Good morning. News: Google said Apple violated six of its patents with the iPhone. The U.S. International Trade Commission disagrees. Are investors treating Tim Cook the same way they treat Steve Ballmer? Nick Wingfield points out that Microsoft has been able to grow profits and revenues under Ballmer, but the stock hasn't moved. Show More Summary
Apple has won the last of six patent infringement claims filed by Motorola, after the US International Trade Commission agreed with Apple that the patent was invalid for ‘lack of novelty’, aka being too obvious. When you lift your iPhone to your face to make or receive a call, the touchscreen is disabled to prevent accidental [...]
The U.S. International Trade Commission (ITC) has officially ruled in favor of Apple against Google’s Motorola Mobility in a patent case that began in 2010. The last patent Motorola was using to sue Apple for infringement has been ruled invalid by the ITC. Motorola sued Apple for allegedly violating six of its patents three years [...]Show More Summary
The U.S. International Trade Commission on Monday ended a two and a half year patent suit leveraged by Motorola against Apple, throwing out the the case as the last patent-in-suit was found to be invalid.
In a filing with the U.S. International Trade Commission, Samsung confirmed that its declared standard essential wireless patents only apply to older iOS devices due to hardware changes in more recent versions, meaning that a proposed ban on the products would be somewhat limited if enforced.
An International Trade Commission judge has ruled that Samsung infringed on an Apple patent by including a text-selection feature in its mobile devices.
The U.S. International Trade Commission on Wednesday announced that it will delay final judgment of assertions that Apple infringed on certain FRAND patents owned by Samsung when it made the iPhone, iPad and iPod touch.
The U.S. International Trade Commission on Tuesday announced that it will review an administrative law judge's decision that cleared Apple of infringing on certain Motorola patents, which in turn allowed the company to continue iPhone sales in the country.
Administrative Law Judge Thomas B. Pender of the International Trade Commission (ITC) has scheduled a final ruling on one of Apple's lawsuits against Samsung for August 1, 2013. The ruling in question deals with a decision made by Pender in October of 2012 finding Samsung to be in violation of a design patent and three utility patents owned by Apple. Show More Summary
A final ruling in one of Apple's suits against Samsung will have to wait until August of this year, as a judge for the International Trade Commission on Wednesday scheduled a final ruling for the first of that month.
Late last year, International Trade Commission Judge Thomas Pender recommended that the commission ban the sale of certain Samsung smartphones found to have infringed on Apple patents. But now, Reuters reports that rather than move forward...Show More Summary
The U.S. International Trade Commission announced on Wednesday that it will be reviewing an administrative law judge's initial determination that found Samsung to have violated a number of Apple patents.
The U.S. International Trade Commission has decided to review an earlier decision that found Samsung Electronics’ products infringed four patents owned by Apple. The four patents relate to the ornamental design of a device, commandsShow More Summary
Bloomberg reported Thursday that Samsung has “persuaded” the U.S. International Trade Commission to review findings that preliminarily ruled over a dozen of its smartphones infringed Apple-patentened features. ITC Judge Thomas Pender...Show More Summary
Google has been forced to backtrack on its patent war with Microsoft, done through complaints filed with the International Trade Commission. But it left itself one ace-in-the-hole to keep this particular fight with Microsoft alive. In the wake of an FTC ruling last week, Google has now dropped most of the ITC complaint. Show More Summary
In a response filed with the U.S. International Trade Commission on Wednesday, Apple accuses Samsung of filing a motion to strike to avoid "inconvenient facts" regarding company's conflicting decisions to withdraw SEP-related litigation in Europe but continue pursuit of identical claims in America.
Samsung products found to infringe on certain Apple patents may be subject to a sales ban if the U.S. International Trade Commission affirms and adopts an initial determination filed by one of its administrative law judges on Friday, who also recommended the Korean company post a huge bond worth 88 percent of its U.S. smartphone sales.
Apple won another round yesterday in a patent suit brought by Motorola Mobility against the Cupertino company. Motorola had complained to the International Trade Commission (ITC) about Apple's use of a proximity sensor in all versions of the iPhone, stating that it owned that patent. Show More Summary
Apple has successfully defended itself against a Motorola lawsuit over an accidental hang-up sensor on its iPhone line. Bloomberg reports this evening that U.S. International Trade Commission judge Thomas Pender ruled in Apple’s favor, as he has before, saying Motorola’s patent is invalid. The ITC’s commission still has the power to review the ruling, but that hasn’t [...]
A U.S. International Trade Commission judge issued a ruling on Tuesday exonerating Apple of infringing on a Motorola owned patent involving embedded proximity sensors in mobile handsets.