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Apple files second patent infringement lawsuit against HTC

June 23rd, 2010

Apple launched yet another attack against HTC this week with a second patent infringement lawsuit filed in Delaware District Court. This second lawsuit focuses specifically on four patents held by Apple; two of which were included in the original lawsuit and two which are new to this second lawsuit. The patents cited include: Patent 7,383,453: …

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, …

HTC files patent infringement suit against Apple

May 12th, 2010

What, you didn’t think HTC was going to just sit and twiddle its thumbs while Apple was suing it, did you? Late this afternoon, HTC announced it has filed a lawsuit against Apple alleging the infringement of five of its patents. The specific patents involved in the suit were not divulged, but we do know …

Nokia sues Apple for patent infringements

May 7th, 2010

Grab some popcorn and pull up a chair, because today Nokia announced it has challenged Apple to yet another round of legal fisticuffs having filed suit against the Cupertino company in the Federal District Court in the Western District of Wisconsin. At the heart of the lawsuit are five patents which Nokia claims Apple is infringing …

Microsoft and HTC announce a patent licensing agreement

April 28th, 2010

With Apple and its team of lawyers breathing down its back, HTC has been exploring opportunities to quickly bolster its patent library and provide protection for its Android efforts. HTC was rumored to be eyeballing Palm’s large treasure chest of patents, and its acquisition potential, but reportedly snubbed its nose at the ailing handset manufacturer …

Apple patent details a new e-ticketing system for iTunes

April 16th, 2010

In recent years Apple has helped to transform the world of mobile communications, and now, according to a patent recently awarded to the Cupertino company, it is looking to shake up the entertainment ticket industry. By tapping into the burgeoning e-ticket market with a system called Concert Ticket +, Apple’s patent filing details how the …

Apple to be the Android killer? Windows Phone 7 Series the Savior?

March 9th, 2010

Apple’s patent lawsuit against HTC may be much more far reaching than initially thought. According to a report at CNN’s Fortune website, Apple’s lawsuit has Android handset manufacturers shaking in their boots with many hiring legal teams, revising their OS strategies, sending hardware back to engineering, and changing development roadmaps behind closed doors. It all …

Apple sues HTC for patent infringement

March 2nd, 2010

After talking to HTC when they were giving us a preview of the HTC Hero a while back, we asked about multitouch and why they finally decided to include it. More or less, the response we received was that HTC and their legal team felt confident about including it, and with other competitors like Palm …

RIM prevails over Motorola in UK patent case

February 8th, 2010

Motorola has been going toe and toe with RIM over alleged patent infringement both here in the US and across the pond in the UK. Motorola’s UK case focused on BIS and BES technologies, claiming that the two messaging systems infringe upon patents that Motorola holds for an RF-based message communication system. In ruling against …