President Obama has vetoed the US import ban on Apple’s iPhone 3G, 3GS, 4, iPad 3G and iPad 2 3G models which was imposed by the ITC this past June. Apple’s products were found to be in violation of Samsung’s 7,706,348 patent which dictates a “method for encoding/decoding a transport format combination indicator (TFCI) in a CDMA mobile ... Read More »
Apple files new ITC complaint against HTC – alleges HTC’s ‘data tapping’ workaround still infringes on Apple patent
The ‘data tapping’ dispute between HTC and Apple is back in play. Back in December, the ITC sided with Apple in its “data tapping” patent infringement complaint against HTC. The patent itself is a “system and method [which] causes a computer to detect and perform actions on structures identified in computer data,” which covers how Android interacts ... Read More »
Hot on the heels of US customs imposing an International Trade Commission ban on select HTC devices we have yet another exclusion order from the ITC, but this time around it’s Microsoft winning their patent claim against Motorola.
The patent in question dates back to 1998 and relates to scheduling a meeting with ... Read More »
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The delayed launch of the HTC EVO 4G LTE has pissed more than a few people off. Earlier this week, we learned that the ITC has blocked imports of Sprint’s new flagship HTC device at U.S. Customs to inspect the software loaded on the devices to make sure HTC is no longer infringing ... Read More »
Here we go again. Hot off the news of the ITC’s decision in favor of Apple in its case against HTC, the ITC has announced a preliminary ruling in Microsoft’s patent infringement case against Motorola. The preliminary judgment indicates that Motorola’s Android devices do infringe on Microsoft’s patent (#6,370,566) which entails “a ... Read More »
Nokia, RIM and LG are probably feeling a bit foolish today after hearing that the US International Trade Commission ruled in HTC’s favor in the FlashPoint camera patent case. FlashPoint (a former Apple subsidiary) filed suit against HTC, LG, Nokia and RIM in July of 2010, claiming that the four companies were infringing on its ... Read More »
Blame it on Android’s massive popularity or Google’s lack of mobile patents, but Android is being attacked on all fronts. On one side, you have patent trolls like Oracle wanting to feed off Android’s success. Then you have companies like Microsoft, who would rather resort to lawsuits and lawyers to win, instead of building a ... Read More »
This past week, HTC was dealt a minor setback when an ITC judge ruled HTC is in fact infringing on two patents held by Apple. The case in question was first presented last year when Apple filed a complaint against HTC claiming HTC’s Android devices were infringing on ten different patents held by Apple.
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