Apple won a round in its seemingly never-ending legal battles with Samsung today, making it more likely that Apple will be able to deny Samsung the ability to import some of its smartphone models into the U.S.
In other words, Apple’s saying, Samsung can’t have its cake and eat it to. Or, what’s good for Pauline is good for Petra.
Apple has won the lawsuit that Google division Motorola brought against it in summer 2012. The lawsuit, if successful, could have resulted in an import ban of iPhones, iPads, and iPod Touches.
Apple won’t get a permanent and full ban on the import of 26 different Samsung smartphones and tablets. And Samsung won’t get a new trial.
Judge Lucy Koh, is aiming to settle the issues between the two companies — and potentially stop this recent wave of patent lawsuits.
Samsung is planning to ask a court which is considering Apple’s request for a sales ban of Samsung’s Android smartphones and tablets to force Apple to reveal the deal it recently reached with HTC.
International Trade Commission staff are recommending the agency file a lawsuit against Google because of its efforts to block U.S. imports of iPhones and Windows Phones.
Today, Samsung won a reversal of the sales ban on the Galaxy Nexus phone imposed after Apple’s August court win. Also today, Apple won at least a stay of execution on the iPhone and iPad sales ban imposed after Samsung’s August legal victory.
Four-star U.S. general Oliver P. Smith is credited with the statement: “We’re not retreating, we’re just advancing in a different direction.” He must have worked for Google in a different universe.
While Apple may have defeated Samsung in the patent wars, HTC says it’s not afraid to fight back.
Apple and Samsung have shared their moment in the spotlight, but now that the epic patent infringement battle between the two has come to an end, it’s time to watch how Google will react.
Motorola, the phone company Google acquired this year, filed a patent infringement suit against Apple that effectively seeks to ban the import of the iPhone, the iPad and the iPod Touch to the U.S.
Nintendo won a patent-infringement lawsuit involving the Wii today when a federal judge dismissed a lawsuit in the game company’s favor.
The U.S. Supreme court has upheld a 2009 verdict that ordered Microsoft to pay out $290 million in fines for infringing on a patent owned by Toronto-based company i4i.
Popular location-based check-in application Foursqaure was slapped with a lawsuit today for supposedly infringing on a patent from little known company Mobile Commerce Framework, as first reported by TechCrunch.
Guest Post (Editor’s note: Jonathan Fritz is a partner in the Venture Best industry group of Michael Best & Friedrich, LLP. He submitted this story to VentureBeat.)
RIM has filed suit against Kik Messenger, a small company that has built a tremendously popular chat application, claiming patent infringement.
Paul Allen, the cofounder of Microsoft from long, long ago, is now trying his hand at suing the entire Internet over decade-old patents owned by his former company, Interval Research.
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