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Apple, RIM win big as ITC reverses earlier decision in Kodak patent case

June 30th, 2011

The International Trade Commission on Thursday reversed an earlier decision in a patent case that could cost camera maker Kodak hundreds of millions of dollars from Apple and RIM. Kodak had filed suit against both firms, claiming that their mobile devices infringed on multiple patents owned by the Rochester, NY-based company. An initial ruling in …

Samsung asks ITC to block import of Apple iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch

June 29th, 2011

Earlier this week Samsung filed a complaint with ITC against Apple and asked the government agency to block the import of Apple’s iPod, iPhone, and iPad. The battle between Apple and Samsung has been long drawn out. In April Apple sued Samsung over the Samsung Galaxy S, Galaxy Tab, and other products, alleging that Samsung …

U.S. ITC to investigate Nokia’s patent case against Apple

May 27th, 2011

The United States International Trade Commission said Thursday that it will re-investigate patent infringement claims that Nokia filed against Apple in May 2010. In March, an ITC panel ruled that Apple did not infringe on Nokia’s patents related to speech and data transmission, device positioning, and antenna configurations, and this time around it will only …

Judge rules for Kodak in Apple patent dispute

May 13th, 2011

An International Trade Commission (ITC) judge has ruled that Kodak did not infringe upon camera patents held by Apple. Reuters is reporting that an administrative law judge rejected the Cupertino-company’s claims, with a final decision by the ITC due on September 19th. Kodak, although not as prominent as it once was when film reigned supreme, still holds a treasure-trove of patents. “Many investors see …

ITC staff: Siding with HTC and Nokia in Apple lawsuit is best for public

April 18th, 2011

According to Bloomberg, a staff lawyer with the United States International Trade Commission (U.S. ITC) named Erin Joffre has recommended, on behalf of the public, that the ITC side with HTC and Nokia in a patent battle with Apple. HTC and Nokia have been locked in back-and-forth legal battles with Apple over the past two …

Nokia reloads, files new suit against Apple with ITC

March 29th, 2011

If at first you don’t succeed, try, try again. That’s the adage we remember from our youth, and that’s the attitude Nokia is taking when it comes to Apple, its patents, and the International Trade Commission (ITC). Just last Friday, an ITC judge ruled that Apple, Inc. did not infringe upon five patents held by Finnish mobile …

Apple did not infringe on Nokia patents, ITC panel rules

March 25th, 2011

An International Trade Commission panel on Friday ruled on a patent infringement suit filed by Nokia against Apple in May 2010. In the suit, Nokia alleged that Apple’s iPhone infringed on multiple Nokia patents covering wireless data transmission, data encryption and other related technologies. The ITC found that Apple did not infringe on any of …

Apple, Nokia prepare to kick-off legal battles this week

November 29th, 2010

Technology juggernauts Apple, Inc. and Nokia Oyj are preparing to plead their respective patent-infringement cases to the International Trade Commission (ITC) this week. In preparation for the court battle — which Bloomberg likens to two “800-pound gorillas fighting each other” — the publication is reporting that Apple is actively “recruiting lawyers who have fought for and against some of …

WSJ: International Trade Commision will side with Nokia in Apple patent case

November 4th, 2010

The Wall Street Journal is reporting that International Trade Commission (ITC) staffers, in a pre-hearing statement, noted that evidence in a pending patent-case Apple launched against Nokia will “not establish a violation.” Nokia and Apple have been exchanging legal blows since October of 2009; both companies have filed multiple complaints with the ITC in an …

HTC's patent complaint against Apple moves forward

June 11th, 2010

HTC’s patent-related legal action against Apple took a huge step forward today, as the ITC announced it will formally investigate the claims made by HTC. At the heart of the matter are five patents which HTC alleges Apple is using without permission. The patents include personalized software phone dialers, a phone dialer with memory access, …