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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

Apple Opens Door to Hardware-Accelerated Decoding of H.264 Video in Flash and Other Platforms

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Michael Tsai reports (via Daring Fireball) that Apple has posted a new technical note describing how third-party developers can tap into hardware-accelerated decoding of H.264 video on compatible graphics......
Apple Opens Door to Hardware-Accelerated Decoding of H.264 Video in Flash and Other Platforms

Samsung unveils EX1 compact with fast f/1.8 lens

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Pre-PMA 2010: Samsung has released the EX1 premium image stabilized compact camera with a fast f/1.8 wide angle 3x (24-72mm equiv.) zoom lens. It comes with a 1/1.7 inch 10MP CCD sensor and a 3.0 inch multi-angle AMOLED display. The camera also offers full manual control, RAW capture, VGA video...
Samsung unveils EX1 compact with fast f/1.8 lens

Microsoft wins short block on Motorola banning Windows, Xbox

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Microsoft scored an important win in a Seattle courtroom by successfully getting a temporary block on any Motorola bans of its products. The temporary restraining order prevents Motorola from securing a ban on Windows or the Xbox 360 until the court believes it has made a sincere effort to license...
Microsoft wins short block on Motorola banning Windows, Xbox
Ambarella enables video cameras with crazy 4K video resolution

Video showdown set for March in Web-chat debate

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Internet Engineering Task Force members could pick a winner in the competition between Google's free VP8 and the industry-standard H.264 for Web-based chat technology. [Read more]...
Video showdown set for March in Web-chat debate

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Judge 'skeptical' of FRAND position Google's Motorola will present at Microsoft trial

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Against Microsoft's objections, wholly-owned Google subsidiary Motorola Mobility will be allowed to defend its well-known 2.25% royalty demand at a FRAND rate-setting trial in the Western District of Washington starting November 13, but the federal judge presiding over this litigation, Judge James L. Robart, has already declared himself "skeptical of Motorola's...
Judge 'skeptical' of FRAND position Google's Motorola will present at Microsoft trial

ITC judges make scheduling decisions in cases involving Apple, HTC, Samsung, Microsoft, Google

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Three scheduling decisions in investigations that I follow were made by ITC judges in recent days:Judge Shaw set a schedule today for the investigation of Apple's enforcement complaint against HTC. He scheduled the evidentiary hearing (trial) for December 19-20, 2012; his initial determination for March 8, 2013; and the final Commission decision...
ITC judges make scheduling decisions in cases involving Apple, HTC, Samsung, Microsoft, Google

VLC 2.0 Released: What’s New, And An Interview With VideoLAN Developers

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Back in February 2010, I wrote a post for MacStories about Lunettes, a codename of a new interface for VideoLAN’s popular media player VLC. Back then, I used to spend a good portion of my days fiddling with media players and skins for VLC, which I used to access a...
VLC 2.0 Released: What’s New, And An Interview With VideoLAN Developers

With Motorola deal pending, Google and Microsoft make dueling patent pledges

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Google is seeking to reassure technology standards groups that it won’t misuse Motorola’s patent portfolio to extract unreasonable licensing fees for patents deemed “standard-essential” if its $12.5 billion acquisition of the mobile phone giant is approved by regulators. Microsoft — which is facing the prospect of paying Motorola as much...
With Motorola deal pending, Google and Microsoft make dueling patent pledges

Livestream Broadcaster pre-orders available now, shipping at the end of May for $495

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A vivid memory of Cisco's would-be FlipLive streaming camera is all we've got, but thankfully there's existing devices out there like the Livestream Broadcaster to help fill that void. Priced at a whopping $495, Livestream's Broadcaster allows it to be paired with an array of shooters via HDMI and...
Livestream Broadcaster pre-orders available now, shipping at the end of May for $495

YouPorn Goes HTML5, Gets on the iPad

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In an email exchange with Valleywag’s Ryan Tate last week, Apple CEO Steve Jobs touted the iPad’s “freedom from porn” as one of the device’s key selling points (along with “freedom from programs that steal your private data” and “freedom from programs that trash your battery”). Well, that freedom didn’t...
YouPorn Goes HTML5, Gets on the iPad
Court shreds power of Motorola's standard-based patents

Google faces a double hurdle in what's left of its ITC case against Microsoft's Xbox

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More than 27 months after Motorola filed an ITC complaint against Microsoft's Xbox gaming console, Google still hasn't won an import ban, but keeps pursuing one. On March 22, Administrative Law Judge David P. Shaw issued a preliminary ruling recommending the dismissal of the remainder of the complaint, and based on...
Google faces a double hurdle in what's left of its ITC case against Microsoft's Xbox

Christmas gift: iPhone iPad video software pack for Windows and Mac

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Christmas gift: iPhone iPad video software pack for Windows and Mac

Europe Will Investigate Whether Motorola Uses Patents as Weapons

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Not quite two months after the European Commission approved Google's pending acquisition of smartphone maker Motorola Mobility (MMI) on the grounds that it would be pro-competitive and would not impact the patent market much, the lawmaking body announced it is opening up two parallel investigations of MMI's conduct. One will...
Europe Will Investigate Whether Motorola Uses Patents as Weapons

Improved H.264 Compression Holds Down File Sizes on 1080p iTunes Store Content

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Ars Technica takes a look at the new 1080p content available on the iTunes Store, showing how a "High" compression profile for H.264-encoded content on the iPhone 4S and new iPad and Apple TV are minimizing the increase in file size needed to move from 720p to 1080p. Comparison of...
Improved H.264 Compression Holds Down File Sizes on 1080p iTunes Store Content

FRAND issues key to ITC review of preliminary dismissal of Samsung's complaint against Apple

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Earlier this year, the ITC investigations of Motorola Mobility's complaints against Apple and Microsoft prompted policy makers, competition regulators and a number of high-profile industry players to make public interest submissions expressing their views on the question of import bans over FRAND-pledged standard-essential patents (SEPs). Preliminary rulings held both respondents...
FRAND issues key to ITC review of preliminary dismissal of Samsung's complaint against Apple

Steve Jobs Is Lying About Flash (AAPL, ADBE)

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Steve Jobs Blogs On Why He Hates Flash, But Can't Get His Facts Straight Clearly Apple must be feeling some pressure from the large group of consumers who are tired of not being able to get Flash content -- specifically, video -- on Apple's iPad and iPhones, because Steve...
Steve Jobs Is Lying About Flash (AAPL, ADBE)

As Germany Becomes Europe's East Texas, Microsoft Moves Its Distribution Center

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Just as companies often try to file their patent lawsuits in East Texas, so Germany is emerging as a favorite forum for patent litigation in Europe -- and for precisely the same reason: Germany's specialized court system, where cases are ruled on relatively quickly and it can be easier than...
As Germany Becomes Europe's East Texas, Microsoft Moves Its Distribution Center

Microsoft notifies ITC of FTC-Google settlement, expects Motorola to withdraw complaint

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On Friday, the day after Google's antitrust settlement with the Federal Trade Commission (see my initial reaction, explanation of mechanics, comparison with other SEP case), Microsoft filed a "notice of development in connection with Motorola's H.264 standard essential patents" with the United States International Trade Commission (ITC), expressing the expectation...
Microsoft notifies ITC of FTC-Google settlement, expects Motorola to withdraw complaint

ITC issues preliminary ruling, finds Microsoft's Xbox 360 infringes on Motorola patents

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Potential bad news to start out the week for Microsofties: a judge from the US International Trade Commission has issued a preliminary ruling that finds that five of Microsoft's Xbox 360 infringes on those of Motorola's. While the decision is by no means final -- which means that the...
ITC issues preliminary ruling, finds Microsoft's Xbox 360 infringes on Motorola patents

Did Google Just Kill Ogg Theora?

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Ever since we broke the news earlier this week that Google is going to open source its VP8 video codec at its Google i/O event next month, speculations have been abounded as to what this means for Ogg Theora, the video codec of choice of open source advocates and free...
Did Google Just Kill Ogg Theora?

Mannheim Regional Court postponed Motorola-Microsoft decision by two weeks

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When the United States District Court for the Western District of Washington granted a temporary restraining order and preliminary injunction Microsoft had requested against Motorola, the assumption was that the Mannheim Regional Court would hand down a ruling on a couple of Motorola Mobility lawsuits over allegedly H.264-essential patents next...
Mannheim Regional Court postponed Motorola-Microsoft decision by two weeks

Microsoft and Google's Motorola Mobility attack each other's FRAND royalty expert reports

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Two months prior to a FRAND contract trial in Seattle, Microsoft and Google subsidiary Motorola Mobility are having a Daubert fight, i.e., motions to exclude each other's expert testimony. The court's plan is to set the terms for a FRAND license that would cover Microsoft's worldwide use of Motorola Mobility's...
Microsoft and Google's Motorola Mobility attack each other's FRAND royalty expert reports
Motorola wins injunction against Windows 7 and Xbox 360 in Germany

Microsoft Contends FTC-Google Deal Kills Pending Motorola Patent Cases

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Though the agreement Google reached with the U.S. Federal Trade Commission last week was in many ways expected, there’s one issue that really doesn’t seem to be clear. That is: What is Google required to do with the existing standards-essential patent cases it is currently fighting on behalf of its...
Microsoft Contends FTC-Google Deal Kills Pending Motorola Patent Cases

Federal judge has set FRAND rate for Microsoft's license to Google's standard-essential patents

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Judge James L. Robart, the federal judge presiding over the Microsoft v. Motorola FRAND contract case in the Western District of Washington, has determined a FRAND (fair, reasonable and non-discriminatory) license fee (a range of FRAND fees as well as a particular point within the range). In November 2012 Judge Robart...
Federal judge has set FRAND rate for Microsoft's license to Google's standard-essential patents

Motorola Mobility to Microsoft: We Demand a Royalty Recount

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Here’s a big surprise: Google and Microsoft beg to differ. For months now, the software giant has been saying that Google’s Motorola Mobility unit has refused to license standards-essential patents on fair, reasonable and non-discriminatory terms. Microsoft’s beef: That the cellular telecom company was demanding a 2.25 percent royalty...
Motorola Mobility to Microsoft: We Demand a Royalty Recount
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