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Qualcomm and BlackBerry back Google against Judge Posner and Apple on FRAND patents

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Nine months after Judge Posner's dismissal of a two-way Apple-Motorola lawsuit in Chicago, the appellate proceedings before the Federal Circuit have reached the stage at which the focus is on the most important part of his decision -- the one relating to FRAND-pledged standard-essential patents (SEPs). The first companies to...
Qualcomm and BlackBerry back Google against Judge Posner and Apple on FRAND patents

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

EU Makes Complaint Against Samsung

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European Union regulators made a formal complaint against Samsung Electronics over its past use of injunctions against Apple....
EU Makes Complaint Against Samsung

Virginia Court Says Court Was Wrong To Force Woman To Change Yelp Review

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We've seen a bunch of stories over the years about local businesses upset about critical online reviews on sites like Yelp and Angie's List. Sometimes these business owners go to court, but rarely get very far. However, in a hearing last month, a court in Virginia issued a preliminary injunction,...
Virginia Court Says Court Was Wrong To Force Woman To Change Yelp Review

Samsung's tablet 'not as cool as iPad'

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Samsung wins in UK and US as it overturns attempts by Apple to ban sales of tablet and Nexus smartphoneSamsung won a victory over Apple in the UK high court as part of its world-spanning battle over intellectual property and design after a judge ruled the design of its Galaxy...
Samsung's tablet 'not as cool as iPad'

Dutch Appeals Court Says eBay Subsidiary Not Liable For Infringement By Users

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While the Dutch courts forced local ISPs to block The Pirate Bay, kicking off a hilariously pointless and never-ending game of whac-a-mole, it's still never been fully explained why TPB -- as an intermediary -- should be liable for the infringement done by its users. In fact, a new ruling...
Dutch Appeals Court Says eBay Subsidiary Not Liable For Infringement By Users

Judge Koh deals next blow to Samsung, denies all 12 of its summary judgment requests

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On Saturday, Judge Koh denied the entirety of a comprehensive summary judgment motion that Samsung brought in May. Samsung attacked the validity of each and every one of the intellectual property rights asserted by Apple at this stage as well as Apple's FRAND-related antitrust claims, and failed all the way....
Judge Koh deals next blow to Samsung, denies all 12 of its summary judgment requests

In a blow to Android, judge says Moto patents can't get injunctions

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flickr / Tsahi Levent-Levi The Seattle federal judge who recently oversaw a two-week trial between Microsoft and Motorola over standards-based patents handed down a key order today, finding that Motorola won't be able to use its patents to get an injunction against Microsoft. That means that while Motorola might...
In a blow to Android, judge says Moto patents can't get injunctions

FTC won't bring charges against Google on search, patents

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US v. Google is not going to be the tech trial of the decade. Today the government has wrapped up a wide-ranging investigation of the search giant's practices in both its core search business, and its use of standards-based patents. No major charges will be brought. Google agreed to...
FTC won't bring charges against Google on search, patents
Software patent progress? Hopefully, it's just a start

FTC to place limits on Google's use of standards patents

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Federal antitrust enforcers have been looking into Google this year on two issues: how the company arranges its search results, and its use of standards-based patents as ammunition in the sprawling smartphone wars. Just two months ago, it looked like there was going to be action before the end...
FTC to place limits on Google's use of standards patents

Samsung withdraws display technology injunction against LG in Korea following recent pact

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Samsung has ended its pursuit of a Korea-based injunction against LG following the duo’s recent pledge to drop all charges in an ongoing legal spat related to display technologies. Today’s move — reported by the Yonhap — ends the case that Samsung put forward in September 2012 and comes a week...
Samsung withdraws display technology injunction against LG in Korea following recent pact

Nokia submits amicus brief in support of Apple's bid to block sale of Samsung products

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According to a report from Reuters, Nokia has this week become the first company to submit an amicus brief in support of Apple’s attempt to secure injunctions on several Samsung products. While the full contents of the brief have not yet been revealed, Reuters reports Nokia argued its position in...
Nokia submits amicus brief in support of Apple's bid to block sale of Samsung products

Samsung gets a boost as US sales ban on Galaxy Tab 10.1 is lifted

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Samsung is in the midst of preparing for a court hearing which will determine whether any of the devices involved in its landmark legal defeat to Apple will be banned in the US, but the Korean firm got a small boost when an existing sales injunction on the Galaxy Tab...
Samsung gets a boost as US sales ban on Galaxy Tab 10.1 is lifted

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

Google under fire in MPs report

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A report commissioned in the wake of the controversy around super-injunctions is highly critical of Google...
Google under fire in MPs report

As Expected, FTC Announces Close Of Google Investigation With No Antitrust Charges, But Minor Tweaks To Biz Practices

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It appears that the rumors from last month were entirely accurate. The FTC more or less has admitted that it can't find any real antitrust problems with Google, but did get Google to agree to a few minor tweaks in how it operates -- which lets the FTC declare victory....
As Expected, FTC Announces Close Of Google Investigation With No Antitrust Charges, But Minor Tweaks To Biz Practices

Apple finds a strange bedfellow against Samsung--Nokia

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Apple vs. Samsung initially ended with a billion-dollar verdict in favor of Apple, but there have been plenty of wrinkles since. This week brought about another, as Nokia filed an amicus brief on behalf of Apple, Inc. in the US Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit. In the...
Apple finds a strange bedfellow against Samsung--Nokia

Wikipedia page of Judge Koh, of Apple-Samsung trial, locked after 'edit war'

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Unsupported allegations against judge who oversaw trials between Apple and Samsung added to Wikipedia page - but identities and purposes of contributors unclearThe Wikipedia page for Judge Lucy Koh - who has overseen a number of court battles between Apple and Samsung - has been locked until Sunday after an...
Wikipedia page of Judge Koh, of Apple-Samsung trial, locked after 'edit war'

Apple hoping to secure standardized royalties for 3G wireless patents

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Apple is attempting to stop the used of "standards essential" patents on 3G technology as legal bludgeons against smartphone competitors. To make its case, the company has gone directly to the standards body behind 3G wireless networking, the European Telecommunications Standards Institute (ETSI). In a letter to ETSI dated last...
Apple hoping to secure standardized royalties for 3G wireless patents

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

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?

Apple is Trying its Best to Kill HTC (And Doing a Pretty Good Job)

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There is blood in the water, and the big fish are circling to put the struggling, wounded little fish out of its misery. The little fish, which has some good qualities to offer the world, is having more and more trouble keeping the big fish away. This is happening...
Apple is Trying its Best to Kill HTC (And Doing a Pretty Good Job)

As Microsoft scores another patent win over Motorola in Germany, will Google give in and license?

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Microsoft has secured its third patent lawsuit win against Google’s Motorola Mobility in as many months after Judge Voss, representing the Mannheim Regional Court, ruled that Motorola had infringed on Microsoft’s File Allocation Table (FAT) patent. Patent expert Florian Mueller reports that as a result of the ruling — which covers...
As Microsoft scores another patent win over Motorola in Germany, will Google give in and license?

Microsoft wins injunction against Motorola phones in Germany

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On Friday, a German court ruled that several of Motorola's Android devices infringed on a patent of Microsoft's relating to the File Allocation Transfer system architecture. The lower regional Mannheim court issued an injunction against the sale of Motorola phones including the Atrix, the Razr, and the Razr Maxx, according...
Microsoft wins injunction against Motorola phones in Germany

Ban on Galaxy Nexus U.S. Sales Upheld, Software Patch to Circumvent Forthcoming

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Last week, Apple won a preliminary injunction banning U.S. sales of the Samsung Galaxy Nexus, a high-profile Android phone that was the lead device for Android 4.0 "Ice Cream Sandwich" and given away to attendees at last week's Google I/O conference to show off the forthcoming Android 4.1 "Jelly Bean"....
Ban on Galaxy Nexus U.S. Sales Upheld, Software Patch to Circumvent Forthcoming

Google tells European Commission on 'open standards': do as I say, not as I do

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More than a year ago, I blogged a few times about the European Interoperability Framework 2.0, a set of IT procurement guidelines that was adopted in December 2010. The most controversial item, which delayed adoption by many months, was a passage that some stakeholders wanted to turn into a ringing...
Google tells European Commission on 'open standards': do as I say, not as I do

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

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

Does Guernsey Really Want To Become Famous -- And Ostracized -- For Introducing Image Rights?

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Just as the original term of copyright has been constantly extended from the original 14 years in the Statute of Anne, so the the scope of intellectual monopolies has been widened by the introduction of new ways in which people assert ownership of abstractions. Here's the latest idea: a right...
Does Guernsey Really Want To Become Famous -- And Ostracized -- For Introducing Image Rights?
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