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Apple vs Nokia round 3: Apple asks US government to ban Nokia phones

It seems that Nokia kicked over the hornet's nest back in October when they sued Apple for infringing on patents that they claim others have been legitimately paying for while Apple has been refusing to pay for. Not surprisingly, Apple then sued Nokia for infringing on their patents. We then recently saw a rather stupid request from Nokia to have Apple iPhone, iPod, and Mac computers banned from being imported. Of course, the latest filing from Apple asking the US government to ban Nokia phone imports is the expected retaliation we have come to expect from these two.

January 17, 2010 by

Red Hat offers Supremes an audacious brief

Because the boundaries of software patents are exceedingly vague and the numbers of issued software patents is now enormous, it is virtually impossible to rule out the possibility that a new software product may arguably infringe some patent.

October 5, 2009 by

iPod repairman accused of defrauding Apple of 9,000 shuffles

Prosecutors have filed fraud and money laundering charges against an independent iPod repairman who is accused of acquiring more than 9,000 replacement shuffle music players by entering serial numbers into Apple's Web site, reports the AP.Nicholas Woodhams, 23, of the Kalamazoo area is accused of taking advantage of an Apple service that allows iPod shuffle owners to get a replacement if the unit had problems, according to the government.

March 19, 2009 by

Zune 2 vs. iPod, by the numbers

Information on the Zune 2 is all over the place this morning. The question on everyone's mind (well, everyone in Redmond) is, will the Zune be enough to break into Apple's near-monopoly on portable music/video players?

October 2, 2007 by

iPhone-like iPod: Evidence mounts

A new release of Apple patent filings dealing with Wi-Fi, wide-screen displays and touchscreen controls indicates new features in the next generation iPod could look similar to the iPhone.This week, several new patents filed by Apple were released on the United States Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO) Web site.

July 12, 2007 by

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