11/18/2011, It seems like Motorola is in a spot of trouble as Lemko has accused the company for stealing their source code knowingly. Lemko is accusing Motorola of hiring one of their engineers who created geolocation codes for cellphones, only to steal the code and attempt to “hide” it in Motorola’s Chinese offices. Lemko is also claiming that one such Motorola phone on Sprint’s network was tested with the stolen code.
11/14/2011, The war is far from over, although Apple might have won some battles here and there concerning Samsung’s devices that purportedly infringes on Apple’s intellectual property. Samsung gains some respite Down Under, with word that the South Korean giant picked up victory in an early trial concerning their claim that both the iPhone and iPad 2 in Australia actually infringes its patents on 3G wireless transmissions. According to Australia Federal […]
11/10/2011, Some MacBook owners have probably received their laptops with Apple’s MagSafe chargers. For those who may have received the original T-style MagSafe adapters, you’re probably painfully aware of the MagSafe adapter’s ability to fray right the top, which will ultimately lead to wires being exposed and sometimes affecting the MagSafe’s ability to charge the MacBook properly.
11/09/2011, Apple has been rather relentless in their pursuit against their competitors in the smartphone business – Android. They have chased Samsung pretty much all over the world, and have handed out lawsuits to both HTC and Motorola as well. The good news for Android manufacturers is that Google’s Eric Schmidt has stepped forward and affirmed that Google will be lending their support to their partners who are, or who will […]
11/04/2011, Week-end or not, the legal war in the wireless industry continues. Apple has just lost a patent infringement lawsuit filed by Motorola in Germany, based on two patents described as “method for performing a countdown function during a mobile-originated transfer for a packet radio system” and “multiple pager status synchronization system and method”. Both are fundamental enough that they could affect every single Apple handset.
11/02/2011, In the patent war that Apple is waging against a number of competitors, there are victories and defeats. Today is certainly a day of defeat as the NT-K tablet (from a Spanish manufacturer Nuevas Tecnologías y Energías Catalá) has won in court and is now seeking damages from Apple, which had previously successfully blocked the NT-K tablet sales. Interestingly, the NT-K creators say that they were not the only target […]
11/01/2011, VirnetX is back and it looks like they’ll be going after Apple for patent infringements, which is based on a patent which they had been granted only hours before they launched their lawsuit against Apple. If the name sounds familiar it’s because last year VirnetX launched a patent infringement lawsuit against Microsoft and won, and attempted to target Apple as well.
10/31/2011, South Korea has fined 10 LCD manufacturers for price fixing, or consorting to artificially increase price of their goods. This usually works by agreeing on an artificial floor price, thus nullifying the normal market forces that tends to push LCD prices lower (because the competition is supposedly so ferocious). This worked because between them, all 10 companies held about 80% of the LCD market.
10/26/2011, It is rather interesting to note how Samsung fights back against Apple by attempting to get the sales of the iPhone 4S banned in select geographic ares, but somehow or rather, their attempt has backfired – at least in Italy. Should the ban have been successful, this would have meant that Apple’s latest smartphone would not have been able to roll out this coming Friday.
10/26/2011, It looks like RIM is facing some trouble thanks to a number of BlackBerry users who have filed a class-action lawsuit against the company after its unexpected outage a couple of weeks ago – despite the company completely restoring its BlackBerry services, its public apology and promises of over $100 worth of premium apps to its customers. The Consumer Law Group filed the lawsuit in the Quebec Superior Court “on […]
10/26/2011, Back in August, we reported that according to a well-known consumer rights advocate in China, Wang Hai, it was discovered that Apple was apparently selling refurbished iPhones to some of their customers in China. Wang Had submitted the case to the courts and now it looks like the case has been given the go ahead with its legal proceedings.
10/20/2011, A few days ago Blackberry proudly announced their new and upcoming operating system – BBX. It is said to combine the best of Blackberry OS and QNX (which can be found on the Blackberry Playbook), and less than a week into its announcement it looks like RIM is in trouble regarding the BBX, which apparently infringes upon an already existing trademark held by Basis International.
10/17/2011, Apart from Apple vs Samsung, there’s also Apple vs Motorola and Apple vs HTC. If you have been keeping track of the rather vicious patent wars, you’ll probably recall that Google tossed HTC a couple of patents their way in order to help them with their lawsuit against Apple. Following in Samsung’s footsteps, HTC has tried to file for a preliminary injunction against Apple, but as it turns out, much […]
10/17/2011, We all know that Apple has been all over Samsung’s case over the past few months, requesting for preliminary injunctions to block sales of Samsung’s devices in countries all over the world. In retribution, Samsung has been doing the same thing as well, albeit with less success. The Korean electronics manufacturer has recently announced that it is attempting to get sales of the iPhone 4S banned in two more countries: […]