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Conglomerate Honeywell, the company which develops thermostats, has filed a patent infringement lawsuit against Nest Labs, the developer of the innovative smart thermostat. The lawsuit, which was filed United States District Court for the District of Minnesota, alleges infringement of seven Honeywell patents related to its thermostat technology. The company has invested...

The leading German news agency, dpa (Deutsche Presse-Agentur), quotes an official Apple statement according to which the company has just removed, as a result of an injunction Motorola won in Mannheim over a FRAND-pledged patents declared essential to an industry standard, several 3G/UMTS-capable products from its German online store: the iPhone 3G, the iPhone 3GS,...

Apple and Samsung patent lawsuit tug-of-war reach to the next high, move beyond the German borders. The iPhone maker has expanded its patent lawsuit scope against Korean electronics giant Samsung in Australia – this time by widening its complaint which includes 278 claims across 22 patents covering 10 new products. The Australian reports that Apple widened its...

The Munich Regional Court rejected the iPhone maker, Apple bid to get an initial ban on sales of Samsung Electronics Galaxy 10.1N and Galaxy Nexus mobile phone. The decision comes a day after a Dusseldorf Court appeals upheld Apple’s request to ban sales of Galaxy Tab 101.N – the predecessor model. “Samsung has shown that it is more likely than not that the patent will be revoked because of a technology that was already on the market before the intellectual property had been filed for protection,” Presiding Judge Andreas Mueller...

The world’s largest social networking site Facebook as is preparing for its giant and one of the biggest IPOs ever – the company is coming under the similar patent lawsuits attacks as it is earlier being waged by other tech companies in the past. According to Reuters, Facebook was named as a defendant in total of 22 lawsuits accusing it of patents infringement – which is double the number from previous year 2010. The attacks against Facebook strongly signals that social media is a new frontier in the Silicon Valley patent wars. The...

The iPad maker, Apple has appealed a Chinese court on last December ruling rejected its ownership of iPad trademark in China. Proview – the company against which the Apple had originally filed a lawsuit over the trademark control issue. But back in December, Apple’s claim was rejected by the Shenzhen Municipal Intermediate People’s Court. Xie Xianghui, a lawyer...

South Korean Electronics giant Samsung lost a bid today to overturn a ruling on an the original Galaxy Tab 10.1 tablet in Germany – resulting that the company is only able to sell updated version only – on the other side, the results indicated a symbolic “legal victory” for the iPhone maker, Apple. A higher regional court in Duesseldorf, Germany, said on...

A week after German’s Mannheim Regional Court dismissed Samsung’s first lawsuit against Apple, the court today rejected Samsung’s second complaint too. Today’s ruling addresses Korean manufacturer arguments that Apple 3G/UMTS technology infringes upon its patents. Judge Andreas Voss did not state any particular reasons for the decision. The outcome of Samsung’s...

In an ongoing fight against spammers and scammers, Facebook and Washington State Attorney General Rob McKenna announced that have filed dual lawsuits against the co-owners of Adscend Media LLC, an ad network, which Facebook says is known to support “clickjacking” schemes, and other forms of tricking users into giving up personally identifiable information or money. “We don’t ‘like’ schemes that illegally trick Facebook users into giving up personal information or paying for unwanted subscription services through spam,” McKenna...

The closure of Megaupload takes a step further – this time not by the feds or US government but by the Pirates of Catalonia who are planning to sue the FBI over the content sharing site takedown. The group initiative is an initial step for legitimate internet users to help defend themselves from the legal abuses promoted by those wishing to aggressively lock away...