Topic / Patent Infringement

Nokia sues HTC, RIM and Viewsonic over patent infringement

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Nokia has launched a whole bunch of lawsuits against HTC, RIM and Viewsonic, claiming that they violate (collectively) 45 of Nokia’s patents. It has not revealed what patents each case entails, but all the cases are either in the US or in Germany. It has filed its US cases against HTC with the International Trade Commission, and HTC and Viewsonic in the Federal District Court in Delaware. In Germany, it […]

Xbox 360, Windows 7 banned in Germany in patent dispute

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This is banned in Germany – with Windows 7 A patent dispute between Motorola and Microsoft has now escalated with a German court ruling that the Xbox 360 cannot be sold within the country. Also included in the banned list include Windows 7, Internet Explorer and the Windows Media Player. The dispute between the two companies is over video compression technologies over the H.264 video codec – a widely used […]

Motorola gets victory in Xbox 360 lawsuit – ITC finds Microsoft infringed patents

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This could be banned in the US by Motorola Motorola appears to have an early win with the US’ International Trade Commission against Microsoft and its Xbox 360 console. The ITC has issued a preliminary report that has said that the Xbox 360 did infringe five of Motorola’s patents. The patents revolve around the H.264 video encoding patents owned by Motorola. Of course, it’s a preliminary report (via The Verge), […]

German court upholds iCloud and MobileMe push emails ban

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Germans won’t be getting push email anytime soon with Apple’s appeal to the Mannheim regional court failed. The court basically sided with Motorola Mobility, and agreed with an earlier decision that saw the company forced to remove the service in Germany earlier in February. The court also is forcing Apple to pay damages to Motorola Mobility (and indirectly Google, since now they own the company), but the exact amount has […]

Yep, Yahoo is suing Facebook on 10 patents relating to advertising and social networking

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Yahoo has launched its lawsuit against social networking company Facebook, claiming that it had infringed on 10 of its patents – all relating to social networking, customisation and advertising on the web. And, of course, it launched it before Facebook’s IPO coming up this year. “For much of the technology upon which Facebook is based, Yahoo! got their first,” it boasted in its lawsuit. “Facebook’s entire social network model… is […]

2011 – A Year of Many Things: A recap of the big events of the year

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The year 2011 was one year that we will all never forget. Even though they were all in the beginning of the year, the floods in Queensland and Brazil, the earthquakes in Christchurch and the tsunami in the north of Japan are still present in all of our minds. We also saw the death of a tech luminary, Steve Jobs; and the powerful News Corporation losing its influence over politicians […]

Samsung offer Apple deal to settle Australian lawsuit

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The tablet that is in the middle of a patent war between Apple and Samsung – The Galaxy Tab 10.1 (Image: Samsung) Samsung has offered a deal to Apple in order to settle its patent dispute over touch-screen technology that would allow the Korean company to launch the long-awaited Galaxy Tab 10.1 tablet in Australia, according to its lawyers. Talking to the Wall Street Journal, Samsung lawyer David Catterns said […]

Samsung strikes back – asks Dutch court to ban iPhone, iPad over patent infringement

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Image: Pedro Eugenio Antunes/Flickr (Creative Commons) Samsung’s plan to ban the iPhone and iPad has officially started with the Korean company asking a Dutch court to ban the products made by rival Apple over infringing on patents relating to 3G technologies it holds in Europe. According to Dutch publication, Samsung has appealed for an import ban on Apple smartphones and tablets, and has widen it to not only affect […]

Samsung plots its revenge – plans to ban iPhone 5 sales

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An eye for an eye. Samsung is gearing up a legal assault on Apple’s highly awaited iPhone 5 in retaliation to the iPhone maker’s attempts to ban its products from sale in Australia, the United States and Europe. Some say a flaw in patent law, I say its Samsung’s attempt at payback. According to the Korean Times quoting “Samsung insiders” the company could ban it from South Korea, claiming that […]

Apple still keeps Samsung out of Germany as court upholds injunction

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The tablet that Apple does not want you see, buy or touch – because it apparently looks like the iPad The Samsung/Apple war looks like to get a bit worse for Samsung, with a German court upholding an injunction requested by the iPad maker to ban sales of rival Android-powered device – the Samsung Galaxy tablets. With this ruling, this pretty much secure the iPad as the dominant tablet maker […]

Apple sues Samsung in Japan over patents (as usual)

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Yes. We get it. Under Tim Cook, you still are the douchebags. We don’t need you to keep suing poor little Samsung to make us think that. If you haven’t heard, Apple has decide to extend their case to Japan over patent infringements on the iPhone and the iPad. According to Reuters, the company is seeking to suspend the sales of the Galaxy S and the Galaxy S II smartphones […]

Apple, Microsoft bid for Nortel patents now under antitrust investigation

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With news that six of Google’s rivals – including Apple, Microsoft and RIM – combined forces to prevent the company from aquiring over 6,000 patents from the now-collapsed Nortel Networks, antitrust investigators are examining if the deal could make it unfair for Google and could stifle Android’s growth, according to the Washingon Post. Google paid only $900 million for the patents, while this company called Rockstar Bidco – which now […]

Gadgetlyst Bytes 3: iPads, Xooms and Zunes

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Welcome to the third episode of Gadgetlyst Bytes – our new monthly podcast recapping the month in gadget news. This month, we take a look at all of the new iPad, Xoom, Atrix, Commodore 64 and of course, Zune! Hosted by Stewart and I Terence and Tom (because Stewart is ‘too tired’), we also provide you an update of the all the latest reviews on, namely the Nokia E7 and Parallels Desktop […]

Morning Briefing: Tuesday 28 December

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Welcome to the Morning Briefing for Tuesday 28 December, where we highlight the tech stories from across the web and what we are watching here at Here’s what we are watching: Facebook has been valued at $41.2 billion, which is 56 percent higher than the past half year, making it worth more than eBay and Yahoo. Ouch. The Next Web has an interesting infograph detailing the growth of Google […]

TECHGEEK Podcast #23: The Live Unorganised Organised Podcast

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We were planning to recording our live show, but Stewart forgot – with the exception of this 30 minute segment of the news. So, we decided to release this – as a way to recap this week’s news. So, what happened in the week. Assange was released on bail, Gawker got hacked and some new Microsoft slates We also have some last minute additions as we reveal our plans for […]