Nokia is currently suing HTC in Germany on 22 cases, but one of them is finally coming to an end. The court has ruled that HTC used a battery-saving patent, owned by Nokia, in three of its smartphones. The patent is about some battery-saving procedures while a device is connected to a network. It was infringed by three HTC phones, but all of them are already discontinued in...
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Apple Inc. may be feeling less litigious these days, but two of its former patent war enemies still haven’t lost their stomach for lawsuits.
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In a 3G patent damages trial held in the popular court of Mannheim, HTC has reported that its shipments for Germany have been held by the customs officers after IPCom, a license manager for patents had applied for import ban of the company's 3G smartphones. The patent monetization company had failed to get the HTC devices held by customs during the CeBIT trade show, last...
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Three years ago, one of Apple’s prime competitors from the Android side of the pond was the HTC EVO 4G. How times have changed. While Apple and Samsung duke it out at the top of the smartphone heap, HTC’s profits have dropped off the face of the earth. But everyone loves a good comeback story, and HTC is pulling out all the stops with its new flagship, the One. Read on, as...
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HTC unveiled its newest flagship phone, the HTC One at a special press event in NYC and London today, and the drastically different design marks a departure from a strategy of trying to beat other Android OEMs (read: Samsung) at their own game. Instead, HTC looks to be taking cues from Apple to better compete, in more ways than one.
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HTC has something else to worry about: it's facing the prospect of having to fork out for damages if it loses a patent litigation court case to haptics company Immersion. Immersion had been content to stay its U.S. lawsuit against HTC -- in order to wait for the completion of an ITC patent investigation -- but has now asked for the stay to be lifted so it can seek immediate...
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A Tokyo court ruled Thursday that Apple did not infringe a Samsung patent, a small win for Apple in the continuing legal wrangling between the two companies. The patent in question was related to a wireless transmission technology, according to Japanese media reports. Samsung spokesman Nam Ki Yung confirmed the lawsuit was filed in Japan against Apple for a...
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The U.S. Patent and Trademark Office has told Apple that it cannot enforce its famous “rubber banding” patent because the feature, as cool as it might be, is not a novel idea. The decision hands Samsung a small victory in ...
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Nokia has won an injunction against the sale in Germany of some HTC handsets that infringe on a power-saving technology for mobile phones. The District court of Mannheim ruled Tuesday that HTC infringes on a Nokia patent for power reduction, court spokesman Joachim Bock said in an email. The injunction can be enforced against all HTC entities in the case if Nokia pays a...
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This is an interesting little tale from the near interminable Apple patent wars. And it's an interesting guide to the way that patent laws really are not the same the world over. For it appears that a German court has invalidated Apple's slide to unlock patent: The Bundespatentgericht (federal patent court) in Munich ruled that the famous patent is invalid because European...
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