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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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Samsung: We’re working on an Apple attack with Google

Samsung: We’re working on an Apple attack with Google

Samsung says it is working on an anti-Apple legal plan with Google, confirming the search giant's direct involvement with its legal issues for the first time, and suggests a patent settlement is in the pipeline. Having seen the Galaxy Nexus slapped with a preliminary injunction last week, which it promptly appealed, Samsung now says it has a "game plan" with Google, The Korea Times reports, on how to squeeze more royalties out of its Cupertino rival.

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Samsung will oppose Apple’s Galaxy S III ban request

Samsung will oppose Apple’s Galaxy S III ban request

Apple and Samsung continue to dance to the tune of litigation, with Cupertino seeking a fresh ban in the United States, this time targeting the Galaxy S III. Samsung has shot back, saying that it intends to move ahead with the Galaxy S III launch and will fight Apple’s request. Samsung say that it will “vigorously oppose” any move by Apple’s to block the Galaxy S III in the US, and intends to meet the June 21st release date.

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Apple seeks Galaxy S III ban in USA

Apple seeks Galaxy S III ban in USA

This week the legal department at Apple is set to defend several of their patents against what they say is infringement on the part of Samsung with the upcoming USA release of the Galaxy S III. A preliminary injunction has been filed, this available for your perusal at Foss Patents, that's quite similar to the one that was issued earlier this year against the Samsung Galaxy Nexus, and the team seeks to get the Galaxy S III (see our full review) pulled from shelves before it hits the market in just a few short weeks.

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Apple files for Samsung Tab ban in USA

Apple files for Samsung Tab ban in USA

The Samsung legal team is defending itself this week against a potential Apple-led ban of their Galaxy Tab 10.1 tablet, this just three days before court-moderated settlement talks between the two manufacturers. This motion is being filed by Apple after a partially successful appeal was won by Apple on U.S. Patent No. D504,889 which has the Galaxy Tab 10.1 infringing on the iPad enough that the court may ban (temporarily or indefinitely) the Samsung tablet from sale here in the United States. At the moment Apple has won its preliminary injunction motion so it is quite likely that Judge Lucy Koh will move forward without another hearing and will ban the tablet temporarily.

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Samsung may face HTC-like block by Apple next

Samsung may face HTC-like block by Apple next

This week we're seeing one gigantic slip in stock prices for HTC as Apple's complaint to the ITC has two of their next hero phones blocked from being shipped to the USA - now we must ask if Samsung's Galaxy S III will be next. What we're seeing here is the HTC One X as well as the HTC EVO 4G LTE being blocked by "a standard U.S. Customs review of shipments that is required after an ITC exclusion order." This information comes straight from HTC who note that the proposed infringement comes from a dialer app that comes pre-installed on HTC mobile phones. This order dates back to December of 2011 between HTC and Apple when the order was sent down that the order on the case would be delivered no later than April 19th, 2012: this affecting at this point just these two HTC devices thus far.

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HTC granted Face Unlock patent

HTC granted Face Unlock patent

One of the features that Ice Cream Sandwich brought to Android and the Galaxy Nexus was Face Unlock. Although not very secure, it did provide a fun, additional method to unlocking the phone. In a curious turn of events, it turns out HTC has been granted the patent behind the technology, which certainly raises some legal questions.

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Google and Motorola forced to spill Android info to Apple

Google and Motorola forced to spill Android info to Apple

Google and Motorola Mobility have been ordered to hand over Android development information to Apple, with a Chicago judge apparently agreeing with the iPhone maker that roadmap details along with acquisition info is vital to Apple's patent lawsuit. "Motorola shall be expected to obtain full and immediate compliance by Google with Apple’s liability discovery demands" US Circuit Judge Richard A. Posner ruled, Bloomberg reports, though Motorola has fired back with the argument that it has no control over Google's disclosure.

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Apple loses Motorola patent strike in preliminary ruling

Apple loses Motorola patent strike in preliminary ruling

Apple's patent violation claims against Motorola Mobility have been rejected in a preliminary ruling, with the US ITC suggesting that none of the infringements alleged by the Cupertino company hold water. Although still relatively early in the process - with a final decision yet to be settled upon by the US International Trade Commission - the preliminary ITC ruling [pdf link] indicates that Motorola hasn't overstepped the mark with regards to three patented technologies Apple claims have been infringed by the DROID line of devices.

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