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FOSS PATENTS: Japanese court rejects two of Samsung’s patent infringement claims against Apple

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There are countries in which it’s very difficult to monitor lawsuits. The United States is unique with PACER and other tools. In other places, such as Germany, one has to physically attend court hearings and announcements. And there are jurisdictions in which rulings may surface only with considerable delay if the parties involved don’t speak […]

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the INQUIRER: ITU calls for patent peace talks between Apple, Samsung and Microsoft

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THE INTERNATIONAL TELECOMMUNICATIONS UNION (ITU) talked a number of mobile technology firms into negotiations to end their patent lawsuits at a roundtable meeting last week. The organisation met with employees from Apple, Nokia, Ericsson, Microsoft, Samsung, Research in Motion (RIM) and Motorola at a roundtable on 10 October to try to broker a legal ceasefire […]

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Apple, Google, Microsoft, Nokia, Samsung and others meet with UN’s ITU for patent peace talks

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The world’s biggest tech companies are meeting today for a Patent Roundtable with the United Nation’s International Telecommunications Union to “assess the effectiveness of RAND (reasonable and non-discriminatory) – based patent policies.” The meeting will take place at the ITU headquarters in Geneva, Switzerland; and according to several reports, it will include Apple, Samsung, Nokia, […]

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Engadget: Samsung files patent for auto-generating life diary, Mayans didn’t see it coming

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If the minutiae of people’s lives crowd your feeds and drives you to frustration, you really won’t be wanting this Samsung patent application to be approved. The USPTO filing outlines a process for creating a “life diary” by collecting all manner of information about your daily routine from your smartphone. Data such as where you’ve […]

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c|net: Samsung hit by OLED patent lawsuit from LG Display

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Already reeling from legal battles with Apple, Samsung is the target of yet another patent lawsuit. LG Display said today that it has filed a patent infringement suit against the handset maker, alleging that Samsung violated seven of its OLED (organic light-emitting diode) patents.

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Electronista: Apple, Samsung make opening statements in US trial

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Apple and Samsung have each completed opening statements in their US trial, which officially began yesterday. A lawyer for Apple, Harold McElhinny, began by showing slides of Samsung phones from 2006 and comparing them against models released in 2010. The crux of the trial, he stated, will be how Samsung devices changed so radically in […]

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FOSS Patents: Apple v. Samsung: injunction hearing on Friday, design patent dropped, transparency dispute

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There have been some new developments in the first U.S. litigation between Apple and Samsung pending in the Northern District of California. Time for a roundup: 1. Judge Lucy Koh has scheduled a preliminary injunction hearing concerning the Galaxy Tab 10.1 for Friday, June 29, 2012, as a follow-up to to the Federal Circuit’s appellate […]

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Patent Bolt: Samsung’s killer smartphone continues to advance

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In September 2011, Samsung’s first patent regarding a dual display smartphone was published by the US Patent and Trademark Office. Our coverage of that particular patent was fixated on the two displays being seamlessly joined at the center folding point so as to provide a larger display for viewing content. A second patent on this […]

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