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Legal News
28 Feb 2014
by Julie Deisher-Edwards

[JURIST] The Mannheim Regional Court [official website, in German] on Friday dismissed a complaint by patent assertion entity IPCom against Apple [corporate websites]. The suit alleged [Reuters report] USD $2.1 billion in damages against Apple for infringement of European patent EP1841268 [text, in German], which manages access to overloaded wireless … [read more]

Legal News
5 Feb 2014
by Daniel Mullen

[JURIST] German patent licensing firm IPCom accused Apple [corporate websites] on Wednesday of infringing on a 3G technology patent. Last month, the European Patent Office [official website] upheld IPCom's patent [PC World report] on the technology following challenges from Apple, Bokia, HTC, Ericsson and Vodafone. According to a news release … [read more]

Legal News
24 Sep 2013
by Cynthia Miley

[JURIST] US International Trade Commission (ITC) [official website] Judge Thomas Pender [official profile] on Monday issued a preliminary ruling [text, PDF] holding that HTC infringed on two patents for mobile technology held by Nokia [corporate websites]. The patents have to do with receiving and sending signals [Reuters report] from mobile … [read more]

Legal News
24 May 2013
by G. Redd

[JURIST] Finnish telecommunications company Nokia filed suit against Taiwanese company HTC [corporate websites] Thursday for selling products in the US that infringe Nokia's patents on mobile technology. Three patents in question involve program products typically used in hand sets for a mobile phone. Thursday's suit brings the total number [Inquirer … [read more]

Professional Commentary
10 May 2013

JURIST Guest Columnists Rodney R. Sweetland, III and Michael G. McManus, both of Duane Morris, discuss the recent ITC decision in the Apple-Motorola patent dispute...In a Section 337 case before the US International Trade Commission (ITC) with a tortuous history, the ITC has once again spared Apple from an exclusion … [read more]

Legal News
28 Nov 2012
by Sung Un Kim

[JURIST] Nokia announced Wednesday that it filed litigation against Research In Motion (RIM) [corporate websites], the Canadian parent company of BlackBerry, in courts in the US, UK and Canada to block sales of BlackBerry smartphones. The move came after a Swedish arbitrator's decision that ruled in favor of the Finnish … [read more]

Academic Commentary
21 Mar 2012

JURIST Guest Columnist Derek Bambauer of Brooklyn Law School says that the increased censorship of journalists worldwide is a result of technological innovations, which facilitate dissemination of information, but heighten the perceived threat to governments fighting to maintain control...Journalists have never been more empowered, or more threatened. Information technology offers … [read more]

Legal News
6 Dec 2011
by Matthew Pomy

[JURIST] The European Commission for Competition [official website] announced Tuesday that it will investigate Apple [corporate website] for anti-competitive practices in connection with its dealings with several publishers. The investigation is allowed by Article 11(6) of the Antitrust Regulation [text]. The Commission will probe whether Apple colluded with publishing companies, … [read more]

Legal News
17 Aug 2011
by Julia Zebley

[JURIST] HTC [corporate website; Bloomberg backgrounder] filed three new patent complaints [USITC notice of receipt, PDF] against Apple [corporate website; Bloomberg backgrounder] on Tuesday through the US International Trade Commission (USITC) [official website], the latest in a series of suits filed back and forth between the two companies. Patents 7,765,414; … [read more]

Legal News
11 Aug 2011
by Maureen Cosgrove

[JURIST] A class action lawsuit [text, PDF] filed Tuesday in the US District Court for the Northern District of California [official website] alleges that Apple [corporate website] and five major publishers colluded to illegally fix electronic book (e-book) prices. The complaint alleges that Apple and publishing companies, including HarperCollins, Hachette … [read more]

Legal News
30 Jun 2011
by Chris Morris

[JURIST] Samsung Electronics [corporate website; Bloomberg backgrounder] filed a complaint [USITC docket] with the United States International Trade Commission (USITC) [official website] on Tuesday seeking to prevent Apple [corporate website; Bloomberg backgrounder] from importing iPads and iPhones. Samsung claims Apple has violated five patents [Bloomberg report] related to smartphones and … [read more]

Legal News
24 Jun 2011
by Julia Zebley

[JURIST] Apple filed suit Friday in the Seoul Central District Court claiming that the Samsung [corporate websites] "Galaxy" line of products copies its iPhone and iPad technology. This follows similar suits by Apple in the US and suits by Samsung [JURIST reports] filed in South Korea, Japan and Germany. It … [read more]

Legal News
14 Jun 2011
by Maureen Cosgrove

[JURIST] Finnish telecommunications company Nokia [corporate website] announced Tuesday that it has entered into an agreement [press release] with Apple [corporate website], settling all patent disputes between the parties and directing Apple to pay royalties to Nokia for the term of the agreement. Both companies agreed to withdraw all complaints … [read more]

Legal News
22 Apr 2011
by Brian Jackson

[JURIST] Electronics manufacturer Samsung announced on Friday that it has filed patent infringement suits against Apple [corporate websites] in three different countries. The suits, filed in South Korea, Japan and Germany, may be retaliation for infringement suits filed by Apple [JURIST report] against Samsung last week. The two companies are … [read more]

Legal News
19 Apr 2011
by Aman Kakar

[JURIST] Apple [corporate website] filed suit Friday claiming that the Samsung [corporate website] "Galaxy" line of products copies its iPhone and iPad technology. The complaint, filed in the US District Court for the Northern District of California [official website], includes 10 patent infringement charges, two trademark violations, two trade dress … [read more]

Legal News
29 Mar 2011
by John Paul Putney

[JURIST] Finnish telecommunications company Nokia [corporate website] announced Tuesday that it filed another complaint [press release] against Apple [corporate website] with the US International Trade Commission (ITC) [official website] in addition to a lawsuit filed in Delaware. Nokia's newest complaint alleges Apple is violating seven patents "in virtually all of … [read more]

Legal News
20 Jan 2011
by Daniel Makosky

[JURIST] The UK Court of Appeal [official website] on Thursday found in favor of Finnish telecommunications company Nokia [corporate website] in its most recent patent suit against German intellectual property firm IPCom GmbH & Co [corporate website]. The ruling [text] invalidates two European patents held by IPCom, for which the … [read more]

Legal News
29 Dec 2010
by Carrie Schimizzi

[JURIST] Microsoft co-founder Paul Allen on Tuesday filed an amended patent infringement complaint [complaint, PDF] against Apple, eBay, Google [corporate websites] and eight other corporations claiming the companies misappropriated technologies patented by Allen's now defunct Interval Research Corporation and currently held by Interval Licensing, LLC. The original lawsuit was dismissed … [read more]

Legal News
17 Dec 2010
by Jaclyn Belczyk

[JURIST] Finnish telecommunications company Nokia [corporate website] on Thursday filed 13 patent infringement complaints [press release] against Apple [corporate website] in the UK, Germany and the Netherlands. The complaints, filed in the UK High Court, Dusseldorf and Mannheim District Courts in Germany and the District Court of the Hague, Netherlands, … [read more]

Legal News
13 Dec 2010
by Jaclyn Belczyk

[JURIST] A judge for the US District Court for the Western District of Washington [official website] on Friday dismissed [order, PDF] a patent infringement lawsuit [JURIST report] by Microsoft co-founder Paul Allen against Apple, eBay, Google [corporate websites] and eight other corporations. According to the complaint [text, PDF], which also … [read more]

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