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Three out of every five major patent suits involve Apple

July 11th, 2012

Anyone paying attention to tech industry intellectual property litigation knows that Apple is at the center of many major patent suits. But per Bloomberg, new research from intellectual property consulting firm Kanzatec IP Group shows that Apple is involved in a whopping 60% of all major wireless patent suits filed over the past two years, including …

Apple loses bid to ban HTC phones

July 3rd, 2012

Although Apple scored a big victory in its efforts to muck up Samsung’s Galaxy Tab 10.1 sales last week, it will have no such satisfaction for HTC Android devices just yet. All Things D reports that the International Trade Commission has denied Apple’s request for an emergency ban on “pretty much any HTC smartphone or tablet running …

Nokia may sue Google over Nexus 7 tablet

July 2nd, 2012

Just what the tech industry needs: even more prospective patent lawsuits! The latest shocking twist in the patent soap opera comes courtesy of The Inquirer’s Carly Page, who has gotten a Nokia spokesperson to assert that Google and Asus may be infringing upon some of Nokia’s Wi-Fi patents with their new Nexus 7 tablet and …

Stop trolling, Broadcom CEO tells patent litigants

June 15th, 2012

World-weary tech journalists and over-worked judges aren’t the only people sick and tired of endless patent litigation — big-name tech CEOs are getting fed up as well. Broadcom CEO Scott McGregor sat down with Mobile World Live this week and ripped both patent trolls and his fellow tech companies for being too litigious in the realm …

Berkeley Law professors outline non-aggression pacts for tech patents

June 13th, 2012

Like a lot of folks, Berkeley Law professors Jason Schultz and Jennifer Urban are tired of seeing excessive patent litigation in the tech industry, especially when it’s initiated by patent holding firms that produce no actual technology of their own. To remedy this, they’ve created the Defensive Patent License project in which companies would allow …

Posner smacks down Apple, Motorola and the U.S. patent system

June 8th, 2012

Judge Richard Posner, one of the most distinguished legal minds in the United States, sounds absolutely fed up with Apple and Motorola Mobility for wasting his time with their patent suits. In fact, Posner was apparently so perturbed with the arguments from both companies that he said their cases should be dismissed with prejudice, meaning …

How Samsung could get its revenge against Apple

June 8th, 2012

The word on the street is that Apple could file for a temporary restraining order against the Samsung Galaxy S III on Friday. Naturally, Samsung probably wouldn’t be too happy with that, which has led FOSS Patents’ Florian Mueller to speculate that Samsung will try to enact revenge by filing similar complaints against Apple whenever it …

Apple wants all new HTC Android phones barred from U.S.

June 6th, 2012

The latest shocking twist in the Android Patent soap opera (“As the Droid Turns?” “The Young and the Wireless?”) is definitely going to ruffle some feathers: Apple wants all of HTC’s new Android phones banned from being sold in the United States. Per AppleInsider, it seems that Apple has filed a complaint with the U.S. …

Apple looks to spoil Samsung's Galaxy S III party

June 6th, 2012

Android fans waiting to get their hands on a Samsung Galaxy S III could be in for a rude awakening later this month. That’s because, as FOSS Patents’s Florian Mueller writes, Apple has added the Galaxy S III to its preliminary injunction against devices that allegedly infringe two of its patents. The first one (U.S. …