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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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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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