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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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The Next Web: Ericsson sues Samsung over wireless patents after growing frustrated by 2 years of negotiation

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Ericsson is the latest to file a patent suit against Samsung after the Swedish telecoms firm accused the Korean electronics giant of refusing to sign FRAND (Fair, Reasonable and Non-Discriminatory) licensing agreements despite two years of negotiation. “Ericsson has concluded that it has no option other than legal action after negotiations have not been successful […]

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FOSS PATENTS – Samsung: Apple can claim no patent on ‘fun’ and no monopoly over ‘ease of use’

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Late on Friday, Samsung made its most important filing to date in the entire dispute: its opposition to Apple’s motion for a permanent injunction against infringing Samsung products (and enhanced damages). Injunctive relief is what Apple needs to have serious competitive impact in the foreseeable future. That’s why I said this opposition brief is the […]

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The Korea Herald: LG claims edge over Samsung on phone battery life

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LG Electronics challenged its rival Samsung Electronics on Monday, claiming that the battery performance of its new flagship smartphone Optimus G surpasses the Galaxy S3. In a media briefing event introducing the new features of its latest Optimus Vu 2, LG emphasized the superiority of Optimus G’s high-capacity battery. According to an experiment conducted by […]

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Reuters: Samsung triumphs over Apple in Japan patent case

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A Tokyo court ruled on Friday that Samsung Electronics’ mobile devices did not violate an Apple Inc patent involved in synching mobile devices and computers, awarding the South Korean maker a victory a week after it lost a bruising landmark patent case in the United States. In rejecting Apple’s suit, Tokyo District Court Judge Tamotsu […]

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EE|Times: Analyst: Apple, Samsung snagged over 100% of Q2 handset profits

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Apple Inc. and Samsung Electronics Co. Ltd. combined accounted for all of the cellular handset industry’s profit in the second quarter—and then some— according to an analyst. Apple and Samsung took a combined 108 percent of all handset profits in the second quarter, T. Michael Walkley, an analyst with Canaccord Genuity, said in a report […]

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