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Apple Wins Proximity Sensor Lawsuit Against Motorola

Apple vs Motorola, Apple vs. Samsung, Apple vs. some Mexican I.T. firm (over iFone patent), Apple vs. Gradiente (Brazilian company who patented the iphone name) – these are only a few firms whom the Cupertino-based company clashed in the court. It seems that major companies are trying to dominate the market not only by the

Motorola Withdraws ITC Patent Allegation Filed Against Apple

Motorola Mobility has withdrawn a patent infringement suit filed against Apple with the International Trade Commission. This move has taken a few of us by surprise as in the patents game, one doesn’t expect a company to show mercy unless there’s valid reasoning behind it. So far, neither of the two companies have said anything

ITC Ready To Investigate Motorola’s Patent Claims Against Apple

Motorola Mobility recently claimed a few different patents against Apple, which puts Motorola on the attack and Apple on the defensive as Samsung Electronics regroups its lawyers to prepare for another attack on Apple’s 4G LTE in the iPhone 5. Motorola previous filed their initial complaint to the International Trade Commission (ITC) against Apple, fast

ITC Quickly Rules In Motorola’s Favor In Apple Investigation

Last year Apple had accused Motorola of violating three of their patents in a complaint with the International Trade Commission. The three patents in question covered an “object oriented system locator system”, an “elipse fitting for multi touch surfaces” and “multipoint touchscreen”. Apple has used the “multipoint touchscreen” patent against several smartphone manufacturers including HTC

ITC Denies HTC In Final Ruling

Back in December the International Trade Commission squashed some of the Apple patent claims against HTC. However they still found in Apple’s favor in regards to patent ‘647.  HTC released the following statement in regards to that patent: “We are very pleased with the determination and we respect it. However, the ‘647 patent is a

Next Media Animation: Steve Jobs Reaction To ITC’s HTC Ruling

Earlier this week the International Trade Commission released their final judgement in the Apple vs. HTC patent case. The ITC made a preliminary ruling in July of this year that HTC had infringed on two of Apple’s patents pertaining to smartphones. The ITC handed down their official ruling on Monday, again finding that HTC was

ITC Bans HTC Phones Effective April 12, 2012; HTC Has Plan Ready

A judge with the International Trade Commission handed down the commissions final ruling in a patent infringement case involving Apple and HTC.  The ITC announced a preliminary ruling back in July, finding that HTC had violated two of Apple’s patents. It was widely speculated in July that a ban of the importation of violating devices

ITC’s HTC Decision Delayed Until Monday

The International Trade Commission was supposed to make it’s final ruling Wednesday on whether or not HTC violated two of Apple’s patents in many of their Android powered smartphones. The ITC made a preliminary internal ruling on July 15th, in favor of Apple. HTC escaped another ITC ruling in regards to two patents held by

Wednesday Could Bring A Big Decision For HTC

You may remember back to July 15th when the International Trade Commission (ITC) made an internal determination that HTC had violated two of Apple’s patents. When that internal ruling was announced there was widespread speculation that it could possibly result in a ban on some HTC Android phones in the United States. A ban of

Apple’s Android Bomb Shell? Maybe Not?

One of the most trusted websites when it comes to researching patent issues going on in the world of technology today is Florian Mueller’s Foss Patents blog.  Mueller has over 25 years experience in the technology and patent world and consults many companies on the issues of intellectual property. He also keeps the world up

IP Wars: Is Sanjay Jha about to attack his Android brethren?

Following in the footsteps of Apple (NASDAQ:AAPL), it looks as if Motorola (NYSE:MMI) may soon join in the IP (Intellectual Property) Wars.  Apple has been highly successful as of late, scoring an injunction against HTC for violating two of Apple’s patents (though technically the patents in question are actually implemented within the Android OS) as well

Apple Attempts To C*CK Block HTC As Well

In the evergrowing saga that is the Apple vs every Android OEM on the planet legal fiasco, Apple has now filed a complaint with the International Trade Commission claiming that HTC violates 5 of their patents.  They are also seeking an injunction against HTC to stop the importing of the devices in question. As we

Microsoft Receives A Small Victory Against Motorola

The battle between Microsoft and Motorola has been on going for some time now and while it is consider as being a “testbed” for lawsuits against other manufactures that use the Google Android platform, the International Trade Commission recently handed Microsoft a victory during the preliminary hearing.