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Samsung got highest number of mobile patents in FY12

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  Samsung’s patent arsenal is now stronger than ever before, and will probably grow even more in FY13. Analyst Chetan Sharma compiled the numbers and determined that Samsung was granted a huge number of new mobile patents in 2012, and that placed South Korean company at the top for FY12. The number edges out Nokia […]

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c|net: Apple wins patents on iPhone 4 design, MagSafe

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The company has also won a patent on the iPad's housing and cover. Apple has won several patents today from the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO). Apple had filed for a patent on the iPhone 4's design and was awarded it today. Interestingly, Apple also received a design patent on the white iPhone -- […]

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c|net: Samsung exec puts Apple on notice: No phone without our patents

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As the ITC gets ready to review an earlier decision siding with Apple, Samsung's mobile boss works the refs in impromptu comments to reporters. A jury in Northern California would say otherwise, but Samsung's mobile chief offered a pointed reminder to Apple that the patent dispute between the two companies is far from over. "The […]

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YONHAP: Samsung files invalidation suit against LG's patents on OLED

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Samsung Electronics Co. of South Korea has filed a lawsuit against LG Display Co., the world's No. 2 maker of liquid crystal displays, seeking the invalidation of some of the latter's patents on organic light-emitting diode (OLED) panel technologies, company officials said Monday. In the suit filed with a local intellectual property tribunal, Samsung claimed […]

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Bloomberg: Apple says Samsung’s Galaxy Note & Jelly Bean infringe patents

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Apple Inc. told a judge that Samsung Electronics Co.’s Galaxy Note 10.1 device infringes its patents, and sought to add the Android 4.1 Jelly Bean operating system to an existing lawsuit against Samsung in California. Apple made the arguments today to U.S. Magistrate Judge Paul S. Grewal in federal court in San Jose. Apple’s bid […]

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FOSS PATENTS: U.S. Department of Justice investigating Samsung's use of standard-essential patents against Apple

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An Apple filing with the International Trade Commission, a U.S. government agency with quasi-judicial authority that can impose import bans on patent-infringing products, reveals another ongoing antitrust investigation concerning suspected abuse of FRAND-pledged standard-essential patents. Apple said this much in its statement on public interest considerations relevant to the investigation of Samsung's complaint. In that […]

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Samsung counsel doubts EU regulator's speed and resolve concerning standard-essential patents

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Today I attended two Samsung v. Apple patent trials in a row in Mannheim, Germany. Last December, Samsung brought four new patent assertions in that court. It's now trial season for those claims. A month ago, a trial was held on a standard-essential patent assertion. Another trial (involving a non-standard-essential patent on speech output of […]

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9to5mac: S. Korean court rules that Samsung and Apple infringed on each other’s patents

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A Seoul court ruled Friday that Apple infringed on two of Samsung’s technology patents and “must stop selling the infringing products in South Korea.” In addition, the judge said Samsung infringed on Apple’s “bounceback” design patent but not its icon design patent. These only apply to older model Apple products (perhaps pre-Qualcomm, now Apple is […]

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