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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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Samsung suffers setback against Apple in Tokyo court

Samsung suffers setback against Apple in Tokyo court

Apple and Samsung's patent battle continues to rage all around the world, with one company picking up wins here and another coming out on top there. Today, we can chalk one up for Apple, as a Tokyo court has declared that the iPhone is not infringing on a pair of Samsung-held patents. The Asahi Shimbun reported the news this weekend, saying that two different verdicts have been handed down - one in September, and one earlier this month.

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Apple wants an additional $707 million in damages from Samsung

Apple wants an additional $707 million in damages from Samsung

The jury in the high-profile Apple-Samsung patent suit already award Apple a whopping $1.05 billion in damages, but now Apple is looking to have that amount bumped up a bit. In a motion filed Friday, the iPhone maker requested that Judge Lucy Koh make Samsung pay an additional $707 million in damages, which would bring the total amount Samsung has to pay Apple dangerously close to $2 billion. In its 43-page motion, Apple also requests a permanent sales ban on 26 Samsung smartphones and tablets.

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Microsoft chalks up another patent win against Motorola

Microsoft chalks up another patent win against Motorola

Motorola just cannot catch a break when it comes to patent suits in Germany. Motorola has already come out as the loser in patent disputes against Microsoft and Apple, and today, Microsoft announced that it has once again secured victory. A German court has found that multiple devices made by Motorola are infringing on a Microsoft patent for technology that allows a keyboard to communicate with an app, and Microsoft asserts that this technology has been built into Android.

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Samsung Galaxy Tab 10.1 sales ban stays in place, despite jury ruling

Samsung Galaxy Tab 10.1 sales ban stays in place, despite jury ruling

Samsung took a pretty big hit when it lost to Apple in their high-profile patent suit last month, with the jury ruling that Samsung has to hand over more than $1 billion for patent infringement. It wasn't all doom and gloom for Samsung, however, as the jury found that the Galaxy Tab 10.1 wasn't actually infringing on one of Apple's design patents. The Galaxy Tab 10.1, as many of you will remember, was hit with a preliminary injunction back in June, banning it from sale in the US, because the court said that it was likely infringing on Apple's '889 design patent.

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Apple comes out on top in Motorola rubber-banding patent suit

Apple comes out on top in Motorola rubber-banding patent suit

While Apple and Samsung were going at it over here in the States, Apple was in the middle of another patent suit with Motorola across the Atlantic. Apple's patent suit against Motorola has been going back and forth for weeks now, but today FOSS Patents is reporting that the iPhone maker can chalk up another win. Multiple Motorola devices have been found to be infringing on the EP2126678 patent, which is the same as Apple's '381 patent in the United States. The patent, as some of you likely already know, is for the "rubber-banding" effect that occurs when users reach the end of a page - instead of having the page just stop scrolling when a user reaches the end, the page bounces back, indicating to users that they can scroll no further.

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iPhone 5 prepared for Samsung legal war with 434 LTE patents

iPhone 5 prepared for Samsung legal war with 434 LTE patents

Today Apple began sending out invites for its September 12 event, where the company is widely expected to reveal the next iPhone. The iPhone 5 is rumored to come complete with LTE functionality, but there's just one problem with that: Samsung has said that it will sue Apple if it releases a device with LTE. Since Apple's iPad already has LTE, we can take that to mean that Samsung will sue if Apple releases an iPhone with LTE capabilities.

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