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Apple Gets Design Patent On... Page Turning

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Nick Bilton, over at the NY Times has highlighted how Apple has been granted a design patent on the electronic representation of turning a page. Bilton leaves out that this is a design patent, which is much more limited. It's more akin to a trademark than a traditional patent --...
Apple Gets Design Patent On... Page Turning

Apple, Samsung cut some patent claims to keep July 30 trial date in US

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Apple and Samsung have both filed motions offering to cut down the number of asserted patent claims in half. The purpose of cutting the claims was to keep a proposed July 30 trial date for the companies' first US lawsuit over their mobile device patent disputes. Apple continues to...
Apple, Samsung cut some patent claims to keep July 30 trial date in US

How Much Is Expert Testimony Worth To Apple? $75,000

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In the case of Samsung vs. Apple, one of the biggest tech trials on U.S. soil, today’s been all about Peter Bressler, one of Apple’s expert witnesses. He’s fought with Samsung lawyers, and affirmed just about everything Apple has accused Samsung of. As an inventor or co-inventor on about 70...
How Much Is Expert Testimony Worth To Apple? $75,000

When Apple Fired Scott Forstall, It Fired Its Most Prolific Inventor

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When Apple forced its mobile software leader Scott Forstall out of the company, it pushed out the most prolific inventor at the company, as measured by recent patent filings. Forstall's name is on 166 pending patent applications. That's more than anyone at the company, according to data from investment bank...
When Apple Fired Scott Forstall, It Fired Its Most Prolific Inventor
Google grabs design patents for Project Glass eyewear, but what about the tech?

Apple Wins Patents for Touch, Motion, Maps & Strange Icon

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The US Patent and Trademark Office officially published a series of twenty-nine newly granted patents for Apple Inc. today. In today's report we mainly cover Apple's granted patents relating to a future magic mouse for graphics and gaming, touch display technology, Apples Map + Compass app, video editing app Motion...
Apple Wins Patents for Touch, Motion, Maps & Strange Icon

Samsung issues statement decrying patent verdict

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Shortly after Samsung was handed a massive defeat in its patent infringement battle with Apple, the South Korean company has issued a statement decrying the verdict as a "loss for the American consumer." The smartphone manufacturer lamented not only today's verdict, but also the current patent environment, questioning the legitimacy...
Samsung issues statement decrying patent verdict

Apple licensed iPhone, iPad design patents to Microsoft, but with an anti-cloning clause

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For those who have said that Apple refuses to license its patents to other companies, this should be some interesting news. Apple apparently has licensed the design patents that it is currently......
Apple licensed iPhone, iPad design patents to Microsoft, but with an anti-cloning clause

Apple Granted 4 Design Patents & an all-new Online Shopping Security System that has yet to Surface

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The US Patent and Trademark Office officially published a series of 34 newly granted patents for Apple Inc. today. In our first granted patent report of the day we cover Apple's four new design wins covering a docking station and three iOS elements. Yet the big surprise this morning is...
Apple Granted 4 Design Patents & an all-new Online Shopping Security System that has yet to Surface

Apple wins design patents for page turning animation and iPad Smart Case

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Among the multitude of patents Apple was awarded on Tuesday were two design properties for the page-turning animation seen in iOS apps like iBooks, and IP for the third-generation iPad's full-body case....
Apple wins design patents for page turning animation and iPad Smart Case

Sony's Xperia Tablet S runs Android, but looks awfully like Microsoft's Surface

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Don’t look now, but a deluge of Microsoft Surface imitators and competitors are just the around corner. Once Windows 8 is made available to the general public on October 26, you’re going to see all kinds of tablets running Windows 8/RT land on physical and virtual store shelves, along with...
Sony's Xperia Tablet S runs Android, but looks awfully like Microsoft's Surface
Apple targets Samsung's Galaxy S III, Galaxy Note in second U.S. patent case

Microsoft wins design patents for Surface cover keyboard

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USPTO grants trio of patents related to the ornamental design of Redmond's touch/type cover keyboard. [Read more]...
Microsoft wins design patents for Surface cover keyboard

Apple Loses Pinch-To-Zoom Smackdown to Samsung in Netherlands

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Apple doesn’t seem to be having much luck asserting its so-called pinch-to-zoom patent against rivals abroad. A Dutch court on Wednesday found that Samsung did not infringe the technology, which allows mobile device users to use two fingers to zoom in or out on a display. “The court judges that...
Apple Loses Pinch-To-Zoom Smackdown to Samsung in Netherlands
iLegal: As Apple's products evolved, so did a strategy to protect them

Apple Loses UK Appeal: Public Shaming Goes Forward

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Earlier this year, a judge in the United Kingdom awarded a rare gift to Samsung in its global patent battle against Apple. The judge ruled that Samsung did not infringe on Apple's design patents and offered a strange remedy: Apple must publically apologize to Samsung in prominent news publications...
Apple Loses UK Appeal: Public Shaming Goes Forward

Seeking to head off Samsung argument, Apple shortens a patent term

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Apple has agreed to limit the term of one of the patents it used to win a $1.05 billion jury verdict against Samsung. The company filed a so-called "terminal disclaimer" with the patent office today, which limits the term of patent D618,677, a patent that 12 different Samsung phones were...
Seeking to head off Samsung argument, Apple shortens a patent term
Titans Talking Turkey? Larry Page, Tim Cook Reportedly Discussing Patent Issues
The patent on the MacBook Air that wasn't

Samsung asks court to toss Galaxy Tab 10.1 injunction

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Samsung has asked the US District Court for the Northern District of California to reverse its preliminary injunction on the Galaxy Tab 10.1. Although the Korean company lost all of its counterclaims against Apple, jurors did not find that the Galaxy Tab had infringed any of Apple's design patents.......
Samsung asks court to toss Galaxy Tab 10.1 injunction

How the Apple-Samsung case could push OEMs closer to Google and stock Android

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You’ve probably heard by now that Samsung took a real thrashing at the hands of Apple’s crack legal team late last week. In addition to the physical design patents, the jury found that Samsung’s TouchWiz interface was ripping off the iOS look and feel, known as trade dress. Samsung made...
How the Apple-Samsung case could push OEMs closer to Google and stock Android

Apple Granted Six New Design Patents in Hong Kong China

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The Patent and Trademark Office in Hong Kong China has granted Apple six new design patents covering various iOS icons relating to Siri ......
Apple Granted Six New Design Patents in Hong Kong China

Apple Wins Design Patents for iPod Touch, iPod nano & iPhone 3G

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On January 8, 2013, the US Patent & Trademark Office published five of Apple's latest design patent wins covering the iPod touch, iPod nano, iPhone 3G and a graphical icon illustrating a book that is Cerlox bound....
Apple Wins Design Patents for iPod Touch, iPod nano & iPhone 3G

Samsung loses Galaxy Tab German Apple ban appeal

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Samsung‘s bad luck in German courts continues, with the company’s attempts to have Apple’s sales ban against the Galaxy Tab 10.1 overturned rejected this week. The Korean firm had protested the Android tablet’s injunction at the Düsseldorf Higher Regional Court, which found in favor of the injunction instigated by the lower court...
Samsung loses Galaxy Tab German Apple ban appeal

Here's Apple's Settlement Pact with HTC (Well, the Parts We're Allowed to See)

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When Apple and HTC settled their legal disputes in a surprise deal several weeks back, the two companies provided little in the way of details on the agreement. Now, thanks to Apple’s dispute with Samsung, the public will learn at least a little more. According to the document, both sides...
Here's Apple's Settlement Pact with HTC (Well, the Parts We're Allowed to See)
Is Android doomed in the wake of the Apple v. Samsung verdict? Not a chance

Apple: Offer to License Patents to Samsung Didn't Include iPhone's Interface

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An Apple patent licensing executive said Monday that the company’s offer to license its patents to Samsung included only certain patents and not “untouchable” ones related to the iPhone’s unique user interface. A document entered into evidence on Friday showed Apple was willing to license certain patents for $30 per...
Apple: Offer to License Patents to Samsung Didn't Include iPhone's Interface

Apple Lawyer Asks Judge For Legal Win In Wake Of Samsung's Questionable Info Leak

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Samsung and Apple’s big patent trial took an intriguing turn earlier this week when members of Samsung’s legal team decided to send information that was unusable in court to a handful of eager reporters. Of course, Apple wasn’t about to take that lying down. Apple attorney William F. Lee recently...
Apple Lawyer Asks Judge For Legal Win In Wake Of Samsung's Questionable Info Leak
Google patents Project Glass AR glasses design

Side-by-side iPhone, Galaxy S comparison revealed in internal Samsung 'evaluation report'

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In an effort to prove a willful infringement on its design patents, Apple on Friday presented internal Samsung documents in court containing side-by-side comparisons of the iPhone and what would eventually become the Galaxy S smartphone....
Side-by-side iPhone, Galaxy S comparison revealed in internal Samsung 'evaluation report'
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