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Apple Seeking To Block Sales Of Samsung’s Devices In Japan





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According to Reuters, this morning Apple sued Samsung in Japan and requested the court to block sales of Samsung tablets and phones in the country:

"Apple has filed a suit with the Tokyo District Court seeking the suspension of sales of Galaxy S and its sequel S II smartphones and the Galaxy Tab 7 in Japan, according to sources close to the matter. The first hearing was held on Wednesday, the source said".


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Written by maxim

Thursday, September 8th, 2011. 18:42

Openwave sues Apple, RIM for allegedly infringed patents



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Openware Systems has filed a lawsuit against Apple and RIM, accusing them in infringing of five of its patents. Three of them are related with mobile computing, while other two apply to cloud computing and fast page navigation.

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Friday, September 2nd, 2011. 16:17

Samsung’s argument against iPad design is a clip from a sci-fi movie



Maybe you have already encountered a term “prior art”. This term is used in patent law and means all information that was disclosed to the public about an invention before a date of filing application. So, if an invention has already been described in prior art, the patent will not be valid. Samsung decided to make use of this law and has put forward a sci-fi argument in its legal dispute with Apple. It has gone so far as to cite a movie ’2001: A Space Odyssey’ by Stanley Kubrick as prior art against iPad.


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Tuesday, August 23rd, 2011. 23:01

Samsung claims Apple doctored Galaxy phone images in Netherlands court



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Samsung claims that Apple has once again submitted doctored evidence related to their claims of design patent-related infringement by Samsung, this time to a court in Netherlands. Apple has been “manipulating visual evidence, making Samsung’s devices appear more similar to Apple’s.” This time   the report claims Apple doctored images of the Samsung Galaxy S smartphone in comparison to the iPhone 3G.

“It surprises me that for the second time incorrect presentations of a Samsung product emerge in photographic evidence filed in litigation,” said Mark Krul, lawyer and IP law specialist at Dutch firm WiseMen. “This is not appropriate and undermines Apple’s credibility both inside and outside the court room.”




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Written by Svetlana Osipova

Saturday, August 20th, 2011. 23:54

Apple goes to court in Netherlands to ban Samsung’s Galaxy devices from all of the EU



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Apple has today asked a Dutch court to ban all Galaxy series devices, including Samsung's  Galaxy S II, which has seen some success in Europe.

Apple’s complaint, seen by Webwereld, a Dutch IDG publication, seeks an injunction for the entire Galaxy series. This includes smartphones — the Galaxy Ace, Galaxy S and Galaxy SII — and tablets: the Galaxy Tab 7 and Galaxy Tab 10.1. Other Galaxy devices, like the Gio, Nexus, 551, Europa, Apollo and Mini are also involved, albeit only in a footnote in which Apple states, “It is expected that these devices are also covered by one or more of the patent rights invoked.”

The trial will take place in The Hague, Netherlands September 15th. If the judge grants any injunctions, they would take effect no sooner than October 13.




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Written by Svetlana Osipova

Friday, August 19th, 2011. 23:27

webOS Runs On iPad 2 Twice As Fast As On The TouchPad



hp_touchpad_and_apple_ipadThe Next Web reports that Hewlett-Packard engineers have tested webOS on iPad and to their dismay they found out that webOS runs on Apple’s hardware more than twice as fast as on the TouchPad hardware.


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Apple Sues More Successfully Despite Smaller Patent Portfolio



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It is needless to say, patent-related legal arguments were widely covered by media lately. It is clear that the more the company has patents, the more advantage it will have over its opponent in legal disputes. The chart showed above (via GigaOM) from mobile analyst Chetan Sharma represents the number of patents issued to companies both in the Europe and USA in the period from 1993 to 2011.


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Written by maxim

Friday, August 19th, 2011. 1:35

Apple Filed A Patent About Maps Services With Augmented Reality



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For long Apple has been actively working on creation of its own map service – we repeatedly heard that Apple hired leading specialists in that field and acquired companies developing such services: in 2009 and 2010 Apple bought well-known companies in this field Placebase and Poly 9. In addition, Apple has actively recruited specialists in its “Geo Team”, who could take their Maps app to the higher level.


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Apple Plans To Invest $1 Billion In Sharp Plant



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As Reuters reports, Apple may invest $1 billion in Sharp’s Kameyama plant to secure shipment of sufficient amount of iPhone and iPad's displays. David Rubenstein, analyst from MF Global FXA Securities said:


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Written by maxim

Wednesday, August 17th, 2011. 15:52

Prototype 3G MacBook Pro



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Over the weekend, there had been a lot of interest in a 3G-capable MacBook Pro that has an external antenna. The notebook appeared on eBay and its price reached $ 70,000. The seller describes the antenna as "quite tiny" and attributes some of the initial reactions to the bad angle. Most notably, it's actually attached to the MacBook Pro with magnets, and can come off.


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Written by Svetlana Osipova

Tuesday, August 16th, 2011. 22:38

Google Has Acquired Motorola Mobility for $12.5 Billion



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Today co-founder and CEO of Google Larry Page officially said that their company has acquired one of the largest smartphone manufacturer – Motorola, specifically Motorola Mobility. The company was sold for $12.5 billion, which is 63% more than the closing price of the company on Friday, August 12. This deal has yet to be approved by several official authorities in USA and European Union, as well as Motorola Mobility’s shareholders. All transition processes is expected to finish in the end of 2011 or beginning of 2012.


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Written by maxim

Monday, August 15th, 2011. 20:33

Apple Patent Applications: fingerprint reducing display coating, antenna clip



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Several interesting patent applications filed by Apple have been summarized today by Patently Apple. Among many new applications recently published by the US Patent & Trademark Office the most interesting concern a new finger oil resistant coating, antenna clip for iPhone and usage of solar energy as a power source for portable devices.


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Saturday, August 13th, 2011. 13:25

Apple New Patent Applications: Pico Projectors And 'Schematic Maps'



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A couple of new patent application from Apple published today is gaining some attention. The first application describes in detail how the company could integrate tiny projectors into iPads, iPhones and MacBooks. The application even suggests that cameras will be capable of detecting “shadows and/or silhouettes” gestures shown on the projected display.


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Thursday, August 11th, 2011. 23:14

Samsung Announced Updated SSDs For MacBook Air



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It is known that Apple upgraded from Toshiba SSDs to Samsung drives in the current MacBook Air line. Today Anandtech wrote that the Samsung PM810 (customized version of the drive that will work in the 2011 MacBook Air) was considerably upgraded in the latest refresh.


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Written by maxim

Thursday, August 11th, 2011. 16:07

Apple Considering Using Solar Panels In Its Future Devices



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As DigiTimes reports, now Apple as well as other companies like Samsung, is exploring the possibility of using solar panels in its future products. Reportedly Apple is even considering adding Taiwan-based solar panel makers in its supply chain. This fact means that the company is not only exploring this technology but is already planning who exactly will manufacture these panels.


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Written by maxim

Thursday, July 28th, 2011. 12:19