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Nov 11 AT 12:29 PM Nick Gray 39 Comments

Apple and HTC settle all patent disputes with 10 year cross-licensing agreement.

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 »

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Oct 02 AT 4:40 PM Dustin Earley 17 Comments

Android and Apple roundup: Motorola drops patent lawsuit, SIII display outdoes iPhone 5′s, and more

There’s no denying the relationship Android and Apple have together. They’re each other’s biggest competition. Constantly at each other’s throats, the target of lawsuits and ad campaigns. As such, there’s bound to be news stories that directly involve the two going head-to-head. We don’t want to fill the entire front page of Android and Me ... Read More »

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Aug 27 AT 3:14 PM Dustin Earley 44 Comments

Google speaks out on Samsung vs Apple, says Android is safe for the most part

After the verdict in the Samsung vs Apple case was delivered on Friday afternoon, both Samsung and Apple released statements reflecting their thoughts on the initial outcome of the trial. Now Google has released a short statement that addresses how Apple’s victory will affect stock Android, and a few words on the state of the ... Read More »

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May 20 AT 2:48 PM Sean Riley 11 Comments

Motorola devices could face US importation ban following ITC ruling on Microsoft patent

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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May 02 AT 11:28 AM Anthony Domanico 15 Comments

Nokia sues HTC, RIM, and Viewsonic for patent infringement

The number of patent infringement cases has grown again this morning. In an official press release, Nokia has announced that it is suing RIM, Viewsonic, and HTC for violating as many as 45 Nokia patents. The Finnish handset maker has filed a complaint to the US International Trade Commission (ITC) against HTC, filed ... Read More »

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Apr 03 AT 8:37 AM Anthony Domanico 13 Comments

Google and Oracle settlement talks stall, trial set for April 16th

Settlement talks in the ongoing legal battle between Google and Oracle have stalled in the past few weeks. Just last week, Judge Paul S. Grewal asked the two companies to give settlement talks one last chance, requesting a final decision on the matter by April 9th. After a few days of talks, the ... Read More »

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Mar 28 AT 10:32 AM Anthony Domanico 34 Comments

HTC to make an iPod Touch competitor?

PatentBolt has gotten their hands on a new HTC device design which indicates that HTC might be working on a competitor to Apple’s iPod Touch. HTC filed a patent back in early 2011 for a “handheld electronic device” which makes no reference to cellular bandwidths, essentially ruling out the possibility of the device being a ... Read More »

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