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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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Apple files patent infringement suit against Samsung in South Korea

Apple files patent infringement suit against Samsung in South Korea

The legal battle between Samsung and Apple is far from over. The two companies are fighting a patent battle in the US with Apple alleging that Samsung "blatantly" copied the design and functionality of the iPhone for some of its products. Samsung fired back with its own suit and asked the courts for early access to the iPhone 5 and the next iPad to be sure Apple wasn’t infringing on its patents. That request came after Apple was granted access to some of the allegedly infringing items Samsung makes.

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SlashGear Week in Review – Week 25 2011

SlashGear Week in Review – Week 25 2011

Happy Father's Day to all the geek dads out there! Welcome to this week's edition of the SlashGear Week in Review! Panasonic confirmed a new GF series camera early in the week with a new GF3 for novices and a pro version coming. These little cameras have interchangeable lenses and are sized more like a point and shoot than a DSLR.

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