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HTC: ITC Apple decision “is a win for HTC”

HTC: ITC Apple decision “is a win for HTC”

HTC may have been banned from importing some of its smartphones into the US, but the company is still describing the outcome of its patent suit with Apple as a success. The US ITC "declared an actual victory for HTC" the company told the FT, because out of the ten infringements Apple alleged, only one was found to be valid. Meanwhile half of the claims on a previous ruling have also been rejected.

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Carrier IQ, Apple, Samsung, HTC, and more hit with class-action lawsuit

Carrier IQ, Apple, Samsung, HTC, and more hit with class-action lawsuit

The Carrier IQ scandal continues to spiral and now a new class-action lawsuit has been lodged against the company. The lawsuit, filed by three local law firms led by Sianni & Straite in the Federal Court in Wilmington, Delaware, also lists several other defendants, targeting handset manufacturers Apple, Samsung, HTC, and Motorola as well as US carriers AT&T, Sprint, and T-Mobile.

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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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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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Apple Aussie win could mean death to all Android slates warns expert

Apple Aussie win could mean death to all Android slates warns expert

Apple's sales injunction success over the Samsung Galaxy Tab 10.1 in Australia earlier today could have wide-reaching impact on other Android tablets in the country, it's been suggested, with one of Steve Jobs' own patents helping strike the killing blow. The IP in question is particularly broad, FOSS Patents points out, and potentially "broad enough in scope that Google and its OEM partners can't work around them without rendering their products less appealing, or even entirely unappealing, to consumers."

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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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HTC talks Windows Phone 7, patent war, and why iPhones are not that cool anymore

HTC talks Windows Phone 7, patent war, and why iPhones are not that cool anymore

During the Mobile Future Forward conference today, HTC America's acting president Martin Fichter talked about the Google-Motorola deal, the patent war, and Windows Phone 7. He also expressed his opinions on the iPhone, saying that it's just "not that cool anymore." It's interesting to get more insight on HTC's perspective, especially following this mornings report that the company is considering buying its own mobile OS.

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HTC bought Google patents for indefatigable Apple fight

HTC bought Google patents for indefatigable Apple fight

HTC has confirmed that it bought the Google patents it is using in its latest legal blast against Apple, describing the litigation as "an obligation" to its business, partners and customers. The company refused to tell AllThingsD exactly how much it had spent on the patents - and Google would only confirm that they had been transferred over the past two week period - but, in a statement given to SlashGear, HTC argued that it would keep returning to the courts until Apple's infringement stopped.

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Apple ITC case against HTC to be investigated

Apple ITC case against HTC to be investigated

The US ITC has confirmed it will begin an investigation into patent complaints against HTC by Apple, which could result in sales of the manufacturers smartphones and tablets being frozen. Apple's complaint - filed last month - is titled "Portable Electronic Devices and Related Software" and is believed to cover alleged IP infringements by HTC's phone range, its Flyer tablet and the HTC Sense UI customizations and apps.

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Microsoft and Apple Waging Unjust Patent War on Android Says Google

Microsoft and Apple Waging Unjust Patent War on Android Says Google

There comes a time in every great invention's life where it has to defend itself against those who would falsely claim to have created it come hunting. Thus is the word coming out of the Google offices today via David Drummond, Senior Vice President and Chief Legal Officer for Google. He speaks harshly of both Apple and Microsoft in the following manner: "a hostile, organized campaign against Android by Microsoft, Oracle, Apple and other companies, waged through bogus patents." Is there any salt to Drummond's claims? He continues to drum up some rather scary factoids in his release today, not all of them simple conjecture.

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