Articles about patent infringement

OpenTV Files A Lawsuit Against Apple After iTunes Infringes Five Patents
Software maker OpenTV on Tuesday slammed Apple with a lawsuit against alleged infringement of five patents associated to transferring and storing the digital content to personalized electronic devices.

Nintendo Lost 3D Display Patent Infringement Lawsuit
Seijiro Tomita was awarded USD30.2 million in compensatory damages by a federal jury in New York in a patent infringement lawsuit against Nintendo Co. This is in relation to a technology patent that he developed for providing 3-D images without using 3-D glasses. Tomita’s attorney, Joe Diamante, told the jury that the technology developed by Tomita, a longtime ex-employee of Sony Corp, was used by Nintendo in its 3DS.However, defense […]

RIM owes Mformation $147.2 million after court verdict on wireless patent lawsuit
RIM has definitely not had that the best year: Its stock has fallen nearly 70% this year and they postponed the launch of BlackBerry 10 until 2013. We even heard the other day that RIM was selling off one of its corporate jets to save money. Today, the verdict at a court in San Francisco has dug RIM into deeper financial difficulty.

Samsung granted expedited Galaxy Nexus injunction hearing
Samsung has just been granted its request to expedite its appeal of the preliminary injunction Apple was granted against the Galaxy Nexus in the US. Samsung now has until July 16th to file the court brief stating the process. Apple in turn has until July 30th to respond to the filing, with their final comments due by August 6th.


HTC testing new software that will skirt around ITC's ruling
Most of you guys may have probably heard about how the ITC handed down its ruling which was basically in Apple’s favor and would ultimately result in the removal, and possible ban, of several of HTC’s products in the US market. Well that piece of news wasn’t too long ago but it looks like HTC may have already figured a way to skirt around the ruling.

Design of the Samsung Galaxy Tab according to Apple
As most of you guys should be aware by now, Apple and Samsung are currently embroiled in a fierce legal battle concerning patent infringement. Apple has accused Samsung of infringing upon their patents and design of the iPad 2, claiming that the Galaxy Tab 10.1 has copied their designs. Samsung has attempted to work around this claim by releasing the Galaxy Tab 10.1n with some minor cosmetic changes, but apparently […]

Motorola Mobility wins injunction against Apple in Germany
It looks like Apple could be in a spot of trouble here as the German courts have ruled in Motorola Mobility’s favor regarding patent infringements. The courts have granted Motorola Mobility a “preliminary enforceable” injunction against Ireland-based Apple Sales International on the grounds that some of Apple’s products may violate their patents.

Apple appeals denied injunction against Samsung in the US
It seems like Apple won’t give Samsung a break, although we’re guessing that Samsung’s victory against Apple in Australia did not do anything to help with their mood either. A while back Apple tried to get an injunction against Samsung’s Galaxy Tab 10.1 tablet in the US as part of the ongoing patent infringement legal battle between the two tech giants. The request was denied but Apple does not appear […]

Australian judge feels injunction against Samsung was not fair
Good news Australians, if you were hoping to get your hands on the Samsung Galaxy Tab 10.1 in Australia, there’s a slight chance that you will be able to do so. It seems that even though Apple may have won an injunction against Samsung in Australia, an Australia appeals judge is now questioning the fairness of Apple’s Samsung tablet ban in the country.

Apple could get Motorola's injunction against them temporarily suspended
If you thought that Apple would be taking their loss against Motorola in a lawsuit in Germany lying down, you would be wrong as it looks like there is a good chance Apple could get the injunction against them suspended temporarily while they prepare their defense. 

Samsung wants to look at the iPhone 4S' firmware source code
In the latest development surrounding the Samsung vs Apple case in Australia, Samsung has asked the Australian courts to grant it access to Apple’s iPhone 4S’ firmware and information regarding its carrier agreements. The South Korean company is claiming that in order for them to build a solid case and seek the ban of the iPhone 4S in Australia, they will need access to the firmware’s source code and carrier […]

VirnetX goes after Apple again for patent infringements
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.

Samsung Galaxy Nexus wasn't designed specifically to avoid Apple patents
Yesterday we reported that it seemed that the Samsung Galaxy Nexus was designed in such a way to avoid any potential legal disputes with Apple. As it turns out, that wasn’t entirely true according to Samsung’s Executive Vice President of Product Strategy, Dr. Won-Pyo Hong. He was quoted as saying he had “no idea” as to how those rumors came about towards the end of the AsiaD conference.

US judge dismisses some of Apple's patent infringement claims against Samsung
For those following the whole patent war drama between Apple and Samsung are probably aware that Apple seems to be catching more breaks than Samsung. They have had successful injunctions against Samsung in various parts of the world, and Samsung’s had their requests for injunctions turned down. However it looks like things may start to look up for Samsung as a US judge has dismissed some of Apple’s patent infringement […]

iPhone screenshot spotted in Samsung Galaxy Player promo?
One of the main reasons Apple is suing Samsung is because they are claiming that the South Korean company is copying their products, which has resulted in pretty much a patent infringement war that spans several countries. With Samsung’s upcoming Galaxy Player devices which is their answer to Apple’s iPod touch media player, a promotional image was spotted that seemed to look rather familiar.

Dutch court rejects Samsung's request for iPhone 4S ban
In the whole Apple vs Samsung saga, Apple has been basing their arguments of patent infringement largely upon the design and look of Samsung’s products, claiming that the Samsung Galaxy Tab 10.1 tablet resembles their iPad. Samsung on the other hand is using hardware as their argument, claiming that Apple was infringing upon wireless technology patents used in their iPhones and 3G iPads. However while Apple has been seeing success […]

Real reason behind Nexus Prime delay? (Rumor)
While the Nexus Prime may have accidentally been outed as “coming soon”, many were wondering what the original reason behind the delay was to begin with. According to Samsung, the reason why the event has been pushed back is due to the company deciding to express their tribute to the passing of Steve Jobs, which sounds about right and a rather respectable move, especially considering that both Apple and Samsung […]

Amazon's Kindle Fire accused of patent infringement
The Amazon Kindle Fire was announced a few weeks back, and with a launch scheduled for the 15th of November, it looks like the tablet is under fire for allegedly infringing upon patents belonging to Smartphone Technologies whose parent company is Acacia Research. If the company Smartphone Technologies sounds familiar, it is because they have gone after Apple and RIM in the past, similarly claiming patent infringement, and it looks […]

Apple rejects Samsung's deal in Australia
About a week ago, Samsung came forward and offered Apple a deal that would allow them to continue selling their Samsung Galaxy Tab 10.1 tablets in Australia. Given that Christmas is only a couple of months away, obviously Samsung wanted their products to be available in time for the festive shopping season, but it looks like Apple has decided to decline their offer.

Samsung offers Apple a deal to let them sell the Galaxy Tab 10.1 in Australia
The patent war between Apple and Samsung seems to be ongoing with no end in sight, or so it seemed until Samsung decided to step forward and offer Apple a deal which would allow them to sell their Samsung Galaxy Tab 10.1 tablet in Australia in time for the holidays.