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Samsung to booby-trap iPhone 5 launch with LTE patent strike

Samsung to booby-trap iPhone 5 launch with LTE patent strike

Samsung is aiming to hijack Apple's new iPhone 5 launch by miring its rival in LTE patent litigation, sources at the company have apparently confirmed, echoing Apple's attempts to injunction new Samsung phones. "Samsung Electronics has decided to take immediate legal action against the Cupertino-based Apple" an unnamed insider told The Korea Times. "Countries in Europe and even the United States - Apple's home-turf - are our primary targets."

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Apple orders ban on 8 Galaxy smartphones in USA

Apple orders ban on 8 Galaxy smartphones in USA

This week the folks at Apple are continuing their assault on Samsung in the courtroom with further legal action against the manufacturer, attempting here early in the week to have 8 Android devices banned from the USA. These devices are all smartphones and the majority of them come from the Samsung Galaxy S II generation of Samsung smartphones. Along with that set of devices there's also a 4G iteration of the original Samsung Galaxy S as well as a few other oddities.

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Apple vs. Samsung: Everything Changes, Everything Stays the Same

Apple vs. Samsung: Everything Changes, Everything Stays the Same

A death-blow to Samsung; a free patent ride for Apple; a surprise window of opportunity for Microsoft: so the $1bn Apple vs. Samsung trial has been summed up as, and more. A US jury's decision this week that Samsung had "willfully" infringed Apple patents and should be vigorously punished for it has already scored deep the Android versus iOS battle lines. Yet, for all the huge sums and the outraged cries for patent reform - not to mention whispers that this finally could be Windows Phone's chance to shine - it's unclear exactly what will change.

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HTC faces bleak future as July revenues drop 45%

HTC faces bleak future as July revenues drop 45%

HTC’s 2012 smartphones have been met with favorable reviews, but it looks like the numbers aren’t reflecting the quality of the handsets. HTC has reported its July 2012 revenues, with the company amassing ~$835 million. That’s down 45% compared to July 2011, with the company also dropping ~$168 million compared to May of this year. HTC’s share prices fell by 7% after the news was released, with the company’s stocks sitting at their lowest since November 2008, according to Reuters.

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HTC pulls out of South Korea following poor sales

HTC pulls out of South Korea following poor sales

HTC may have put out an impressive range of smartphones for 2012, but the company has still been struggling financially against the likes of Samsung. The company announced today that it would be withdrawing completely from the South Korean market following strong competition. As a result, HTC will be closing its Korean office, although it notes that it will be “a long term process and not an immediate one as we want to cause the least disturbance for our customers here and continue after-sales services.”

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Will public shame stem Apple’s patent aggression?

Will public shame stem Apple’s patent aggression?

You could hardly make it up: Apple, its patent arguments not only rejected by UK courts, but instructed to do some advertising on Samsung's behalf to dismiss its rival's "arch copyist" reputation. That's a reputation Apple was instrumental in creating, of course, and while Samsung is throwing no small amount of money at its own defense, this latest spanking to its Cupertino rival/customer's pride is only likely to bolster its unofficial stance that the ongoing phone and tablet war is nothing but good for brand awareness. Question is, will being forced to make a very public apology temper Apple's appetite for litigation?

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HTC is happy about victory over Apple in UK

HTC is happy about victory over Apple in UK

Yesterday we mentioned that a UK court had ruled HTC wasn't infringing on a key Apple patent in the patent infringement row between the two companies. The UK court did uphold the Apple patent was valid, but found HTC didn't infringe on said patent. The High Court in London came to the ruling yesterday and deemed three other Apple patents invalid covering slide to unlock, multitouch, and a multilingual keyboard.

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Apple denied emergency HTC handset ban

Apple denied emergency HTC handset ban

It wasn’t that long ago that Apple scored an injunction against the HTC One X and the EVO 4G LTE in the United States. The handsets were eventually let into the country once HTC proved the phones were no longer infringing Apple’s patent. Cupertino cried foul, saying that HTC continued to infringe the menu related patent on 29 devices. The company called on the ITC to issue an emergency ban, a request which has now been denied.

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