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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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New York Times and OpinionLab file suit against Lodsys to invalidate patents

New York Times and OpinionLab file suit against Lodsys to invalidate patents

We have been following the Lodsys saga since it began. Lodsys has filed suit against a bunch of developers that work on iOS and is eyeing Andorid developers as well. Lodsys maintains that the devs and other companies are infringing on its patents. There are several large companies in the tech and businesses world bringing their considerable resources to the legal battle against Lodsys and two more have now joined the fray.

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Apple Files To Intervene Lodsys Lawsuit Against App Developers

Apple Files To Intervene Lodsys Lawsuit Against App Developers

It's been about nine days since seven small iOS app developers were sued by in-app purchasing patent holder, Lodsys. The threats from Lodsys came in early last month and even led Apple to issue a warning letter stating that it would back the app developers. Lodsys sued anyways and then came the wait to see if Apple would follow through. Now with WWDC 2011 over, Apple appears to be delivering on its promise today by filing a motion to intervene.

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Microsoft loses to i4i in Supreme Court

Microsoft loses to i4i in Supreme Court

Back in March, I mentioned that Microsoft had appealed the verdict in the case brought against it for patent infringement against a small Toronto firm called i4i over tech used in MS Word. This legal battle has been raging for years and the jury had previously awarded i4i $290 million after determining that in 2003 and 2007 Microsoft infringed on a patent held by i4i relating to text manipulation software. Microsoft appealed that verdict all the way to the Supreme Court and is fighting to invalidate the patent.

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Defendant in Lodsys suit seeks to invalidate all four patents in Illinois federal court

Defendant in Lodsys suit seeks to invalidate all four patents in Illinois federal court

We have been following the development in the Lodsys case for a while now. Lodsys has sued app developers claiming that the devs are infringing on patents that Lodsys owns for specific technologies that are used in a lot of Apple apps and some Android apps. The suit is ongoing and so far other than writing letters and telling devs that its license covers them Apple has done very little and Google has done less than that.

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