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FOSS PATENTS: German court stays Samsung lawsuit against Apple over smiley input method patent

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I just attended an announcement at the Mannheim Regional Court. Judge Andreas Voss ("Voß" in German) ordered a stay of a Samsung lawsuit against Apple over doubts concerning the validity of a patent covering a particular method for entering smileys on a mobile phone. A nullity (invalidation) action against that patent is pending at the […]

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FOSS PATENTS: Patent exhaustion and possible EU intervention at issue in German Samsung v. Apple SEP lawsuit

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The dispute between Apple and Samsung is a good example of how much faster patent holders can enforce their rights in Germany than in the United States. This earth-spanning patent war started with Apple's first federal lawsuit, filed in April 2011, in response to which Samsung retaliated in several countries including Germany. By the standards […]

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FOSS PATENTS: Samsung attacking Apple's screen-to-speech functionality with German patent

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At the end of my post on Apple's Black Friday motion to bring infringement claims against six more Samsung products in California I promised that I would report on the two Samsung v. Apple trials that took place in Mannheim on the same day. I'll start with the one relating to a non-standard-essential patent. DE10040386 […]

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Apple Insider: German court sets dates for Apple patent suits against Samsung, Motorola

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A German court on Friday set the dates for two Apple lawsuits being leveled against Samsung and Motorola for alleged infringement of a multitouch patent that could result in a sales stoppage of handsets running the latest versions of Google's Android operating system. The Mannheim court scheduled the hearings to begin on Aug. 31 for […]

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