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Patent lawsuit with Motorola could cost Apple $2.7 billion

November 18th, 2011

Apple has reportedly told a German court that it will owe $2.7 billion if it loses a patent lawsuit against Motorola. The two companies have been locked in a legal battle in which Motorola has accused Apple of infringing on a patent related to email sync technology. As a result, Motorola recently won an injunction …

Samsung launches tweaked tablet in Germany to circumvent ban

November 16th, 2011

Samsung relaunched the Galaxy Tab 10.1 tablet in Germany with a few changes that it hopes will help it steer clear of additional legal troubles with Apple. The first tweak is its name: the company is now calling its tablet the Galaxy Tab 10.1N, FOSSPatents said. It appears the tablet may also have additional metal framing …

Porn publisher threatens to sue HTC over ‘Vivid’ moniker

November 16th, 2011

Phones … porn … what’s the difference? Vivid Entertainment, a porn studio that calls itself the “leader in adult entertainment,” has issued a cease and desist letter asking HTC to stop using the “Vivid” moniker on its new smartphone. Vivid Entertainment has threatened to file a lawsuit against HTC if the company doesn’t change the …

Samsung will not fight to ban iPhone 4S in South Korea

November 15th, 2011

Samsung will not fight for an injunction against the Apple iPhone 4S in South Korea, The Chosun Ilbo, a local newspaper, recently reported. “We concluded that we should engage in legal battles with Apple only in the global market, but not in order to gain more market share in Korea,” a senior Samsung executive reportedly …

Australian judge demands that Apple show carrier contracts to Samsung

November 9th, 2011

Australian Federal Court Justice Annabelle Bennett has ruled that Apple must show Samsung its contracts with Vodafone, SingTel and Telstra if it cannot reach an agreement on Samsung’s accusations that the iPhone maker contractually forces the carriers to subsidize the iPhone. Samsung has also argued that the Apple iPhone 4, iPhone 4S, iPad 2 and iPhone 3GS infringe …

Barnes & Noble calls on feds to probe Microsoft’s patent warpath

November 9th, 2011

It is no secret that Microsoft is on a warpath. The company has garnered Android patent licensing deals from major industry tech players like HTC, Samsung and ViewSonic, just to name a few, and has chosen to sue those that resist, such as Barnes & Noble. The book seller, which recently announced its second Android …

Motorola wins injunction against Apple in Germany? [updated]

November 4th, 2011

FOSS Patents is reporting that Motorola has won an injunction related to a patent infringement lawsuit in Germany, Europe’s largest market. According to the ruling by a Mannheim Regional Court, Apple is barred from selling any mobile device that infringe on two Motorola Mobility patents filed in April of 2003. Motorola is also reportedly owed …

Samsung to depose Jonathan Ive, other key Apple employees

November 3rd, 2011

Samsung plans to depose a number of current and former Apple employees as part of its ongoing legal battle with the company, EdibleApple reported on Wednesday. Jonathan Ive, Shin Nishibori, Christopher Stringer and Douglas Satzger were among those named in Samsung’s motion. Samsung originally hoped the employees would sit for deposition before November 1st, although …