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ITC rules in favor of Apple, bans HTC devices in US

ITC rules in favor of Apple, bans HTC devices in US

The US International Trade Commission has just ruled in favor of Apple's patent claims against HTC, banning some HTC devices from sale and importation to the US. The decision comes after ITC found that HTC violated two claims on one of Apple's patents. This final patent infringement ruling will not take effect until April 19, 2012.

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Apple made to specify design alternatives for Samsung

Apple made to specify design alternatives for Samsung

Apple and Samsung have been embroiled in a worldwide legal battle for months regarding the South Korean manufacturer's smartphones and tablets infringing on the Cupertino company's designs and patents. Documents have surfaced today revealing that in seeking to ban Samsung's devices, Apple had to provide design workarounds to clarify exactly what sorts of designs would not be considered infringing. The list of alternatives is quite humorous.

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HTC loses to Apple in ITC patent infringement complaint

HTC loses to Apple in ITC patent infringement complaint

The International Trade Commission (ITC) in the US has ruled in favor of Apple in HTC's original patent infringement complaint against the Cupertino company. Judge Charles Bullock issued the ruling today, stating that Apple did not violate any of the four patents in question. The complaint was filed back in 2010 and the patents involved basic functions like phone dialing and power management.

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T-Mobile supports Samsung in Apple patent battle

T-Mobile supports Samsung in Apple patent battle

T-Mobile has filed with the federal courts to oppose Apple's request for a preliminary US injunction on Samsung's Galaxy products. The move is similar to what Verizon did last week, when it, too, sided with Samsung and filed with the courts to oppose the injunction request, citing possible negative effects to its 4G LTE network deployment.

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Samsung seeks iPhone, iPad ban in The Netherlands

Samsung seeks iPhone, iPad ban in The Netherlands

Samsung has filed four new patent infringement lawsuits against Apple in The Netherlands seeking to ban the iPhone 3GS, iPhone 4, and both the first and second generation iPads. The devices are allegedly infringing on four of Samsung's 3G wireless technology patents with each one represented by its own separate lawsuit.

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Apple sued by VIA over A4, A5 processor patents

Apple sued by VIA over A4, A5 processor patents

Apple has been sued by Taiwanese chipmaker VIA Technologies for allegedly infringing on patents related to the microprocessors used in its iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch devices. The complaint was filed through a federal court in Wilmington, Delaware yesterday and involves three US patents.

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Samsung accuses Apple of patent infringement in Australia

Samsung accuses Apple of patent infringement in Australia

The legal battle continues between Samsung and Apple with new shots fired in Australia, where Samsung has had to delay Galaxy Tab 10.1 shipments as a result of patent infringement claims brought on by Apple. Samsung was given until today, September 16, to respond, and they've decided to fire back with claims of their own.

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Samsung fights back against Apple with patent complaint in France

Samsung fights back against Apple with patent complaint in France

Samsung revealed today that it has filed a patent complaint against Apple in France. The two rival companies have been duking it out over smartphones and tablets, with Samsung suffering the most recently, having had to pull its Galaxy Tab 7.7 from IFA 2011 and having its Galaxy Tab 10.1 banned in Germany.

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Apple sued for patent infringement over iTunes and movie trailers

Apple sued for patent infringement over iTunes and movie trailers

Another day and Apple is at the core of another patent suit in the tech world. This time around, the suit wasn't brought against someone by Apple, Apple is being sued and it's not by Samsung. The suit was brought against Apple by a company called Droplets Inc. based in Plano Texas. Naturally, the suit was filed in the East Texas court that is known for siding with patent holders.

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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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Apple wins against Samsung for expedited trial date in California

Apple wins against Samsung for expedited trial date in California

The ongoing legal battle between Apple and Samsung has seen preliminary injunctions granted on the Samsung Galaxy Tab 10.1 in Germany as well as the Galaxy smartphones across Europe. But Samsung's legal woes continue here in the US as well, with the trial for Apple's main lawsuit against Samsung now moved to an earlier date, which will give the South Korean company less time to prepare its defense.

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Samsung Galaxy smartphones banned in Europe by Apple patent complaint

Samsung Galaxy smartphones banned in Europe by Apple patent complaint

Apple has won another victory against Samsung in their ongoing legal battle. The Dutch courts in The Hague have today issued a preliminary injunction against Samsung's Galaxy S, Galaxy S II, and Ace smartphones that would ban the sale of the devices across almost all of Europe. The ruling, however, does not include Samsung's Galaxy tablets.

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