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