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Obama overturns Apple iPad and iPhone sales ban

Obama overturns Apple iPad and iPhone sales ban

The Obama government has overturned the rapidly approaching US sales ban on Apple's iPhone 4 and iPad 2, stepping in at the final moment to deny Samsung seeing its rival's phones and tablets pulled from shelves. The decision, revealed in a letter from US Trade Representative Ambassador Michael B.G. Froman at the Executive Office of the President, means Apple has escaped seeing its older models barred from sale, and comes after Froman supposedly reviewed the disagreements around the FRAND patent licensing process at the core of the legal battle between the Cupertino firm and Samsung.

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iPhone and iPad ban must be overturned Apple argues

iPhone and iPad ban must be overturned Apple argues

Apple has petitioned the International Trade Commission to overturn a fast-approaching US ban on the iPad 2 and iPhone 4, which would see imports of the firm's older phones and tablets barred in under four weeks time. The ruling, granted to Samsung back in June but not enacted for 60 days, would "sweep away an entire segment of Apple's product offerings" Apple argued in a motion filed on Monday with the ITC, not to mention potentially damaging the company's carrier partners, it's suggested.

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Samsung negotiating EU antitrust deal insiders say after Apple accusations

Samsung negotiating EU antitrust deal insiders say after Apple accusations

Samsung is reportedly negotiating a settlement with the European Union over antitrust charges, after being investigated following Apple's complaints over 3G patents being used offensively. Talks around a potential deal have been underway for several months, sources familiar with the negotiations told Reuters, though it's unclear whether Samsung will manage to convince the EU to skip sanctions.

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Apple convinces Tokyo court Samsung infringed bounce-back UI

Apple convinces Tokyo court Samsung infringed bounce-back UI

Apple has bested Samsung in a Japanese courtroom, convincing the Tokyo District Court that its South Korean rival's Galaxy devices infringe the so-called "bounce back" patent used in iPhone scrolling. The ruling, which comes even though in the US the patent has actually been invalidated, could leave Samsung open to more financial damages, Reuters reports, though the company has already modified more recent phones and tablets to use a different visual indicator.

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iPhone ban hits in 60 days, Apple moves to appeal

iPhone ban hits in 60 days, Apple moves to appeal

In a ruling made earlier today, the ITC ruled that Apple was in violation of a Samsung patent that would have several versions of the iPhone banned from sale in the United States. This banning would cover the iPhone 4, the iPhone 3GS, iPad 3G, iPad 2 3G, and the iPad 3, each of them as they're carried specifically by AT&T. This ruling does not have the products banned immediately, however: Apple has 60 days before the ban begins to either turn over the ITC ruling in an appeals court or, of course, ask Barack Obama himself (mentioned by the Wall Street Journal, oddly) to veto the ruling.

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Apple devices face import ban in light of ITC patent ruling

Apple devices face import ban in light of ITC patent ruling

In the world of patent wars, Apple has enjoyed quite a few victories, something that may make the latest ruling by the International Trade Commission a little extra painful. According to a ruling posted by the ITC, Apple is staring down the barrel of an import ban in the United State against several of its older - yet still popular - devices, among the being the iPhone 4.

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Apple to add Samsung Galaxy S 4 to upcoming patent trial

Apple to add Samsung Galaxy S 4 to upcoming patent trial

It's well established that Apple and Samsung have been in a legal cat fight for a while now, and while things seemed to have settled down for a bit, both companies are at it again. Apple and Samsung will be going to court next year in the spring for what will be the second patent trial between the two companies, and the Cupertino-based company is looking to add the new Galaxy S 4 to the mix.

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New York calls on Apple, Google, Microsoft, Samsung to cut down on phone theft

New York calls on Apple, Google, Microsoft, Samsung to cut down on phone theft

Mobile phone theft is nothing new, and it happens more often than we think. In New York, especially, is where mobile phone thefts were said to be responsible for the city's increase in crime. As public safety officials continue to battle thefts, New York Attorney General Eric Schneiderman has sent an open letter to Apple, Google (including Motorola), Microsoft, and Samsung to see if they can help to cut down on phone theft.

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Apple demanding Android source code in Samsung lawsuit

Apple demanding Android source code in Samsung lawsuit

The ongoing legal battle between Apple and Samsung is heating up yet again. This time around, Apple is turning to Google and has requested that they hand over various Android source code documents. Apple claims that Google is withholding information relating to Android, and says that Android is used in all of Samsung’s infringing products, which "provides much of the accused functionality."

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Apple vs Samsung back in court November to re-calculate damages

Apple vs Samsung back in court November to re-calculate damages

Apple vs. Samsung will reconvene in November to recalculate jury damages, it's been confirmed, with Judge Lucy Koh warning both parties to expect "Groundhog's Day" in the courtroom. Apple had been granted $1.05bn in damages from Samsung last year, after a jury found the Korean company guilty of patent infringement with fourteen of its Android products; that figure was subsequently slashed, but questions around how the original jury considered each of the relevant patents forced a new damages trial that will kick off on November 12 2013.

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Apple claims Samsung damages verdict is off by $85 million

Apple claims Samsung damages verdict is off by $85 million

If you're not sure about what's been going on between Apple and Samsung as of late, the two companies are still involved in a legal cat fight. Back in August, Samsung was given a $1.05 billion damages bill that they would have to pay to Apple. That figure has since been cut down significantly, but Apple still says that the judge made a calculation error and is off by $85 million.

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Apple gets greenlight for Siri patent lawsuit against Samsung

Apple gets greenlight for Siri patent lawsuit against Samsung

Today, Judge Lucy Koh, a familiar name to those who have been keeping up on the Apple/Samsung patent war, has just ruled that she will not suspend Apple's lawsuit against Samsung that involves its Siri digital assistant. This lawsuit, which differs from the one that went to trial in 2012, concerns patents that Apple uses for Siri.

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