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Dec 16 AT 5:55 AM Nick Gray 0 Comments

HTC facing partial-sale ban in Germany later this month

The Mannheim District Court in Germany has issued an injunction against the sale of HTC smartphones by Deutsche Telekom. The injunction, which goes into effect later this month, follows the court’s favorable decision towards Acacia Research Group LLC, which claimed that HTC smartphones infringe on one of its voice coding patents. The company has successfully ... Read More »

Jan 13 AT 2:50 PM Nick Gray 2 Comments

HTC catches a break, German court dismisses Nokia patent suit

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.

Nokia’s EP0804046 patents details a “method and apparatus for ... Read More »


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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 and ... Read More »

Nov 09 AT 3:46 PM Nick Gray 14 Comments

Judge Lucy Koh agrees to hear juror misconduct arguments in Apple vs. Samsung case

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 »

Oct 23 AT 8:36 AM Nick Gray 53 Comments

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, a ... Read More »

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