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News Scan: Can't we all just get along; Samsung mulls iris scanner; more

Check out the hottest mobile IT stories for Thursday, Jan. 9, including the launch of a mediation process between Apple and Samsung, iris scanners as the next security feature for Samsung phones, the best tablets for mobile workers, Azzurri's new mobile enterprise unit and the unveiling of wireless chargers for Apple products at CES.

Boston University wants court to block sale of best-selling Apple devices

Boston University wants a court to block sales of Apple's iPhone 5, iPad, and MacBook Air because it alleges that Apple infringed a patent held by one of its professors, the Boston Herald is reporting.

Spotlight: Apple fails in effort to add Galaxy S4 to second Samsung suit

Apple has failed in its attempt to get the Samsung Galaxy S4 smartphone added to a second patent lawsuit filed by Apple against Samsung covering newer smartphone models, Bloomberg is reporting.

Are Samsung and Apple even steven in the patent wars?

Great. Everyone can take their toys and go home now--except for the smartphone and tablet users who have lost out on billions of dollars in innovation, which went instead to pay patent attorneys and court costs.

In legal dispute with Samsung, Apple says it wants Android source code

Apple is arguing that Android "provides much of the accused functionality" in the Samsung smartphones involved in its most recent patent infringement lawsuit, filed last year in a United States district court in northern California.

Mobile handset makers are at it again

They're at it again. Mobile handset operators are slogging it out in the courtroom, instead of competing in the marketplace.

Judge says Apple, Motorola abused legal process with patent litigation

A Unites States district court judge in Florida charged Apple and Google's Motorola Mobility with abusing the legal process by using patent litigation as a "business strategy," according to a court order issued this week.

Apple drops patent lawsuit against Samsung Galaxy S III Mini

Apple has agreed to drop the new Samsung Galaxy S III Mini from its patent litigation against Samsung in exchange for the Korean electronics maker's commitment not to sell the Mini in the United States, according to a report by Reuters.

Jury reaches partial verdict in Oracle, Google copyright dispute

The messy copyright fight between Oracle (NASDAQ: ORCL) and Google (NASDAQ: GOOG) reached some tentative closure last week when a jury arrived at a partial verdict in favor of Oracle.

Google fattens patent portfolio with huge purchase from IBM

Google (NASDAQ: GOOG) last month quietly purchased 1,030 patents from IBM (NYSE: IBM), covering a variety of technologies, including the architecture of microprocessors, servers, routers, relational