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Judge wants “global peace” between Apple and Samsung

Judge wants “global peace” between Apple and Samsung

Apple and Samsung met again during an appeal hearing on yesterday to argue over the $1 billion that was rewarded to Apple over the summer after Samsung was accused of patent infringement. Judge Lucy Koh is currently reviewing the jury’s $1.05 billion verdict against Samsung, but had some things of her own to say to the two companies bickering back and forth: "global piece."

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RIM loses big to Nokia in Swedish patent dispute

RIM loses big to Nokia in Swedish patent dispute

In a ruling that may have wide-reaching results in an extremely negative sense for BlackBerry maker RIM, Nokia has won a patent dispute against said smartphone rival. This dispute had Canada's Research In Motion losing a legal battle between itself and Nokia in which a Swedish arbitrator has ruled that "RIM was in breach of contract and is not entitled to manufacture or sell WLAN products without first agreeing royalties with Nokia."

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Apple gets Samsung Galaxy devices banned in the Netherlands

Apple gets Samsung Galaxy devices banned in the Netherlands

The Apple-Samsung saga continues, folks. Today, a Dutch court has now banned several Samsung Galaxy devices from selling in the Netherlands. Apple has been rewarded the ban from the court because Samsung was accused of infringing on an Apple patent relating to the navigation interface in photo galleries.

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Ericsson files patent suit against Samsung

Ericsson files patent suit against Samsung

Ericsson is the world's largest maker of wireless network equipment. Samsung is certainly more recognizable name and is a company that makes some of the most popular Android smartphones on the market along with hordes of other hardware. Ericsson has announced that it has filed a patent infringement suit against Samsung Electronics.

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HP and Nomadix settle patent lawsuit

HP and Nomadix settle patent lawsuit

HP and network gateway hardware developer Nomadix have settled a patent infringement lawsuit that dates back to 2009, where Nomadix sued HP, as well as a handful of other, smaller companies, for unauthorized use of the company's patents. Nomadix said they were seeking damages and injunctions over use of their "fundamental innovations" in mobile computing and network access technology.

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Apple wants to add new Samsung devices to patent suit

Apple wants to add new Samsung devices to patent suit

Samsung and Apple have been fighting a patent battle for a long time now that spans multiple products from both companies. Not long ago Samsung added a new Apple product to its patent infringement suit with the addition of the iPad mini. Apple is now adding a new Samsung devices to its patent infringement suit.

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Apple HTC case dismissals hit tiny snag at Google-owned patents

Apple HTC case dismissals hit tiny snag at Google-owned patents

The legal teams at Apple and HTC agreed upon a multi-year cease-fire quite recently with exceptions being made only for a collection of patents that are being revealed this week as unique in their direct ties to Google. This set of claims are being dismissed "with prejudice" as opposed to "without prejudice" as it has been with the rest of this legal adventure, and were each being used previously by HTC against Apple. Separately, four "new" patent agreements have been identified by Foss Patents as being stand-out and not especially visible to the public before they were first asserted against Nokia in separate cases - each of them stand-out because of their potential for future Apple vs Samsung or Motorola cases in the smartphone and tablet realms - watch out!

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Samsung requests Apple and HTC settlement details

Samsung requests Apple and HTC settlement details

This past weekend, Apple and HTC reached a settlement to end the legal squabble between the two companies. Now Samsung, who has been engaged in a series of lawsuits with Apple across the world, is poking around the deal. Earlier today, the Korean company submitted a formal request in court that, if granted, will require Apple to fork over a copy of the license agreement.

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HTC signs up for the Apple tax: $6-8 per Android phone

HTC signs up for the Apple tax: $6-8 per Android phone

It would appear that HTC is now set up to pay two giant companies for the rights to use their patents rather than face their legal wrath: their newest being Apple for $6-8 USD a phone. The other company HTC is into for cash-per-device is Microsoft, revealed all the way back in 2010 as an industry changing agreement for $5 USD a phone. The difference between that fee and this are small for HTC and for Apple and Microsoft in the end, but for this one fact: it does still appear that Microsoft makes more from Android-carrying device patent license fees than it does from its own Windows Phone platform - though that may change in the oncoming Windows Phone 8 season.

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Apple and HTC reach global legal settlement

Apple and HTC reach global legal settlement

It would seem that the patent wars between Apple and HTC are no more as both camps have released a statement detailing a 10 year settlement between them. This is a monumental development for not just the two companies themselves, but for the legal universe surrounding technology and gadgets on the whole. As for HTC and Apple, they've made it clear that this agreements means they'll be able to focus on product innovation for a long time to come.

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Wisconsin tosses Apple vs Motorola court battle early

Wisconsin tosses Apple vs Motorola court battle early

It would appear that the courts in Wisconsin do not have a taste for gadget wars as this week they've been reported to be tossing out the Apple vs Motorola case that'd be brewing for some time. This update has not been commented on by Apple, but Motorola has been vocal in their glee that the case is no more, making sure to be clear that they do still want to reach a resolution with Apple in one way or another. This case - and the results even after dismissal - remains rather important as Google now owns Motorola, making this essentially a case between two larger titans.

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FTC reportedly recommends lawsuit against Google over patents

FTC reportedly recommends lawsuit against Google over patents

The FTC has been nosing around Google for a while now, having formally launched a probe back in June to look into whether the company is guilty of blocking competitors’ access to essential technology patents. Earlier this month, we reported that Google was looking into settling the issue. Now it seems the FTC has formally recommended that the company be sued.

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