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Apple's enforcement of Motorola's FRAND licensing obligations mirrors Microsoft case

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There are striking parallels and substantial overlaps between the FRAND issues Apple and Microsoft face and raise in their disputes with Google subsidiary Motorola Mobility in the United States and Germany. That's because Motorola employs the same tactics against both of them with respect to standard-essential patents, and both disputes...
Apple's enforcement of Motorola's FRAND licensing obligations mirrors Microsoft case

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

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

ITC upholds view Motorola didn't violate Apple patents

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The International Trade Commission issued a final ruling (PDF) later on Friday upholding its view that Motorola didn't violate Apple patents in one dispute. It reviewed one concern each for the three patents under dispute but maintained the verdict it had delivered in January. The verdict was coming two months...
ITC upholds view Motorola didn't violate Apple patents

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

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

Google's Motorola Unexpectedly Withdraws Its Latest ITC Complaint Against Apple

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Google's Motorola Unexpectedly Withdraws Its Latest ITC Complaint Against Apple: Remember when Google-owned Motorola went on the offensive against Apple a month and a half ago? Well, now they're backing down. Though it's not clear why. Frederic Lardinois of TechCrunch: We have asked Google for a comment about why it...
Google's Motorola Unexpectedly Withdraws Its Latest ITC Complaint Against Apple

ITC plans new action to prevent patent trolls

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ITC plans new action to prevent patent trolls

ITC will investigate VirnetX claims against Apple

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In a statement published on Tuesday, the U.S. International Trade Commission announced it has agreed to investigate a complaint from software maker VirnetX, which asserts that certain Apple wireless-enabled devices infringe its patents....
ITC will investigate VirnetX claims against Apple

Report: Motorola filed for ITC appeal in August Apple loss

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A recently-made-public document from the US International Trade Commission shows that Motorola Mobility filed a notice of appeal with the Federal Circuit on September 19. Motorola is appealing the ITC opinion from August 24 in which the trade standards body found that Apple did not violate three of Motorola's asserted...
Report: Motorola filed for ITC appeal in August Apple loss

US ITC refuses to ban Microsoft's Xbox at Google's request

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The U.S. International Trade Commission has turned down a request for a ban on Microsoft's Xbox after finding that the gaming device did not infringe a patent owned by Google's Motorola Mobility unit.The ITC's ruling Thursday has essentially confirmed an initial ruling by administrative law judge David P. Shaw...
US ITC refuses to ban Microsoft's Xbox at Google's request

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

Apple bites Android: Customs halts U.S. sales of HTC phones

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Two models held for inspection after a December patent ruling in Apple’s favor Stopped at Customs: The HTC One X. Engadget photo. FORTUNE — In what is believed to be the first tangible effect of the two-year-old proxy war Apple (AAPL) has waged against Google (GOOG) though the makers of...
Apple bites Android: Customs halts U.S. sales of HTC phones

Ericsson-Samsung situation puts fundamental flaw of FTC-Google deal on display

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Last week I wrote about the "defensive use" provision in the proposed FTC-Google patent antitrust deal having been identified as the primary area of concern. In the meantime I have seen some filings by Ericsson and Samsung with the United States International Trade Commission (USITC, or just ITC) that underline...
Ericsson-Samsung situation puts fundamental flaw of FTC-Google deal on display

Microsoft's Xbox cleared of Google patent violation charge

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An administrative law judge at the U.S. International Trade Commission has ruled against a ban on Microsoft's Xbox as he found it did not violate a patent owned by Motorola Mobility. In a one-paragraph ruling, Judge David P. Shaw gave an initial determination that the Xbox did not violate...
Microsoft's Xbox cleared of Google patent violation charge

Nokia calls Google's EU antitrust complaint "frivolous" and a waste of time and resources

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I just reported on Google's EU antitrust complaint against Microsoft and Nokia, and subsequently saw that Nokia has meanwhile issued a statement. I'll now quote it, and comment on it, passage by passage:"Though we have not yet seen the complaint, Google's suggestion that Nokia and Microsoft are colluding on IPR...
Nokia calls Google's EU antitrust complaint "frivolous" and a waste of time and resources

Industry leaders accuse Moto of FRAND abuse

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Motorolais seeking US import bans against the iPhone, iPad, and Xbox 360 based on H.264 playbackand wireless implementation patents. A large quantity of letters supporting Microsoft and Apple have rained down upon the International Trade Commission, asking that they refrain from exclusion orders based on standards-essential patents. Companies and agencies...
Industry leaders accuse Moto of FRAND abuse

Preliminary ITC ruling in Apple's favor against Samsung will be reviewed thoroughly

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Last October an Administrative Law Judge (ALJ) of the United States International Trade Commission (USITC, or just ITC) issued a preliminary ruling holding Samsung to have infringed four Apple patents (three utility patents, one design patent). In January the Commission, the six-member decision-making body at the top of the U.S....
Preliminary ITC ruling in Apple's favor against Samsung will be reviewed thoroughly

ITC Will Investigate Complaint By InterDigital Against Mobile Devices By Samsung, Nokia, Huawei & ZTE

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The U.S. International Trade Commission announced that it is launching a Section 337 investigation into wireless devices with 3G and 4G capabilities and components by Samsung, Nokia, Huawei and ZTE. These include the Samsung ATIV S, Galaxy Note, Galaxy Note II, Galaxy Note 10.1, Galaxy S III, Galaxy Stellar, Galaxy...
ITC Will Investigate Complaint By InterDigital Against Mobile Devices By Samsung, Nokia, Huawei & ZTE

June will be key month for Apple's disputes with Motorola and Samsung in the United States

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It's been two year (and four days) since Apple brought its first lawsuit against an Android device maker (HTC in that case). Since U.S. patent litigation takes time -- a lot of time -- and companies pursuing it face a learning curve, there hasn't been a knockout punch on either...
June will be key month for Apple's disputes with Motorola and Samsung in the United States

Microsoft Wins Trade Commission Order Against Motorola in Latest Patent Battle

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Microsoft on Friday won a decision in one of its patent disputes with Motorola, as the full International Trade Commission ruled that some Motorola devices infringe on its technology. This patent dispute, one of several between the companies, centers on Microsoft’s ActiveSync technology. Ultimately, the ruling could lead to the...
Microsoft Wins Trade Commission Order Against Motorola in Latest Patent Battle

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

HTC wins dismissal of one patent (of nine) from ITC investigation of Nokia's complaint

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All in all, Nokia clearly has the upper hand in its patent enforcement against HTC, as I reported three days ago. But HTC has already proven in its dispute with Apple that it's not a soft target. Yesterday an HTC v. Nokia countersuit became discoverable in Germany. And (also yesterday)...
HTC wins dismissal of one patent (of nine) from ITC investigation of Nokia's complaint

One Motorola patent defeats another in Google-Apple ITC case dismissed on preliminary basis

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Yesterday the initial determination on remand came down in the Motorola v. Apple ITC case that started more than two years ago, and on this preliminary basis there is no finding of a violation of the sole remaining patent-in-suit. While Apple was deemed to infringe this patent and Google-owned Motorola...
One Motorola patent defeats another in Google-Apple ITC case dismissed on preliminary basis

Obama Targets Patent Trolls with Proposed Legislative Changes

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President Obama has today announced a set of executive actions directed at cracking down on patent-holding firms that interfere with competition and abuse the patent system, reports The Wall Street Journal. Many technology companies, such as Apple, have dealt with multiple lawsuits from so-called "patent trolls," which aim to make money...
Obama Targets Patent Trolls with Proposed Legislative Changes

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

US ITC begins pilot to speed up disposal of patent cases

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The U.S. International Trade Commission has launched a pilot program to test whether early rulings on identified crucial issues in some investigations could limit unnecessary litigation, saving time and costs for all sides....
US ITC begins pilot to speed up disposal of patent cases

U.K. Judge rules HTC phones don’t infringe on Apple’s slide-to-unlock patents

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Following a report on Monday that the ITC blocked Apple’s request for an emergency ban on U.S. imports of HTC devices, Bloomberg reported this morning that a court in London has ruled against Apple over four touchscreen related patents, including one covering the iOS slide-to-unlock feature. The four patents in...
U.K. Judge rules HTC phones don’t infringe on Apple’s slide-to-unlock patents

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

Apple Infringes on Motorola Mobility Patent: ITC

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Apple infringed a Motorola Mobility patent in making its popular iPhones, iPads and other products, a judge for the International Trade Commission ruled on Tuesday....
Apple Infringes on Motorola Mobility Patent: ITC
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