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German court dismisses Motorola's patent lawsuit against Apple

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Motorola suffered a setback in Germany this morning, after a Mannheim Regional Court struck down one of the company's several patent lawsuits against Apple. The patent in question, EP1053613, is considered essential to the 3G/UMTS wireless standard and, more specifically, pertains to a "method and system for generating a...
German court dismisses Motorola's patent lawsuit against Apple

From February, HTC won’t tell you how many smartphones it sells

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Taiwanese mobile giant HTC is set to adopt a similar strategy to its Android smartphone-making rival Samsung and amend its quarterly financial statements to no longer reflect the number of smartphones it sells. Digitimes reports that the change is set to come into effect from February, over concerns that it...
From February, HTC won’t tell you how many smartphones it sells

Sources say the US is going to approve Google’s purchase of Motorola

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The “will they or won’t they” argument is apparently over when it comes to Google’s monster $12.5B acquisition of Motorola. According to a report by Reuters, the Department of Justice will soon officially approve the sale. The deal has been held up since Google announced the bid in August, and...
Sources say the US is going to approve Google’s purchase of Motorola

Outcome of Apple and Samsung’s patent talks expected on Friday

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The outcome of patent talks between Apple CEO Tim Cook and senior Samsung executives could be disclosed as soon as Friday, when Samsung’s chairman, vice chairman and mobile chief Shin return to meet in Korea. The Korea Herald reports that vice chairman Choi Gee-sung and mobile chief Shin Jong-kyun will return from...
Outcome of Apple and Samsung’s patent talks expected on Friday
Feature: How the Aussie government "invented WiFi" and sued its way to $430 million

U.S. representatives take on patent trolls with SHIELD Act

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A bipartisan bill in Congress aims to bring in a "loser pays" system for software and hardware patent lawsuits, to protect startups from companies that want to force settlements through the threat of high legal bills. [Read more]...
U.S. representatives take on patent trolls with SHIELD Act

Nokia's cottoned on: launches patent lawsuits against HTC, RIM and Viewsonic

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Nokia has just announced that it's commencing patent litigation in Germany against HTC, Research in Motion and Viewsonic in the US and Germany. Developing...Nokia's cottoned on: launches patent lawsuits against HTC, RIM and Viewsonic originally appeared on Engadget on Wed, 02 May 2012 09:33:00 EDT. Please see our terms...
Nokia's cottoned on: launches patent lawsuits against HTC, RIM and Viewsonic

Nokia files lawsuits against HTC, RIM and Viewsonic over 45 of its patents in the US and Germany

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Nokia has just issued a press release stating that in an effort to “protect its innovations and intellectual property”, the company has filed patent lawsuits against rival smartphone makers HTC, RIM and Viewsonic. The Finnish mobile maker says that the companies infringe a number of its standards essential patents, filing...
Nokia files lawsuits against HTC, RIM and Viewsonic over 45 of its patents in the US and Germany

THE BOTTOM LINE: Apple Really Is Going To Try To Kill Google (AAPL, GOOG)

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Before Steve Jobs died he told biographer Walter Isaacson he was, "willing to go thermonuclear war" with Google over Android, "because it's a stolen product." After the book came out, we asked Isaacson how Apple was waging a "thermonuclear war" with Google. The best Isaacson could tell us was that...
THE BOTTOM LINE: Apple Really Is Going To Try To Kill Google (AAPL, GOOG)

EU probes Motorola over patents

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The European Commission orders two investigations into Motorola Mobility's patent lawsuits after complaints by Apple and Microsoft....
EU probes Motorola over patents

Microsoft to pay $1 billion for rights to entire AOL patent portfolio

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Microsoft has agreed to pay AOL $1.056 billion to acquire 800 patents and gain licenses to the rest of the patents AOL will continue to own after the pending sale. It leaked out a few weeks ago that the struggling AOL was looking to shore up its financial position...
Microsoft to pay $1 billion for rights to entire AOL patent portfolio

Twitter's Revolutionary Agreement Lets Original Inventors Stop Patent Trolls

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We've talked repeatedly in the past about how even if a company got patents for solely defensive reasons, down the road, those patents can end up in the hands of trolls, who abuse them to hinder real innovation. If you talk to engineers -- especially software engineers -- in Silicon...
Twitter's Revolutionary Agreement Lets Original Inventors Stop Patent Trolls

UK Judge Rules Samsung Tablets 'Not as Cool' as iPad

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With the avalanche of patent lawsuits involving Apple, we try to restrict our coverage to the most significant developments such as issued injunctions, final settlements, and monetary awards. But while a UK judge's ruling today that Samsung's Galaxy Tab products do not infringe upon Apple's iPad design merely maintains the...
UK Judge Rules Samsung Tablets 'Not as Cool' as iPad

Twitter's no-lawsuit pledge: "We will not join the patent wars"

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Twitter today unveiled a bold new commitment that will be made in writing to its employees—the company will not use any patents derived from employee inventions in offensive lawsuits without the inventor's permission. The move is highly unusual in the technology industry, which is awash in patent lawsuits filed...
Twitter's no-lawsuit pledge: "We will not join the patent wars"

Apple CEO Tim Cook met with Samsung execs this week to discuss patent issues

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Ordered by U.S. District Judge Lucy Koh of the Northern District of California, Apple CEO Tim Cook and top-ranking Samsung executives Choi Gee-sung and Shin Jong-kyun met in the US on July 16, with the view to putting an end to the numerous patent lawsuits currently being fought across the world. The...
Apple CEO Tim Cook met with Samsung execs this week to discuss patent issues

Patent trolls curb innovation and cost the U.S. $29B in 2011

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A new study shows that patent lawsuits are not only costing the country billions of dollars but are also placing the burden on small and medium-size companies, which slows invention. [Read more]...
Patent trolls curb innovation and cost the U.S. $29B in 2011
As patent wars escalate, business booms for those who can predict the odds

Facebook Has Been Sued Five Times For Patent Infringement In Two Months Since Filing For Its IPO

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We recently wrote about a Rob "CmdrTaco" Malda column for the Washington Post, which suggested that getting sued for patent infringement was like frat hazing for tech companies that file to go public. If that's true, then it appears that Facebook is taking its paddle whacks from quite a few...
Facebook Has Been Sued Five Times For Patent Infringement In Two Months Since Filing For Its IPO

Google hit with patent claim over Google Drive

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The growing popularity of cloud technology is attracting not just users but patent lawsuits too. The latest example is a suit against Google that claims the company’s Drive and Docs products violate a 1999 software patent. In a suit filed in Houston federal court, Superspeed LLC is claiming it owns...
Google hit with patent claim over Google Drive

Apple's Public Shaming: The New Punishment for Filing a Losing Patent Claim

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A judge in the United Kingdom dealt an unusual punishment to Apple for losing a court case against Samsung last week. Apple sued Samsung in the U.K., claiming that the South Korean manufacturer's Galaxy Tab tablets copied the iPad. This, the judge said, was not true. Yesterday, the judge ruled that...
Apple's Public Shaming: The New Punishment for Filing a Losing Patent Claim

Apple Steps Into Patent Fight To Unnecessarily Silence A Little Girl

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We've covered plenty of stories concerning Apple's ridiculously arbitrary nature as the gatekeeper for iOS apps, approving or pulling them with little reason. And, of course, we've discussed a variety of ridiculous patent lawsuits -- including one we wrote about back in March, concerning a fight over an iPad app...
Apple Steps Into Patent Fight To Unnecessarily Silence A Little Girl

Oracle sues Lodsys to squash its patents, deals in ironic reversals of fortune

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Lodsys has been facing an increasing backlash ever since it began suing left and right to scrape money from developers over patents, including countering lawsuits from some heavy hitters. Its stiffest opposition might have just lined up in the form of Oracle, however. The database behemoth is hoping to...
Oracle sues Lodsys to squash its patents, deals in ironic reversals of fortune

Samsung to open new retail store in Sydney on the same road as Apple’s own

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Enjoying success with a small pop-up store during the launch of Apple’s iPhone 4S smartphone in Sydney, Australia, Samsung has decided to set up a permanent location in the city by securing the lease for a new store in the same street as its rival. The Sydney Morning Herald reports...
Samsung to open new retail store in Sydney on the same road as Apple’s own

Judge puts the kibosh on one Apple vs. Motorola patent trial (maybe, tune in next week)

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In an (all too rare, if you ask us) occurrence, US Circuit Judge Richard A. Posner has tentatively decided to dismiss an Apple patent infringement case against Motorola. Both sides were seeking damages in the case, and the decision to dismiss it "with prejudice" would mean neither side could...
Judge puts the kibosh on one Apple vs. Motorola patent trial (maybe, tune in next week)

How Tech Patent Lawsuits Hurt Real People

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A patent lawsuit between a David and Goliath in the tech world threatens to silence a four-year-old girl, parents claim....
How Tech Patent Lawsuits Hurt Real People

Patent lawsuits aimed at big and small operators threaten web freedoms

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Sir Tim Berners-Lee gave crucial testimony at the Eolas hearing, in just one of many cases seen as commercial threats to developersIn the first week of February, Sir Tim Berners-Lee stood in front of a jury in east Texas. His task was daunting: he had to invalidate a set of...
Patent lawsuits aimed at big and small operators threaten web freedoms
“Defensive Patent License” created to protect innovators from trolls

EU opens two antitrust investigations against Motorola following complaints from Apple and Microsoft

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The European Commission announced today that it has opened two formal antitrust investigations against Motorola Mobility, seeking to asses whether it has abused its standard-essential patents to “distort competition” by breaching EU antitrust rules. The investigation comes after both Apple and Microsoft issued complaints to the Commission, having both been the subject...
EU opens two antitrust investigations against Motorola following complaints from Apple and Microsoft

Microsoft And TiVo Drop Their Patent Lawsuits Against Each Other

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Microsoft is dropping its patent lawsuit against set-top box maker TiVo, in which Microsoft had complained of not only copyright infringement, but had also threatened a ban on importing TiVo’s hardware and software into the U.S. And TiVo has agreed to drop its suits against Microsoft, as well. For background,...
Microsoft And TiVo Drop Their Patent Lawsuits Against Each Other
Small Android developers not worried about raging patent wars
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