Jury decides Apple violated three Qualcomm patents in iPhones

Following a two-week trial, a jury has determined that Apple violated three Qualcomm patents in some iPhones. The jury awarded Qualcomm $31 million, the full amount it was seeking, though Apple had won a ruling to limit the potential payout.

Court says Apple is not guilty of the Google patent infringement


Apple Balla reports that the US appeals court found that Apple was not guilty of any Google Motorola Mobility patent infringement in the design of the iPhone. In 2013, the International Trade...
    






A Danger Lurks In The Righteous War Against Patent Trolls


Judging from events that have already occurred, and others that soon will occur, righteous forces are gathered against patent trolls as never before. It is an impassioned pursuit of a coherent legal...
    






Google’s Efforts to Ban Microsoft’s Xbox Failed by ITC


The patent owned by Google was tied up with wireless one-on-one links. Google began finger-pointing at Microsoft regarding acts of copyright infringement. It wanted to ban the Xbox 360 which...
    


Oracle begins appeal process in its Java patent case against Google, Android

You should know by now that it's never truly over when tech giants resort to legal warfare over their technology, and just as it said it would, Oracle has filed an appeal of the US District Court ruling in its case against Google. In case you'd forgotten, back in May Judge William Alsup found that the structure of its Java APIs were not copyrightable so Oracle had to settle for $0 in damages over its claims that Android infringed on its patents and copyrights. FOSS Patent's Florian Mueller has a full breakdown of what he sees in the case, meanwhile we'll be preparing our fallout shelters for potential Android Armageddon... again.

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Oracle begins appeal process in its Java patent case against Google, Android originally appeared on Engadget on Wed, 03 Oct 2012 23:03:00 EDT. Please see our terms for use of feeds.

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US Appeals court rules Motorola can’t enforce injunction against Microsoft in Germany… again

US court rules Motorola can't enforce German injunction against Microsoft, keeps the Xbox 360s flowing

In another face of the ever turning world of patent battles, Reuters reports Microsoft has snagged a victory over Motorola as the 9th US Circuit Court of Appeals ruled in its favor today. Motorola had obtained an injunction in Germany against Microsoft products -- including the Xbox 360 and Windows 7 -- based on its h.264 patents back in May, but today the court upheld a previous decision putting enforcement on hold because of Microsoft's existing lawsuit against Moto for breach of contract. Microsoft's push to leverage its patents into licensing payouts from manufacturers of Android devices have seen the two at each other's throats since at least 2010, when the folks from Redmond lodged an ITC complaint over nine patents and followed up with another suit accusing Motorola of charging unfair license fees for its patents. Motorola fired back with its own pair of lawsuits -- all of this a year before we heard it would be acquired by Google -- and the battle was on. Whether or not this moves us any closer to any resolution remains to be seen, but at least Bavarian gaming consoles are safe, for now.

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US Appeals court rules Motorola can't enforce injunction against Microsoft in Germany... again originally appeared on Engadget on Fri, 28 Sep 2012 19:22:00 EDT. Please see our terms for use of feeds.

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LG Display Sues Samsung Display for Patent Infringement


LG Display has announced that it has filed a patent infringement lawsuit in a courtroom and Seoul, South Korea against Samsung Electronics and Samsung Display. The patent infringement suit alleges...