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Dutch and US judges disagree over Samsung-Apple patent

US trade panel claims Samsung has infringed on Apple patents, but a Dutch court has ruled differently.
25 Oct 2012
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US court clears pre-Apple trial Samsung Galaxy Nexus sales

US Court of Appeal overturns pre-trial sales ban.
12 Oct 2012
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Apple pursues US Samsung sales ban and $707m more in damages

Smartphone giants look set to lock horns once more as patent dispute rumbles on.
24 Sep 2012
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Microsoft license deal gives RIM shares a boost

BlackBerry maker's technology tie-up with Microsoft causes its share price to rally.
19 Sep 2012
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Samsung set to sue Apple as iPhone 5 launches

HTC also reveals its patent beef with Cupertino electronics giant.
11 Sep 2012
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Google-Apple chiefs hold secret patent talks

Sources claim CEOs are in talks to resolve recent patent disputes.
31 Aug 2012
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Apple victory will not sour Samsung parts relationship,

The fallout from last week's US court victory is not expected to disturb Samsung-Apple supplier relationship.
28 Aug 2012
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Seoul court rules Samsung did not copy Apple iPhone

South Korean court said consumers can tell the difference between a Samsung Galaxy and Apple's flagship smartphone.
24 Aug 2012
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Samsung quashes RIM acquisition rumours

Smartphone giant dismisses BlackBerry merger and licensing speculation.
10 Aug 2012
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Amazon launches patent pursuit with new job ad

Analyst speculation suggests e-commerce giant is on the hunt for patents to bolster its mobile device strategy.
9 Aug 2012
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Nokia faces renewed patent infringement action

ITC to review InterDigital's claims regarding possible infringement of wireless patent technology.
2 Aug 2012
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Samsung Galaxy S3 loses local Google search

Over the air update stops users accessing Google-powered device search.
25 Jul 2012
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Sources hint at Microsoft-RIM technology tie-up

Beleaguered BlackBerry maker could ditch its operating system and adopt Windows instead, claim sources.
29 Jun 2012
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EU: Vendor patent wars “hold consumers hostage”

European legal eagle claims consumers lose out when vendor giants do battle in court.
19 Jun 2012
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Apple-Google patent hearing gets green light

Judge agrees to let iPad maker plead its case against Motorola.
15 Jun 2012
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Apple could halt US launch of Samsung Galaxy S3

Mac maker's legal team threatens to put the kibosh on US sales of the latest addition to the Samsung smartphone family.
8 Jun 2012
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Apple iCloud and MobileMe push service remains suspended in

Motorola wins court battle, but iPhone maker plans appeal.
16 Apr 2012
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Facebook countersues Yahoo

Social network claims Yahoo infringes 10 patents
4 Apr 2012
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Facebook buys 750 IBM patents

Social networking site said to have paid "hundreds of millions".
23 Mar 2012
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Motorola slams Microsoft patent ‘tactics’

Microsoft is accused of reversing its position on FRAND patents just to suit its current litigation strategy.
23 Feb 2012
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Microsoft files Motorola competition complaint in EU

Motorola is coming under fire for allegedly asserting FRAND patents in litigation against competitors.
22 Feb 2012
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Apple in slide-to-lock patent win over Motorola

Apple wins another German court battle which could see Motorola smartphones either altered or banned from sale in the country.
17 Feb 2012
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Intel splashes $120 million on RealNetworks patents

Intel gets patents and software in a $120 million deal with the RealPlayer owner.
27 Jan 2012
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Apple lodges more lawsuits against Samsung in Germany

The Apple vs. Samsung war rages on in Germany with two more lawsuits.
18 Jan 2012
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