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Apple HTC case dismissals hit tiny snag at Google-owned patents

Apple HTC case dismissals hit tiny snag at Google-owned patents

The legal teams at Apple and HTC agreed upon a multi-year cease-fire quite recently with exceptions being made only for a collection of patents that are being revealed this week as unique in their direct ties to Google. This set of claims are being dismissed "with prejudice" as opposed to "without prejudice" as it has been with the rest of this legal adventure, and were each being used previously by HTC against Apple. Separately, four "new" patent agreements have been identified by Foss Patents as being stand-out and not especially visible to the public before they were first asserted against Nokia in separate cases - each of them stand-out because of their potential for future Apple vs Samsung or Motorola cases in the smartphone and tablet realms - watch out!

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Buying HTC won’t solve Samsung’s Apple patent problem

Buying HTC won’t solve Samsung’s Apple patent problem

Apple's licensing deal with HTC has been carefully structured to prevent third-parties such as Samsung from gaining patent protection by strategically acquiring the struggling phone manufacturer, it's been revealed. The agreement between the two firms was announced earlier this month, though neither Apple nor HTC would confirm much in the way of details; however, according to a heavily redacted version found by FOSSPatents, there's a special clause present which automatically invalidates the deal should either Apple or HTC be taken over.

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Apple faces uphill challenge invalidating HTC LTE patents

Apple faces uphill challenge invalidating HTC LTE patents

Apple may have a tougher than expected challenge persuading a US court to invalidate HTC LTE patents, with the trade judge presiding over the trial already agreeing with HTC on key issues of ownership. Justice Thomas Pender said he would likely dismiss Apple arguments that HTC does not correctly own the two patents in question, Businessweek reports, telling the Cupertino firm's lawyer that "I don't care if they bought these patents to sue you or not."

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HTC removes patent in ITC case against Apple

HTC removes patent in ITC case against Apple

Here’s a quick refresher on HTC’s legal battle against Apple: the company’s launch of the One X and EVO 4G LTE in the United States was stalled briefly thanks to an import ban handed down by the ITC after the handsets were found to infringe on one of Apple’s patents. Now, in a second case involving the ITC, HTC has had to remove a crucial patent, bringing its total claims down from 8 to 2.

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UK court rules HTC doesn’t infringe on Apple’s patents

UK court rules HTC doesn’t infringe on Apple’s patents

Various phone companies are trading blows in the courts over alleged patent infringements, and a new ruling out of the UK shows that HTC doesn’t infringe Apple’s patents. Apple took HTC to court in the UK over four patents, although the judge in the case, Christopher Floyd, ruled that three of those patents are invalid. Bloomberg reports that while Apple’s final patent is valid, HTC doesn’t infringe on it on current devices.

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Apple: 29 HTC phones still infringe our patent and we want them banned

Apple: 29 HTC phones still infringe our patent and we want them banned

HTC may have managed to satisfy the US International Trade Commission (ITC) that its recent smartphones don't infringe Apple patents and ought to be allowed into the US, but Apple isn't willing to give up the fight. The company claims 29 of HTC's devices - including the new One Series - violate its patented technology, and is demanding that the ITC step in fast to clamp down on the alleged infringements.

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Apple and HTC ordered to discuss patent settlement in August

Apple and HTC ordered to discuss patent settlement in August

The fight between Apple and HTC is heating up: earlier this week the US International Trade Commission impounded HTC's shipments of high-end phones, presumably due to the December patent decision in Apple's favor. It looks like the Delaware District Court has had enough (not unlike some other people) and has ordered the two companies to enter settlement talks starting on August 28th. A similar order was issued in Apple's litigation against Samsung earlier this year.

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US HTC phones circumvent Apple’s patents

US HTC phones circumvent Apple’s patents

Apple has managed to score a victory against HTC, with the ITC finding that its Android phones infringed a patent dealing with context menus. It may be short lived, however, as it has been discovered that HTC is shipping a custom version of Android in the United States without such context menus in order to circumvent the block. The Verge has confirmed that the AT&T HTC One X and HTC EVO 4G LTE both exclude the infringing feature.

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Kodak sues Apple, HTC over digital imaging patents

Kodak sues Apple, HTC over digital imaging patents

Kodak has announced that it's suing Apple and HTC for infringing on four of its digital imaging patents. It also claims HTC to be infringing on a fifth image preview patent, which is already at the center of an ongoing case that Kodak has lodged against Apple and RIM. This latest suit was filed today with the US International Trade Commission and in a New York district court.

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HTC workaround for avoiding Apple patent infringement ruling is complete

HTC workaround for avoiding Apple patent infringement ruling is complete

HTC has been embroiled in multiple patent litigations with Apple over the last year. One of the patent cases involved HTC infringing on some of the user interface patents that Apple held. The judge in that case ruled against HTC and said that the company was infringing one of the Apple patents in that case. HTC lost a patent case against Apple on a patent involving linking and analyzing data and resulting in an import ban on some products.

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