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FOSS PATENTS: Apple says ITC judge lacked legal basis for ruling on Samsung’s designarounds

Approximately a year ago I said that workarounds (or designarounds) would become a big issue in the smartphone patent disputes, and this topic has indeed come up in multiple litigations this year. But there’s been very little coverage of this by the media, presumably because there’s more attention to binary decisions (injunction granted/denied; injunction affirmed/lifted) […]

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FOSS PATENTS: ITC judge postpones preliminary Apple-Samsung import ban ruling by 6 days to October 25

In a decision made yesterday that just entered the public record today, Administrative Law Judge Thomas B. Pender extended the target date for the investigation of Apple’s ITC complaint against Samsung, which was filed in July 2011, by six days from October 19, 2012 (this week’s Friday) to October 25, 2012 (next week’s Thursday). The […]

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Bloomberg: Apple appeals Tokyo court’s ruling for Samsung in lawsuit

Apple Inc. appealed a Tokyo ruling that said Samsung Electronics Co. didn’t infringe on the iPhone maker’s patent as the world’s top two smartphone sellers continue their global legal dispute. Apple appealed an Aug. 31 ruling by Tokyo District Court that said Samsung didn’t violate Apple’s invention of technology for synchronizing music and video data […]

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Samsung leverages jury verdict and preliminary ITC ruling against Apple’s FRAND theories

We are now less than two months away from the big Apple v. Samsung post-trial hearing at which the parties will try to convince Judge Koh of their positions on what consequences the jury trial should have (or whether there should be a whole new trial, which is Samsung’s preference). Besides issues relating to remedies […]

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Analysis of detailed version of preliminary ITC ruling on Samsung complaint against Apple

A couple of days ago, the detailed version of the initial determination made by Administrative Law Judge E. James Gildea on Samsung’s ITC complaint against Apple entered the public record. It spans 611 pages, not even counting the recommendations on remedies and bonding, and the attachments. Prior to the release of this document, only sparse […]

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Bloomberg: Samsung wins U.K. Apple ruling over ‘Not as cool’ Galaxy Tab

Samsung Electronics Co. won an intellectual property ruling against Apple Inc. (AAPL) as a U.K. judge said the Galaxy tablet isn’t “cool” enough to be confused with the design for the iPad. The Galaxy tablet doesn’t infringe Apple’s registered design, Judge Colin Birss said in a ruling today in London. He said that consumers weren’t […]

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c|net: Samsung wins ruling over Apple on 3G patent in a Dutch court

Samsung Electronics scored a legal victory against rival Apple in a Dutch court and will seek compensation for its damages. That’s according to Dutch website All About Phones, and translated by the Verge. The Netherlands’ District Court of The Hague ruled that Apple violated a patent related to a 3G technology owned by Samsung. Samsung […]

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