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Samsung loses appeal to lift Galaxy Tab 10.1 sales ban

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A judge with the United States District Court for Northern California has rejected Samsung’s appeal to a lift a sales ban of its Galaxy Tab 10.1 tablet, Reuters reported. The rulings is the third and latest legal setback to hit the South Korean manufacturer over the past week. “Samsung...
Samsung loses appeal to lift Galaxy Tab 10.1 sales ban
Apple tells retailers to stop selling the Galaxy Nexus and Tab

Great story on legal battle over gene patents

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You might have heard that a Federal court invalidated seven patents on BCRA1 and BCRA2, collectively known as "the breast cancer genes", earlier this week. It is, to quote our Vice President, a big fucking deal. A couple of years ago, I wrote a story for MSN.com about women who...
Great story on legal battle over gene patents
Apple to DOJ: We’re the good guys, not the bad guys
Indicted BitTorrent group used FM, infrared receivers to record movies in theater

Honeywell Files Patent Lawsuit Against Smart Thermostat Developer Nest

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Conglomerate Honeywell, which develops thermostats, has filed a patent infringement lawsuit against Nest Labs, the developer of the innovative smart thermostat. The lawsuit, which was filed United States District Court for the District of Minnesota, alleges infringement of seven Honeywell patents related to its thermostat technology. As we’ve reported in...
Honeywell Files Patent Lawsuit Against Smart Thermostat Developer Nest

Judge Posner wants Apple and Motorola to 'winnow' more patents out of Chicago litigation

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On Tuesday (January 31, 2012), Circuit Judge Posner, who is serving by designation on the United States District Court for the Northern district of Illinois to preside over an Apple v. Motorola Mobility lawsuit, entered an order that became electronically retrievable on Wednesday (February 1, 2012) and, among other things,...
Judge Posner wants Apple and Motorola to 'winnow' more patents out of Chicago litigation

Samsung ripped off the iPhone's design? Not so fast...

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It’s inevitable: some full touchscreen phones are going to look like other full touchscreen phones. Just ask LG (066570), which saw its LG Prada design from 2006 resurrected when Apple (AAPL) unveiled the iPhone 4 in 2010. Samsung (005930) has repeatedly been accused by Apple, and bloggers, of stealing Apple’s...
Samsung ripped off the iPhone's design? Not so fast...

Failed attempt #7: Federal Circuit denies Google petition to exclude Lindholm email

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Perseverance doesn't always pay off. Google has tried -- but failed -- seven times to have a potentially damning piece of evidence, the "Lindholm email", hidden from the jury that will get together (possibly as early as April) to decide on whether it infringes on Oracle's asserted copyrights and patents....
Failed attempt #7: Federal Circuit denies Google petition to exclude Lindholm email

A closer look at the 207-page, landmark FRAND rate-setting decision in Microsoft v. Motorola

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On Thursday Judge James L. Robart of the United States District Court for the Western District of Washington published his FRAND rate-setting decision in the Microsoft v. Motorola contract case (the court's findings of fact and conclusions of law, my blog post). It was easy to see that Microsoft won...
A closer look at the 207-page, landmark FRAND rate-setting decision in Microsoft v. Motorola

Updated lists of Android patent infringement findings and successful countersuits

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I have received a fair amount of positive feedback to my lists of Android patent infringement findings as well as infringement findings in countersuits brought by Android device makers. Knowing that those two lists are being used as reference material by professionals in the financial services industry as well as...
Updated lists of Android patent infringement findings and successful countersuits

Nokia, ViewSonic, HTC forced into patent battle mediation

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A series of patent cases started by Nokia and against ViewSonic and HTC have been referred to mediation. Judge Leonard P. Stark of the United States District Court has sent the trio to Magistrate Judge Christoper J. Burke to try and hammer out a solution to the patent battles. The...
Nokia, ViewSonic, HTC forced into patent battle mediation
Court rules Amazon's 'Appstore' isn't false advertising, but full trademark lawsuit goes on

Apple's amended FRAND counterclaims against Samsung largely withstand motion to dismiss

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At close of business on Monday, Judge Lucy Koh of the United States District Court for the Norther District of California ruled on a Samsung motion (filed on November 22, 2011) to dismiss Apple's amended FRAND counterclaims brought in the first California litigation between the two which started in April...
Apple's amended FRAND counterclaims against Samsung largely withstand motion to dismiss
Apple agrees to drop patent claim against Samsung Galaxy S III mini
Google joins Samsung in patent dispute with Apple

Apple and Samsung CEOs to meet on May 21 and 22 for settlement talks in San Francisco court

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On April 17, I already reported on the fact that Apple and Samsung agreed, under soft pressure from Judge Lucy Koh of the United States District Court for the Northern District of California, to meet for court-moderated settlement talks at the level of the CEOs and their chief lawyers. Judge...
Apple and Samsung CEOs to meet on May 21 and 22 for settlement talks in San Francisco court

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

Apple, Google disagree on which U.S. appeals court should rule on their FRAND contract case

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A new round of legal maneuvering between Apple and Google's Motorola Mobility could, as one potential outcome, have the parties meet before Judge Richard Posner again. Last year Judge Posner dismissed both parties' claims against each other in the Northern District of Illinois, where he was sitting by designation though...
Apple, Google disagree on which U.S. appeals court should rule on their FRAND contract case

Judge proposes delay of Apple versus Samsung Siri trial

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Judge Lucy Koh of the United States District Court for the Northern District of California asked Apple and Samsung in a hearing today if Apple's suit over Siri search technology should wait until an appeals court rules on a separate suit. Koh told attorneys for both companies that the appeals...
Judge proposes delay of Apple versus Samsung Siri trial

Apple versus Samsung: Galaxy Tab 10.1 injunction stands

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Judge Lucy Koh of the United States District Court for the Northern District of California has declined to lift the sales injunction against the Galaxy Tab 10.1. The judge said in a ruling on Monday that it would not be appropriate to restart sales of the tablet as the matter...
Apple versus Samsung: Galaxy Tab 10.1 injunction stands

U.S. court penalizes Samsung for withholding 'design-around' source code from Apple

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In connection with a March 9, 2012 order that allowed Apple to take certain depositions out of time in order to make up for Samsung's lack of cooperation, I already wrote that "Apple has also tried to be no more forthcoming with documents than it's legally required to, but I...
U.S. court penalizes Samsung for withholding 'design-around' source code from Apple

Mannheim Regional Court postponed Motorola-Microsoft decision by two weeks

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When the United States District Court for the Western District of Washington granted a temporary restraining order and preliminary injunction Microsoft had requested against Motorola, the assumption was that the Mannheim Regional Court would hand down a ruling on a couple of Motorola Mobility lawsuits over allegedly H.264-essential patents next...
Mannheim Regional Court postponed Motorola-Microsoft decision by two weeks

Judge Tosses Apple's False Advertising Claims Against Amazon Android Appstore

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A first, minor victory for Amazon in its battle with Apple over the term “app store.” A United States district court on Tuesday granted Amazon’s motion for summary judgement on Apple’s allegation that the retailer is guilty of false advertising for improperly using its App Store mark to promote its...
Judge Tosses Apple's False Advertising Claims Against Amazon Android Appstore

Apple wants U.S. district court to obscure Samsung logo on video display for jurors

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After just blogging about the technical and timeline-related part of a joint Apple-Samsung filing made a few hours ago, I now have some tidbits from the filing that are, in a way, more entertaining.In their filing, the parties explain, among many other things, what kinds of evidence-related issues they plan...
Apple wants U.S. district court to obscure Samsung logo on video display for jurors

Making The Case For Why John Steele And Prenda Law Deserve To Be Sanctioned

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Last week we had the incredible story of the comedy routine that copyright troll John Steele and Prenda Law tried to pull on a courtroom in Florida, leading to the case being dismissed and the judge planning to dig deeper into the potential "fraud on the court." If you have...
Making The Case For Why John Steele And Prenda Law Deserve To Be Sanctioned

Apple targeted with patent suit over Passbook

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Software development company Ameranth has filed a patent complaint in the United States District Court for the Southern District of California against Apple (AAPL) over its Passbook service in iOS 6, AppleInsider reports. The company claims that Passbook violates four of its U.S. patents concerning “information management and synchronous...
Apple targeted with patent suit over Passbook

Breaking: Ruling: No Samsung embargoes, no juror misconduct

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Late Monday afternoon, Judge Lucy Koh of the United States District Court for the Northern District of California issued her first rulings after the December 6 post-trial hearing between Apple and Samsung regarding matters raised by the verdict of the first smartphone patent trial. The judge has refused product sales...
Breaking: Ruling: No Samsung embargoes, no juror misconduct

U.S. district court schedules FRAND hearing in Microsoft-Motorola case for May 7

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A few weeks ago I reported on a FRAND-related summary judgment order by the United States District Court for the Western District of Washington. Microsoft didn't immediately prevail on all of the counts of its motion for partial summary judgment against Motorola Mobility's assertions of standard-essential patents, but the order...
U.S. district court schedules FRAND hearing in Microsoft-Motorola case for May 7

Microsoft wants to tell jury in patent contract case about Google's refusal to release $100M bond

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A week ago Microsoft formally requested the release of a $100 million bond it had posted about a year ago in connection with an anti-enforcement injunction against a patent injunction obtained by Motorola Mobility in Germany. Microsoft argues that the bond is no longer necessary because the United States District Court...
Microsoft wants to tell jury in patent contract case about Google's refusal to release $100M bond
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