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Kaleidescape DVD servers granted a temporary stay

Sunday, April 1st, 2012

Things have been looking bleak for Kaleidescape’s DVD servers since a Judge ruled against them on appeal, and earlier this month issued an injunction that was to have taken effect on April 8th. We say was because CEO Michael Malcolm is now saying the California 6th District Court of Appeal has issued a temporary stay of that injunction. The court is still deciding whether or not to stay the injunction during the entire process, a decision Malcolm says could affect whether or not the company survives or has to lay people off. While the current case does not affect Kaleidescape’s tethered Blu-ray servers, it’s tiring to hear about all this from the DVD CCA over a DRM scheme that was cracked wide open so long ago, and a case that had appeared to be over.

Kaleidescape DVD servers granted a temporary stay originally appeared on Engadget on Mon, 02 Apr 2012 01:36:00 EDT. Please see our terms for use of feeds.

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Shanghai court rejects Proview injunction, okays the sale of Apple iPads

Thursday, February 23rd, 2012

The legal tussle between Apple and Proview over the iPad has swung in Cupertino’s direction. According to Ximin News, a Shanghai court has rebuffed Proview’s demand for an injunction halting the sale of the Apple tablet due to licensing issues. The Pudong New Area People’s Court made the decision yesterday, stating that there wasn’t enough evidence to support Proview’s claim of a trademark violation. There wasn’t enough to substantiate Proview’s claims that it still held rights to the trademark in China. Its Taiwan branch registered the trademark in several countries, with the Shenzhen branch registering it in China. Apple then bought worldwide rights from Proview Taiwan, which would have included China. Proview Shenzhen is now saying that they never authorized its Taiwan counterpart to do so, but Apple is says that it has Proview Shenzhen’s signatures on the paperwork. It looks like it’s going to get easier to grab that iPad in China. An iPhone 4S, on the other hand…

Shanghai court rejects Proview injunction, okays the sale of Apple iPads originally appeared on Engadget on Thu, 23 Feb 2012 07:03:00 EDT. Please see our terms for use of feeds.

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Apple files German lawsuit against Samsung, targets Galaxy S II, nine other smartphones

Tuesday, January 17th, 2012

With patent infringement accusations going every which way in recent months, we’re certainly familiar with Apple/Samsung banter in the international arena. Now Apple has thrown yet another punch at the Korean smartphone maker, targeting its Galaxy S II, Galaxy S Plus and eight other handsets, claiming — yes, you’ve got it — patent infringement. The suit was filed in Dusseldorf Regional Court — the same venue that the company used to target the Galaxy Tab 10.1N, which was created specifically to sidestep a September injunction, also in Germany. It’s becoming rather difficult to keep track of all the IP hubbub across the pond, but we’ll surely be back with more as soon as the German court has a ruling to share.

Apple files German lawsuit against Samsung, targets Galaxy S II, nine other smartphones originally appeared on Engadget on Tue, 17 Jan 2012 08:41:00 EDT. Please see our terms for use of feeds.

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ITC bans U.S. import of multiple HTC devices in Apple patent ruling

Monday, December 19th, 2011

A judge with the United States International Trade Commission (ITC) ruled Monday that HTC is guilty of infringing Apple’s patents in several devices. The ITC also ordered a ban on the import of several of HTC’s smartphones although it is unclear which models are affected. The ban will take effect on April 19th. “Notice is hereby given that the U.S. International Trade Commission has found a violation of section 337 in this investigation and has issued a limited exclusion order prohibiting importation of infringing personal data and mobile communications devices and related software,” the ITC said in its determination. “The Commission has determined that exclusion of articles subject to this order shall commence on April 19, 2012.” Raed on for more.

UPDATE: HTC gave BGR a statement regarding the ITC ruling, which can be read in its entirety here.

The injunction applies to two patents related to “data tapping,” and “if Google can implement this popular feature, which users of modern-day smartphones really expect, without infringing on the two patent claims found infringed, this import ban won’t have any effect whatsoever,” patent expert Florian Muller of FOSS Patents said in a post.

Apple accused HTC of infringing on 10 total patents and the ITC ruled in July that HTC was in violation of two of those patents. HTC later filed for an appeal of the case, in which Apple sought to ban the Taiwan-based vendor from selling its devices in the United States. “We can sit by and watch competitors steal our patented inventions, or we can do something about it. We’ve decided to do something about it,” Apple’s late CEO Steve Jobs said in March, 2010, when the complaint was initially filed.

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Samsung loses bid to block iPhone 4S sales in France

Thursday, December 8th, 2011

A French court on Thursday decided against issuing an injunction that would have barred Apple from selling the iPhone 4S in France, Bloomberg reports. The decision was part of a patent infringement complaint recently filed against Apple by Samsung, but Judge Marie-Christine Courboulay denied Samsung’s request. “The disproportionate character of the ban sought by Samsung against Apple is clear,” Judge Courboulay said in today’s decision, ruling that Samsung must pay Apple €100,000 for legal fees. The claim will move forward to be tried as a standard patent suit. Samsung filed a suit in October seeking to block sales of Apple’s iPhones in France and Italy, alleging that Apple’s smartphones infringe on Samsung’s protected intellectual property. “Apple has continued to flagrantly violate our intellectual property rights and free ride on our technology,” Samsung said in a statement at that time. “We believe it is now necessary to take legal action to protect our innovation.” Apple and Samsung have now filed a combined total of at least 30 lawsuits against each other across 10 different countries.

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Apple’s request to block Samsung Galaxy tablet, phone sales in the US is denied

Friday, December 2nd, 2011

As the legal drama between Apple and Samsung drags on around the world, US District Court Judge has rejected Apple’s request to block the sales of Galaxy devices. Reuters reports the ruling came out late Friday, with the judge deciding “It is not clear that an injunction on Samsung’s accused devices would prevent Apple from being irreparably harmed,”. This isn’t the first rejection for the folks from Cupertino either, after a request to speed up the trial was also denied back in July. The case itself will of course go on, but this means you’ll still be able to get your hands on those Galaxy Tabs, Galaxy S IIs, and the like in the meantime.

Apple’s request to block Samsung Galaxy tablet, phone sales in the US is denied originally appeared on Engadget on Sat, 03 Dec 2011 00:24:00 EDT. Please see our terms for use of feeds.

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Apple seeks to ban Samsung Galaxy Tab 10.1N in Germany

Wednesday, November 30th, 2011

Samsung’s tweaks to the original Galaxy Tab 10.1 weren’t enough to satisfy Apple’s legal team. Apple successfully banned Samsung’s German subsidiaries from selling the Galaxy Tab 10.1 after it accused the South Korea-based company of patent infringement. Samsung responded by releasing a modified Galaxy Tab 10.1N tablet it believed had addressed all of Apple’s concerns. Unfortunately, Apple isn’t satisfied with the changes and it wants to ban Samsung from selling the new tablet as well. A hearing for Apple’s request for an injunction is scheduled for December 22nd, Dow Jones Newswires said. The two companies have been locked in patent-related legal battles around the globe and currently have similar ongoing cases in the United States, Japan, France and Australia.

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Samsung Just Changed the Galaxy Tab’s Design Because of the iPad (OMG SOO DIFFERENT) [Patents]

Wednesday, November 16th, 2011

Google releases statement about Java suit, disappointed and ready to defend

Friday, August 13th, 2010

Following up on a story we posted this morning, Google has released a statement in response to the lawsuit filed by Oracle over the search giant’s implementation of Java in Android. The statement looks like this:

We are disappointed Oracle has chosen to attack both Google and the open-source Java community with this baseless lawsuit. The open-source Java community goes beyond any one corporation and works every day to make the web a better place. We will strongly defend open-source standards and will continue to work with the industry to develop the Android platform.

As reported by USA Today, Oracle is, “seeking an injunction and unspecified damages,” although the suit is most likely “part of a larger negotiating effort by Oracle to land a sizable licensing fee.” Oracle has yet to release an official statement defending the merits of the suit.

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AUO scores patent lawsuit decision over LG Display

Monday, May 3rd, 2010

LG Display may want to be more careful where it aims those patent lawsuits next time, after a dispute it kicked off with AUO has lead to a finding by a U.S. District court that it actually violated AUO’s patents and not the other way around. Say hello to patent Nos 6,778,160, 6,689,629, 7,125,157 and 7,090,506, covering “technologies help to improve response time, improve reliability of LCDs, solve the problem of defects in the displayed images, and provide a very compact structure useful for small handheld devices, respectively.” So far AUO is indicating that it will seek an injunction preventing LG from shipping its potentially infringing HDTVs, monitors, notebooks and even phones to the U.S, plus some other legal tough talk for good measure. After LG’s almost inevitable appeal this could drag out for years and/or be resolved in a sudden alliance of cross licensing so while there still may be time to grab that Chocolate Touch you’ve been eyeing, we’d keep a casual eye on LE9500 shipping dates in case of slippage.

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AUO scores patent lawsuit decision over LG Display originally appeared on Engadget on Mon, 03 May 2010 14:37:00 EST. Please see our terms for use of feeds.

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Nokia continues legal assault on Apple, files suit with ITC to ban Apple imports

Monday, January 4th, 2010

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Back in October we told you about Nokia filing suit against Apple over the iPhone, claiming that Apple’s mobile offering violated Nokia patents pertaining to GSM, UMTS and wireless LAN (WLAN) standards. Perhaps some legal posturing, we thought; a public and principled shot across the bow aimed at the Cupertino based tech company? Apparently not, as Nokia has taken off the gloves. In a December 29th filing with the International Trade Commission, Nokia seeks an immediate injunction that would ban the import of anything with a camera and an Apple logo on it: iPhones, iPod Touches, iMacs, Macbooks – you get the idea. The suit claims Apple is violating Nokia patents in its use of a combined camera chip which keeps the size and power usage of devices down, a voltage controlled oscillator (VOC) that “increases the efficiency of the wireless device and uses less power than traditional VCOs, thereby increasing battery life,” and the sensor technology used in the iPhone that turns the screen off when it is within proximity of your face to prevent accidental input. We’re not sure if Nokia’s strategy is a sound one, but we’ll stay on top of this one as the filings continue to mount. You can hit up the link to read the original article translated from Finnish.

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