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Samsung Files Additional Claims Against Apple In Germany

Samsung filed new patent claims in a German court this morning against Apple. The reports coming out of Germany are vague right now but the AFP is reporting that: Samsung said the claims, filed on December 16 with the Mannheim regional court, relate to alleged infringement of patents including those for Samsung’s telecommunications standard technology and

Samsung Largest Mobile Phone Maker In The World In Q3 2011

It’s no secret that there is an intense war going on between Samsung Mobile and Apple. They are taking each other on in patent courts around the world.  Steve Jobs, made no bones about it when speaking to author Walter Isaacson in his recent biography. Jobs feels that Android is stealing from Apple. In that

Uh Oh After 6 Years Apple Granted Patent For Slide To Unlock

The United States Patent and Trademark office has just approved patent number 7657849, which is the patent for slide to unlock. Apple submitted the patent back in December of 2005 and it’s finally been approved. Before the patent was approved Steve Jobs put the patent pending technology on the first iPhone and at the unveiling

Sony Considering Buying Out Ericsson

While the hardware has been nice the Sony Ericsson Xperia brand of Android phones hasn’t faired nearly as well as the likes of Samsung, HTC, Motorola and even LG.  Their latest Android device to hit the states, the Shiny Ericsson Xperia Ray had to be released as an unlocked device because Sony Ericsson was unable

Samsung EU Injunction Lifted Except In Germamy

Good news for Samsung Mobile, as their EU wide injunction has been temporarily lifted until the German patent court that originally granted Apple the injunction, rules on Samsung’s appeal. In the meantime Samsung Galaxy Tab 10.1s can be sold across the European Union except in Germany. Also, the Netherlands was exempt from the original injunction.

Apple Has Samsung Scrambling, Sets Sites On Motorla Xoom

I knew it, I knew that at some point while reporting this Apple vs every Android OEM in site I would resort to finding this clip on Youtube and using it for the art for a patent war story. After you watch the short clip, hit the break

Apple Wins Injunction Stopping Galaxy Tab Sales In Europe

We’ve just heard via the Silicon Alley Insider through German news agency dpa that Apple has been granted a preliminary injunction against Samsung temporarily blocking the sales of the Samsung Galaxy Tab 10.1 in other parts of the European Union except for the Netherlands.  This German injunction comes with some very stiff penalties.  According to

Google Bracing For More Patent Attacks, Bring it on!

Apparently Google Senior Vice President and Chief Legal Officer, David Drummond has spirit fingers because he’s basically said for Microsoft and Apple to Bring it on. In a blog post Wednesday on Google’s official blog, Drummong highlights what’s been going on in the battle to control as many patents as you possibly can. As everyone

Samsung Drops Pending Lawsuit Against Apple…Not Retreating Though

Last week Samsung went to the International Trade Commission seeking a ban on the import of Apple Products, citing pending patent litigation all over the world between both companies.  Over the weekend though, Samsung dropped a countersuit against Apple in California. Although some may think this is a legal victory for Cupertino, CA based Apple,

Paul Allen Invented Android???

Paul Allen, the infamous partner in Microsoft who has now made it his conquest in life to sue over patents, has refiled a patent suit against Google, well for just about everything.  According to Foss Patents, it’s not uncommon that those who bring forth patent and intellectual property lawsuits, have to go back to get