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Court sides with Apple vs. Samsung in lawsuit claim terms

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Apple scored an important win in its original US lawsuit versus Samsung on Wednesday after Judge Lucy Koh mostly sided with Apple's claim construction surrounding patents. Out of eight terms across seven patents, she sided with Apple on five definitions and Samsung for two, using a hybrid opinion to define...
Court sides with Apple vs. Samsung in lawsuit claim terms

Motorola just lost one of two patents it wanted to assert against Apple at this month's Chicago trial

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Judge Posner continues to act like a winnowing machine in his efforts to reduce the scope of the Apple v. Motorola Mobility trial that will start on Monday (June 11). Yesterday I reported that he asked questions that could point to some further reduction of the scope of the upcoming trial...
Motorola just lost one of two patents it wanted to assert against Apple at this month's Chicago trial

U.S. judge orders Nokia, HTC and ViewSonic to hold court-moderated patent settlement talks

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Judge Leonard P. Stark of the United States District Court for the District of Delaware just entered an order referring a handful of Nokia patent cases against HTC and ViewSonic to Magistrate Judge Christopher J. Burke for mediation. The order comes less than a week after the same judge set...
U.S. judge orders Nokia, HTC and ViewSonic to hold court-moderated patent settlement talks

ITC to Examine What's Fair and Reasonable in Apple-Google Patent Fight

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Apple’s battle with Motorola Mobility is back in play before the U.S. International Trade Commission. On Monday afternoon the trade agency said it will review an April ruling that Apple infringed one of four patents asserted against it by Motorola Mobility, which has since been engulfed by Google. The...
ITC to Examine What's Fair and Reasonable in Apple-Google Patent Fight

Apple and Samsung have to decide how to proceed with their 14 back-burner patents in California

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While the United States District Court for the Northern District of California still has some very important post-trial decisions to make, especially on remedies, Apple and Samsung must plan ahead and think about their next claims against each other in that same federal district. Not only did they start a...
Apple and Samsung have to decide how to proceed with their 14 back-burner patents in California

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

Patent troll that sues public transit systems gets hauled into court

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ArrivalStar threatened a lawsuit unless the Toledo, Ohio transit system paid $150,000. ART in TARTA / flickr With so many patents out there claiming rights to basic Web-based technologies, there aren't many businesses in America that aren't affected by so-called "patent trolls" at this point in history. But one...
Patent troll that sues public transit systems gets hauled into court

Apple drops three dependent claims from touchscreen heuristics patent in Motorola lawsuit, continues to assert independent claim 1

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In the Apple v. Motorola lawsuit in the Northern District of Illinois, the parties have filed a slew of motions this week, mostly motions in limine (exclusion of evidence from next month's trial). Most of those are sealed. Today they filed a joint motion under which Apple drops, unless an...
Apple drops three dependent claims from touchscreen heuristics patent in Motorola lawsuit, continues to assert independent claim 1

Claim construction tilts toward Apple in US patent lawsuit against Samsung

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Apple has won favorable terms in defining terms during claim construction for the company's original lawsuit accusing Samsung of infringing on its intellectual property....
Claim construction tilts toward Apple in US patent lawsuit against Samsung

Apple and Google subsidiary Motorola Mobility both appeal Judge Posner's ruling

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When Judge Posner dismissed an Apple v. Motorola Mobility patent infringement lawsuit in Chicago about a month ago, I analyzed his decision in detail and agreed with him in many ways, though I also predicted that the parties would appeal -- which they did yesterday -- and warned that the...
Apple and Google subsidiary Motorola Mobility both appeal Judge Posner's ruling

Florida judge pushes back Google-Apple patent trial from April to August 2014

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About a month ago I reported on a claim construction scheduling decision by Judge Robert N. Scola in the Southern District of Florida concerning a Motorola Mobility v. Apple two-way lawsuit, which is (since Motorola's ITC complaint against Apple has been dismissed entirely) the only case in which Google's Motorola...
Florida judge pushes back Google-Apple patent trial from April to August 2014

Google about to lose patent spat with Microsoft: German court inclined to ban Google Maps

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[BREAKING NEWS during break at Munich patent trial; may still add more detail later]Judge Dr. Matthias Zigann of the Munich I Regional Court just told Google and its Motorola Mobility subsidiary in no uncertain terms that his court is at this point (prior to counsel's argument on claim construction, infringement...
Google about to lose patent spat with Microsoft: German court inclined to ban Google Maps
Federal judges "get no respect" in patent appeals--but that may change

Nokia's federal lawsuits against HTC and ViewSonic won't go to trial before 2015

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Judge Leonard P. Stark, the federal judge presiding over half a dozen Nokia patent infringement lawsuits against HTC and ViewSonic in the District of Delaware, just signed a scheduling order for two Nokia v. HTC lawsuits and three Nokia v. ViewSonic actions. The sixth Delaware case is not affected by...
Nokia's federal lawsuits against HTC and ViewSonic won't go to trial before 2015

U.S. appeals court may grant Apple a rehearing on reversal of Galaxy Nexus injunction

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After I discovered (see the end of this November 1 post) that Apple had declared its intent to file a petition for a rehearing en banc (full-bench review) of the Federal Circuit's reversal of the Samsung Galaxy Nexus preliminary injunction, I mentioned that "[s]uch rehearings are rarely granted". Statistically that's true....
U.S. appeals court may grant Apple a rehearing on reversal of Galaxy Nexus injunction

Apple crushes Samsung in 2014 patent trial claim construction

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In pre-trial claim construction court filings for the 2014 Apple versus Samsung trial, Apple has emerged victorious in all but one patent claim. Late Wednesday, Judge Lucy Koh of the United States District Court for the Northern District of California issued a claim construction order relating to seven of the...
Apple crushes Samsung in 2014 patent trial claim construction

Munich judge stresses preliminary nature of inclination in Google Maps case

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I am currently at a Munich I Regional Court hearing on an IPCom complaint alleging patent infringement by mobile operator Telefónica through the resale of Nokia and HTC phones. I don't intend to blog about that case (I'm here for a different reason) but I do wish to post, during...
Munich judge stresses preliminary nature of inclination in Google Maps case

Apple streamlines ITC case against Samsung, drops one entire patent and 15 claims of two other patents

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Last week I reported on Apple's claim construction victory over Samsung at the ITC. Apple had originally asserted five patents. Claim construction is only an intermediate step of U.S. patent litigation (including ITC investigations), but it is an important one, and Samsung persuaded the Administrative Law Judge (ALJ) in charge...
Apple streamlines ITC case against Samsung, drops one entire patent and 15 claims of two other patents

Apple drops two 'display space' patents from litigation with Motorola in Miami

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[Unrelated Note] Before I address the latest in this Apple v. Motorola case, I'd like to ensure those of you following Oracle v. Google are aware of my update to the previous post. The judge presiding over that lawsuit wants to keep the April 16 trial date and appears to...
Apple drops two 'display space' patents from litigation with Motorola in Miami

Android likely infringes Nokia patent on tethering as Google and HTC lose out on claim construction

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Android's popular tethering feature, which enables mobile phones to act as network routers in order to share their Internet connections with portable computers, appears likely to infringe on a key Nokia patent. At the United States International Trade Commission (USITC, or just ITC) Nokia has just defeated Google and HTC...
Android likely infringes Nokia patent on tethering as Google and HTC lose out on claim construction

Second Apple-Samsung case in California to go ahead but parties must narrow their claims

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At close of business on Friday, Judge Lucy Koh, the federal judge presiding over two Apple v. Samsung lawsuits in the Northern District of California entered a case management order relating to the second case, which started in February 2012.I saw media reports according to which she had said at a...
Second Apple-Samsung case in California to go ahead but parties must narrow their claims

Munich court skeptical of Nokia patent assertion against Google Talk

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The Munich I Regional Court scheduled first hearings today in three cases brought by Nokia, all of which share the patent-in-suit, EP133072 on "a mobile communication system and a method for connecting a remote workstation to a data communication network via a mobile communication network". The three defendants are --...
Munich court skeptical of Nokia patent assertion against Google Talk

Nokia asserting patent against HTC's distribution of the Google Play store client in Germany

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Nokia's enforcement of non-standard-essential patents is increasingly of concern to Google, especially when Google's closed-source, mandatory Android apps are in the crosshairs. Google has already become an intervenor in at least a handful of litigations initiated by Nokia: an ITC investigation of a Nokia complaint against HTC and at least...
Nokia asserting patent against HTC's distribution of the Google Play store client in Germany

German court unconvinced that HTC, ViewSonic infringe Nokia patent on pre-sorting text messages

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HTC and ViewSonic continue to defend themselves vigorously and, so far, effectively against Nokia's patent infringement lawsuits in Germany. Today the Munich I Regional Court held a second hearing (tantamount to a trial) on Nokia's assertions of EP0982959 on a "mobile telephone user interface for short messages" against HTC and ViewSonic....
German court unconvinced that HTC, ViewSonic infringe Nokia patent on pre-sorting text messages

Florida judge slows down multi-patent case that's more important to Google than to Apple

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Google's efforts to leverage Motorola's patents against Apple and Microsoft have gone nowhere so far, and this week it has suffered two significant setbacks. Yesterday a German appeals court suggested to Google that it stipulate to a stay of its push email case against Apple's iCloud, which is likely going...
Florida judge slows down multi-patent case that's more important to Google than to Apple

U.S. district court schedules FRAND hearing in Microsoft-Motorola case for May 7

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A few weeks ago I reported on a FRAND-related summary judgment order by the United States District Court for the Western District of Washington. Microsoft didn't immediately prevail on all of the counts of its motion for partial summary judgment against Motorola Mobility's assertions of standard-essential patents, but the order...
U.S. district court schedules FRAND hearing in Microsoft-Motorola case for May 7

Remnants of HTC's ITC complaint against Apple in bad shape after claim construction order

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Following the dismissal of five patents it borrowed from Google (a decision it has just appealed), HTC's second ITC complaint against Apple is down to only three patents. And the outcome with respect to those three remaining patents is likely going to be the same as what happened to HTC's...
Remnants of HTC's ITC complaint against Apple in bad shape after claim construction order

Apple says Samsung keeps launching devices with features the court found likely to infringe patents

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Samsung has just won an import ban from the Washington, DC-based United States International Trade Commission (USITC, or just ITC) against older iPhones and iPads (CNN Opinion op-ed, blog post on decision, blog post on preparations for enforcement), but the Northern District of California continues to be the center of...
Apple says Samsung keeps launching devices with features the court found likely to infringe patents

Skyhook v. Google patent trial slips into 2014 as result of consolidation of two lawsuits

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Skyhook Wireless sued Google in 2010 for patent infringement and anticompetitive conduct after the company controlling Android bullied Samsung and then-independent Motorola out of partnerships with Skyhook concerning its location-positioning software. Two of the four patents it originally asserted were dismissed, and the other two could finally have gone to...
Skyhook v. Google patent trial slips into 2014 as result of consolidation of two lawsuits
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