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‘Crybaby’ Google accuses Microsoft of extortion

‘Crybaby’ Google accuses Microsoft of extortion

Microsoft and Samsung announced today a new cross-licensing deal for greater collaboration on Windows Phone 7 devices, but the deal will also require Samsung to pay royalties to Microsoft for every Android device it sells. Following the announcement, Google chimed in with a statement sent to TechCrunch, accusing Microsoft's patent-wielding tactics against Android and its partners extortion.

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Samsung seeks iPhone, iPad ban in The Netherlands

Samsung seeks iPhone, iPad ban in The Netherlands

Samsung has filed four new patent infringement lawsuits against Apple in The Netherlands seeking to ban the iPhone 3GS, iPhone 4, and both the first and second generation iPads. The devices are allegedly infringing on four of Samsung's 3G wireless technology patents with each one represented by its own separate lawsuit.

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Apple sued by VIA over A4, A5 processor patents

Apple sued by VIA over A4, A5 processor patents

Apple has been sued by Taiwanese chipmaker VIA Technologies for allegedly infringing on patents related to the microprocessors used in its iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch devices. The complaint was filed through a federal court in Wilmington, Delaware yesterday and involves three US patents.

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HTC talks Windows Phone 7, patent war, and why iPhones are not that cool anymore

HTC talks Windows Phone 7, patent war, and why iPhones are not that cool anymore

During the Mobile Future Forward conference today, HTC America's acting president Martin Fichter talked about the Google-Motorola deal, the patent war, and Windows Phone 7. He also expressed his opinions on the iPhone, saying that it's just "not that cool anymore." It's interesting to get more insight on HTC's perspective, especially following this mornings report that the company is considering buying its own mobile OS.

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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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Google gets 18 key patents from $12.5 billion Motorola deal

Google gets 18 key patents from $12.5 billion Motorola deal

Google has openly accused rivals, such as Microsoft, of launching an unfair patent war against the Android platform and its partners. Hence, Google's $12.5 billion bid for Motorola Mobility is seen as a defensive maneuver to secure the phone maker's 17,000 patents and an additional 7,500 patents pending. But of that massive portfolio, only about 18 will be key to Google defending the Android platform, according to patent lawyer David Mixon, who spoke with Bloomberg.

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