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Mar 22 AT 10:29 AM Nick Gray 30 Comments

Apple tried to negotiate with Samsung on patent disputes before the madness began

Through a filing with the California Federal Court, Apple claims that Samsung is knowingly infringing on Apple’s patents since they met with Samsung back in 2010 to discuss the matter. The documents show that Apple met with Samsung on four separate occasions and was shown a presentation named “Samsung’s Use of Apple Patents in Smartphones” ... Read More »

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Feb 06 AT 2:23 PM Edgar Cervantes 30 Comments

Motorola patent license will cost Apple 2.25% of sales

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 »

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Jan 24 AT 8:49 AM Anthony Domanico 17 Comments

Dutch court blocks Apple’s attempt to ban the Galaxy Tab 10.1

We reported yesterday that Apple is spending a ton of money to protect their slew of patents against potential violators, and have very little to show for their efforts. Today, the Dutch Government is rubbing a little salt in Apple’s wounds by rejecting Apple’s appeal to block sales of the Samsung Galaxy ... Read More »

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Jan 23 AT 5:29 PM Nick Gray 31 Comments

Rumor: Apple spent $100 million in legal fees on patent case against HTC

With the dozens of patent cases floating around these days, we’re sure many of you have been wondering just how much Apple, Motorola, Samsung, HTC and all the other manufacturers are spending on their high-priced lawyers. Since most companies don’t disclose how much they spend on legal representation, we’ll probably never know an exact figure, ... Read More »

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Jan 04 AT 3:03 PM Anthony Domanico 41 Comments

The Problem with Patents [Infographic]

By now, you’ve probably grown tired of the seemingly endless lawsuits that have been launched in the mobile industry. We have even lamented that companies on both sides of the fence would rather spend time litigating than truly innovating and bringing new products to the table.

It seems many people are sick of the patent ... Read More »

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Dec 21 AT 12:21 PM Anthony Domanico 242 Comments

Apple wins key patent on using apps during phone calls

Apple scored a key patent victory yesterday, with the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office granting Apple a patent on using applications during a phone call. You probably remember seeing iPhone commercials lauding the fact that they can look up information on the internet, make an appointment, as well as numerous other tasks while on a phone ... Read More »

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Dec 09 AT 9:54 AM Nick Gray 74 Comments

Motorola and Samsung catch a break in fight against Apple

Tis the season to be jolly. Things are finally looking good for both Motorola and Samsung in their separate battles against Apple’s tyranny in the mobile and tablet space. First up is the ruling from the court in Australia which has denied Apple’s appeal on the court’s decision to allow Samsung to sell the Galaxy ... Read More »

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