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Apple and Samsung Mediation, Set Next Month

Written on April 28, 2012 by Lulu

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Tech Giants Apple and Samsung are set to undergo mediation in court on May 21st and 22nd

Long time rivals Apple and Samsung are set to resolve their infringment dispute in a mediation, ordered by Judge Lucy Koh. The two giants are scheduled to meet in a San Francisco court, with magistrate judge Joseph J. Spero as the mediator on May 21 and 22.

Both Apple CEO Tim Cook and Samsung’s Choi Gee-sung have agreed to undergo mediation, following a year-long court case. These two giants have been battling over patent infringement and filing lawsuits against each other in different countries.

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Samsung Files Another Case Against Apple in South Korea

Written on March 07, 2012 by Aiken Lewis

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Samsung files another lawsuit against Apple in a Seoul court

The war between Samsung and Apple is never ending. To add fuel to their ongoing battle, Samsung Electronics Co has filed another lawsuit against Apple in a court in Seoul, Korea. Samsung claims that Apple has infringed patents on data display, user interface and short text messages. These two giants have filed over 30 cases in 10 different countries and it looks like its not gonna end anytime soon.

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Italian Court Denies Samsung’s Appeal to have the iPhone 4s Blocked in Italy

Written on January 06, 2012 by Aiken Lewis

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Samsung's sales injunction against Apple's iPhone 4s denied for the nth time.

The ongoing patent war between Samsung and Apple is still ongoing. This time, Apple seems to be winning. Samsung’s move to stop the iPhone 4s’ release in the Italian market has been denied by the country’s court. This just comes a month after France has similarly rejected their appeal to block the sales of newest iPhone model in their country.

So far, Apple has won in Australia and had the Samsung Galaxy Tab temporarily banned in the Oz market last year, although the Galaxy tab is now available in the market, following the High Court of Australia’s  decision to reject their earlier plea. This can be compared to Samsung’s denied appeals in France and Italy. Samsung’s recent loss in the Italian court is hardly a surprise.

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Apple Gets Another Delay For Galaxy Tab 10.1 on Australia

Written on August 29, 2011 by Lulu

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Apple succeeded again in obtaining another delay for the launch of Samsung's Galaxy Tab 10.1 in Australia.

Apple managed to get another Australian delay for the Galaxy Tab 10.1 on Sunday. Samsung was scheduled to ship the Android tablet to the said country on September 12 after the first delay, but they agreed to move it back to September 30 — almost a month after the original release date.

The company dropped its objections after Federal Court Judge Annabelle Bennett said it would only make sense to wait until a hearing, due in the last week of September, that would determine whether a preliminary injunction would be upheld. The original agreement not to sell Samsung Galaxy Tab 10.1 in Australia was based on the US version of the said tablet, but with a view to the Australian version being different. However, it’s now likely that the Australian Galaxy 10.1 is shipping with the custom TouchWiz interface preloaded.

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The Patent Battle between Apple and Nokia is now Over

Written on June 14, 2011 by Avlya Jaie

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The patent battle between two companies - Apple and Nokia, just ended not through a brutal fight, but with a Press Release that introduced a license agreement.

Few days ago, a Press Release was delivered in public, which successfully ended the patent battle between the two big mobile companies – Apple and Nokia. The said Press Release cited a license agreement and payments from Apple to Espoo. Though the highlights of the press release were too confidential, Nokia spilled out that Apple will make a one-time payment to be followed by an ongoing royalties. While on the other hand, the Nokia company had some troubles selling their morbid handsets. But then at least, their portfolios can be used to fill the cases during the Windows phone transitions.

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Samsung Petitions Apple to Provide Samples of Future iPhone and iPad

Written on May 30, 2011 by Adam Eve

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Samsung seems to learn from its current situation, as the company requests Apple to provide samples of its upcoming devices.

Following Apple’s copyright infringement lawsuit last April, Samsung requested the Cupertino-based company to provide samples of their next generation iPhone and iPad by July 17, 2011. This is done in order to prevent the latter from facing the same lawsuit again. In addition to this, the Korean tech company also requested that only their lawyers be allowed to see the devices.

But a week before the motion was filed at San Jose, California last Friday, Apple appealed to see the final production samples of Samsung’s unreleased devices — including Galaxy Tab 10.1 and 8.9, Galaxy S II, Droid Charge and Infuse 4G. Apple’s lawsuit against Samsung last month claims that the latter had copied the user interface and design features of their devices. As a response, Samsung fired back with a wave of patent infringement lawsuits that targets the big fruit’s products in multiple countries.

While the two companies are competing in court, they have historically been close business tandem. However, it didn’t keep the Samsung Group from being aimed at.

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World of Warcraft Gold Sellers at the Edge; PayPal Sends Ultimatum

Written on January 31, 2011 by Kristoff Jones

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It's time to even the playing field as Blizzard convinces PayPal to suspend accounts using the service to illegally sell virtual currency.

Want an easier way of getting the best goods in the MMORPG World of Warcraft? Then better count gold buying out of the equation as Blizzard convinced PayPal to suspend accounts that are using the service to illicitly sell World of Warcraft gold currency. Blizzard has appealed that such an act is in violation of their intellectual properties and swift action must be taken.

PayPal on the other hand seems to be cool about the subject matter as they’ve given the gold sellers time to appeal for their case. If not convinced, PaypPal will suspend their accounts with no remorse unless they stopped doing such illegal transactions. Read PayPal’s full statement after the break!

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Motorola Fires a Shot to Microsoft: The Battle Continues

Written on November 11, 2010 by Charles Bass

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The battle of the titans continues as Motorola answers Microsoft's accusations with a steamy statement. Let's see where this infringement case leads.

It seems to us that Motorola is about two fight a legal battle with two titans. Apple and Microsoft. Microsoft dropped the first bomb last month with a nine-patent ITC complaint against Motorola. The second shot fired last week containing an alleged accusation that the latter was charging unfair licensing fees for 802.11 WiFi and H.264 video.

Now it’s Motorolla’s turn to answer the complaints. The cellular corporation claims that Redmond’s infringing a total of sixteen patents all from Microsoft Exchange to Bing Maps to the Windows operating system itself. Not only that, there are aforementioned video codecs and wireless tech as well. It seems that Motorolla is willing to fight the anomaly with their press statement saying:

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Oracle vs Google: On Android’s Patent Infringement

Written on August 13, 2010 by Aiken Lewis

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An intellectual property issue arose Thursday as software giant Oracle demanded for jury trial against Google Android's use of patented Java applications. What the company had to say it said in a complaint on "Copyright and Patent Infringement" against the fast-seller open source Android OS.

Oracle became Java’s owner when the corporation acquired Sun Microsystems last year. Sun developed Java–complete with codes and credentials–and first released it in 1995. Circa 2008, Google Android came out competing with Java as OS for mobile devices. Now Oracle claims that the “Android operating system software ‘stack’ consists of Java applications running on a Java-based object-oriented application framework…”.

Hence, the lawsuit.

The side of Larry Ellison further states that Google has been aware of the patents since the middle of this decade when Google hired former Sun engineers. “In developing Android,” Oracle spokeswoman Karen Tillman said in the company’s press release, “Google knowingly, directly and repeatedly infringed Oracle’s Java-related intellectual property.”

Google is reportedly unable to comment because it has not been served with the complaint yet. But the company seemed to have been sought by Oracle prior to the issuance of the complaint.

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