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Nokia prevails in German Patent Lawsuit against HTC, device injunction could follow

Nokia prevails in German Patent Lawsuit against HTC, device injunction could follow

A German Court has ruled in favor of Nokia in litigation against HTC for patent infringement.  The Munich I Regional Court handed Nokia a Germany-wide patent injunction against all HTC Android devices (including the HTC One) that infringes on Nokia’s patent on connecting devices over NFC or Bluetooth to transfer resource information such as a URL (European Patent 1148681). Under German...

George Ponder 40
Court denies Google appeal against Microsoft's German injunction over multi-part text message interface

Court denies Google appeal against Microsoft's German injunction over multi-part text message interface

I know what you're thinking, "Oh, not more patents!" Believe me, we wish we could simply forget about the business altogether and focus on technology and innovation, but we're talking about multiple corporations here. Microsoft is battling it out against Google and are currently in a strong position. This has been reinforced with ZTE becoming the 20th company to have taken a royalty-...

Rich Edmonds 20
HTC found not to blame in microphone dispute with Nokia, looking at new replacement designs

HTC found not to blame in microphone dispute with Nokia, looking at new replacement designs

More information has come to light on the drama unfolding between Nokia and HTC. The Finnish manufacturer was granted a preliminary injunction against the HTC One due to an identical microphone component being installed by ST Microelectronics. It has now been found that HTC isn't to blame, but the component provider for breaching the contract with Nokia. The courts have imposed a 10-...

Rich Edmonds 100
Nokia granted preliminary injunction against HTC by court in the Netherlands over mic tech

Nokia granted preliminary injunction against HTC by court in the Netherlands over mic tech

We're not talking patents, but Nokia has dealt yet another blow to HTC. The Finnish handset maker has been granted a preliminary injunction by the Amsterdam district court, regarding technology utilised by HTC in its flagship device - the HTC One. It's boasted that the HTC One sports high-amplitude microphones, but this is the same dual-membrane technology that Nokia uses in its Lumia...

Rich Edmonds 156
Samsung found guilty of most patent-infringement charges from Apple. Fined $1 billion.

Samsung found guilty of most patent-infringement charges from Apple. Fined $1 billion.

Samsung got served. With a slow day suddenly getting very exciting, the jury-verdict for the Apple versus Samsung case is just coming in over the wires. Like the trial itself, things are quite complicated as the verdict is spread over various devices, including the Captivate, Continuum, Showcase, Gem, Indulge, Infuse 4G, Mesmerize, Vibrant, Galaxy Tab and others. What is clear though...

Daniel Rubino 168
Apple on the Nokia Lumia in court “Not every smartphone needs to look like an iPhone.

Apple on the Nokia Lumia in court “Not every smartphone needs to look like an iPhone."

Your honor, we present Exhibit A Today are the closing arguments in the highly watched Apple versus Samsung patent trial, meaning there is a lot of ‘Law & Order’ type drama occurring. Or at least that’s what we like to believe in reading the many live-blogs that are covering the case right now. Probably one of the most entertaining moments came from Apple’s lawyers who were...

Daniel Rubino 112
Apple licensed 'design patents' to Microsoft, protecting Windows Phone and tablets

Apple licensed 'design patents' to Microsoft, protecting Windows Phone and tablets

Say what you will about Microsoft and Apple but the two companies either appear to be the only adults in the room or alternatively, they have formed an alliance against Android. Or maybe both. Evidence has come forth in the Apple-Samsung trial that the former has licensed so-called ‘design patents’ to Microsoft, which indemnify them against lawsuits from Apple over their Windows Phone...

Daniel Rubino 81