PATENT BATTLES

  • Samsung Galaxy tablets do not infringe Apple design: Dutch court January 17, 2013

    Amsterdam: A Dutch court, citing previous decisions in British courts, has ruled that some Samsung Electronics Galaxy tablets do not infringe an Apple design. Wednesday's ruling by a district court in The Hague concerned the rounded corners of Samsung's Galaxy Tab 10.1, Galaxy Tab 8.9, and Galaxy Tab 7.7. "We continue to...
  • Samsung drops attempt to ban Apple sales in Europe December 19, 2012

    Stockholm: Korea's Samsung Electronics on Tuesday said it would drop law suits aimed at banning the sale of Apple Inc. products in Europe just a day after scoring a victory in a battle in the United States with the maker of iPhones. Samsung and Apple, the world's top two smartphone makers,...
  • Samsung Galaxy products infringe Apple patent: Dutch court November 29, 2012

    Amsterdam: A Dutch court ruled on Wednesday that some of Samsung Electronics' Galaxy smartphones and tablets infringe an Apple patent in the latest round of the two firms' worldwide battle. The court ordered Samsung Electronics to pay Apple damages, determined by how much profit it has made from the sales. The patent...
  • Apple seeks to add more products to Samsung patent lawsuit November 26, 2012

    Washington: Apple Inc has asked a federal court to add six more products to its patent infringement lawsuit against Samsung Electronics Co, including the Samsung Galaxy Note II, in the latest in move in an ongoing legal war between the two companies. The case is one of two patent infringement lawsuits...
  • US judge orders Apple to tell Samsung details of HTC deal November 22, 2012

    San Francisco: A US judge has ordered Apple Inc to disclose to rival Samsung Electronics details of a legal settlement the iPhone maker reached with Taiwan's HTC Corp, including terms of a 10year patents licensing agreement. The Korean electronics giant had earlier filed a motion to compel its US rival ...
  • HTC happy with Apple settlement, slams media estimates November 20, 2012

    Tokyo: Taiwan's HTC Corp is happy with its patent settlement with Apple Inc, but regards media reports on details of the licensing agreement as "outrageous", chief executive Peter Chou told reporters. HTC and Apple announced a global patent settlement and a 10year licensing agreement this month after a bruising patent...
  • HTC shares jump after settles patent issues with Apple November 12, 2012

    Taipei: Shares of HTC Corp jumped by their permitted daily limit on Monday after the Taiwanese smartphone maker announced a global patent settlement and 10year licensing agreement with Apple Inc, allowing the struggling company to focus on product development. The settlement would give HTC a shortterm boost, analysts suggested, but longterm...
  • Apple and HTC settle global patent battle November 11, 2012

    Washington: Apple Inc and HTC Corp announced on Saturday a global patent settlement and 10year licensing agreement that ends one of the first major conflagrations of the smartphone patent wars. Apple sued HTC in 2010, accusing the Taiwanese handset company of infringing on the iPhone maker's patented technology. It was Apple's...
  • Samsung wins bid to sell Nexus in Apple court battle July 8, 2012

    Washington: Samsung Electronics scored a partial victory against archfoe Apple Inc on Friday after a US appeals court lifted a freeze on sales of its Galaxy Nexus smartphones but upheld a lower court's decision to temporarily halt sales of its Galaxy 10.1 tablet computer. Apple accused its Asian rival, the leader...
  • Yahoo escalates patent battle with Facebook April 30, 2012

    San Francisco: Yahoo is bringing out more artillery in its patent battle with Facebook. It is adding new allegations of intellectual property theft to its sixweekold lawsuit against Facebook. In court papers filed Friday, Yahoo Inc. now says Facebook's online social network infringes on 12 of its Internet patents, up from...
  • Samsung expands patent row with Apple December 19, 2011

    Seoul: Samsung Electronics has filed new claims in its patent war with Apple Inc over alleged patent infringements in Germany, a spokesman for the company said on Monday. The tech giant added four patents to its ongoing infringement case related to the telecommunications standard technology WCDMA for 3G mobile handsets, which...
  • Samsung wins Australian Apple tablet battle November 30, 2011

    Sydney: An Australian court on Wednesday reversed a ban on the sale of Samsung Electronics Co Ltd's Galaxy tablet computers in the country, handing it a rare victory against rival Apple Inc in the firms' intensifying global patent war. Samsung welcomed the decision, but the ruling does not mean it...