Tag Archive | "patents"

Apple’s agreement with HTC to yield $6 to $8 per Android device sold

Monday, November 12, 2012

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Apple and HTC settled their longstanding patent dispute this weekend, putting an end to a number of legal battles across multiple jurisdictions. While specific details surrounding the settlement agreement remain confidential, Stern Agee analyst Shaw Wu got in touch with some industry contacts of his and speculates that HTC will be paying Apple about $6 [...]

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Apple files two patents highlighting next-gen connectors for smaller devices

Thursday, April 26, 2012

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If you take a look at Apple’s patent filings, it becomes abundantly clear that the company is constantly striving for ways to improve and refine its product line, and one characteristic it always has in its focus is slender design. To that end, Patently Apple recently highlighted two new patent filings from Apple which detail [...]

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Apple wins patent for iWallet

Tuesday, March 6, 2012

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Patently Apple reports that Apple has been granted a patent for its iWallet patent, and that the application includes many never before seen details about how Apple envisions its iOS toting users handling financial transactions from their mobile devices. Apple’s patent reviews credit card transaction rules and shows us that the credit card companies will [...]

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Apple turns off iCloud-based push email for iPhone users in Germany on account of Motorola patent

Tuesday, February 28, 2012

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Apple and Motorola are engaged in quite the back and forth legal battle over in Germany these days. Not too long after a German Court ruled that Motorola’s smartphones infringed upon Apple’s “slide to unlock” patent, Apple has been forced to make some changes to its iCloud offering in Germany as a result of potentially [...]

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Apple wins injunction against Motorola over “slide to unlock” patent

Monday, February 20, 2012

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Foss Patents reported late last week: I just returned from the Munich I Regional Court, where Presiding Judge Dr. Peter Guntz publicly announced a decision in Apple’s favor: most of Motorola Mobility’s products were found to infringe on Apple’s slide-to-unlock image patent, EP1964022 on “unlocking a device by performing gestures on an unlock image”. Today’s [...]

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Apple pens letter to European Standards board, seeks consistency in FRAND licensing

Tuesday, February 14, 2012

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As you all know, Apple has for many months now been involved in ongoing legal disputes with both Motorola and Samsung regarding various smartphone technologies. While both sides are wielding patents against one another, there’s an important difference between the patents being asserted by Apple and those being asserted by Samsung and Motorola. The patents [...]

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Appalling Linkbait: CBS Seattle says Microsoft GPS patent has “avoid Ghetto” feature

Sunday, January 15, 2012

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Business on the web is, for the most part, dominated by pageviews. More eyeballs translate into more ad revenue. To that end, crafting a snazzy and eye-catching headline is an important part of getting traffic. But often times, a website’s thirst for pageviews can translate into what people affectionately refer to as “link bait.” I [...]

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HTC responds to ITC import ban

Tuesday, December 20, 2011

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The ITC yesterday ruled that HTC’s Android based smartphones infringe upon one of the claims in Apple #5,946,647 patent which centers on analyzing and linking data structures. Put simply, the patent embodies scenarios when one application parses a string and can then communicate that information over to another application. One example we cited yesterday was [...]

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Apple wins ITC import ban against HTC’s Android smartphones

Monday, December 19, 2011

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After a few legal setbacks over the past couple weeks, the most glaring being Judge Lucy Koh’s rejection of Apple’s motion for a preliminary injunction against Samsuing, Apple today was finally on the receiving end of a significant legal decision. The International Trade Commission (ITC) ruled today that HTC’s Android-based smartphones infringe upon two claims in [...]

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German Court rules Apple iOS devices infringe Motorola FRAND patents

Monday, December 12, 2011

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After getting off to a promising start, Apple’s recent efforts to legally dismantle and throttle the momentum of Android are proving unsuccessful. Hot on the heels of a US Judge denying Apple’s motion for a preliminary injunction against Samsung, Apple suffered a setback in Germany where a Court ruled there that Apple’s 3G capable iOS [...]

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Court denies Apple’s motion for preliminary injunction against Samsung products

Saturday, December 3, 2011

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In April of 2011, Apple kicked off what would soon become a global and complex series of litigation disputes when it sued Samsung in the US claiming that its line of Galaxy smartphones and tablets infringed upon Apple’s intellectual property and were nothing more than “slavish” copies. As part of its suit, Apple requested a [...]

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Apple granted iOS “slide to unlock” patent

Tuesday, November 1, 2011

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Apple and Samsung are currently in the throes of a patent dispute that spans 4 continents. At the heart of Apple’s complaint is the allegation that the Android OS Samsung uses on its line of smartphones infringe upon a number of Apple-owned patents. In Apple’s original lawsuit, filed in April of this year, Apple said [...]

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