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Apple denies copying Samsung’s 3G homework

Apple denies copying Samsung’s 3G homework

One of the trials between Apple and Samsung has already kicked off in Australia, and day two of the case saw Apple arguing over its implementation of a 3G patent owned by Samsung. Samsung believes that Apple is infringing on the patetn, while Cupertino argues that while it does use the 3G standard, its implementation of the method is different than what Samsung has filed for. The patent relates to power management while using 3G data services.

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Apple vs Samsung Australia battle begins

Apple vs Samsung Australia battle begins

The Australian chapter of the ever-epic court battles saga unfolding over the past year between Apple and Samsung has officially begun. This case will take place over the course of what's being reported as a likely three months or more set of back-and-forth court dates for the tech titans. Australia's set of forces between Apple and Samsung are unique in the fact that not only has Apple sued Samsung, Samsung has sued Apple - and they've both got a stack of patents a mile high to back their good names up.

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Steve Jobs “war” on Android barred from Samsung/Apple US trial

Steve Jobs “war” on Android barred from Samsung/Apple US trial

Though Samsung has already won the similar cases in several countries around the world, their battle with Apple on the similarities between their Galaxy tablet and the iPad rages on - and they've invited Steve Jobs to defend them. A set of quotes that Samsung intended on using to defend themselves in regards to the late Apple leader's "thermonuclear war" against Google's mobile OS. However as of this week, U.S. District Judge Lucy Koh, heading up this case, has barred the use of any and all Steve Jobs quotes from being used in the courtroom.

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Tim Cook reportedly met with Samsung execs over patent case

Tim Cook reportedly met with Samsung execs over patent case

Apple and Samsung’s trial is expected to start in the United States on July 30th, but both companies were ordered by Judge Koh to sit down and discuss the possibility of mediation. Apple CEO Tim Cook met with Samsung executives Choi Gee-sung and Shin Jong-kyun on July 16th, according to a Korea Times article that has since been removed. It marks the second time that high-level executives at the companies have met to discuss the case.

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Apple to appeal Samsung “advertisement” court ruling

Apple to appeal Samsung “advertisement” court ruling

Earlier today it was announced that after ruling the Samsung Galaxy Tab not "cool" enough to be mistaken for an iPad, a UK judge has demanded that Apple place "an advertisement" for Samsung declaring the result for all to see. This judgement has, as expected, been appealed by Apple and has been granted the right to take the case to the court of appeal by the same Judge Birss that presided over this main case. In the event this ruling stands, Apple will have to pay for notices in the Daily Mail, Financial Times, Guardian Mobile magazine, and T3 as well as displaying a notice on Apple.com that the Samsung tablet does not infringe on Apple's registered designs.

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Motorola Android device import ban takes effect today

Motorola Android device import ban takes effect today

Microsoft scored a win against Motorola back in May, with the ITC ruling that the smartphone manufacturer had violated an ActiveSync patent on its handsets. The ban is scheduled to come into effect starting from today, but Motorola has said that it has a plan that will allow its products to remain available to customers. The company issued a statement regarding the imminent ban, saying only that it had taken “proactive measures” to ensure its devices remain available.

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iPad vs Motorola XOOM court case tossed

iPad vs Motorola XOOM court case tossed

A German court has tossed out a case which pitted Apple's iPad against Motorola's first Android tablet, the XOOM, noting that they were not similar enough to warrant moving the case forward. Apple was seeking to ban the sale of the Motorola XOOM throughout the European Union with this case, but all proceedings have been cut pending an appeal by the prosecution. Both companies have 30 days to appeal the verdict to a higher court, but its expected that the case will end here.

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Facebook partners with Yahoo in surprise exit from patent battle

Facebook partners with Yahoo in surprise exit from patent battle

Earlier today it was leaked that the end of the legal war between Facebook and Yahoo was at hand - this afternoon it's been announced that Yahoo and Facebook will officially be tying the knot, so to speak, with portfolio cross-licensing, event cross-branding, and more. This update certainly takes the cake as far as businesses finding ways out of legal damages - and what better way to do it, after all, than with a good ol' cup of tea and a dash of patent sharing?

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Facebook and Yahoo tipped to settle lawsuit

Facebook and Yahoo tipped to settle lawsuit

This week the folks at Facebook and Yahoo have been reported to be settling things between one another in regards to a collection of patent suits that were being fired at one another earlier this year. According to sources close to the dealings speaking with AllThingsD, a deal will be announced later today in which no money will change hands, somehow or another. Instead it seems that a strategic deal has been met and will be working with joint online advertising sales and patent cross-licensing.

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Apple/Motorola case tossing Judge calls litigators “animals”

Apple/Motorola case tossing Judge calls litigators “animals”

This week the judge behind the tossing out of a recent patent case between Apple and Motorola has come forth to talk about the patent ecosystem and what it means for the current and future state of technology and software. Richard Posner sits on the 7th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals in Chicago and maintains that it's not so much that companies want to defend their patents in court, but that, "high profits and volatility" are to blame for these groups "looking to wound competitors," as Rueters put it. This is certainly music to onlooker's ears for those who are tired of hearing about lawsuits each and every day of the gadget-filled year.

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