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Emerging Countries Take Note: Big Pharma's Losing Patent Battles In India

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Techdirt has been following the important story of the kidney and liver cancer drug marketed under the name Nexavar since March, when India granted a compulsory license for the first time since re-instating patents on pharmaceuticals. Naturally, the patent holder, Bayer, fought back, and appealed against that decision. Now we...
Emerging Countries Take Note: Big Pharma's Losing Patent Battles In India

Jury says Apple's iPhone infringes patents from Nokia and Sony

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The ongoing war over smartphone patents has just taken a new twist as a Delaware jury this week ruled that Apple’s iPhone infringes three patents for range of functions such as cameras, batteries and answering calls. The U.S. Patent Office issued two of the patents to Nokia in 2000 and...
Jury says Apple's iPhone infringes patents from Nokia and Sony

What's HTC paying Apple for patents? Not an "outrageous" $8 per phone

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When Apple settled all of its worldwide patent battles against HTC last week, it was clear from the get-go that the public was never going to find out the terms of the agreement. Of course, a sealed agreement doesn't stop speculators and pundits from doing their thing. "HTC is expected to...
What's HTC paying Apple for patents? Not an "outrageous" $8 per phone

Patent Talks Between Apple and Samsung Chief Executives Yield Little Progress

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Earlier this week, Apple CEO Tim Cook met with his counterpart from Samsung, Choi Gee-sung, as part of court-mediated talks seeking to find common ground in the ongoing patent battles between the two companies. Unsurprisingly, the talks seems to have been relatively unproductive, with the U.S. case underway in California...
Patent Talks Between Apple and Samsung Chief Executives Yield Little Progress

Apple's patent absurdity exposed at last

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US appeal court judge Richard Posner has finally said the unsayable: that Apple's and other tech firms' patent battles are a ridiculous abuse of intellectual property lawThere are, I submit, good grounds to argue that Richard Allen Posner, judge of the United States court of appeals for the seventh circuit,...
Apple's patent absurdity exposed at last

German Patent Wars Thin Out Motorola's Offerings

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Google’s Teutonic patent battles are severly impacting the availability of its mobile devices in Germany. Point your browser at the German Web site of its Motorola Mobility division and you’ll find a paucity of smartphones, not a single Android tablet, and a notice promising some updated devices by the end...
German Patent Wars Thin Out Motorola's Offerings

Apple Wants $707 Million More From Samsung For Damages

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SEOUL (Reuters) - Apple Inc has asked for a court order for a permanent U.S. sales ban on Samsung Electronics products alleged to have violated its patents along with additional damages of $707 million on top of the billion-dollar verdict won by the iPhone maker last month. Samsung has responded...
Apple Wants $707 Million More From Samsung For Damages

Battle looms over patent rights

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Yahoo asserts claims on patents that include technical mechanisms in Facebook's ads, privacy controls and news feedYahoo has demanded licensing fees from Facebook for the use of its technology, potentially engulfing social media in the patent battles and lawsuits raging across much of the tech sector.Yahoo has asserted claims on...
Battle looms over patent rights

A Swedish Company Claims It Owns A Swipe Patent That Is Used By Apple

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Another front has opened in the multi-faceted story of patent battles: Neonode, an  optical touchscreen tech company based in Sweden, says that it has been granted a patent in the U.S. that covers the touch-and-glide gesture that it claims is used on devices like the iPhone and iPad. The patent...
A Swedish Company Claims It Owns A Swipe Patent That Is Used By Apple

Samsung Slapped with Antitrust Investigation by European Commission

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If anyone thought Samsung's global clashes with Apple were bad, they were probably right, but they might be nothing compared to what the company just got slammed with. Long story short, the European Commission has launched an antitrust investigation against Samsung. The goal is to see if the company tried...
Samsung Slapped with Antitrust Investigation by European Commission

Samsung drops European patent lawsuits against Apple

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Samsung has stated that it will withdraw from its European patent battles with Apple, covering infringement issues in the UK, France, Germany, Italy and the Netherlands. Halting its injunction requests was apparently "in the interest of protecting consumer choice " and comes soon after a recent update to the...
Samsung drops European patent lawsuits against Apple

Apple vs. Motorola, HTC suit combined, moved to 2014

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Apple has won a scheduling victory over Motorola and HTC in the latest round of the giants' patent battles in Florida today. An exasperated judge consolidated the disparate trials, which consist of of patent infringement claims by Apple against both companies and counter-claims from them, in part because of a...
Apple vs. Motorola, HTC suit combined, moved to 2014

Precedent-setting SEP enforcement injunction awarded in Wi-Fi dispute

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A ruling yesterday in the Northern District of California may have repercussions on the smartphone patent battles raging across the US court landscape. A federal judge granted a user of a standards-essential patent a preliminary injunction against enforcement of a possible US International Trade Commission (ITC) sales injunction. This decision...
Precedent-setting SEP enforcement injunction awarded in Wi-Fi dispute
Court shreds power of Motorola's standard-based patents

Nokia backs Apple in legal skirmish against Samsung

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Apple has received support from the Finnish phone maker in one of its many patent battles with Samsung. [Read more]...
Nokia backs Apple in legal skirmish against Samsung

Apple, Samsung continue patent battles

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The ongoing battle between Samsung and Apple over intellectual property continues, with the news that a U.S. trade agency judge has sided with Apple on a dispute over a text-selection patent. The preliminary ruling was made on March 26, but publicly released late Thursday. Reuters reported that the decision must...
Apple, Samsung continue patent battles

Microsoft's offer to Google for patent peace: Just do what we say

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Microsoft is tired of Google’s campaign to paint it as a patent troll, and it has come up with some fairly simple suggestions to stop the bad blood: quit the negative publicity, and agree to our terms (or else). In a blog post this morning, simply titled “A Solid...
Microsoft's offer to Google for patent peace: Just do what we say

The smartphone patent wars explained - for you, Eric Schmidt

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After Google's chairman said he 'doesn't understand the details' of the smartphone battles, we provide a primer explaining what's going onFollowing Eric Schmidt's remark to Kara Swisher in October that he wouldn't comment on the smartphone patent wars because he "doesn't understand all the details", we'd like to be of...
The smartphone patent wars explained - for you, Eric Schmidt

Apple and HTC find patent peace

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Apple (AAPL) and Samsung (005930) may never settle their patent disputes, but those who have argued that Apple is completely unwilling to negotiate in its various patent battles with Android vendors have some backtracking to do. Apple and struggling Taiwan-based smartphone maker HTC (2498) jointly announced on Saturday that they...
Apple and HTC find patent peace

Smartphone Patent Wars Show the System Works, Patent Chief Says

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David Kappos, head of the United States Patent and Trademark Office, said the smartphone patent wars are a natural byproduct of competition in a highly innovative new marketplace. The patent battles, he said, are proof that the system works, rather than evidence of companies' exploitation of weaknesses in the patent...
Smartphone Patent Wars Show the System Works, Patent Chief Says

Facebook phone rumors resurface: HTC-built Facebook smartphone launching in 2013

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It had been exactly three months since reports of Facebook’s (FB) rumored smartphone resurfaced, so we were definitely due. The social networking giant is set to post its first ever earnings report on Thursday after the market closes but until then, investors get to wonder what might come of...
Facebook phone rumors resurface: HTC-built Facebook smartphone launching in 2013

OpenTV owner sues Netflix over patent infringement

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OpenTV isn't a name on the tips of most consumers tongues. Neither is Kudelski SA, the company behind the video middleware platform, most commonly found on cable set top boxes. But brand recognition may increase now that the firm is taking streaming video giant Netflix to court. At issue...
OpenTV owner sues Netflix over patent infringement

Tim Cook and Samsung CEO Choi Gee-sung Meeting Today to Discuss Patent Issues

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Following last month's announcement that Apple and Samsung had agreed to high-level talks involving the two companies' CEOs in an attempt to resolve ongoing patent litigation, Reuters provides a preview of the session set to begin today in San Francisco. The talks, which will be mediated by a federal judge,...
Tim Cook and Samsung CEO Choi Gee-sung Meeting Today to Discuss Patent Issues

Google completes buyout of Magnolia Broadband patents, puts a little extra protection under its belt

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Magnolia Broadband revealed that Google was buying some of its patents at the start of June, but to say that its confirmation was brief would be an understatement. It's being more verbose now that the transaction has been cleared: Google now owns over 50 patents for beamforming wireless signals....
Google completes buyout of Magnolia Broadband patents, puts a little extra protection under its belt

The Next Big Tech Battle Could Be Apple Versus Amazon (AAPL, AMZN)

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Bolstered by a huge victory in its patent-infringement case against Samsung, where could Apple turn next? To the north, in Seattle, there's a juicy target: Amazon.com. Amazon is widely expected to introduce new mobile devices next month--possibly a smartphone but almost certainly new Kindle tablets that compete with the iPad....
The Next Big Tech Battle Could Be Apple Versus Amazon (AAPL, AMZN)

DOJ and USPTO look to limit standards-based patents

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The Department of Justice and the US Patent and Trademark Office sent a policy statement [PDF] today, suggesting that the International Trade Commission or ITC back away from enforcing "exclusion orders," which can kick a product off the US market in cases involving standards-based patents. It's an important issue...
DOJ and USPTO look to limit standards-based patents

Samsung and Google set for high-profile talks over Android ecoystem, Apple patents

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With Eric Schmidt in the country to help promote the launch of his company’s Nexus 7 tablet today, Samsung mobile chief Shin Jong-kyun has said he will meet with the Google chairman in a top-level meeting while he is in Korea. The Korea Times reports that the meeting is scheduled for Thursday,...
Samsung and Google set for high-profile talks over Android ecoystem, Apple patents

Samsung Strikes Back With Its Own Patent Lawsuit Against The iPhone 5

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Oct. 2 (Bloomberg) -- Samsung Electronics Co. said Apple Inc.'s iPhone 5 infringes its patents, escalating a global fight over mobile devices after winning a court order lifting a ban on U.S. sales of the Galaxy Tab 10.1 tablet computer. The world's largest mobile-phone seller, based in Suwon, South Korea,...
Samsung Strikes Back With Its Own Patent Lawsuit Against The iPhone 5

Apple's patent battles intensify

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Samsung says it plans to sue Apple over tech used by the iPhone 5, as the US courts investigate a separate complaint by Google....
Apple's patent battles intensify

LG five million LTE smartphones, plans 'second to none' lineup soon and girds for patent battles

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While LG's dollars and cents return on its cellphones have been up and down this year, but the company just announced that since starting the LTE trend with the Revolution in May 2011, it's sold five million high-speed data connected handsets and has no plans to slow down. The...
LG five million LTE smartphones, plans 'second to none' lineup soon and girds for patent battles
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