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Apple HTC case dismissals hit tiny snag at Google-owned patents

Apple HTC case dismissals hit tiny snag at Google-owned patents

The legal teams at Apple and HTC agreed upon a multi-year cease-fire quite recently with exceptions being made only for a collection of patents that are being revealed this week as unique in their direct ties to Google. This set of claims are being dismissed "with prejudice" as opposed to "without prejudice" as it has been with the rest of this legal adventure, and were each being used previously by HTC against Apple. Separately, four "new" patent agreements have been identified by Foss Patents as being stand-out and not especially visible to the public before they were first asserted against Nokia in separate cases - each of them stand-out because of their potential for future Apple vs Samsung or Motorola cases in the smartphone and tablet realms - watch out!

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Samsung requests to have iPad mini added to lawsuit

Samsung requests to have iPad mini added to lawsuit

Following Samsung's recent victory in having the iPhone 5 added to the present lawsuit between it and Apple, the Korean company has now requested that the recently-launched iPad mini also be added. The Apple device allegedly infringes on two wireless technology patents and several other feature patents that are used for both varieties of the mini iPad. In addition, Samsung has also pursued whether it properly went after the iPod Touch, stating that it will do so if necessary.

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HTC and Apple must provide Samsung with settlement information

HTC and Apple must provide Samsung with settlement information

On Friday, we reported that Samsung had filed a request in court for access to the license agreement that was formed between Apple and HTC in a settlement. The two companies had been engaged in a lawsuit for two years, with Apple claiming that HTC had violated ten of its patents. Today, Samsung's request was granted, requiring Apple and HTC to provide the settlement details.

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Buying HTC won’t solve Samsung’s Apple patent problem

Buying HTC won’t solve Samsung’s Apple patent problem

Apple's licensing deal with HTC has been carefully structured to prevent third-parties such as Samsung from gaining patent protection by strategically acquiring the struggling phone manufacturer, it's been revealed. The agreement between the two firms was announced earlier this month, though neither Apple nor HTC would confirm much in the way of details; however, according to a heavily redacted version found by FOSSPatents, there's a special clause present which automatically invalidates the deal should either Apple or HTC be taken over.

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HTC CEO: Apple Android tax estimates are “outrageous”

HTC CEO: Apple Android tax estimates are “outrageous”

HTC CEO Peter Chou has blasted "outrageous" estimates at the per-device settlement fee rumored to be required in its cross-licensing patent agreement with Apple, instead describing the deal as "a good ending." Questioned as to whether a $6-$8 charge per Android phone was indeed the settlement amount during a press event in Tokyo, Chou refused to name a specific number, Reuters reports, but said those figures were both "baseless" and "very, very wrong."

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Apple and Samsung can add products to lawsuit, judge rules

Apple and Samsung can add products to lawsuit, judge rules

On November 6, we reported that Apple and Samsung, in their seemingly never-ending patent war, sought to have additional items added to the existing lawsuit between the two companies. Judge Grewal was reported to have expressed concern that not allowing the companies to add products would trigger a new series of lawsuits. Now, ten days later, he has ruled in favor of the requests.

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Apple processor price hike denied by Samsung

Apple processor price hike denied by Samsung

It would appear that the price hike spoken about earlier this week between Samsung and Apple has been denied by a Samsung official - albeit an anonymous one. This official spoke with the Hankyoreh newspaper in Korea, saying that prices were generally agreed upon between the two companies at the beginning of each year for hardware purchased by one and sold by the other, making a change such as the one mentioned all but impossible. This same source noted that such prices "aren't changed easily" and that the 20 percent price jump Samsung was said to have demanded from Apple was likely entirely fabricated.

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Samsung has “no intention” of Apple settlement says mobile chief

Samsung has “no intention” of Apple settlement says mobile chief

Samsung has "no intention" of chasing a settlement with Apple, its mobile chief has insisted, refusing to follow HTC in ending ongoing patent battles outside of the courtroom. Asked whether an HTC-style agreement was in the pipeline, Samsung Mobile head J.K. Shin told press that "we have no such intention" the AFP reports, going on to predict Q4 2012 sales at least as strong as those in Q3.

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HTC signs up for the Apple tax: $6-8 per Android phone

HTC signs up for the Apple tax: $6-8 per Android phone

It would appear that HTC is now set up to pay two giant companies for the rights to use their patents rather than face their legal wrath: their newest being Apple for $6-8 USD a phone. The other company HTC is into for cash-per-device is Microsoft, revealed all the way back in 2010 as an industry changing agreement for $5 USD a phone. The difference between that fee and this are small for HTC and for Apple and Microsoft in the end, but for this one fact: it does still appear that Microsoft makes more from Android-carrying device patent license fees than it does from its own Windows Phone platform - though that may change in the oncoming Windows Phone 8 season.

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