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The settlement ends a November 2009 Delaware case, the world’s largest chipmaker, Intel agreed to pay (a mere amount of) $6.5 million to resolve antitrust lawsuit in which New York based attorney general accused the company for threatening computer makers and paying billions of dollars to maintain its market dominance. According to Reuters, “Cuomo had accused...

The leading German news agency, dpa, and the AllAboutSamsung blog report that the Düsseldorf Regional Court has denied Apple‘s motion for a preliminary injunction against the Galaxy Tab 10.1N. The court determined [translated version] that the 10.1N is reasonably distinct from Apple’s products and, therefore, does not constitute an infringement of Apple’s...

Conglomerate Honeywell, the company which develops thermostats, had recently filed a patent infringement lawsuit against Nest Labs, the developer of the innovative smart thermostat alleging the infringement of seven Honeywell patents related to its thermostat technology. In response to this, Nest released a statement stating, “vigorously defend itself against Honeywell’s...

The ongoing patent spat between Motorola and Apple has reached an interesting twist – Motorola has offered to end the patent dispute and license its wireless patents to Apple – in exchange for 2.25 percent of Apple’s sales. Recently German court granted an injunction against sales of many of Apple’s 3G-bearing products, including older model iPhones...

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...