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Appeal court rules that Apple did not violate Motorola’s patents


  In one of several ongoing legal battles between the large tech companies, Google-owned Motorola has been prosecuting Apple over the violation of patents relating to the behavior of push notifications. The full ruling, available here, details the exact language of this patent, as well as the arguments of both sides. This ruling contradicts a… Read More

The White House advocates for legalizing cell phone unlocking


With the recent ruling that made unlocking cell phones illegal, the toping has been a common one in various government bodies. In particular, the petition for The White House’s We the People program reached over 100,000 signatures, requiring a response from The White House. The response was in favor of unlocking cellphones being made legal:… Read More

Samsung could be facing $15 billion fine for using standard essential patents to litigate Apple


In a report concurrent with the ongoing battle between Apple and Samsung, the latter may soon face fines of up to $15 billion for using patents that have been incorporated into varios standards against Apple. Specifically, Samsung attempted to sue Apple based on patents that are essential to the 3G standard, which Apple conforms to.… Read More

USPTO invalidates Apple’s famed “Pinch-to-zoom” patent


As reported by the WSJ, the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office has invalidated Apple’s patent of the “pinch-to-zoom” gesture widely used across all throughout iOS. This particular patent has┬áreceived┬áconsiderable criticism since Apple filed for it in January of 2007. Many claim that the feature is too basic and trivial, and that limiting its use prevents… Read More

Apple Posts Updated, Corrected Statement on UK Samsung Patent Ruling


As part of Apple’s recent legal attack on Samsung products, their legal battle in the UK actually ended with Apple being ordered to post a statement on their UK website acknowledging that Samsung did not in fact copy the iPad. However, in the original statement they posted, Apple selected the quotes from the ruling that… Read More