After Motorola’s victory last Friday, Apple was forced to remove multiple iPads and iPhones from its German online store. Apple was able to quickly put them back up, after asking Motorola for a patent licensing deal. It has just been discovered that Motorola is willing to work with Apple on this, but for quite a ... Read More »
The battle between Apple and Google (and company) has been fierce. Lawsuit after lawsuit, Apple has been bombarding Android manufacturers with patent infringement cases. This drama is no where near its end, but this time the tables are turning around. Motorola Mobility has just filed another patent infringement lawsuit against Cupertino’s giant. This time ... Read More »
In what seems to be Kodak’s last try at survival, the company has decided to take both Apple and HTC to court with a patent infringement lawsuit. The almost bankrupt camera manufacturer has filed complaints with the International Trade Commission and the Western District of New York, claiming that Apple and HTC infringe ... Read More »
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United States District Judge Lucy Koh issued a ruling late on Friday that denied Apple’s request to halt sales of four Samsung Galaxy devices in the US. The ban would have immediately stopped sales of the Galaxy Tab 10.1 and three Galaxy smartphones in the US. In the ruling, Judge Koh indicated that:
Samsung was ... Read More »
The Carrier IQ saga continues this morning. As we’re all still digesting just how big this issue is, and how big it may become, we attempted to make a little sense of it all in our recap last night. The picture will likely change over the next few weeks, as Senator Al ... Read More »
It’s usually Android manufacturers that get hit by the big guys in patent lawsuits. Our friends have been getting ready, though, and it seems the war is slowly starting to turn around. This time Motorola is going after Apple in a German court, claiming that Apple has infringed upon its patents. Good news is, ... Read More »
Apple has scored a potentially key victory in the Great Patent Race of 2011. The United States Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO) has granted Apple a patent on the “Slide to Unlock” functionality that was made popular with the introduction of the iPhone and is now found in many Android devices. The details on ... Read More »
In today’s episode of the patent wars, it seems Microsoft has finally proven they’re ready to get serious. Standing before the US International Trade Commission today, Microsoft has requested a ban on all imports of Motorola smartphones. The company claims Motorola devices infringe upon seven different patents Microsoft controls.
The filing includes everything from contact ... Read More »
It’s not every day we see some good news come out of this whole mobile patent war, but today’s one of those days. As we all know, Apple has managed, through some shady tactics, to ban sales of the Samsung Galaxy Tab 10.1 in Europe. The company claims the Galaxy Tab 10.1 is an ... Read More »
Up to this point, all of Android’s patent related woes have come from what Google calls a “hostile, organized campaign” against the company. Major manufacturers and software developers have been ganging up left and right. Public statements are being used against previous partners. And things are about to get a lot worse.
You see, if ... Read More »