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Microsoft scraps Nook suit, enters e-reader business

Microsoft is to dive into the thriving e-reader market, after it stopped suing Barnes & Noble and went into partnership with the bookseller instead.Microsoft had been in litigation over Barnes & Noble's alleged infringement of Microsoft patents in its Android-based Nook tablet, but on Monday the companies announced the end of the legal battle and the start of a strategic partnership around digital content.

April 30, 2012 by

Oracle rebuffs Google settlement offer

Oracle has reportedly refused a settlement offer put forward by Google in its ongoing dispute over the use of Java in the Android operating system.Oracle filed the suit against Google in 2010, alleging infringement of Oracle-owned Java related patents but the two companies have been unable to reach a settlement since the original filing.

March 29, 2012 by

Apple launches fresh Samsung suits in Germany

Apple has launched two new suits against Samsung in the German courts, this time targeting 15 Samsung smartphones and tablets over their supposed infringement of Apple's design rights.The two companies are engaging in a global war over patents, with Germany having proved to be a particularly active battlefield.

January 18, 2012 by

Samsung 3G suits lead to EU investigation

The European Commission has confirmed it is investigating Samsung over its global lawsuits against Apple for the infringement of industry-standard 3G patents in the iPhone 4S.

November 6, 2011

Google-funded company sues Motorola over patents

Intellectual Ventures, a large holder of patents, has sued Motorola Mobility in the US for alleged infringement of its smartphone-related intellectual property.The company, founded by former Microsoft chief technology officer Nathan Myhrvold, buys up patents from inventors and other companies, then collects licensing fees for their use and sues those who do not pay up.

October 7, 2011 by

Patent enforcement: It's your move, Apple

Apple holds enforceable patents on products that make other phone and tablet manufacturers guilty of criminal patent and trademark infringement. It's up to Apple to decide what to do next.

August 14, 2011 by

HTC buys S3 Graphics for $300m

The smartphone maker, which is in a messy legal battle with Apple over patent infringement, has bought another company that is suing Apple over compression-related patents

July 6, 2011 by

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