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Jury decides that Samsung only owe Apple $888 million

I’ll try and cut this down because, in my humble opinion, these lawsuits are doing my tiny little head in. Samsung and Apple have been fighting in the courts for a while now, but in the US Samsung were found by a jury to be copying Apple. Following …

Apple told to re-do their Samsung statement

The rather back-handed statement that Apple were forced to publish on their site has seemingly riled British judges. The statement was ordered by courts following a battle with Samsung over the iPad design. Apple were told that it should explain that Samsung had not copied the iPad design. …

Bruce Willis to sue Apple? No, not really

Perhaps he’s got a little too much time on his hands. Perhaps he’s just a really big music fan. Either way, Bruce Willis, who featured in great films like “Die Hard” and utterly terrible ones like “Armageddon”, has apparently launched a legal battle against Apple. I know ! …

Apple continues to go thermo-nuclear

So, that patent battle. All done and dusted, right? Just a few older Samsung handsets in the US affected, right? Well, not so. Despite rumours that the CEO’s of both Apple and Samsung are now “in talks”, the Apple legal team have named extra devices to their seperate …

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 …

Patent wars, as seen by Dilbert

Lawsuits, appeals, injunctions, import bans. Today Apple have won a ban on the Galaxy Nexus in the USA and it now looks like Google will be supporting Samsung to get it overturned. Meanwhile, the new Google Nexus Tablet is apparently infringing patents held by Nokia. The patent scraps …

Apple on the attack, yet again

The un-ending lawsuits look set to continue with Apple now dropping lawsuits against Samsung again. This time there’s eight patents at the heart of the legal fight, four of which have been granted since the last Apple vs Samsung fight. Sigh. Meanwhile Motorola appear to have been beaten …

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 …

Apple sues Samsung in the UK

If we’re all brutally honest, this is getting utterly boring and annoying. Apple has now sued Samsung right here in the UK. This is a countersuit after Samsung filed a suit against Apple in June. ZDNet states… Apple says Samsung’s Android smartphones and tablets infringe on Apple patents, …

Samsung ban may not include UK

Apple have yet again taken aim at Samsung by getting an injunction to ban the sale of Galaxy handsets. The embargo is due to kick off in a few weeks time and concerns an Apple patent for an interface to “view and navigate photographs on a touch screen …

HTC Boss Prepares to Fight

HTC Boss, Peter Chou, has spoken to the BBC about the continuing patent battle with Apple. In the interview he says that the company will “make a stand” and are “confident that we have a strong case”. The recent Apple complaint pushed down the value of HTC shares …

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… …