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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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Galaxy Nexus sales ban to stay until further notice

Galaxy Nexus sales ban to stay until further notice

This week has been a bad one for the lawyers in charge of keeping Samsung's mobile products on the shelves as not only the Galaxy Tab 10.1 but the Galaxy Nexus have now had bids to end their preliminary sales ban in two separate Apple court cases. Apple is currently working on legal suits against Samsung in regards to alleged patent infringement and has won preliminary sales bans on both the Galaxy Tab 10.1 and the Galaxy Nexus in the USA until the court cases take place. In other words - good luck trying to find either device for sale in the USA until the cases are resolved.

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Apple’s USA Galaxy S III ban denied by judge

Apple’s USA Galaxy S III ban denied by judge

This week the preliminary banning of the Galaxy S III from sales in the United States requested by Apple amid an upcoming court case has been denied by judge Lucy Koh. This ban on sales of the Samsung Galaxy S III would replicate what was done via Apple in Germany several months ago with the company's Galaxy Tab line. Apple is seeking to defend several mobile-minded patents in regards to the iPhone and the Galaxy S III here in the states, with a case scheduled to begin on the 21st of June.

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Apple seeks Galaxy S III ban in USA

Apple seeks Galaxy S III ban in USA

This week the legal department at Apple is set to defend several of their patents against what they say is infringement on the part of Samsung with the upcoming USA release of the Galaxy S III. A preliminary injunction has been filed, this available for your perusal at Foss Patents, that's quite similar to the one that was issued earlier this year against the Samsung Galaxy Nexus, and the team seeks to get the Galaxy S III (see our full review) pulled from shelves before it hits the market in just a few short weeks.

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Jury says Google doesn’t infringe on Oracle patents

Jury says Google doesn’t infringe on Oracle patents

In the case of Oracle versus Google, it appears that the jury's verdict is out and it's favoring Google. Reports are just coming out now from the San Francisco court room, where the jury has already been dismissed and the third phase of the trial, which would determine the damages payable to Oracle, has been canceled.

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Apple, Samsung CEOs fail to reach settlement

Apple, Samsung CEOs fail to reach settlement

After two days of court-ordered talks, Apple and Samsung have failed to reach a settlement. Apple CEO Tim Cook and Samsung CEO Choi Gee-sung were ordered to meet in San Francisco to negotiate an agreement to end their patent disputes. However, it appears that neither side would budge on their positions with Apple insisting that Samsung copied the designs of its iPhone and iPad and Samsung demanding Apple to pay royalties for using its wireless transmission technology.

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