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Court tosses $368 mn patent case verdict against Apple

A federal appeals court tossed out a $368 million verdict against Apple, ruling that jurors were given evidence that may have skewed the sum.

Court tosses $368 mn patent case verdict against Apple
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Bose sues Beats over headphone patents

Audio technology veteran Bose Corporation sued Beats Electronics over patented technology for canceling noise in earphones.

Bose sues Beats over headphone patents
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Chinese court rules against Apple in patent case

US technology giant Apple has lost a lawsuit against a Chinese state regulator over patent rights to voice recognition software such as the iPhone's "Siri", a Beijing court said.

Chinese court rules against Apple in patent case
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Apple, Google call truce in smartphone patent war

The technology titans behind the top two smartphone platforms in the world called a truce Friday in a long-running patent war.

Apple, Google call truce in smartphone patent war
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Mixed verdict in Samsung-Apple patent trial

Jurors on Friday ordered Samsung to pay just a fraction of the big-money damages sought by Apple in a high-stakes Silicon Valley case over smartphone patents.

Mixed verdict in Samsung-Apple patent trial
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Apple, Samsung make final pitches in high-stakes trial

Apple and Samsung made their final pitches to jurors on Tuesday in a big-money smartphone patent trial playing out in the heart of Silicon Valley.

Apple, Samsung make final pitches in high-stakes trial
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Powdered alcohol poised to hit US stores

Just add water and stir. A US company says its new powdered alcohol product has been approved by US regulators and is poised to hit stores in the coming months.

Powdered alcohol poised to hit US stores
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Apple vs Samsung case to start before fresh jury

Jurors were selected Monday for a high-stakes patent battle between smartphone rivals Apple and Samsung, setting the stage for attorneys to open fire regarding who copied innovations.

Apple vs Samsung case to start before fresh jury
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US drops antitrust probe of Samsung over patents

US Department of Justice officials on Friday dropped an antitrust investigation into whether Samsung abused essential mobile gadget patents in its ongoing battle with Apple.

US drops antitrust probe of Samsung over patents
Apple risks hefty fee in Germany patent trial
Apple risks hefty fee in Germany patent trial

Apple is caught up in a new patent battle in Germany, risking a 1.5-billion-euro fine at a trial over the iPhone's emergency phone-dialling feature.

Apple risks hefty fee in Germany patent trial
Samsung, Google sign patent-sharing deal
Samsung, Google sign patent-sharing deal

Samsung said Monday it had signed a long-term cross-licence deal with Google in a move to help the South Korean technology firm stave off potential patent disputes in the future.

Samsung, Google sign patent-sharing deal
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Blackberry sues company for violating keyboard patent

Blackberry Ltd. said Friday it had filed a suit in a California court against Los Angeles firm Typo Products for violating its patents with a Blackberry-like keyboard made for Apple's iPhone.

Blackberry sues company for violating keyboard patent
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Apple wins court battle against Samsung

South Korea's Samsung on Thursday lost its latest claim in a long-running global copyright battle against bitter rival Apple, a surprise blow to the electronics giant in its home market.

Apple wins court battle against Samsung
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Taiwan firm sues Samsung for patent infringement

A Taiwanese electronics company said Wednesday it has filed a lawsuit against South Korean tech giant Samsung for allegedly infringing on its optics technology patents.

Taiwan firm sues Samsung for patent infringement
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Samsung, LG end patent dispute on display technology

South Korean electronic giants Samsung and LG have agreed to end a year-long battle over display technology patents that spawned a series of lawsuits.

Samsung, LG end patent dispute on display technology
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Hon Hai sells 'wearable computing' patent to Google

Taiwan's Hon Hai group has sold part of its patent portfolio involving wearable computing to US technology giant Google.

Hon Hai sells 'wearable computing' patent to Google
US panel backs Samsung, bans older Apple devices
US panel backs Samsung, bans older Apple devices

Samsung won a round in its long-running patent battle with Apple on Tuesday when a US trade panel banned the import and sale of some older models of the iPhone and iPad.

US panel backs Samsung, bans older Apple devices
US trade panel rejects Motorola bid to block Xbox imports
US trade panel rejects Motorola bid to block Xbox imports

The US International Trade Commission sided with Microsoft on Thursday in a patent dispute with Google-owned Motorola Mobility that could have gotten Xbox 360 videogame consoles banned from import.

US trade panel rejects Motorola bid to block Xbox imports
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Trade commission sides with Apple in Motorola patent case

The US International Trade Commission on Monday tossed out a Motorola Mobility patent claim that threatened to block the import of some Apple iPhone models into this country.

Trade commission sides with Apple in Motorola patent case
Court dismisses Nokia patent claims against HTC
Court dismisses Nokia patent claims against HTC

Taiwan's top smartphone maker HTC said Saturday a German court had dismissed two patent infringement complaints brought against the company by Finnish phone giant Nokia.

Court dismisses Nokia patent claims against HTC