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Apple and HTC settle global patent dispute
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Mobile

Apple and HTC settle global patent dispute

Smartphone giants sign 10-year licensing deal.
12 Nov 2012
Google and Microsoft ask for secrecy ahead of patent trial
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Mobile

Google and Microsoft ask for secrecy ahead of patent trial

Widespread sealing of documents infringes on the basic American legal principle.
5 Nov 2012
Dutch and US judges disagree over Samsung-Apple patent
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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
US court clears pre-Apple trial Samsung Galaxy Nexus sales
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Mobile

US court clears pre-Apple trial Samsung Galaxy Nexus sales

US Court of Appeal overturns pre-trial sales ban.
12 Oct 2012
Apple pursues US Samsung sales ban and $707m more in damages
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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
Microsoft license deal gives RIM shares a boost
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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
Samsung set to sue Apple as iPhone 5 launches
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Mobile

Samsung set to sue Apple as iPhone 5 launches

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

Google-Apple chiefs hold secret patent talks

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

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
Seoul court rules Samsung did not copy Apple iPhone
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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
Samsung quashes RIM acquisition rumours
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Samsung quashes RIM acquisition rumours

Smartphone giant dismisses BlackBerry merger and licensing speculation.
10 Aug 2012
Amazon launches patent pursuit with new job ad
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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
Nokia faces renewed patent infringement action
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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
Samsung Galaxy S3 loses local Google search
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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
Sources hint at Microsoft-RIM technology tie-up
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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
EU: Vendor patent wars “hold consumers hostage”
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Business strategy

EU: Vendor patent wars “hold consumers hostage”

European legal eagle claims consumers lose out when vendor giants do battle in court.
19 Jun 2012
Apple-Google patent hearing gets green light
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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
Apple could halt US launch of Samsung Galaxy S3
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Mobile

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
Apple iCloud and MobileMe push service remains suspended in
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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
Facebook countersues Yahoo
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Facebook countersues Yahoo

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

Facebook buys 750 IBM patents

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

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
Microsoft files Motorola competition complaint in EU
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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
Apple in slide-to-lock patent win over Motorola
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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