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Apple made to specify design alternatives for Samsung

Apple made to specify design alternatives for Samsung

Apple and Samsung have been embroiled in a worldwide legal battle for months regarding the South Korean manufacturer's smartphones and tablets infringing on the Cupertino company's designs and patents. Documents have surfaced today revealing that in seeking to ban Samsung's devices, Apple had to provide design workarounds to clarify exactly what sorts of designs would not be considered infringing. The list of alternatives is quite humorous.

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Samsung demands iPhone 4S source code and subsidy secrets

Samsung demands iPhone 4S source code and subsidy secrets

Samsung has demanded the iPhone 4S source code so that it can hunt for potential Apple patent infringement, in the latest escalation of the legal battle between the two companies. Just weeks after Apple secured a sales ban against the Galaxy Tab 10.1 in Australia, Samsung's lawyers asked courts in the country to order Apple to hand over the iPhone 4S code, Smart Office reports, in addition to details on subsidies agreed with Australian carriers. "If subsidies are given for the iPhone 4S," Samsung counsel Cynthia Cochrane told the judge, "there are less to go around for my client's products."

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Apple wins patent for Slide to Unlock iOS gesture

Apple wins patent for Slide to Unlock iOS gesture

The United States Patent and Trademark Office has just granted Apple a new patent today for its "Slide to Unlock" iOS gesture. The patent application was filed more than a year before the very first iPhone and refers to the unlocking gesture in broad terms as when "contact with the display corresponds to a predefined gesture for unlocking the device."

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TSMC starts 28nm production: NVIDIA & AMD in but Apple absent

TSMC starts 28nm production: NVIDIA & AMD in but Apple absent

TSMC, tipped to be biting into Samsung's supply contract with Apple, has announced that it has begun volume production of 28nm chips and has products already shipping to customers, though the company did not confirm Apple was one of them. Instead, AMD, NVIDIA, Qualcomm and Altera all get name-checked, with AMD and NVIDIA saying they will be using the 28nm process silicon in their next-gen graphics products.

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HTC loses to Apple in ITC patent infringement complaint

HTC loses to Apple in ITC patent infringement complaint

The International Trade Commission (ITC) in the US has ruled in favor of Apple in HTC's original patent infringement complaint against the Cupertino company. Judge Charles Bullock issued the ruling today, stating that Apple did not violate any of the four patents in question. The complaint was filed back in 2010 and the patents involved basic functions like phone dialing and power management.

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iPhone 4S may run afoul of Samsung antenna patents

iPhone 4S may run afoul of Samsung antenna patents

The iPhone 4S smartphone is an interesting device and it will surely be a thorn in the side of competitors. Samsung and Apple have been fighting patent battles in court around the world and the iPhone 4S may spark a new patent suit fight. According to the expert that predicted the iPhone 4 antenna issue, the 4S may infringe on Samsung patents. The expert is Gert Frølund Pedersen.

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Samsung seeks iPhone 4S sales ban in France and Italy

Samsung seeks iPhone 4S sales ban in France and Italy

Samsung will attempt to block iPhone 4S sales in France and Italy, the company has announced, citing two 3G WCDMA patents it claims Apple has infringed. Filing separate preliminary injunction motions in Paris and Milano today, Samsung claims that Apple "has continued  to flagrantly violate our intellectual property rights and free ride on our technology" and that the company believes "it is now necessary to take legal action to protect our innovation."

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Is Apple preparing an iPhone 5 LTE demo?

Is Apple preparing an iPhone 5 LTE demo?

Apple's rumored plans to hold the iPhone 5 launch, tipped to take place next week, at the company's Cupertino campus could be an LTE strategy decision, with the company looking to tightly control a 4G demonstration of the new smartphone. While Apple's usual iPhone launch venue, the Yerba Buena Center for the Arts, is known to be booked up on October 4, it's also possible that the company had no intention of revealing an LTE-equipped iPhone 5 anywhere but on its home turf.

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TSMC wins Apple A6 and A7 contract tips insider: Samsung dumped

TSMC wins Apple A6 and A7 contract tips insider: Samsung dumped

Apple's A6 and A7 processor production will indeed shift to TSMC, sources claim, as the company continues to distance itself from Samsung Electronics. The two firms have recently signed a foundry partnership agreement, DigiTimes reports, which will see the next-gen Apple A6 chipset and its successor, unofficially dubbed the Apple A7, produced using TSMC's 28nm and 20nm processes. Apple has until now relied on Samsung to produce the chips found in the iPad 2 and iPhone 4, co-developing the original A4 with the Korean company. However, increasingly strained relations and a number of ongoing legal battles have supposedly prompted Apple to look elsewhere for some of its components.

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