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Wozniak: Paul Allen should be investing, not patent trolling

May 4th, 2011

During his Embedded System Conference Silicon Valley keynote recently, Apple co-founder Steve Wozniak took some time to rag on Paul Allen’s decision to sue Apple, Google, and other companies over patent infringement. “Paul Allen should be out there investing in companies that are doing something, making products, actually making a new future for the world, …

Samsung files countersuit against Apple in U.S.

April 29th, 2011

Apple sent a shock wave through the technology community when it announced it was suing Samsung — a company that supplies the Cupertino-based iPhone maker with over $5 billion worth of components each year. Now that the gloves are officially off, Samsung is doing a little legal posturing of its own, this time Stateside. Reuters is reporting …

Samsung bites back at Apple in intellectual property lawsuit

April 19th, 2011

On Monday The Wall Street Journal reported that Apple filed suit against Samsung for intellectual property violations in its Galaxy S, Galaxy Tab, Nexus S, and Epic 4G devices, and now, Samsung is fighting back. “Samsung will respond actively to this legal action taken against us through appropriate legal measures to protect our intellectual property,” …

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 …

Microsoft, i4i patent dispute set to be heard by Supreme Court

April 18th, 2011

A four-year old patent dispute is about to be put to rest. In a complaint originally filed in 2007, Toronto-based firm i4i alleged that Microsoft used proprietary code to display XML files in its Microsoft Word 2003 product. A Texas jury ruled in favor of i4i in August of 2009, and awarded the company a $290 million settlement — Microsoft …

Apple sues Samsung over Galaxy S, Galaxy Tab, and more

April 18th, 2011

The Wall Street Journal is reporting that Cupertino-based iDevice manufacturer Apple, Inc. has filed a lawsuit against Korea’s Samsung Electronics for intellectual property violations on a host of devices. “Rather than innovate and develop its own technology and a unique Samsung style for its smart phone products and computer tablets, Samsung chose to copy Apple’s technology, …

New Apple hire ignites composite product rumors

April 11th, 2011

We would like to extend a warm, Apple-rumor fueled welcome to Mr. Kevin Kenney. Technology blogs have picked up on the hiring of Kenney, a San Francisco-based mechanical engineer, by iDevice maker Apple, Inc. Via Kenney’s LinkedIn profile, we see that he is now a “Senior Composites Engineer” for the Cupertino-based company. The engineer has spent …

Apple dock-connector patent tips USB 3.0 for future computers, iDevices

April 5th, 2011

Patently Apple reports that its Cupertino-based namesake has been granted a new patent for an improved 30-pin dock connector. The interface, which is used by Apple’s iPhone, iPad and iPods, is slightly thinner and will be able to sherpa data over USB 3.0 and 2.0, and contain a dual-lane display port channel. The patents suggest …

Apple exonerated in Cover Flow patent case

April 5th, 2011

A federal judge ruled on Monday that Apple, Inc. did not infringe upon the patents of company Mirror Worlds in the creation of its Cover Flow interface. Mirror Worlds filed its initial lawsuit in 2008, claiming that Apple copied technologies protected by its “document stream operating system” filing from 2004. Back in 2010, a U.S. …