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Apple Joins Samsung in Telling EU to Cut Patent Trolls’ Power

Apple Inc. (AAPL) and Samsung Electronics Co. (005930), which have sued each other around the globe over patents, joined together to tell the European Union to cut down on the ability of companies that license patents to win court rulings limiting product sales. Apple and Samsung are among 19 companies and associations that told the EU in […]

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Dacheng wins IP litigation in Kunming

GK Vibratory Equipment (Beijing), the plaintiff, is a wholly foreign owned enterprise (WFOE) and a world-renowned manufacturer of a series of vibrating machinery for mining. It claimed to hold a patent on a double mass shaker. In August 2013, GK brought a suit against Yunnan Qifeng Petroleum Machinery, accusing it of patent infringement and asking […]

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Apple, Samsung mediation breaks down, March patent trial looms

The mediation process on patent infringement between Apple and Samsung has failed. The legal teams of both companies are now gearing up to try and outwit each other at the trial set to take place next month in the United States. In January, the iPhone and iPad maker met with the manufacturer of the Galaxy […]

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Apple taking China’s patent office and Zhizhen Network Technology to court over Siri

According to a report by China’s state-run Xinhua News Agency, Apple is suing both the country’s State Intellectual Property Office and Shanghai-based Zhizhen Network Technology. The main point of contention: patent rights to Siri. Now, eagled-eyed readers may remember that Zhizhen back in July of 2012 actually filed a case first against Apple as it felt Siri had infringed […]

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An inside look at Qcue's patent battle

Not too long ago, Qcue Inc. introduced a brand new product to the live entertainment industry: dynamic pricing.  Now, sports teams and concert venues all over the world use Qcue’s innovative software to set the right price at the right time – providing the highest value for fans. But, in March 2012 the company was […]

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Dispensing Justice on Dispensing Beverage Patents and Products

After initiating an action in the Southern District of Illinois against The Coca-Cola Company (“Coca-Cola”) for patent infringement of seven patents, Beverage Dispensing Solutions, LLC (“BDS”) stipulated to transfer of the case to the Northern Distric.  Reference:  Dispensing Justice on Dispensing Beverage Patents and Products  

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Patent Appeals, NCAA, Nintendo, MediaTek: Intellectual Property

U.S. Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit affirmed a decision to give no deference to trial judges when reviewing their interpretation of patents. The Washington-based appeals court, in 6-4 decision, affirmed its policy of reviewing claim interpretation from scratch. The case is LightingBallastControl LLC v. Philips Electronics North America, 12-1014, U.S. Court of Appeals […]

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Apple, Samsung Patent War Still Not Over

Early this month, executives of both companies, including Apple’s chief executive Tim Cook and Samsung mobile communications president Shin Jong-Kyun, attended a full-day conference with a mediator to try to settle issues between their companies. After that, they had several follow-up calls with the mediator. However, a joint status report filed on Friday to Judge […]

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Apple, Samsung fail to make nice in settlement talks over patent case

Bust out your Samsung pennant, your Apple foam finger, or your Jony Ive bobblehead doll — it looks like we’re in for another patent trial. In a legal filing Friday, the companies said that during the first week of February, Samsung mobile chief Shin Jong-Kyun and other execs from the South Korean consumer-electronics giant met […]

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Google Sued for Alleged Google Earth Patent Infringement

Google is being sued by a German design and engineering company over allegations that its Google Earth product infringes on the patents held for a similar product invented by the company, ART+COM, back in 1994. The lawsuit, which was filed Feb. 20 in United States District Court in Delaware, claims Google Earth displays “a remarkable […]

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