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One down and many more to go. Bloomberg is reporting that Apple won the dismissal of a 1.57 billion-euro ($2.2 billion) lawsuit in Germany over the technology used to decide priority for calls in mobile networks. Apple Inc. (AAPL) won the dismissal of a 1.57 billion-euro ($2.2 billion) lawsuit in Germany over the technology used to decide priority for calls in mobile networks. “Apple doesn’t infringe two patents asserted by IPCom GmbH & Co KG, a court in Mannheim ruled today, without giving the reasoning for its decision,” Karin Matussek reports for Bloomberg. “The rulingsRead More
Germany tech site – iFun, is reporting that Apple will unveil the next-generation iPhone on September 6, according to “a very credible and serious source.” The report did not go into much detail as to what consumers can expect from these two models of iPhone. However, it is widely reported that Apple is set to launch a low cost iPhone with polycarbonate body shell later this year along with an iPhone 5S. It was also highlighted that this date is set to clash with Berlin IFA technology. Of course, these sorts of rumorsRead More
A preliminary ruling by the European Commission, published today, has once again call into question, Google’s purchase of Motorola Mobility. According to the Commission Motorola Mobility was notified that, “seeking and enforcing of an injunction against Apple in Germany on the basis of its mobile phone standard-essential patents (“SEPs”) amounts to an abuse of a dominant position prohibited by EU antitrust rules.” According to the European Commission: While recourse to injunctions is a possible remedy for patent infringements, such conduct may be abusive where SEPs are concerned and the potential licensee isRead More
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Facebook Users in Germany to Use their Real Names After Court Ruling Facebook has won a major victory in Germany, after the state Appeals Court ruled that they have no jurisdiction over  Facebook, since its European headquarters is based in Ireland. According to the report, Schleswig-Holstein state’s data protection office had contented Facebook’s stipulation that users must use their real names.  According to the German privacy watchdog, the ban on fake names breaches German privacy laws and European rules designed to protect free speech online. “Data Protection Commissioner Thilo Weichert said in aRead More

Posted On December 23, 2012By Storm WilliamsIn Microsoft News, Tech News

Motorola’s Patent Thrown Out By UK Court

  Motorola Mobility has seen one of its prized patents covering technology to synchronize messages across several devices declared as in invalidate in the UK. Judge Richard Arnold presiding in a case between Motorola and Microsoft believes Motorola’s patent is invalid and said it should be revoked because it contained technology that “was obvious to experts in the field at the time.” According to Bloomberg, “Microsoft filed the lawsuit against Motorola Mobility in London a year ago in a pre-emptive bid to invalidate the patent before it could be sued for infringement.”Read More
  Apple and Google’s subsidiary -Motorola Mobility are currently considering arbitration to resolve their patent lawsuits according to a report from Bloomberg. The talks are related to Motorola Mobility’s standard essential patents. According to the Bloomberg report, “the companies have been exchanging proposals on using binding arbitration to reach a licensing agreement over patents that are essential to comply with industry standards on how phones operate. Such an agreement could lead to a global settlement of all of their patent disputes, Apple said in a filing yesterday.” These are the relatedRead More
    After the unveiling of the iPhone 5 yesterday, Apple legal battle against the Android OS continues. This time a Germany court ruled that Google’s Motorola Mobility has been found to infringe the EP2126678 on list scrolling and document translation, scaling, and rotation on a touch-screen display, the European equivalent of U.S. Patent No. 7,469,381. This patent has also been use very effectively against Samsung in the recent trial in the US. Apple Wins Against Motorola Mobility Reporting on the ruling on the ruling FossPatent had this to say: [box] AppleRead More

Posted On August 28, 2012By Storm WilliamsIn Apple News, Google News

Motorola Agrees to License Patents to Apple

  After scoring a resounding victory against Samsung, Apple is about to gain more leverage. The Cupertino company has agreed to lisence standard-essential patents from Motorola. In doing so Apple has stop Motorola from enforcing an injunction around these patent. According to FossPatent: [box] This Motorola-Apple license agreement at a FRAND rate left to be determined by the courts was concluded during this month of August. Here’s what the parties said about Apple’s offer and Motorola’s acceptance. First, Apple’s second amended antisuit complaint against Motorola Mobility of August 3, 2012,Read More