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Sprint: carriers from Galaxy Nexus ban, too

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Sprint has weighed in on the ongoing legal battle between Apple and Samsung, claiming that carriers are adversely affected when products are banned due to patent litigation. A FOSS Patents report details Sprint's amicus filing, which makes note of the effort that both carriers and hardware manufacturers put into bringing...
Sprint: carriers from Galaxy Nexus ban, too

Boot up: Facebook Home, Apple loses patent plea, Windows Phone failure, and more

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Plus Google explains why it's forking WebKit (plus: translation), the soaring price of Apple's new build, and moreA burst of 9 links for you to chew over, as picked by the Technology teamFacebook Home >> FacebookYou may be seeing a lot more of this.Apple's slide-to-unlock patent invalidated in Germany (decision...
Boot up: Facebook Home, Apple loses patent plea, Windows Phone failure, and more

Apple tells court it is willing to pay Google for Motorola patents, but no more than $1 per device

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Apple’s legal team has told a Wisconsin court that it is willing to pay Google’s Motorola Mobility for patent licensing, but it will not pay more than $1 per device sold. While the price is of course on the low end, the news is huge given that this is the...
Apple tells court it is willing to pay Google for Motorola patents, but no more than $1 per device

German court rules that Motorola, Samsung don't violate Apple touch event patent

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Motorola and Samsung just caught a break from the law after a few hard knocks. A Mannheim, Germany court has ruled that neither company infringes on an Apple patent covering how an OS responds to and ignores touch events. While we don't yet know the full details, patent lawsuit...
German court rules that Motorola, Samsung don't violate Apple touch event patent

In Wisconsin, Apple Scores An Early Victory Against Motorola

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A recent summary judgement in the Wisconsin chapter of Apple vs. Motorola could set a precedent for patent disputes across the country. On Friday, before Google announced its decision to cut 4,000 jobs at the phone maker, the judge in Wisconsin ruled in a summary judgement that Motorola cannot sue...
In Wisconsin, Apple Scores An Early Victory Against Motorola

Ten things Oracle v. Google tells us about the judge presiding over Yahoo v. Facebook

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On Google+ I recently said that I don't consider Yahoo v. Facebook, however interesting it may be for the Internet community at large, to be sufficiently wireless-related for the FOSS Patents blog to cover. That said, I felt that this particular post would be of interest to at least parts...
Ten things Oracle v. Google tells us about the judge presiding over Yahoo v. Facebook

Former social darling Diaspora* intends to transform into a 'community-run' project

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Diaspora*, the crowdfunded social network, hailed as a potential ‘Facebook killer’ when born, is making the transition to a ‘community-led’ project, it announced today. The team recently released an image remixing and sharing tool, Makr.io, which was born out of an itch that they found while using Diaspora*, but felt...
Former social darling Diaspora* intends to transform into a 'community-run' project
Apple looks to spoil Samsung’s Galaxy S III party
Apple looks to add Galaxy Note II, Galaxy S III with Jelly Bean and others to patent lawsuit

Apple to Samsung: Your patents are worth half a penny per unit

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And by the way, you owe us $2.5 billion in sales, damages and lost profits for ours FORTUNE -- On Monday, Reuters reported that Apple (AAPL) and Samsung were far apart in their second round of court-ordered settlement talks, but we had no idea how far apart. According to FOSS...
Apple to Samsung: Your patents are worth half a penny per unit

Judge denies Apple a permanent ban on Samsung devices, tosses Samsung's attempt at a new trial

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A permanent sales ban on a number of Samsung devices isn't happening, says Judge Lucy Koh, shooting down an injunction request filed by Apple. In a filing denying the motion, Koh admits that Samsung may have cut into Apple's customer base, but says "there is no suggestion that Samsung...
Judge denies Apple a permanent ban on Samsung devices, tosses Samsung's attempt at a new trial

Judge holds Google to infringe 8 more Java files -- FOSS Patents was first to publish 6 of them

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I had to wait for this day -- yesterday, to be precise -- for almost 16 long months. But there are other people who believe in things they say and have to wait even longer, or don't even live to see, their vindication.On January 21, 2011, I published a blog...
Judge holds Google to infringe 8 more Java files -- FOSS Patents was first to publish 6 of them

Meet the sock-puppet: Oracle, Google file list of paid authors

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A federal last week wrote that he was “concerned” Oracle and Google had paid journalists and bloggers to comment on their highly-publicized intellectual property trial and ordered them to provide a list of names. The responses are now in. Oracle’s list is headed by patent propagandist, Florian Mueller, a long-time...
Meet the sock-puppet: Oracle, Google file list of paid authors

Apple CEO Tim Cook to meet with Samsung CEO in San Francisco for patent settlement talks

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Apple CEO Tim Cook and representatives of Samsung, including Gee-Sung Choi, its Vice Chairman and CEO, are set to meet in a San Francisco court to discuss settlement, reports Florian Mueller of FOSS Patents. The meeting will happen within the next 90 days and will be overseen by U.S. Magistrate Judge Joseph...
Apple CEO Tim Cook to meet with Samsung CEO in San Francisco for patent settlement talks

After Its Big Court Win, Apple Seeks Ban on a Ton of Samsung Phones

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Now that a jury has found in its favor, Apple is aiming to have a sales ban put in place on a number of Samsung phones. The move, which was expected, comes just one business day after a jury found Samsung liable of infringing on a number of Apple’s protected...
After Its Big Court Win, Apple Seeks Ban on a Ton of Samsung Phones

Apple drops events alerts from Chicago Motorola lawsuit

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Apple has dropped another patent from a Chicago-based lawsuit against Motorola, a FOSS Patents report says. In particular Apple has dropped '337, covering a "method and apparatus for distributing events in an operating system." The judge in the case, Richard Posner, has been telling both Apple and Motorola that he...
Apple drops events alerts from Chicago Motorola lawsuit

WSJ: Motorola wants 2.25% of iPhone sales, representing over $1B in 2011

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Following brief injunction in the Motorola patent case forcing Apple to remove products from its German online store, a judge shortly after suspended the injunction and Apple claimed it would appeal the court’s original decision “because Motorola repeatedly refuses to license this patent to Apple on reasonable terms.” So...
WSJ: Motorola wants 2.25% of iPhone sales, representing over $1B in 2011
Apple tells Samsung its technology is nearly worthless
Apple and Samsung drop numerous patent claims, settlement talks continue
Oracle admits to paying bloggers, Google fails to comply with judge's order

Apple and HTC will have a court-ordered settlement talk on August 28th

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It’s been just two days since HTC had two products, the One X and Evo 4G, held up at U.S. customs over the International Trade Commission ban enacted last year. Now, the U.S. District Court of Deleware has ordered lawyers and other ‘decision makers’ to discuss a possible patent settlement, reports Florian...
Apple and HTC will have a court-ordered settlement talk on August 28th

The story behind "Inside Facebook"

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Miguel Helft and Jessi Hempel's exclusive look into the inner workings of the social network is full of new revelations. FORTUNE -- In eight years, the social network Mark Zuckerberg began coding in his Harvard dorm room has become a cyber institution with some 843 million users. Now, as Facebook readies...
The story behind "Inside Facebook"

Apple files (again) for a preliminary ban against the Samsung Galaxy Tab 10.1

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If you found yourself longing for the minor tweaks Samsung made to the Galaxy Tab 10.1 in Germany earlier this year, you may be in luck: Apple's filed for a preliminary injunction against the slate stateside. It isn't the first one, either, Cupertino filed something similar back in February,...
Apple files (again) for a preliminary ban against the Samsung Galaxy Tab 10.1

Samsung Seeks U.S. Sales Ban On Some Ericsson Products As The Two Continue Wrangling Over Patents

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The patents war between Samsung Electronics and Ericsson rolls on. The Korean electronics company has announced that it filed a complaint last week against the Swedish telecom manufacturer with the U.S. International Trade Commission, requesting a U.S. import and sales on some Ericsson products. This latest action comes one month after...
Samsung Seeks U.S. Sales Ban On Some Ericsson Products As The Two Continue Wrangling Over Patents
Samsung crashes the iPad HD party, files another suit against Apple in S. Korea

Samsung adds new iPad, iPad mini and iPod to lawsuit, peeks at Apple / HTC settlement

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Ready for some more legal mumbo-jumbo? We're happy to oblige: Samsung is asking Judge Paul Grewal to amend its patent infringement allegations to include Apple's latest 4th and 5th generation iPad and iPod Touch, as well as the 7.9-inch iPad mini. Sammy says it's arguing on the side of...
Samsung adds new iPad, iPad mini and iPod to lawsuit, peeks at Apple / HTC settlement

Apple Wins Skirmish With Motorola on the German Front

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Motorola Mobility’s recent run of legal victories against Apple was broken today when a German court ruled in Cupertino’s favor in one of the companies’ innumerable lawsuits against one another. On Friday Judge Andreas Voss of the Mannheim Regional Court ruled that Motorola failed to prove conclusively that Apple had...
Apple Wins Skirmish With Motorola on the German Front

Judge Orders Google and Oracle to Disclose Who They Paid to Write About Java Trial

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In something of a peculiar turn in the nearly concluded lawsuit between Oracle and Google over the Java platform, the judge in the case has ordered both parties to disclose who they paid to cover and write about the trial. Judge William Alsup, who presided over the case in the...
Judge Orders Google and Oracle to Disclose Who They Paid to Write About Java Trial

German court dismisses second Samsung patent suit against Apple

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One week after dismissing Samsung’s first German patent infringement lawsuit against Apple, a German court has also rejected a second suit, reports Florian Mueller of FOSS Patents. Judge Andreas Voss of Germany’s Mannheim Regional Court on Friday addressed Samsung’s argument that certain 3G and UMTS technology in Apple’s iPhones...
German court dismisses second Samsung patent suit against Apple

Apple lodges third ITC complaint against HTC

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Apple has filed a third patent infringement complaint against HTC via the US International Trade Commission, says FOSS Patents. The complaint was submitted on Monday, and accuses 29 HTC devices of infringing on an Apple patent, US Patent No. 5,946,647, which involves the automatic detection of data such as phone...
Apple lodges third ITC complaint against HTC
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