Topic / Patent Infringement

Nokia expands Apple patent infringement lawsuit to Europe

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Nokia has announced that it will expand its patent infringement lawsuit against Apple from the United States to courts in Britain, Germany and the Netherlands, alleging that the iPhone maker used 13 of its patents without permission, such as one for basic gestures for touchscreens. The 13 are in addition to the 24 patents that it claims Apple infringed in United States courts.

Nokia sues Apple for patent violations for iPad

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Well, that didn’t take long. Nokia has filed a lawsuit against Apple against the iPad after claiming the device has infringed on five of its patents. The case is the second (or third) case that both parties have been involved in, all in a back-and-forth attempt to say the other infringes on its patent. Nokia has also put this in Wisconsin, not Delaware. The patents in question that Nokia have […]

Microsoft’s Word patent appeal fails

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A US Court of Appeals judge has upheld a $290 million jury victory against Microsoft for infringing a patent held by Toronto, Canada-based i4i in its Word program.This effectively means that Microsoft cannot sell either Office 2007 or Word 2007 unless they remove the infringing code from the program – well, from January 11 of next year. The patent in question relates to how specific algorithms is used to read […]

Apple files countersuit against Nokia – claims that its violating iPhone patents

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Remember in October when Nokia filed a lawsuit against Apple for patent violations that relate to wireless handsets? Well, we are never going to hear the end of this since Apple has filed a countersuit against Nokia for basically the same thing, but this relates to a range of patents that include scaling and rotation on a touchscreen. Apple is also asking for monetary damages and legal fees. According to […]

Nintendo patent case thrown out

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Nintendo has been the subject of several patent-related lawsuits against its popular Wii console, but Nintendo has issued a press release saying that a court has dismissed a lawsuit by Guardian Media Technologies regarding the parental controls on playing DVDs. The case, which has been complicated from the start since Nintendo’s Wii does not have any DVD playback functionality but does have parental controls for games, was started six months […]

Apple faces lawsuit against patent infringement

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Apple is facing a lawsuit against Taiwanese chip designer Elan Microelectronics after Elan alleges that two of its patents were infringed on Apple’s MacBook, iPhone and iPod Touch product lines, according to the Wall Street Journal. The patents relates to the touch-screen technology that Apple uses to detect the positions of the fingers on a screen or touchpad. The technology that is claimed to be infringed used by Apple, known […]

Apple, Microsoft & Google sued over thumbnail previews

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Cygnus Systems, a networking company based in Michigan, has sued Microsoft, Apple and Google after it claims to hold a patent that basically covers the navigation and access to files based on thumbnails; and has cited Microsoft’s Windows Vista and Internet Explorer 8; Apple’s Cover Flow, iPhone and Safari; and the Google Chrome browser as the source of the infringement. It is also seeking damages and a permanent injunction that […]

RIM sued over patent infringement over device management

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Research in Motion (RIM) has been sued by Mformation, a maker for management software for mobile devices, for infringing on patents it owns. The infringing patents, mentioned in the lawsuit filed in the US District Court in Northern California, were Patent Numbers 6,970,917 and 7,343,408; and they say that RIM is infringing on them by making, using and selling the BlackBerry devices and their software. This is not the first […]