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DISH Network And EchoStar Respond After Court Rules In Favor Of TiVo

DISH Network And EchoStar Respond After Court Rules In Favor Of TiVo

DISH Network and EchoStar have issued a statement regarding the recent ruling from the U.S. Federal Court of Appeals in their legal battle with TiVo over technology patent infringement. The battle has been ongoing since 2004 with rejected appeals and small victories along the way for DISH Network and EchoStar. The Federal Circuit ruled today that it has unanimously vacated a previous district court’s contempt ruling but has a 7-5 split decision on the court's ruling regarding disablement of subject devices.

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ITC Staff Backs HTC, Nokia in Apple Patent Case

ITC Staff Backs HTC, Nokia in Apple Patent Case

The U.S. International Trade Commission recommended that HTC and Nokia should not be found liable of patent infringement vs Apple Inc. Today marked the start of an ITC trial in Washington where Apple is attempting to ban imports of HTC's mobile phones into the US. They are also moving to block imports of some Nokia devices. This recommendation is not binding, but it does mark the bureaucratic position of the US government, ostensibly the will of the people, in this matter.

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Kodak Seeks $1B In Royalties From Apple, RIM

Kodak Seeks $1B In Royalties From Apple, RIM

Kodak is seeking more than $1 billion in royalties from electronics giants Apple and RIM over a patent in digital camera technology the companies employ in the cameras of their mobile devices. The International Trade Commission is going to announce whether it will review an ITC judge’s earlier decision that ruled in favor of Apple and RIM and said that the companies did not violate patents.

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Microsoft Sues Barnes & Noble Over Android Device Patent Infringement

Microsoft Sues Barnes & Noble Over Android Device Patent Infringement

Microsoft filed a lawsuit today suing Barnes & Noble and its two contract manufacturers Foxconn and Inventec for patent infringement involving the Nook e-reader. Filed in the US District Court in Washington and with the US International Trade Commission, the action actually targets the entire Android platform.

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LG Wins Injunction Against Sony, European Customs Seize PlayStation Shipments

LG Wins Injunction Against Sony, European Customs Seize PlayStation Shipments

We reported before that LG filed with the U.S. International Trade Commission seeking to ban Sony's PlayStation 3 game consoles from entering the U.S. due to alleged patent infringements. At the time we thought actual bans would be unlikely, but it looks like LG has won a preliminary injunction against Sony not in the U.S., but in Europe. LG alleges that Sony has infringed on a number of their Blu-ray technology patents. The ruling made by the civil court of justice in Hague means that all new PS3s must be confiscated when they are imported into the UK and the rest of Europe for a minimum of 10 days. Tens of thousands of PS3s have already been seized in by customs officers.

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LG demands US PS3 ban over alleged Sony patent infringement

LG demands US PS3 ban over alleged Sony patent infringement

LG has requested that the US International Trade Commission impose a permanent ban [PDF link] on imports of the PS3 into the US market. Alleging that Sony infringes four Blu-ray patents with the console, the suit is believed to be LG's response to a Sony filing to the US ITC back in December currently being investigated.

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Huawei sues Motorola to stop IP infringement

Huawei sues Motorola to stop IP infringement

Huawei has announced that it has filed a suit against Motorola in US district court to prevent Motorola from infringing on Huawei IP. The suit seeks to prevent Motorola from transferring Huawei IP to Nokia Siemens Networks.

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Apple Sues Nokia in UK, Looks to Invalidate a Patent

Apple Sues Nokia in UK, Looks to Invalidate a Patent

The ongoing war between Apple and Nokia took another heated step late Wednesday evening, as the Cupertino-based company revealed they would be suing Nokia in the United Kingdom, in hopes of invalidating a particular touchscreen patent. The patent that Apple is looking to invalidate is the touchscreen scrolling patent that Nokia used to sue Apple in Germany, way back in September of 2010.

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Hopewell Culture and Design Aims at Apple, Others in Double-Click Lawsuit

Hopewell Culture and Design Aims at Apple, Others in Double-Click Lawsuit

If it weren't for the technology industry, there'd probably be a lot of downtime for some of the major courts around the United States. This time around, several companies are being targeted by plaintiff Hopwell Culture and Design. Of those companies, Apple, HTC, Adobe, and Samsung are being named. According to the plaintiff, these companies are violating a patent entitled Double-Clicking a Point-and-Click User Interface Apparatus to Enable a New Interaction with Content represented by an Active Visual Display Element.

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Microsoft takes i4i case to Supreme Court

Microsoft takes i4i case to Supreme Court

You might remember that a small and relatively unknown company called i4i was successful in suing software giant Microsoft in the US District Court for the Eastern District of Texas, Tyler division back in the summer of 2009. The suit centered on i4i's allegation that Microsoft had willingly infringed on i4i patents that cover Extensible Markup Language or XML as covered by patent 5,787,449.

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