents from the Samsung/Apple lawsuit reveal about the...
Today's Scuttlebot: iPhone Design Revelations and Instapaper Brouhaha
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Where on Earth could Samsung get the iPhone 5 banned over 4G/LTE patents?

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In the context of Friday's dismissal of a Japanese Apple lawsuit against Samsung, I mentioned (as I previously did on other occasions) that the problem of the Android camp in general and Samsung in particular is that they can't score meaningful offensive wins against Apple. Fending off patent lawsuits is...
Where on Earth could Samsung get the iPhone 5 banned over 4G/LTE patents?

German court stays Apple lawsuit against Samsung, postpones another

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The Mannheim Regional Court on Friday has suspended an Apple lawsuit against Samsung over a photo viewing patent and has postponed ruling on a pinch-to-zoom case which was scheduled for judgment today....
German court stays Apple lawsuit against Samsung, postpones another

Court dismisses Apple trademark suit over Amazon Appstore name

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Amazon on Wednesday was awarded the dismissal of an Apple lawsuit that accused the online retailer of false advertising over the use of the term "appstore."...
Court dismisses Apple trademark suit over Amazon Appstore name
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Judge cuts international Galaxy S and S II, Galaxy Ace from Apple lawsuit against Samsung

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Apple rested its side of the case in its main lawsuit against Samsung on Monday, and with the switch of focus came a small sacrifice. While Samsung failed in a Hail Mary bid to have the suit dismissed, it successfully argued that a few devices should escape the clutches...
Judge cuts international Galaxy S and S II, Galaxy Ace from Apple lawsuit against Samsung

Judge dismisses Apple lawsuit versus Motorola over standards-based patents

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Apple may have just learned a lesson about all-or-nothing gambles. Judge Crabb has dismissed the company's lawsuit against Motorola over fair royalties for standards-based patents after the firm said it would only accept court-dictated payouts to Motorola of less than $1 per iPhone. To say that Crabb isn't eager...
Judge dismisses Apple lawsuit versus Motorola over standards-based patents
Samsung says Apple lawsuit didn't affect its smartphone design

Google stands by Android despite HTC and Apple lawsuit

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Google stands by Android despite HTC and Apple lawsuit

Has Apple Filed A Patent For Microsoft's Surface Smart Cover?

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While the underlying technology that makes Touch Cover work is said to have been used in a much earlier MS keyboard and mouse, its innovation into the Surface's novel smart cover is evidently much more recent--and the design of the Touch Cover quite definitely is.AppleInsider notes the U.S. Patent Office...
Has Apple Filed A Patent For Microsoft's Surface Smart Cover?

5 Reasons Steve Jobs Would Have Liked His New Statue

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Dumpster diving. That's the secret behind a new sculpture of Steve Jobs.  Early last year, Los Angeles artist XVALA, nee Jeff Hamilton, used trash collected from Jobs' home to build a sculpture of the turtle-neck and mom jeans-wearing Mac guru, complete with iPhone in hand. That's right, the artist picked...
5 Reasons Steve Jobs Would Have Liked His New Statue

Miami court grants HTC request to transfer Apple's claims to Delaware -- Motorola might benefit

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Judge Robert N. Scola, the federal judge presiding over a Motorola Mobility v. Apple lawsuit filed in the Southern District of Florida in 2010 (to which Apple added HTC as a defendant against counterclaims over six patents), today granted a couple of HTC motions to sever Apple's claims against HTC...
Miami court grants HTC request to transfer Apple's claims to Delaware -- Motorola might benefit

Lawsuit, iPhone 5 Spur Samsung Galaxy Sales

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Yesterday Samsung added the iPhone 5 to its patent lawsuit against Apple and other manufacturers. This comes after Apple was awarded $1 billion for Samsung’s infringements. But sales of Samsung’s flagship Galaxy S III haven’t been hurt and appear to have been helped by the news. The powerhouse Android device...
Lawsuit, iPhone 5 Spur Samsung Galaxy Sales

Japanese court upholds dismissal of Apple patent suit against Samsung

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Japan's Intellectual Property High Court has upheld the Tokyo District Court's dismissal of an Apple lawsuit against Samsung, according to Bloomberg. In August 2012, the District Court ruled that there was no merit to Apple allegations that Samsung had infringed on patents related to media sync on mobile devices. "It's...
Japanese court upholds dismissal of Apple patent suit against Samsung

Where oh where is Windows Phone 8?

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Where oh where is Windows Phone 8?: It's a great question, by Peter Bright. The not-so-subtle subtext of this week's Nokia event is that's not Nokia's fault they couldn't announce a release day for the new Lumias -- it's Microsoft's. Why? Because Windows Phone 8 is not done yet. In...
Where oh where is Windows Phone 8?

Google Responds To The HTC/Apple Lawsuit It’s Not A Part Of

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As you’ve undoubtedly heard by now, Apple has filed a lawsuit against device-maker HTC over 20 patents they control. Seeing as the suit is between Apple and HTC, we didn’t reach out to Google for a comment — but they decided to send us one anyway. “We are not...
Google Responds To The HTC/Apple Lawsuit It’s Not A Part Of

Judge to allow Apple's 'Siri' suit against Samsung to continue, orders case to be streamlined

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U.S. District Court Judge Lucy Koh on Friday ruled that an Apple lawsuit against Samsung over Siri patents can continue, despite questioning whether or not the proceedings should be suspended until an appeal related to the Apple v. Samsung trial is completed....
Judge to allow Apple's 'Siri' suit against Samsung to continue, orders case to be streamlined

New Apple suit targets Motorola over Qualcomm license

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A new Apple lawsuit takes aim at Motorola in the U.S. for breaking a contract both companies have with Qualcomm for the license of one of its wireless patents....
New Apple suit targets Motorola over Qualcomm license
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