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Apple’s Jobs patent firestorm threat revealed in no-hire lawsuit

Apple’s Jobs patent firestorm threat revealed in no-hire lawsuit

Apple's Steve Jobs allegedly threatened Palm with a patent nightmare if the company's execs didn't agree to a no-hire talent poaching policy, new court filings suggest, with Google, Intel, and others all cited as implicit in the pact. Jobs' proposal, detailed by a legal filing quoting former Palm CEO Edward Colligan, was made back in 2007, with the Apple co-founder concerned about employees switching between the big names in tech at the time, and heavily suggesting that Palm should opt in to a no-hire treaty, or face a potential firestorm of patent lawsuits.

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HTC sues Apple using Google, Motorola patents

HTC sues Apple using Google, Motorola patents

HTC has filed a new lawsuit against Apple today, claiming infringement on patents that it has just acquired from Google last week. Apple first sued HTC back in 2010 for infringing on a long list of iPhone related patents and the two companies have since been in a long-running feud, with a recent ITC ruling in Apple's favor. With Apple seeming to have the upper hand, HTC has been scrambling for leverage to fight back.

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Hopewell Culture and Design Aims at Apple, Others in Double-Click Lawsuit

Hopewell Culture and Design Aims at Apple, Others in Double-Click Lawsuit

If it weren't for the technology industry, there'd probably be a lot of downtime for some of the major courts around the United States. This time around, several companies are being targeted by plaintiff Hopwell Culture and Design. Of those companies, Apple, HTC, Adobe, and Samsung are being named. According to the plaintiff, these companies are violating a patent entitled Double-Clicking a Point-and-Click User Interface Apparatus to Enable a New Interaction with Content represented by an Active Visual Display Element.

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Apple’s target really Google in HTC patent punch-up?

Apple’s target really Google in HTC patent punch-up?

While Apple may be ostensibly going after HTC with this latest round of legal wrangling, it's starting to look like the Cupertino company is actually looking to take on Google.  HTC's devices - spanning Android and Windows Mobile - have been name-checked across the board, but Apple's case saves some serious bile for their Android implementation.  Meanwhile, examination of the specific patents in question raise questions about whether Apple's target really is the device manufacturer, or in fact the underlying platform on which so many of their recent smartphones have been based.

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Apple sue HTC over iPhone patent infringement [Updated with full patent list]

Apple sue HTC over iPhone patent infringement [Updated with full patent list]

Sad faces over at HTC today, we'd wager, as Apple unleashes their latest patent-related lawsuit on the makers of the Hero, Desire and Legend.  Filed in the US District Court in Delaware together with the US ITC, the suit alleges that HTC have infringed on twenty Apple patents that are all related to the iPhone, whether it's UI, architecture or hardware.  It's also accompanied by the usual "create your own tech, don't steal ours" quote from CEO Steve Jobs.

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Ex-Apple PR delivers Palm’s IP response

Ex-Apple PR delivers Palm’s IP response

Palm's response to Apple today was notable for a few reasons.  The obvious was their no-blink attitude, facing up to notoriously-litigious Apple and, in effect, telling them to put their lawsuit money where their IP mouth is.  Less obvious, but a whole lot more amusing, is Palm's choice of spokesperson: Lynn Fox, currently vice-president of public relations at Palm, and formerly head of Mac PR at Apple.

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Palm squares up to Apple over IP legal threats

Palm squares up to Apple over IP legal threats

If Apple expected Palm to blush, make half-hearted excuses and whip the Pre back under the table, they've a cold hard shock coming this morning.  Delivering the much-anticipated response to Apple COO Tim Cook's legal warnings over potentially infringed intellectual property, Palm spokesperson Lynn Fox described her company as "confident" that they had the tools, "robust patent portfolio" and "long history of innovation" to defend themselves.

Full Palm legal statement after the cut

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Apple pulled into lawsuit by small Nevada company

Apple pulled into lawsuit by small Nevada company

Dell ,Apple, Fujitsu, HTC, Lenovo, LG, Nokia, Panasonic, Palm, Samsung, and Toshiba have all been added to Typhoon Touch Technologies hit list. Typhoon is accusing these companies of using their patented ideas that date back to 1995 for the touch computer. Their patents were so open ended and broad that they have been able to pull these companies in saying that all of their touch computing is in conflict with their ideas. They created the blueprints for their technology for the police departments based on touchscreen portable devices with built in computers.

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SlashGear Morning Wrap-up: January 23, 2013

SlashGear Morning Wrap-up: January 23, 2013

It's one of those morning where you're going straight to outer space, ladies and gentlemen, with Deep Space Industries sending FireFly prospectors to the outer reaches in 2015. There's been new evidence discovered that suggests we had a lovely little gamma ray burst smashing through our planet just about 1200 years ago - and now we're all mutants. And just to bring you back to Earth so we can continue with the gadgetry of our own environment, note that the Pebble smart watch is shipping today: early adopters rejoice!

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The Daily Slash: April 29th 2010

The Daily Slash: April 29th 2010

Today, for all intents and purposes, was a big day. Maybe not as big as yesterday, but it's pretty close. Especially if you consider the two cancellations, with the HP Slate getting tossed to the side, along with Microsoft's Courier digital journal. A sad day for the tablet market, indeed. But, we move on, forward unto . . . Well, whatever it is you're heading into. Either way, welcome to the Thursday edition of the Daily Slash. In the Best of R3, we've got the LG Aloha getting a name change, iAd takes a steep turn in the price bracket, and Palm may be ready to face a class-action lawsuit. And then in the Dredge 'Net, looks like Valve finally hit a release date for Steam on the Mac, the app thing gets out of hand, and Verizon gets a new netbook.

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