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ITC asks 'members of the public' for input on how an Xbox import ban would affect the public interest

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Companies and organizations fighting the abuse of standard-essential patents as well as makers of Xbox games now have an opportunity to warn a U.S. trade agency against the implications of a ban of Microsoft's wildly popular gaming console resulting from Motorola's aggressive enforcement of patents on the H.264 (video codec)...
ITC asks 'members of the public' for input on how an Xbox import ban would affect the public interest

ITC institutes investigation of Nokia's second complaint against HTC -- VP8 also at issue

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Late on Thursday the United States International Trade Commission ("USITC", or just "ITC") gave notice of its (expected) decision to investigate Nokia's second complaint against HTC, filed about four weeks ago.In this new investigation Nokia is asserting six patents against HTC, one of which is allegedly infringed by HTC's implementation...
ITC institutes investigation of Nokia's second complaint against HTC -- VP8 also at issue

ITC judge issues preliminary ruling on Apple v. Samsung case six days ahead of schedule

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Yesterday, Administrative Law Judge (ALJ) Thomas B. Pender of the United States International Trade Commission (USITC, or just ITC) made an initial determination on remand ("remand ID") in the investigation of Apple's complaint against Samsung. At this point the document has to be redacted so as not to disclose confidential...
ITC judge issues preliminary ruling on Apple v. Samsung case six days ahead of schedule

ITC judge recommends Microsoft Xbox import ban in US for infringing on Motorola patents

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Image via Phandroid An administrative law judge for the United States International Trade Commission has recommended a ban on Xbox gaming consoles from importing to the country. According to the recommendation (PDF), which publicly released yesterday, the U.S. ban of 4 GB and 250 GB consoles would essentially penalize Xbox’s...
ITC judge recommends Microsoft Xbox import ban in US for infringing on Motorola patents

Google/Motorola claims Apple infringes seven patents, relate to Siri, location-based reminders

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Google’s new Motorola Division has filed a patent lawsuit against Apple with the United States International Trade Commission, according to the Wall Street Journal. In this lawsuit, Motorola claims that Apple violated seven patents with its iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch iOS products and even Macs. As detailed by...
Google/Motorola claims Apple infringes seven patents, relate to Siri, location-based reminders

InterDigital files ITC complaint against Huawei, Nokia, Samsung and ZTE, requests sales ban

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InterDigital is at it again. The company may have lightened its patent load last summer with a little help from Intel, but it apparently still has plenty of ammunition left to fire at four new targets: Huawei, Nokia, Samsung and ZTE for selling "certain 3G and 4G wireless devices......
InterDigital files ITC complaint against Huawei, Nokia, Samsung and ZTE, requests sales ban

Japanese court deemed Samsung's delayed disclosure of essential patents abusive conduct

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On Thursday Apple successfully defended itself against the assertion of a standard-essential patent (SEP) by Samsung in Japan. On a global scale this was Samsung's 22nd SEP assertion to have been dismissed, dropped or stayed. It was the first pro-FRAND ruling by an Asian court that I've ever heard of....
Japanese court deemed Samsung's delayed disclosure of essential patents abusive conduct

ITC pushes back resolution of Apple v. Samsung case by two weeks to March 27, 2013

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The United States International Trade Commission (USITC, ITC) just gave notice of its decision to extend the target date for the investigation of Apple's complaint against Samsung by two weeks to March 23, 2013. Accordingly, the trade panel's decision on whether to review Administrative Law Judge Thomas Pender's initial determination...
ITC pushes back resolution of Apple v. Samsung case by two weeks to March 27, 2013

Apple to ITC: 'Samsung is now expanding its misconduct' from 3G to 4G essential patents

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Toward the end of last week Apple filed a statement on the public interest with the United States International Trade Commission (ITC) in connection with Samsung's ITC complaint against Ericsson, parts of which also apply to Ericsson's own complaint against Samsung while other parts are specific to Samsung. I found...
Apple to ITC: 'Samsung is now expanding its misconduct' from 3G to 4G essential patents

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’s request for an emergency ban on U.S. HTC device imports overruled by ITC

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

Apple files third ITC complaint in as many years against HTC

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[DEVELOPING STORY -- will update as additional information becomes available]Apple does not waver in the enforcement of its patents against Android device makers. On Monday (June 4), Apple filed a new complaint against HTC with the United States International Trade Commission ("ITC"). The ITC is a quasi-judicial U.S. government agency...
Apple files third ITC complaint in as many years against HTC

Google keeps losing: ITC finally tosses Motorola's complaint against Apple

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This week begins for Google like last week ended: with another failure to convert the $12.5 billion purchase of Motorola Mobility into leverage against a major rival. On Friday a German court denied Google's Motorola an injunction against Microsoft over a push notification patent that is most likely invalid. Today the...
Google keeps losing: ITC finally tosses Motorola's complaint against Apple

InterDigital wants Huawei and ZTE to pay license fees for invalid and non-infringed FRAND patents

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The proceedings before the ITC and the United States District Court for the District of Delaware relating to InterDigital's early-January complaint against Samsung, Nokia, Huawei and ZTE are particularly interesting from a FRAND point of view because this is the first high-profile (and multi-party) FRAND dispute in which the defendants...
InterDigital wants Huawei and ZTE to pay license fees for invalid and non-infringed FRAND patents

Apple filing reveals Samsung recently reduced its 2.4% royalty demand for standard-essential patents

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The United States International Trade Commission recently postponed its decision on Samsung's complaint against Apple until May 31, 2013 and raised additional questions relating to FRAND licensing obligations and the impact of an exclusion order. On some questions, only Apple, Samsung and the Office of Unfair Import Investigations ("ITC staff") were...
Apple filing reveals Samsung recently reduced its 2.4% royalty demand for standard-essential patents

Nintendo Case Poses Patent-War Test

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The U.S. Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit heard oral arguments today in a patent dispute involving Nintendo that could have wider implications for the technology industry. The outcome of the case could make it easier for companies to take their patent complaints to the United States International Trade...
Nintendo Case Poses Patent-War Test

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

No U.S. import ban against Samsung for now: Apple's four-patent win to be reviewed

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The top-level decision-making body of the United States International Trade Commission (USITC, or ITC) just gave notice of its decision to review all parts of a preliminary ruling by an Administrative Law Judge (ALJ) that held Samsung to infringe four Apple patents and found no violation of two other patents....
No U.S. import ban against Samsung for now: Apple's four-patent win to be reviewed

Google loses another one to Microsoft: ITC judge says Xbox doesn't infringe sensor UI patent

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An Administrative Law Judge (ALJ) at the United States International Trade Commission (USITC, or just ITC) has given notice of a preliminary ruling that Microsoft's Xbox gaming console does not infringe Google's (Motorola's) U.S. Patent No. 6,246,862 on a "sensor controlled user interface for portable communication device". This non-standard-essential patent...
Google loses another one to Microsoft: ITC judge says Xbox doesn't infringe sensor UI patent

Samsung Wins Import Ban Against Older iPhones, iPads

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An unexpected victory for Samsung in its patent battle with Apple. The United States International Trade Commission on Tuesday granted the South Korean company’s request for import ban on older iPhones and iPads which it found to infringe one of Samsung’s standard essential patents. The ITC’s order effects only AT&T...
Samsung Wins Import Ban Against Older iPhones, iPads

Qualcomm requests USITC retract letter attacking Apple

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A letter condemning Apple as a habitual patent infringer filed by Qualcomm with the United States International Trade Commission (USITC) has been completely withdrawn by the communications chip manufacturer. Qualcomm claims the letter wasn't "appropriately authorized" and that it doesn't want the commission to consider the submission in any way,...
Qualcomm requests USITC retract letter attacking Apple

Google's Motorola petitions U.S. trade agency to keep its complaint against Apple alive

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At close of business on Monday, wholly-owned Google subsidiary Motorola Mobility filed a 33-page petition for review with the United States International Trade Commission (USITC, or just ITC) concerning a mid-December preliminary ruling by an Administrative Law Judge on the sole remaining patent in Motorola's complaint against Apple.Judge Thomas Pender...
Google's Motorola petitions U.S. trade agency to keep its complaint against Apple alive

Microsoft notifies ITC of FTC-Google settlement, expects Motorola to withdraw complaint

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On Friday, the day after Google's antitrust settlement with the Federal Trade Commission (see my initial reaction, explanation of mechanics, comparison with other SEP case), Microsoft filed a "notice of development in connection with Motorola's H.264 standard essential patents" with the United States International Trade Commission (ITC), expressing the expectation...
Microsoft notifies ITC of FTC-Google settlement, expects Motorola to withdraw complaint

Android likely infringes Nokia patent on tethering as Google and HTC lose out on claim construction

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Android's popular tethering feature, which enables mobile phones to act as network routers in order to share their Internet connections with portable computers, appears likely to infringe on a key Nokia patent. At the United States International Trade Commission (USITC, or just ITC) Nokia has just defeated Google and HTC...
Android likely infringes Nokia patent on tethering as Google and HTC lose out on claim construction

HTC Sues Apple For Patent Infringement

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HTC Corporation has taken legal action against Apple Inc., filing a complaint with the United States International Trade Commission (ITC) to halt the sale and importation of the iPhone, iPad and iPod in the United States. This is coming on the heels of Microsoft going after most of the mobile...
HTC Sues Apple For Patent Infringement

ITC starts thorough review of preliminary Google-Apple ruling, including key FRAND issues

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The United States International Trade Commission just given notice that it will review in part -- actually, in many parts -- a preliminary ruling that held Apple to infringe a wireless standard-essential patent (SEP) held by Google subsidiary Motorola Mobility.Based on the review notice, Apple now has a realistic chance...
ITC starts thorough review of preliminary Google-Apple ruling, including key FRAND issues

ITC judge schedules final ruling on Apple's complaint against Samsung for August 1, 2013

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On January 23 the top-level decision-making body of the United States International Trade Commission (USITC, or just ITC) gave notice of a remand and a review of a preliminary ruling that found Samsung to infringe four Apple patents (in October). This results in a delay of the U.S. import ban...
ITC judge schedules final ruling on Apple's complaint against Samsung for August 1, 2013

ITC bans importation of older iPhones and iPads into the U.S. over 3G-essential Samsung patent

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[DEVELOPING STORY -- STILL ADDING DETAIL -- PLEASE CHECK BACK LATER]The United States International Trade Commission (USITC, or just ITC) has just ordered a U.S. import ban against older iPhones and iPads which were found to infringe a cellular standard-esential patent (SEP) asserted by Samsung, U.S. Patent No. 7,706,348 on...
ITC bans importation of older iPhones and iPads into the U.S. over 3G-essential Samsung patent

HTC Countersues Apple for Patent Infringement

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HTC PR: HTC Corporation today took legal action against Apple Inc., filing a complaint with the United States International Trade Commission (ITC) to halt the importation and sale of the iPhone, iPad and iPod in the United States.  ★ ...
HTC Countersues Apple for Patent Infringement
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