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Apple loses German Moto patent suit

A German court has ruled against Apple in a lawsuit brought by Motorola Mobility alleging that the iPad and iPhone infringe a Motorola-held patent related to data packet transfer technology

Mixed results in Samsung/Apple patent battles

Apple and Samsung both saw victories in the latest rounds of their legal battles, which took in courts on two different continents.

Samsung comes out on top in latest Apple legal skirmish

The ongoing legal battle between Apple and Samsung took a turn in the South Korean …

Apple patent decision brings HTCs S3 buy into question

The ITC ruling that Apple does not violate any patents held by graphics technology company S3 Graphics has placed a question mark over the value HTC can get from its proposed US$300 million acquisition of S3.

Google pledges support to Android firms in legal disputes

Google Executive chairman Eric Schmidt said the company will will support phone makers using the Android platform in legal disputes they are involved with

HTC loses initial patent challenge with Apple

The US International Trade Commission (ITC) has rejected Taiwanese smartphone maker HTC’s patent infringement complaint …

Samsung seeking workaround for Dutch smartphone ban

Samsung plans to get around the sales ban on its smartphones in the Netherlands by altering the devices to not include technology that Apple claims infringes its patents

Apple in-app purchasing patent application surfaces

Apple filed a patent application related to in-app purchasing in 2010, which could potentially change …

Device makers at risk following Oracle Java code distribution

Website FOSS Patents said that the open-source Android distributions of device makers including Motorola, LG and Samsung appear to include copyrighted code from Oracle (gained through its earlier acquisition of Sun Microsystems), potentially putting these companies at risk of an infringement lawsuit.