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Apple: our 3G isn't Samsung's 3G

Apple has claimed that it isn't infringing on one of Samsung's patents, due to the way the 3G standard the patent relates to is being implemented.

July 23, 2012

Why we need software patents, part 1 of 3

The hardware/software distinction is another of those oft-repeated but intellectually nonsensical distinctions that we need to do away with if we are to have an intelligent discussion about software patents.

June 8, 2012 by

Apple scores narrow win over HTC

International Trade Commission rules HTC violated one of Apple's patents and faces import ban in U.S. starting April 2012, but observer says this will not really impact Taiwanese company's business, report notes.

December 19, 2011 by

Apple loses patent suit against Motorola in Germany

A regional German court has ruled that Apple products, including the iPhone and iPad, infringe on GPRS patents held by Motorola Mobility.The ruling was issued on Friday by the Mannheim Regional Court in Germany and is one of a number of patent disputes between the two companies.

December 9, 2011 by

USPTO throws out 17 of Oracle patent's claims

The US Patent and Trademark Office has rejected 17 of 21 claims included in one of the patents that Oracle is asserting against Google over its use of Java in the Android operating system.Google requested a re-examination of patent number 6,192,476 in March.

June 23, 2011 by

Analyst: Microsoft gets $5 for every HTC Android phone

Why does Microsoft have such a large patent portfolio? Maybe because there’s big money to be made in patents. Today’s proof comes from HTC, one of the biggest smartphone handset makers in the world.

May 27, 2011

Scottish nurse convicted of file-sharing

The criminal conviction of a Scottish grandmother and nurse for file-sharing is a 'waste of public resources, arbitrary and disproportionate', the Open Rights Group has said.Anne Muir was convicted on Tuesday for contravening section 107(1)(e) of the Copyright, Designs and Patents Act 1988 by distributing £54,000 worth of music files — mostly karaoke files — online, a charge she admitted.

May 11, 2011 by

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