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HTC

ITC rules HTC violates Apple patents, bans select devices from the U.S.

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The ITC has ruled in favor of Apple in its battle with HTC, confirming that HTC’s mobile phones and tablets contain features and functions that violate Apple’s intellectual property. As a result…

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AT&T

AT&T withdraws FCC application to acquire T-Mobile, takes new tactic to get government approval

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T-Mobile fans upset about AT&T’s proposed acquisition of the magenta network have another reason to be thankful now that the deal has hit a major roadblock. Following the FCC indicating that it wou…

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HTC

HTC and porn company spar over naming rights, but other Android devices are also potential targets

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The problem with a new phone being announced every day is that companies eventually run out of names, so they sometimes choose a title another company has already claimed. That’s why Verizon has to pay Ge…

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Tips

Recording cell phone videos can get you in legal trouble, but here’s a loophole.

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Believe it or not, recording video on your cellphone can land you in legal trouble in certain places. In various locales across the United States, laws have been or are being introduced that could make it a crime…

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Samsung

Microsoft reaches payment deal with Samsung over alleged patent violations

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Microsoft has reached an agreement with Samsung over alleged intellectual property violations present in Samsung’s Galaxy phones and tablets. The two companies have agreed to a cross-licensing dea…

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Google

5 things I learned watching the Google antitrust hearings

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Google is very powerful and popular, so it’s understandable that the U.S. Senate Subcommittee on Antitrust, Competition Policy and Consumer Rights would want to have a chat with someone from the compa…

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Google

Google faces Senate hearings that it stiffles Yelp! and other competitors. [Watch live on C-Span]

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In the U.S. Senate hearings set to investigate claims that Google is anti-competitive, Yelp will accuse the search giant of stealing its content and punishing the review site for complaining about the practi…

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AT&T

Sprint sues to block AT&T acquiring T-Mobile USA

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Since it was first announced in March, Sprint has been a vocal critic of the AT&T’s planned acquisition of T-Mobile USA. Sprint is now putting it’s many words to paper by filing suit against AT…

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AT&T

Not so fast, AT&T! U.S. Justice Department sues to block T-Mobile merger.

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The United States Justice Department has officially come out against AT&T’s proposed acquisition of T-Mobile’s USA unit. Citing concerns about a lack of competition that would result fro…

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Samsung

Netherlands no longer safe for Samsung; 3 devices banned for Apple patent violations

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A Dutch judge has deemed that Samsung Android devices violate patents held by Apple, and has banned the marketing of three devices in Netherlands as a result. The Samsung Galaxy Ace, Galaxy S, and Galaxy S II wil…

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Android News

Apple vs. Samsung patent fight shows how sci-fi writers can get rich

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The Samsung vs. Apple patent fight is taking an interesting turn as Samsung suggests that a 1968 movie invented tablets more than 40 years before Apple, so the company shouldn’t be able to patent its desi…

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Samsung Tablets

Samsung can sell Galaxy Tab 10.1′s in Europe, it just can’t import them

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By now, you’ve surely heard about a recent injunction that supposedly blocks the sale of the Samsung Galaxy Tab 10.1 in Germany, and pretty much everywhere else in Europe other than the Netherlands. A Ge…

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Google

Google says success created “hostile, organized campaign against Android by Microsoft, Oracle, Apple”

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Google has mostly restricted its comments about Android-related patent suits. As HTC, Motorola, and Samsung came under attack for alleged patent violations, Google issued pedestrian statements like R…

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Samsung Tablets

Apple lawsuit delays Australian release of Samsung Galaxy Tab 10.1

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The battle between Apple and Samsung over alleged patent infringements in the Samsung Galaxy line of products has claimed its first victim: Australian consumers. The Samsung Galaxy Tab 10.1, which was to be r…

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Android News

Windows Phone not selling? Who cares – Android makes more money for Microsoft

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Microsoft may not have a runaway success in Windows Phone 7, but don’t think the company is too worried at the moment. Aside from a major “Mango” update that might make Windows Phone 7 more ap…

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