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ITC orders import ban on some iPhones, iPads in Samsung patent dispute

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Apple infringed a Samsung Electronics patent, the U.S. International Trade Commission said in a final judgment released Tuesday that bans import into the U.S. of certain AT&T iPhone and iPad models....
ITC orders import ban on some iPhones, iPads in Samsung patent dispute

ITC will reconsider previous ruling that Samsung infringed Apple text-selection patent

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Back in April we noted that the International Trade Commission had handed down a preliminary ruling that Samsung infringed an Apple patent related to a text-selection feature in a number of its Galaxy devices and other smartphones. Today, Reuters reports that an ITC trade panel will now reconsider the decision...
ITC will reconsider previous ruling that Samsung infringed Apple text-selection patent

Samsung's designarounds may complicate ITC investigation of Apple's complaint

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Companies can change smartphones (especially their operating software) more quickly than federal courts and the ITC can rule on infringement complaints. This is a problem in many cases, but the dispute between Apple and Samsung is the highest-profile one in which this matters. As a result, court rulings will formally...
Samsung's designarounds may complicate ITC investigation of Apple's complaint

ITC judge recommends Microsoft Xbox import ban in US for infringing on Motorola patents

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Image via Phandroid An administrative law judge for the United States International Trade Commission has recommended a ban on Xbox gaming consoles from importing to the country. According to the recommendation (PDF), which publicly released yesterday, the U.S. ban of 4 GB and 250 GB consoles would essentially penalize Xbox’s...
ITC judge recommends Microsoft Xbox import ban in US for infringing on Motorola patents

Microsoft and Google agree to stay three U.S. patent lawsuits until FRAND issues are resolved

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Microsoft and Google subsidiary Motorola Mobility have reached an agreement on a procedural course of action: as far as their three lawsuits pending in the Western District of Washington are concerned, they are now going to focus on their dispute over the latter's FRAND licensing obligations. Until that part of...
Microsoft and Google agree to stay three U.S. patent lawsuits until FRAND issues are resolved

Apple in court: Samsung infringes key text-selection patent, anti-poaching class action blocked, slide to unlock invalidated in Germany

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Apple’s decision to disable VPN on demand functionality on iOS due to the virnetX lawsuit isn’t the only patent related Apple news today. Head below for a roundup of Apple’s court woes and wins from earlier today: Samsung infringes key text-selection patent: Reuters reports that the International Trade Commission has...
Apple in court: Samsung infringes key text-selection patent, anti-poaching class action blocked, slide to unlock invalidated in Germany

Legislators rally against possible Xbox 360 import ban

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It’s not often that Congress argues in favor of video game consoles, but it appears all bets are off when the issue is patents. Members of the U.S. House of Representatives from both parties have been writing letters to the International Trade Commission, siding with Microsoft and others in the...
Legislators rally against possible Xbox 360 import ban

Japanese court deemed Samsung's delayed disclosure of essential patents abusive conduct

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On Thursday Apple successfully defended itself against the assertion of a standard-essential patent (SEP) by Samsung in Japan. On a global scale this was Samsung's 22nd SEP assertion to have been dismissed, dropped or stayed. It was the first pro-FRAND ruling by an Asian court that I've ever heard of....
Japanese court deemed Samsung's delayed disclosure of essential patents abusive conduct

ITC pushes back resolution of Apple v. Samsung case by two weeks to March 27, 2013

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The United States International Trade Commission (USITC, ITC) just gave notice of its decision to extend the target date for the investigation of Apple's complaint against Samsung by two weeks to March 23, 2013. Accordingly, the trade panel's decision on whether to review Administrative Law Judge Thomas Pender's initial determination...
ITC pushes back resolution of Apple v. Samsung case by two weeks to March 27, 2013

Microsoft Xbox 360 S facing ITC import ban in US

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The Microsoft Xbox 360 S is to be banned from sale in the US following an International Trade Commission ruling. In a court document released on Monday, ITC Judge David Shaw recommended the sale of both 4GB and 250GB versions of the console be blocked. His recommendation related to a...
Microsoft Xbox 360 S facing ITC import ban in US

Apple fails in bid for emergency import ban of HTC phones

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iPhone maker accuses the Taiwan handset maker of continuing to infringe on one of its patents despite a court order to remove the feature. [Read more]...
Apple fails in bid for emergency import ban of HTC phones

How Will Motorola Mobility Avoid ITC Smartphone Ban?

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Motorola Mobility isn’t too worried about the U.S. International Trade Commission import ban on many of its mobile devices that begins Wednesday. The company says it has developed a workaround for the infringed Microsoft patent for which the ban was granted, and claims its products will remain on the market....
How Will Motorola Mobility Avoid ITC Smartphone Ban?

ITC judge denies request by Nokia, Huawei and ZTE to stay investigation of InterDigital complaint

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Yesterday afternoon Administrative Law Judge (ALJ) Robert K. Rogers of the United States International Trade Commission (USITC, or just ITC) denied a motion to stay the investigation of InterDigital's January 2013 complaint until the United States District Court for the District of Delaware sets a FRAND rate for standard-essential patent (SEP)...
ITC judge denies request by Nokia, Huawei and ZTE to stay investigation of InterDigital complaint
ITC to investigate Apple following Motorola patent complaint

Japanese patent ruling is a non-win for Apple and a non-defeat for Samsung -- that's all

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If you just read that Samsung defeated Apple in Japan, it's because most of the headlines out there are correct only in an utterly formalistic sense but nonsensical from a strategic and commercial point of view. Some reports, however, do get this right. For example, this AP story has a...
Japanese patent ruling is a non-win for Apple and a non-defeat for Samsung -- that's all

Motorola-Google's first patent suit against Apple seeks import ban of all major Apple devices

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Motorola, the phone company Google acquired this year, filed a patent infringement suit against Apple that effectively to ban the import of the iPhone, the iPad and the iPad Touch to the U.S. The paperwork was filed by Motorola with the International Trade Commission on Friday, but won’t be available...
Motorola-Google's first patent suit against Apple seeks import ban of all major Apple devices

Ericsson wants US import ban on Samsung products

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Just a few days after Ericsson filed several patent-infringement lawsuits against Samsung in the U.S., the Swedish mobile phone company also filed a complaint with the U.S. International Trade Commission (ITC), asking for an import ban of a wide range of Samsung products, including the Galaxy S III and the...
Ericsson wants US import ban on Samsung products

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

Apple increasingly likely to depend on FRAND defense against HTC's second ITC complaint

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This morning I read a highly informative report by Bloomberg's Susan Decker on the first day of the ITC's evidentiary hearing on HTC's second ITC complaint against Apple. After the dismissal of five Google loan patents and the pre-trial withdrawal of a homegrown HTC patent, that case, which was temporarily...
Apple increasingly likely to depend on FRAND defense against HTC's second ITC complaint

Apple cleared of infringing Motorola patents, avoids U.S. import ban

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The U.S. International Trade Commission on Friday completed its review of a Motorola complaint from April, ruling against an import ban on Apple's iPhone and iPad after finding the devices do not infringe on certain wireless technology patents owned by the Google subsidiary....
Apple cleared of infringing Motorola patents, avoids U.S. import ban

Three days after suing Apple, Google says patent wars hurt consumers

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Google’s public policy director today said software patents are failing to promote innovation, and that patent lawsuits are hurting consumers. But it would be hard to argue Google is doing much to end the patent wars. Only three days ago, Google subsidiary Motorola Mobility sued Apple and demanded an import...
Three days after suing Apple, Google says patent wars hurt consumers

InterDigital wants Huawei and ZTE to pay license fees for invalid and non-infringed FRAND patents

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The proceedings before the ITC and the United States District Court for the District of Delaware relating to InterDigital's early-January complaint against Samsung, Nokia, Huawei and ZTE are particularly interesting from a FRAND point of view because this is the first high-profile (and multi-party) FRAND dispute in which the defendants...
InterDigital wants Huawei and ZTE to pay license fees for invalid and non-infringed FRAND patents

ITC decides to investigate Google's (Motorola Mobility's) patent complaint against Apple

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A month ago, Google subsidiary Motorola Mobility filed its second ITC complaint against Apple, seeking an import ban over the alleged infringement of seven patents. The Commission, the six-member decision-making body at the top of the U.S. trade agency, has just decided to institute a formal investigation of this complaint.This...
ITC decides to investigate Google's (Motorola Mobility's) patent complaint against Apple

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

Can Any Smartphone Survive The Patent Gauntlet?

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With the news coming out that the US International Trade Commission (ITC) has agreed to investigate both RIM and Apple over patent claims brought by Kodak, it makes you wonder if we'll soon be able to have any smartphones at all. As you hopefully know the ITC process is a...
Can Any Smartphone Survive The Patent Gauntlet?
Ericsson seeks import ban against Samsung devices in the U.S.

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

Apple requests U.S. preliminary injunction against the Samsung Galaxy Nexus based on four high-power patents

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Apple has brought a motion in the United States for a preliminary injunction against the Galaxy Nexus, the official Android 4.0 ("Ice Cream Sandwich") lead device developed by Samsung in close cooperation with Google. A public redacted version of the filing, which was made on Thursday with the United States...
Apple requests U.S. preliminary injunction against the Samsung Galaxy Nexus based on four high-power patents

ITC hands Apple another patent win against HTC

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Apple has won another victory against HTC thanks to a new ruling by the International Trade Commission. On Friday afternoon, the ITC dismissed HTC's original patent complaint against Apple, upholding its initial ruling from October that said Apple had not violated HTC's patents in its implementation of iOS. Apple...
ITC hands Apple another patent win against HTC

HTC withdraws Federal Circuit appeal against ITC dismissal of complaint against Apple

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Four months ago, the ITC dismissed a complaint HTC had brought against Apple in May 2010. The original complaint related to five patents. HTC withdrew one, and the ITC did not hold Apple to infringe any of the asserted claims from the four remaining ones. HTC almost immediately appealed the...
HTC withdraws Federal Circuit appeal against ITC dismissal of complaint against Apple
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