A German court on Tuesday granted Apple a preliminary injunction that blocks the sale of the Samsung Galaxy Tab 10.1 in the European Union, excluding the Netherlands. The move comes just a week after Apple halted sales of the Galaxy Tab 10.1 in Australia.
Yesterday, Google finally took its Android patent battle to the streets in a blog post by chief legal officer David Drummond that named Apple and Microsoft as co-conspirators. Microsoft’s response, which came in the form of just two tweets last night, is sort of hilarious.
Google on Wednesday fired shots at the likes of Microsoft, Apple, and Oracle in a blog post about recent “bogus” patent lawsuits targeting Android.
Apple’s legal battle with Samsung came to a head this morning, as the iPad maker won an agreement from Samsung that will hold off sales of Samsung’s Galaxy Tab 10.1 tablets in Australia, Bloomberg reports.
European music service Spotify has only been available in the U.S. for a few weeks and it’s already being hit with a patent infringement lawsuit from little-known mobile media company PacketVideo.
In the legal boxing match between Apple and Samsung, Apple just threw a strong uppercut. Apple on Friday filed an injunction to attempt to keep Samsung from importing four of its mobile devices into the U.S., including the Galaxy S 4G and Galaxy Tab 10.1, according to FOSS Patents.
Cameron and Tyler Winklevoss have resumed legal disputes against Facebook concerning their $65 million cash-and-stock settlement with the company, reports CNET.
Cameron and Tyler Winklevoss, the twins whose story was prominently told alongside Mark Zuckerberg’s in the movie The Social Network, have decided not to appeal to the Supreme Court concerning their $65 million cash-and-stock settlement with Facebook and Zuckerberg.
Nokia on Tuesday announced that Apple had agreed to pay a one-time settlement and continuous license fees for patents that Nokia owns, ending a legal battle that started in 2009. Both companies will also retract all prior complaints from the U.S. International Trade Commission.
Only days after Apple announced its new iCloud service at WWDC, the company iCloud Communications has filed a trademark lawsuit against Apple.
Apple on Thursday moved to intervene in a lawsuit by patent licensing company Lodsys over in-app purchases, according to FOSS Patents’ Florian Mueller. Apple wants to put itself between Lodsys and seven independent iOS developers that Lodsys sued in district court in Texas on May 31.
After five years of legal back and forth, Dish Network and its former parent company EchoStar have settled their ongoing litigation with digital video recording (DVR) company Tivo that centered on Dish’s DVR implementation, for $500 million.
Cameron and Tyler Winklevoss, the twins who settled with Facebook two years ago in a dispute over the social network’s origins, were back in court this week trying to undo the settlement.
Cameron and Tyler Winklevoss, the twins who (along with their business partner Divya Narendra) accuse Facebook founder Mark Zuckerberg of stealing their idea, got a big write-up in The New York Times for their ongoing legal dispute with Facebook.
Usually, Facebook’s public-relations officials can be relied on for a good old-fashioned “no comment” on truly sensitive matters. That makes the company’s response to a recent wave of reporting about ongoing litigation with Harvard classmates of Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg more than a bit surprising.
The past has come back to haunt Dell. Documents unsealed yesterday regarding a three-year-old lawsuit against the company have revealed that Dell knowingly downplayed hardware defects for millions of computers it sold between 2003 and 2005, the New York Times reports.
The spat between tech giants continues with Oracle updating its lawsuit today, stating Google stole Oracle’s Java code for its Android mobile operating system.
Last night, I watched The Social Network, the much-anticipated movie about the founding of Facebook from Hollywood storytellers Aaron Sorkin and David Fincher. And as the credits rolled, I found myself thinking that it could have been much, much worse for Mark Zuckerberg, Facebook’s youthful CEO, who finds his life being chronicled when much of it has yet to unfold.
Grab your popcorn! Oracle CEO Larry Ellison’s hire of Silicon Valley neighbor and tennis partner Mark Hurd — who, by the way, just happens to have been freshly ousted as chief of Hewlett-Packard — makes for great theater. But will it be good for business?