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ITC Finds Apple’s OS X Infringes HTC’s S3 Patents, But iOS Cleared

ITC Finds Apple’s OS X Infringes HTC’s S3 Patents, But iOS Cleared

A ruling by the International Trade Commission (ITC) in the US on the patent case between Apple and HTC has just been released to the public this week. The ongoing battle has had many twists and turns, involving multiple ITC complaints back and forth, but this one is specifically about the S3 patents owned by HTC that Apple could be violating. The ITC has found that Apple's Mac OS X platform does infringe on the patents, but that its iOS mobile platform does not.

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Google chairman: Apple’s lawsuits prompted by jealousy and innovation-shortfall

Google chairman: Apple’s lawsuits prompted by jealousy and innovation-shortfall

Google chairman Eric Schmidt has accused Apple and others of jealousy over Android's success, claiming the spate of patent lawsuits against Android OEMs are "just inspired by our success." Speaking in Tokyo at the Google Mobile Revolution conference, Schmidt suggested that "the big news in the past year has been the explosion of Google Android handsets and this means our competitors are responding," PerthNow reports, going on to sneer that "they are not responding with innovation, they're responding with lawsuits."

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Android legal losses reportedly prompt exodus to Windows Phone and MeeGo

Android legal losses reportedly prompt exodus to Windows Phone and MeeGo

HTC's recent legal loss in the ITC Apple patent case, along with Microsoft's aggressive patent push amid Android OEMs, has reportedly left manufacturers increasingly wary of Google's open-source OS. According to the 21st Century Business Herald, growing Chinese brands like ZTE and Huawei are looking to adopt Windows Phone Mango either as a placatory measure toward Microsoft or the first step in a transition from over-reliance on Android. However, the platform spat could also have an unlikely beneficiary: MeeGo.

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Judge rebukes Apple’s attempts to speed Samsung patent suit

Judge rebukes Apple’s attempts to speed Samsung patent suit

Apple's attempts to speed up the ongoing legal battle between it and Samsung have suffered a set-back, with the judge presiding over the patent infringement suit deciding that the Cupertino company failed to demonstrate that there was sufficient urgency to warrant accelerating the case. According to Judge Lucy Koh, "Apple has not established substantial harm or prejudice justifying a shortened briefing and hearing schedule for its Motion to Expedite." While the decision is a relatively minor one in terms of Apple's overall case, it could have implications for the court's attitude towards the suit as a whole.

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HTC calls out Apple for competing in courts, not on products

HTC calls out Apple for competing in courts, not on products

HTC has officially commented on yesterday's news that Apple has added a fresh batch of patent infringement allegations to the ongoing legal action between the two companies, telling SlashGear that it "vehemently denies" all of Apple's claims. "HTC is dismayed" the company's general counsel, Grace Lei says, "that Apple has resorted to competition in the courts rather than the market place." As expected, the second set of claims detail HTC's more recent devices, including the EVO 4G and HTC Flyer tablet.

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Apple granted iPhone multitouch patent: Lawyers prepare for action

Apple granted iPhone multitouch patent: Lawyers prepare for action

Apple has been granted a vital capacitive multitouch touchscreen patent, which could trigger a new round of IP legal battles against rival smartphone manufacturers. The patent, titled "Portable multifunction device, method, and graphical user interface for translating displayed content," details the touch and control systems Apple used in the first-gen iPhone and in all models since, and which experts believe could leave Samsung, HTC and others in hot water.

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