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SlashGear Weekly Roundup Video – August 21, 2011

SlashGear Weekly Roundup Video – August 21, 2011

This past week was like no other. Two major industry changing announcements were made that really took the tech community by surprise. Google revealed its $12.5 billion bid for Motorola Mobility while HP suddenly raised a white flag on its webOS hardware and PC business to make an IBM-like transition into the enterprise software and services business. With competition in the mobile space getting cutthroat, all the remaining contenders continue to stockpile patents for courtroom battles. Proceed after the cut for the full weekly roundup video and list.

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Apple seeking EU ban on ALL Samsung Galaxy smartphones, tablets

Apple seeking EU ban on ALL Samsung Galaxy smartphones, tablets

Following Apple's recent win in blocking Samsung Galaxy Tab 10.1 sales in Germany, the company is now filing a more extensive complaint in the Netherlands to ban the distribution of all Samsung Galaxy branded smartphones and tablets in Europe. Unlike the previous filing, however, this one calls for not only a ban on upcoming products but also a recall of existing stock from resellers.

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Apple May Have Submitted Flawed Evidence Against Samsung In Europe

Apple May Have Submitted Flawed Evidence Against Samsung In Europe

According to an investigation by Webwereld.nl, a Dutch IDG publication, Apple may have submitted false evidence to the German courts as part of their case against Samsung. Last week, Apple won a preliminary injunction on Samsung's Galaxy Tab 10.1, blocking the sale of the tablet throughout Europe. But, a photograph submitted as evidence suggesting that the Galaxy Tab 10.1 is practically identical to the iPad 2 appears to be doctored.

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SlashGear Weekly Roundup Video – August 14, 2011

SlashGear Weekly Roundup Video – August 14, 2011

This past week brought more patent litigation drama along with new rumors for the exciting gadgets to come in the next few months. Sales of Samsung's Galaxy Tab 10.1 have been blocked in Europe after Apple won a preliminary injunction on the tablet. Apple became the world's largest company briefly when its market valuation surpassed that of Exxon Mobile. Windows Phone Mango is now rumored for a September 1 launch with Nokia confirming closure of its US Symbian and feature phone operations. The first screenshots of Android Ice Cream Sandwich leaked with its roll-out likely in November. And there's much much more. Continue after the cut for the full video and roundup list.

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Spotify Gets Sued For Patent Infringement

Spotify Gets Sued For Patent Infringement

Just two weeks since its U.S. debut, the popular European music service, Spotify, has already gotten a big American "welcome" complete with bear hugs and a patent lawsuit. The company has just been sued by multimedia software company PacketVideo for patent infringement. And oddly, the patent is essentially for music streaming, or some verbiage that resembles that.

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ITC Finds Apple’s OS X Infringes HTC’s S3 Patents, But iOS Cleared

ITC Finds Apple’s OS X Infringes HTC’s S3 Patents, But iOS Cleared

A ruling by the International Trade Commission (ITC) in the US on the patent case between Apple and HTC has just been released to the public this week. The ongoing battle has had many twists and turns, involving multiple ITC complaints back and forth, but this one is specifically about the S3 patents owned by HTC that Apple could be violating. The ITC has found that Apple's Mac OS X platform does infringe on the patents, but that its iOS mobile platform does not.

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ITC Finds HTC Infringes On Two Apple Patents

ITC Finds HTC Infringes On Two Apple Patents

Earlier this week, Apple filed a new complaint against HTC with the U.S. International Trade Commission (ITC) in a second attempt at alleging patent infringement. Today, the ITC, which has the power to ban the importation of goods into the U.S., ruled that HTC has been infringing on 2 of the 4 patents asserted by Apple. This development has greater implications that could affect other Android device makers.

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