Tag Archive: Infringing


Apple faces $862m fine for infringing university’s patent

Apple may face $ 862 million in damages for allegedly infringing on a patent owned by the University of Wisconsin-Madison’s patent troll patent licensing wing, the Wisconsin Alumni Research Foundation. The Apple technologies which take advantage of said patent for increased processor efficiency? None other than the A7, A8 and A8X chips, which are found in the iPhone 5s, […]

(via Cult of Mac – Tech and culture through an Apple lens)

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Apple slapped with $23.6 million fine for infringing pager patents

It’s been decades since pagers played a central role in our tech lives, but the beeper is causing some headaches for Apple lately. A federal jury just slapped Apple with a $ 23.6 million fine for infringing patents related to 90’s…

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Jury’s In: Samsung found guilty of infringing Apple’s patents, again

The jury is done deliberating. The results are in. And Samsung is guilty. Again. Weeks of legal sparring between Apple and Samsung has finally culminated this week in San Jose, as a federal jury just ruled that Samsung did indeed infringe on at…

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Apple Ordered To Pay $3.3 Million For Infringing On Japanese Inventor’s Click Wheel Patents

ipod_clickwheel_gamesApple was hit with a Y330 million (about $3.3 million) bill  by the Tokyo District Court on Thursday after the company was found guilty of patent infringement. Japanese inventor Norihiko Saito was awarded by Presiding Judge Teruhisa Takano after the court ruled that Mr. Saito’s patent, which had been filed in 1998, covered technology for the Click […]

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Tokyo Court Finds Samsung Guilty Of Infringing Apple ‘Rubber Banding’ Patent

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A Tokyo court has today found Samsung guilty of infringing an Apple “bounce-back” or “rubber banding” patent that covers the popular scrolling feature built into its iOS platform. Apple has been using the patent against Samsung in a number of courtrooms all over the world, but back in April, the U.S. Patent & Trademark Office deemed it invalid.

In earlier versions of its Galaxy smartphones, Samsung allegedly copied the feature that causes  [Read More…]

Apple Denied Permanent Sales Ban On Infringing Samsung Devices

Another chapter has closed in the Apple/Samsung patent saga thanks to a couple decisions handed down today by Judge Lucy Koh. Apple has been denied its bid for a permanent sales ban against the 26 Samsung devices found to have infringed on a handful of Apple’s patents back in August. According to the Koh, those infringed patents are but a small fraction of the overall features that make up Samsung’s devices and  [Read More…]

Court Finds Apple’s iPhone Guilty Of Infringing Patents Owned By MobileMedia Ideas

A U.S. court has today ruled that Apple’s iPhone infringes three patents owned by MobileMedia Ideas, a “patent troll” jointly owned by Nokia, Sony, and Denver-based MPEG LA.

MobileMedia owns more than 300 patents — most of which were originally granted to Sony and Nokia — and it now uses them to sue other companies as a source of revenue, hence its “patent troll” nickname. Last month, the firm used some of  [Read More…]

Some HTC Devices Found Infringing Apple’s Patents – Banned Starting April 19, 2012

The International Trade Commission (ITC) has just recently ruled in the favor of Apple in the Apple vs. HTC patent lawsuit regarding mobile devices (in the United States). According to the ITC, HTC is found guilty of violating Apple patent 5946647, which can be found below via Google�s Patent Search:

A system and method causes a computer to detect and perform actions on structures identified in computer data. The system provides an analyzer server, an application  [Read More…]

Motorola Wins Europe-Wide Ban on Infringing Apple Products

Motorola won the first of two patent-infringement cases against Apple?s European sales division based in Ireland, granting Motorola an injunction against all of the infringing products.

The number of products covered by the suit is downright staggering. This is a major blow to Apple and a perfect example of patent war blowback. A quick rundown of the products Apple can no longer sell in Germany:

iPhone iPhone 3G iPhone 3GS iPhone 4 iPad 3G iPad 2 3G  [Read More…]

This Little Dongle Is The ShamelessTrademark Infringing SD Card Reader Your Mac Deserves

Remember the darling little iHub that MIC Gadget used to sell, complete with a glowing little Apple logo that ended up getting them kicked so hard by Apple�s legal team that MIC Gadget ended up gargling their lower intestines?

Well, the iHub�s spiritual cousin is back with this cute Chinese SD card reader, and if Apple�s legal team can find them, we�re sure they�ll get C&Ded too in due course. In  [Read More…]