US and Canadian courts clear the way for Apple and gang to buy patent portfolio from Nortel and continue ongoing intellectual property wars. Now that court approval is out of the way, the sale is expected to be finalized in about a month, with the money being distributed to creditors of Nortel.
Apple recently filed a second patent infringement complaint against HTC before the existing complaint is settled. Though they are not the first company to use this strategy in the ongoing Tech Wars, Apple may be resigned to defeat with regards to their initial complaint and already drawing the battle lines for round two.
A department of the International Trade Commission thinks the initial complaint is baseless. If that complaint does not go their way, Apple now has some more cards to play.
Apple received registered trademark status for the number 280 last week. Uh, sure. Of course they did. But what does this mean? We sometimes use those numbers; do we have to download them now from the App Store?
Apple recently applied for patent protection for new iOS camera features, according to Patently Apple. The features, which "are to correct or compensate for tilt and/or perspective distortion generally associated with iOS device cameras", could be employed not only in current iOS devices like the iPhone and iPad, but also in future electronic devices that employ cameras, like wristwatches.
Despite becoming Samsung's biggest client earlier this year, Apple has decided it was time call out their favorite semiconductor manufacturer by filing a lawsuit today in South Korea. The relationship devolved from cozy bedfellows to awkward and creepy after Apple claimed Samsung's Galaxy line "slavishly" copied the iPhone and iPad.
The Antitrust Division of the Justice Department has approved Apple's request to participate in an auction against Google for an estimated $900 million of intellectual property from bankrupt Nortel Networks Corp. While this ruling lets Apple in the door to the private auction, the Antitrust Division will continue to review any anticompetitive issue that may arise should Apple win.
If imitation truly is the sincerest form of flattery, then the Chinese have been flattering U.S. tech companies for a loooong time. One of them, Meizu, has finally caught the attention of Apple’s attorneys.
In Apple's 10-K annual report filed with the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission that was posted yesterday, it notes that Apple plans to "Vigorously" defend itself from a lawsuit filed last week by Nokia. Nokia is claiming infringement of different cellular and Wi-Fi patents by Apple's iPhone.