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ITC awards victory to Apple in Motorola patent case

Apple won another round yesterday in a patent suit brought by Motorola Mobility against the Cupertino company. Motorola had complained to the International Trade Commission (ITC) about Apple's use of a proximity sensor in all versions of the iPhone, stating that it owned that patent. ITC Judge ...

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Apple and Google appealing dismissal of Apple versus Motorola lawsuit

Back in June, TUAW reported on the dismissal of reciprocal lawsuits brought by Apple and Motorola Mobility -- now part of Google -- against each other. At the time, it was stated that "both companies apparently failed to adequately demonstrate that injunctive relief would be appropriate, nor di...

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Judge refuses to bar Steve Jobs quotes from patent trial

Reuters reported on Friday that a judge has rejected Apple's request to have several incendiary quotes about Google's Android platform from former CEO Steve Jobs blocked from being used in the upcoming patent trial between Apple and Google's Motorola Mobility unit. In the Walter Isaacson biog...

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Apple vs. Motorola, HTC cases consolidated

According to Florian Mueller of FOSS Patents, Apple is now battling one less lawsuit in the Southern District of Florida. Apple was fighting two separate lawsuits in the courts, one filed by Motorola Mobility and another by HTC. Judge Robert Scola decided to merge the two lawsuits because "the ...

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Motorola's patent enforcement against Apple could cost German taxpayers dearly

In a recent article, FOSS Patents points out a loophole in German law that forces taxpayers to pay for part of the court proceedings between Motorola and Apple. Motorola is currently enforcing an injunction against Apple and has deposited money for the injunction as required by law. Apple is ...

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Apple still blocked from using push email in Germany

German users of iCloud and MobileMe are going to have to wait a bit longer for push email to be reinstated on their favorite Apple devices. A regional court in Mannheim has upheld a ban on the service in Germany based on a patent lawsuit brought by Motorola Mobility against Apple. Motorola wo...

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Apple loses ITC ruling against Motorola Mobility in patent infringement case

Florian Mueller over at FOSS Patents noted yesterday that Apple's patent infringement case against Motorola Mobility has been dealt a nearly fatal blow in the courts of the United States International Trade Commission (ITC). The suit alleged that Motorola Mobility was infringing on three Appl...

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Google, Motorola told to give Android data to Apple

Aww, they're so cute when they fight! No, not the fluffy kittens, I'm referring to the battles between Apple, Google and Motorola Mobility. U.S. Judge Richard A. Posner ordered Google and the soon-to-be-purchased-by-Google Motorola Mobility to hand over info about the development of the Android OS...

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Microsoft joins Apple in FRAND patent fight with Motorola Mobility

Legal battles can sometimes make strange bedfellows. Microsoft announced today that they've filed an antitrust suit against Motorola Mobility in the European Union charging that the company (which is being purchased by Google) is abusing the standard-essential patents that it owns. Apple also file...

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US Dept. of Justice approves Apple's purchases of Nortel, Novell patents

Yesterday, the U.S. Department of Justice Antitrust Division closed its investigations into three major acquisitions that were pending, opening the door to completion of these acquisitions by the companies involved. For Apple, the acquisition of patents from Nortel Networks Corporation and Novell ...

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German court has dismissed Motorola's patent lawsuit against Apple

In the slugfest between Apple and Motorola Mobility, the Cupertino company has won a round in the German courts. A judge in the Mannheim Regional Court dismissed the Motorola Mobility (MMI) lawsuit against Apple over a patent considered essential to the 3G/UMTS standard. In a typically well-written...

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