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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...

In a new tug of war between Motorola Mobility and Apple, Motorola Mobility has filed a new lawsuit against Apple Inc accusing the company for infringing its technology patents in a Florida federal court on Wednesday. Motorola Mobility, which runs its phones on Google android software, is seeking regulatory approval to be bought by Google Inc. Motorola said, “It was suing the iPhone maker for infringing six of its patents involving technologies related to wireless antennae, software, messaging and data filtering.” The company also...

Germany’s Mannheim Regional Court today has just issued a decision on Apple and Samsung ongoing dispute. The decision rules out against one of the Samsung’s several infringement claims. Judge Andreas Voss rejected the Korean manufacturer’s claim, through the reasoning behind the decision is still blurred. The issue is a Samsung pertaining to the 3G / UMTS standard – one of seven that Apple has been accused of infringing. The validity of the patent itself probably was behind the judge Voss decision, said Foss Patents. FOSS even...