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US International Trade Commission to investigate Motorola claims against Apple

The US International Trade Commission announced on Tuesday that it will look into Motorola's claim that Apple is infringing on patents that cover messaging notifications, location-based reminders, media playback and more. According to a Computerworld report, the ITC will assign the case to an a...

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Mod your iPhone so it looks like a Motorola XT390

Looking for something to do with that old iPhone 4 or 4S now that you've got your iPhone 5 pre-ordered? M.I.C. Gadget has instructions on how to turn your iDevice into a Motorola XT390. It's not for the faint of heart. As seen above, it literally involves smashing part of your iPhone to bits. I...

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Apple wins preliminary sales ban on Motorola phones, tablets in Germany

Apple was handed good news by a German court. The regional court of Munich has ruled that Motorola has infringed on a touchscreen patent held by Apple. The patent in question describes the "overscroll bounce" and "rubber band effect" that's such a recognizable aspect of the iPhone OS. The court ...

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Apple strikes licensing deal with Motorola in Germany

It's a minor thing, perhaps, but Motorola and Apple seem to be coming to a limited set of terms in Germany regarding the ongoing patent battles there. Very few details have emerged, but Engadget says, "The terms seem to include only 'cellular standard-essential' patents, which means the company...

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German court dismisses Apple design claim against Motorola Xoom

A German court has ruled that Motorola's Xoom tablet does not infringe on Apple's patents, says an Associated Press report. In its case, Apple argued that the design of the Motorola Xoom too closely resembled the Apple iPad. A judge did not agree with Apple and ruled against this claim. It wa...

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Apple/Motorola reciprocal patent lawsuits dismissed in Chicago

The ongoing legal battle between Apple and Motorola Mobility closed one chapter this Friday, as Judge Richard Posner dismissed the case before him, with prejudice. Reuters and AllThingsD have the details. This dismissal means that the dueling lawsuits, covering four Apple patents and one standa...

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Motorola, RIM offer Apple a nano-SIM compromise

The battle over the nano-SIM standard is heating up with Apple on one side and a group that includes Nokia, Motorola and RIM on the other. In the latest series of developments reported by The Verge, Motorola and RIM are countering Apple's nano-SIM proposal with a revised design of their own. Th...

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Apple revises nano-SIM design to address Nokia concerns

SIM card maker Giesecke & Devrient attended CTIA and talked to The Verge about the nano-SIM it's designing using Apple's proposed standard. G&D said Apple listened to Nokia's complaint about its design and modified the shape so it would be almost impossible to jam it accidentally into a...

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Judge Richard A. Posner scolds Apple's lawyers

Well-known Circuit Court Judge Richard A. Posner told Apple's lawyers that he is tired of the company's courtroom antics in its patent dispute with Motorola. According to a report in FOSS Patents, Posner writes in a recent order, "I've had my fill of frivolous filings by Apple. The next such mo...

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ITC judge: Apple infringes on Motorola mobility patent

In a setback for Apple, the International Trade Commission ruled on Tuesday that Apple infringes on one of Motorola's patents. The patent describes a "method and system for generating a complex pseudonoise sequence for processing a code division multiple access signal." ITC Judge Richard Pend...

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Demand for the iPhone 4S still high six months after its release

A recent ChangeWave survey suggests demand for the iPhone 4S is still high six months after the handset launched. ChangeWave surveyed 4,413 consumers and 56 percent of future smartphone buyers say they plan on purchasing an iPhone. This is up two percentage points from a previous survey conduct...

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Apple drops alert patent in Chicago litigation against Motorola

Apple and other handset manufacturers are involved in so many lawsuits that it's difficult to keep up. Earlier this week, another infringement lawsuit in Chicago that's been around for a while resurfaced because Apple dropped a patent from the lawsuit. Apple was complying with a request from Ju...

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EU launches antitrust probes against Motorola after complaints from Apple, Microsoft

Apple and Microsoft filed separate complaints with the EU that accuse Motorola of using its essential, standards-based patents as weapons to curb competitor's products and advance their own, says a report in The New York Times. Under EU law, companies with patents essential to an industry standar...

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Nano-SIM standard vote postponed, RIM accuses Apple of cheating

RIM sent a scathing letter to the European Telecommunications Standards Institute (ETSI) accusing Apple of unfairly trying to sway the upcoming standards vote so its nano-SIM proposal gets approved. The letter, obtained by CNET, claims Apple is having its representatives change their affiliat...

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Apple, Motorola discuss Xoom in Düsseldorf courtroom

Apple and Motorola finally got to face each other in a German courtroom earlier this week, according to reports from Dow Jones. In this case, they're arguing over Motorola's Xoom tablet, and Apple is saying that it's too similar to the iPad. The judge in the courtroom meeting, however, apparent...

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