09/23/2011, If you’ve been following the saga of Apple vs Samsung, it would appear that so far Apple has been the one throwing punches while Samsung sits there and takes them, appealing injunction after the other. All things considered, from an outsider’s perspective it does make Apple look like a bully, but it looks like Samsung has had enough and plans to get aggressive.
09/23/2011, While Apple vs Samsung is probably the biggest headline grabber as far as patent legal battles are concerned, the battle between Apple vs Motorola has taken an interesting turn of events. A little over a week ago, Apple requested that the lawsuit by Motorola against them be stayed until the Google and Motorola acquisition deal had gone through, but now (and unsurprisingly) Motorola is against that idea.
09/21/2011, Several months back there was a huge issue with Lodsys who attempted to sue iOS, Android and even Blackberry developers for allegedly infringing upon its patents. Many had referred to Lodsys as a patent troll, which has been defined as a company with no tangible products of its own apart from a broad patent portfolio, and who are suing companies with money in order to gain a settlement under the […]
09/20/2011, The consequences of the ruling against Samsung in Germany are still unraveling. As of late, it looks like the Galaxy Tab 8.9 has become suddenly “unavailable” on Amazon.de. There is no official reason behind it, but that sure looks like it has been pulled out, or maybe the stocks just ran out as no imports are allowed. In any case, German customers won’t get their hands on that one for […]
09/20/2011, Just yesterday we reported that Samsung reportedly had plans to get back at Apple for their recent wave of lawsuits. It seems that Samsung was reported as having plans to ban Apple’s yet-to-be-announced iPhone 5 the minute it attempts to arrive in South Korea. Given how Apple has been on a crusade to get several of Samsung’s products banned in various parts of the world, it did seem rather fitting […]
09/20/2011, It looks like we have another member to add to the Department of Justice’s growing army of supporters against the AT&T-T-Mobile merger. Cellular South, one of the smaller carriers in the country has expressed its displeasure against the proposed acquisition by filing a complaint against AT&T in federal court Washington yesterday. I guess nobody bought into AT&T’s plans of selling off its assets to smaller carriers so there won’t be […]
09/19/2011, Apart from hearing whispers of Samsung actually attempting to block the sales of the iPhone 5 the moment it is announced to hit Korea, here is yet another juicy bit of information that might just see the legal war between the two corporate giants escalate further – Samsung has widened a sprawling global patent dispute with Apple by filing a countersuit in Australia, lodging an appeal to a key ruling […]
09/16/2011, It seems like we can’t get through a week without hearing about another Apple vs Samsung/Samsung vs Apple lawsuit. For those who haven’t been keeping track, both companies have taken their patent war to a global scale, with Apple chasing Samsung to Australia, then Europe where they got a successful injunction upheld in Germany and then taking it to Japan. Samsung then brought the fight to France, and earlier this […]
09/13/2011, All this while it has been Apple who has been going after Samsung. They chased Samsung from the US, to Australia, Europe and then Japan, but now it looks like Samsung has decided to strike first with their own lawsuit in France.
09/13/2011, A few months ago we reported about Research In Motion (RIM) receiving a lawsuit from the folks over at Dolby Laboratories due to unlicensed used of its technology in the PlayBook. Well, it’s been reported that the lawsuit has been dismissed today. Fortunately there’s no banning of PlayBook sales in the US and Germany, as the two companies have come to an agreement that benefits both parties. RIM has agreed […]
09/12/2011, Last week we reported that the German courts upheld the injunction on the Samsung Galaxy Tab 10.1, scoring Apple a major victory. As it turns out that may be a hollow victory for Apple as the Samsung Galaxy Tab 10.1 is still being sold in Germany, all thanks to a legal loophole that we’re guessing Samsung is happily making use of.
09/12/2011, Apple is on the receiving end of a lawsuit now after Droplets Inc. decided to file a patent infringement lawsuit, where this lawsuit hurls accusations at the company of violating patents that are related to interactive links to applications on its website, movie trailer site and iTunes. The suit was filed in the U.S. District Court in Eastern Texas, which is a district that is famous for rapid resolution in […]
09/12/2011, Another day, another lawsuit. This time it’s the popular micro-blogging social network, Twitter, versus Twittad, a marketing company that uses Twitter to promote its clients. Twitter is suing Twittad for using the word “tweet” in its slogan “Let Your Ad Meet Tweets”. The word “tweet” was trademarked by the social network in 2009, which makes the case seem fair enough – but Twittad had trademarked its own slogan way back […]
09/09/2011, After taking flak from the Department of Justice last week for attempting to acquire T-Mobile, AT&T has finally filed a response to the DOJ’s lawsuit today. According to CNET’s report, AT&T claimed in its response that the DOJ fails to understand the benefits of the deal and isn’t painting an accurate picture of the competitive environment. AT&T then reiterated its previously mentioned points about how the acquisition would give AT&T […]