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CoolSmartPhone Podcast 158 – The Spying Game

Welcome to the Coolsmartphone Podcast Episode 158. In this ‘As Live‘ Episode John and Gary sit down for an early evening chat about several topics including: Changes to UK legislation requiring service providers to store our on-line activity, and we really want to hear from our listeners and readers what …

Apple defeated in the UK

The high court has ruled that HTC have not infringed four Apple patents after a dispute between the two companies. The judge rules that the Apple “slide to unlock” feature, which has been used as ammo against other firms, was an “obvious” development and had actually been seen …

Samsungs appeal against Galaxy Nexus ban denied

The battle between Apple and Samsung is heating up. A few days ago Apple managed to get sales of the Samsung Galaxy Nexus blocked in the US. It was all down to a patent regarding the persistent search box on the screen of the Nexus. This ban was …

Hasbro launch legal action against Asus

We kinda thought this might happen when we first saw the Asus Transformer Prime. The Asus device, which “transforms” with a detachable keyboard, is the target of legal action from toy-maker Hasbro. They’re not keen on their Optimus Prime and Transformers merchandise getting confused with the Asus tablet. …

Apple lose court battle, is the tide about to change?

Come on, you’ve probably seen all the news about Apple and various other phone manufacturers being involved in lawsuits. Until now Apple has been fairly successful in winning every legal battle and have forced many manufacturers to change the design of their products, licence features or just remove …

Huawei to licence patents from Microsoft too

Patents. They’re everywhere and money seems to be changing hands with alarming regularity to use intellectual property. Microsoft have been one of the big winners in the mobile patent game, taking cash for handsets using Android because of several royalty fees paid to Microsoft for patent use. Now …

Huawei begins legal action against ZTE

I know what you’re thinking.. this is all starting to get a bit crazy now. Everyone seems to be filing lawsuits against everyone else in the mobile market right now. Huawei have just fired a shot across Chinese rival ZTE, with Chief Legal Officer Sony Liuping stating that… …