After victories and defeats on both sides, HTC and Nokia have agreed on a cross-licensing patent settlement. The agreement between the two companies overrides any current and pending litigation, allowing Nokia and HTC’s lawyers to take a much-needed vacation. While the agreement will allow HTC to have access to Nokia’s broad patent portfolio, HTC will ... Read More »
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So far, 2014 has been going quite well for HTC. After posting profitable Q4 numbers a little over a week ago, HTC can now celebrate the fact that Judge Dr. Matthias Zigann from the 7th Civil Chamber of the Munich I Regional Court has dismissed Nokia’s patent suit against HTC.
The UK courts have sided with HTC, overturning the injunction ruling issued by Judge Arnold against the HTC One mini. With the HTC One mini import ban lifted, HTC will resume shipments of the device to the UK along with promotional and sales efforts. While HTC is allowed to sell the HTC One mini, the patent issue ... Read More »
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UK court stays HTC One mini injunction as EU regulators warn Nokia to steer clear of patent trolling
The British courts have granted HTC’s request for an urgent appeal of the injunction against the HTC One mini that took effect on December 6. HTC will have an opportunity to sway the court’s decision regarding the HTC One mini’s injunction on December 12. In the meantime, retailers will be allowed to continue selling the ... Read More »
British Judge Richard Arnold has ruled that the HTC One mini does infringe on several of Nokia’s patents. The ruling was accompanied by a sale ban on the HTC One mini which goes into effect on December 6. Judge Arnold’s ruling also cited the HTC One for containing the same patent infringing microchips as the ... Read More »
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 »
In a surprising move, HTC and Apple have announced that the two companies have settled their disputes with an unprecedented agreement for the mobile industry. While Apple will most likely fight to the death with Samsung over patent disputes, HTC and Apple have agreed to a 10-year cross-licensing deal which allows both parties to license each other’s current ... Read More »
It looks like Apple’s patent victory over Samsung earlier this year may have another issue to content with. After the United States Patent and Trademark Office decided to tentatively invalidate Apple’s infamous rubber-banding patent (Patent No. 7,469,381) a few weeks back, Judge Lucy Koh has now agreed to look into allegations that the outcome of the court ... Read More »
Apple’s rubber-banding patent used to beat Samsung in court tentatively invalidated by Patent Office
Apple’s infamous rubber-banding patent (Patent No. 7,469,381), a key player in its $1 billion victory over Samsung earlier this year, may not be as solid as Apple had hoped. While the jury in the Apple versus Samsung case found the patent’s claims to be valid and concluded that all 21 Samsung phones had infringed upon it, ... Read More »
Apparently a billion dollars isn’t cool with Apple, but in a court filing late last night they outlined that what would be cool is just $707 million more.
As you are no doubt aware the jury in the Apple v. Samsung patent case awarded Apple the tidy sum of 1.05 billion dollars last ... Read More »