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Apple to challenge the VirnetX Facetime patent infringment ruling

Apple to challenge the VirnetX Facetime patent infringment ruling

Apple has decided that it will be challenging a ruling made last November that found it guilty of infringing on several of VirnetX's patents. The ruling required Apple to pay VirnetX $368.2 million in damages. However, in Apple's recent quarterly report, the company filed Form 10-Q with the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) stating that it intends on challenging the verdict and has not "recorded a loss accrual at this time."

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US International Trade Commission sides with Apple in Motorola patent case

US International Trade Commission sides with Apple in Motorola patent case

In late 2010, a Motorola complaint against Apple spurred what has been a long-lived legal squabble between the two companies, something Google has been on the losing end of. Earlier today, the U.S. International Trade Commission sided with Apple in a case started by Motorola over a sensor patent. Google sought to have certain varieties of the iPhone that used the patent's feature blocked in the US, but instead the patent was invalidated.

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Xbox doesn’t infringe Motorola patent says judge

Xbox doesn’t infringe Motorola patent says judge

A US International Trade Commission Judge has sided with Microsoft in what has been a long legal battle over whether the company infringed on Motorola patents. This concerns the last of what was several patents that were originally claimed, four of which were found back in April to be infringing. After the ruling, the Commission stated that it had to be revisted, and soon after they were dropped.

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Intertrust sues Apple for patent infringement

Intertrust sues Apple for patent infringement

It looks like this time around, Apple is the one getting lawsuits filed against them. A company called Intertrust, owned by big names,Sony and Philips, has claimed that Apple has infringed on its security and content protection patents. Apple is accused of violating 12 patents centered around security, as well as software that prevents piracy of media files like music, movies, apps and more.

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Google settles FTC antitrust with patent and advert limits

Google settles FTC antitrust with patent and advert limits

Google has settled with the FTC, avoiding antitrust penalties by agreeing to license standard-essential patents to rivals without threat of injunctions, and to remove restrictions on online advertising, though the concessions aren't enough to placate activists. As part of the agreement, Google will be forced to license the standard-essential Motorola Mobility patents on FRAND (fair, reasonable, and non-discriminatory) terms to any rival that requests them, after fears that the search giant might use its acquired IP to bludgeon competitors with extortionate licensing fees else run the risk of expensive and limiting injunction proceedings.

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Microsoft trumps Apple and Google, buys R2 Studios

Microsoft trumps Apple and Google, buys R2 Studios

Microsoft has acquired R2 Studios, a small startup that it will use to bolster the Xbox, sources have told the Wall Street Journal. In doing so, Microsoft also scored some patents that are said to concern "controlling electronic devices." Thus far, neither company have made any official statements about the acquisition, and the price paid has not been revealed.

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Apple, Google & Microsoft tipped in talks with ex-Slingbox chief’s home automation firm

Apple, Google & Microsoft tipped in talks with ex-Slingbox chief’s home automation firm

Apple, Google, and Microsoft are all believed to be circling home automation startup R2 Studios with potential acquisition in mind, as each weighs a push in the growing wired-home market. Established in 2011 by Slingbox founder Blake Krikorian, R2 Studios so far has a single product out - an Android app intended to turn phones and tablets into a universal remote for Crestron home automation kit - but according to the WSJ's sources has already caught the attention of some industry heavyweights.

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Kodak sells imaging patents for $525m plus settles lawsuits

Kodak sells imaging patents for $525m plus settles lawsuits

Kodak has sold off its digital imaging patents, making $525m on the deal which will see notorious patent gatherer Intellectual Ventures grab the IP along with licensing agreements with twelve firms. In addition to the new cash - which will help Kodak pay off its Chapter 11 bankruptcy bills - Kodak has also agreed a settlement of current patent-related litigation between itself and the other parties.

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Google and FTC close to settling patent case, sources say

Google and FTC close to settling patent case, sources say

Google has been dealing with the FTC quite a bit this year concerning multiple issues, one of which is patents. According to the FTC, Google breached antitrust law by trying to prevent competitors from using certain essential tech patents that it owns. Now it seems the tech company and the government agency are close to settling the matter, according to three sources who are "familiar with the matter."

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