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The 3 Things You Can't Do On Twitter

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Americans tend to think of free speech as allowing us to say just about anything we want, minus shouting "fire" in a crowded theater or threatening violence. But does that mean you have the same rights on a social network, specifically Twitter? Hey, it's not a government entity, it's a company....
The 3 Things You Can't Do On Twitter

European Patent Office invalidates IPCom 3G patent, gives good news to Nokia and HTC

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IPCom's had its way with many mobile manufacturers, including Nokia and HTC, by suing them for patent infringement in German courts. However, the Finnish and Taiwanese firms got good news today when the European Patent Office invalidated one of its 3G patents -- the very same one it used...
European Patent Office invalidates IPCom 3G patent, gives good news to Nokia and HTC

Ban on iOS push mail stays but patent used to get it likely to be invalid, German court says

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A patent that Motorola Mobility used to force Apple to turn off its iCloud push mail service in Germany is likely to be invalid, the Higher Regional Court in Karlsruhe said on Wednesday -- but the ban will not be lifted, a court spokeswoman said.Apple was ordered to stop...
Ban on iOS push mail stays but patent used to get it likely to be invalid, German court says

ITC judge throws out 3,000+ pages of attachments filed by Apple to challenge Samsung's patents

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While the ITC is slow compared to German courts, it adjudicates patent infringement complaints faster than most U.S. district courts, and in order to be able to do so, it has strict timelines and page limits. Not only does it have those limits but its Administrative Law Judges (ALJs) tend...
ITC judge throws out 3,000+ pages of attachments filed by Apple to challenge Samsung's patents
Apple wins preliminary injunction against Samsung Galaxy Tab 10.1 in US court

Motorola Agrees to License Standard Essential Patents to Apple in Germany

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Apple and Google’s Motorola Mobility are nearing a licensing agreement for the latter company’s patents, though only in Germany. In a filing this week with the United States District Court for the Southern District of California, Motorola said it had agreed to license to Apple its cellular standards-essential patents in...
Motorola Agrees to License Standard Essential Patents to Apple in Germany

Apple loses UK appeal, must state publicly that Samsung did not copy iPad

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A UK Court of Appeals has ruled that a High Court judge's decision that Samsung did not violate Apple's EU design rights for the iPad will stand, according to the BBC. Unless Apple decides to appeal to the UK's Supreme Court, it will be forced to advertise publicly that Samsung...
Apple loses UK appeal, must state publicly that Samsung did not copy iPad

German Police Have A Secret Hack To Monitor Computers And They're Teaching It To The FBI

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Several international law enforcement agencies, including the FBI, held meetings with German police between 2008-12 to discuss the deployment of a monitoring software to covertly infiltrate computers, according to German government reports and reported by Ryan Gallagher at Slate. The revelations come in response to questions by Andrej Hunko, a...
German Police Have A Secret Hack To Monitor Computers And They're Teaching It To The FBI
UK judge: Galaxy Tab not "cool" enough to infringe iPad design

Apple Loses Appeal on UK Ruling Requiring Ads Acknowledging Samsung Did Not Copy iPad

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Back in early July, a UK court ruled that Samsung had not infringed upon the design of the iPad with its own Galaxy Tab device, with judge Colin Birss ruling that the Galaxy Tab was simply "not as cool" as the iPad. Roughly a week later, Birss ruled that Apple...
Apple Loses Appeal on UK Ruling Requiring Ads Acknowledging Samsung Did Not Copy iPad

German Courts Ruling Changes Little For Facebook

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A German court's ruling Tuesday that Facebook has not changed its Friend Finder utility as it promised it would appears to be of little consequence for the social networking giant. The key point of the ruling is that Facebook needs to change the wording of its policy to make it...
German Courts Ruling Changes Little For Facebook

Nokia's patent assertions against HTC, ViewSonic and RIM in the U.S. and three German courts

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Nokia just announced that it takes new steps to protects its intellectual property and today filed patent infringement lawsuits in the U.S. and three German courts against HTC, ViewSonic and RIM. All in all, 45 different Nokia patents are being asserted in one or more of these actions.Even if Google...
Nokia's patent assertions against HTC, ViewSonic and RIM in the U.S. and three German courts

Apple strikes licensing deal with Motorola in Germany, heralds more peaceful times?

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Motorola's war with Apple has certainly been overshadowed by the showdown with Samsung. But, with the latter melodrama shifting into quiet mode, focus is coming back to the battle with Moto. That story, while far from over, has taken a rather unexpected turn, however. A filing on Monday revealed...
Apple strikes licensing deal with Motorola in Germany, heralds more peaceful times?

What Motorola’s German win over Microsoft really means

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Welcome to Germany, where Microsoft is banned from selling Windows 7, the Xbox 360, Internet Explorer and Windows Media Player… sort of. Why only sort of? Because of a complex patent case that — unusually — involves courts in both the US and Germany, which saw its verdict handed down...
What Motorola’s German win over Microsoft really means

Apple wins European ban on Samsung Galaxy Tab 7.7, loses 10.1N appeal

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Apple won a split-decision in a German court against Samsung’s Galaxy tablets. The Dusseldorf Higher Regional Court banned Samsung’s smaller Galaxy Tab 7.7 in all EU countries, but the iPad maker lost an appeal to block sales of the Korean company’s larger Galaxy Tab 10.1N. The ruling in favor of...
Apple wins European ban on Samsung Galaxy Tab 7.7, loses 10.1N appeal

US Judge Forbids Motorola From Using German Injunction Against Microsoft

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Here's an interesting development in the legal battle between Microsoft and Motorola in Germany that we discussed recently. It seems that Microsoft is worried that the German court might award Motorola an injunction against it, and so has asked a US judge to stop Motorola from using it in that...
US Judge Forbids Motorola From Using German Injunction Against Microsoft

Oh no: German courts and clueless politicians want to attract even more patent lawsuits

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I just found out (from a German-language article published a week ago) that the Düsseldorf Regional Court as well as its appeals court, the Düsseldorf Higher Regional Court, have decided to staff up in order to attract even more patent litigation, following similar investments by other German courts.The Düsseldorf Regional...
Oh no: German courts and clueless politicians want to attract even more patent lawsuits

Samsung Flexes Litigation Muscles at Apple Ahead of iPhone 5 Launch - Again

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Of all the tech groups holding their breath to see what Apple will do tomorrow, there is one firm above all whose interest knows no bounds: Samsung. According to reports in the Korean Times, the South Korean multi-conglomerate is to sue the makers of the iPhone, claiming that it holds...
Samsung Flexes Litigation Muscles at Apple Ahead of iPhone 5 Launch - Again

Patent fights rage on in 2013

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Over the past year, patent battles have been fought by tech companies in courtrooms all over the world. The litigation is far from over though, however, and will continue throughout 2013. This is what's at stake on the patent battlefield in the near future. The patent brouhaha reached its...
Patent fights rage on in 2013

Google/Motorola strike licensing deal with Apple in Germany, more peaceful times ahead?

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Motorola Mobility agreed to license its standards-essential patents in Germany to Apple, according to a filing on Monday (via FossPatents). In the deal, which chiefly includes cellular standard-essential patents, Apple agreed that it is legally responsible for past damages in connection to the patents. The timeframe for the treaty’s conception...
Google/Motorola strike licensing deal with Apple in Germany, more peaceful times ahead?
HTC fights “slide-to-unlock” in London as Samsung continues patent war with Apple ahead of settlement talks

Nokia files amicus brief supporting Apple's pursuit of a permanent injunction against Samsung

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Nokia supports Apple's efforts to ensure that U.S. patent holders have access to injunctive relief even if a defendant can argue that the accused products potentially implement (or infringe) vast numbers of patents. Just like Apple, Nokia also appears to be very concerned that U.S. case law on patent injunctions,...
Nokia files amicus brief supporting Apple's pursuit of a permanent injunction against Samsung

German Courts at Epicenter of Global Patent Battles

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Microsoft's decision to move its European logistics and distribution headquarters to the Netherlands from Germany has generated a debate over patent law in Germany, where it is easy to block the sale of a rival's product even before an infringement claim is verified, reports Kevin J. O'Brien in Monday's New...
German Courts at Epicenter of Global Patent Battles

Google faces critical week in German courts: Google Play and Google Maps under patent fire

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The more difficult it becomes for innovators to obtain timely patent infringement rulings and meaningful remedies in U.S. courts, the more popular and relevant certain German courts, especially the ones in Mannheim and Munich, have become. In the second half of this week, two key Google services -- Google Maps...
Google faces critical week in German courts: Google Play and Google Maps under patent fire

Google loses leverage as Motorola Mobility confirms German patent license to Apple

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In the aftermath of Apple's resounding U.S. court victory over Samsung, analysts again ask the question whether its acquisition of Motorola Mobility has enabled Google to protect Android against patent assertions -- and the consensus answer to this question is "no". I expressed serious doubts (to say the least) about...
Google loses leverage as Motorola Mobility confirms German patent license to Apple

Munich court denies Microsoft a preliminary injunction against the Motorola RAZR smartphone

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In the context of the Munich I Regional Court's denial of an Apple bid for a preliminary injunction against two Samsung devices, I already said that "[p]reliminary injunctions based on technical patents (as opposed to design-related rights) are relatively unusual in Germany". Today, the same court, under the same presiding...
Munich court denies Microsoft a preliminary injunction against the Motorola RAZR smartphone
Apple and Motorola strike patent peace deal in Germany

European Commission defines FRAND abuse more broadly than German courts do

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The European Commission's clearance decision on Google's proposed acquisition of Motorola Mobility (MMI) contains a variety of interesting facts and opinions. Yesterday I commented on what the document says about settlement talks between Apple and MMI in light of the Google-MMI transaction. This follow-up post looks at what indications the...
European Commission defines FRAND abuse more broadly than German courts do

Microsoft wins in U.S. court, prevents Motorola from near-term enforcement of forthcoming German ruling

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[DEVELOPING STORY -- may still add detail]I just heard from a local source watching developments that the United States District Court for the Western District of Washington granted a Microsoft motion for a temporary restraining order and preliminary injunction against Motorola Mobility. This U.S. court order prevents the handset maker...
Microsoft wins in U.S. court, prevents Motorola from near-term enforcement of forthcoming German ruling

German court refers Huawei-ZTE standard-essential patent case to Europe's highest court

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Today the Düsseldorf Regional Court ("Landgericht Düsseldorf") issued an order in a Huawei v. ZTE case that may, indirectly, have unprecedented impact on all standard-essential patent (SEP) enforcement in the European Union. The court, which hears more patent infringement cases than any other court in Europe (though most of the...
German court refers Huawei-ZTE standard-essential patent case to Europe's highest court
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