There’s a new wrinkle in the ongoing patent wars, which finds Google’s new BFF Motorola Mobility in hot water with the European Commission -- with two investigations now underway after complaints by Apple and Microsoft.
There are so many patent disputes flying around in the tech world, it’s often hard to keep track of them all -- that is, until they start affecting end users, which is exactly what’s happening in Germany right now. Apple has suspended push email for both iCloud and MobileMe in that country over a patent battle with Motorola.
Hey, so forget what we said this morning about a news recap earlier in the day -- we’re happy to announce that, starting Thursday, we’ll be back to pushing out three full news items each weekday morning, plus the very news recap you’re reading each evening to catch up with the rest of the day’s events. All because you, the loyal MacLife.com reader, deserve it! So without further ado, let’s blast off into the rest of today’s news for Wednesday, February 8, 2012.
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It seems like everyday Apple is coming up with something new. Whether it's as basic as the iPad's bezel or as revolutionary as multi-touch, Apple's patents always leave us anticipating some exciting new technology. These five patents represent Apple's latest and greatest--we hope we'll see them in action soon!
It's here! It's launch day and the gang over at Cupertino has been busy little beavers this week, dropping software update goodness into our laps and relieving the servers when they get hammered, as they always do. You know things were heating up at Apple HQ and that's why we've got this week's hottest Apple news.
Although multi-touch devices existed prior to the iPhone, few of them have made the impact that Apple’s handset has. Unfortunately, that isn’t enough to satisfy the United States Patent and Trademark Office, who has denied Cupertino’s application for a trademark on the term.
It hasn't been a great week for Samsung in their ongoing legal disputes with Apple. First they get an ominous court ruling that sets a trial date squarely in Apples favor, and then they have to continue to delay how far they want to push things down under.
The waters are still murky with regard to how this dispute will end up, but for this past week anyway, the tides are turning toward Cupertino.
If Google's purchase of Motorola was driven by a need to acquire more intellectual property, is the big G looking to protect its own innovations or jump on the patent troll wagon? How many patents is too much, anyway? Oh, and is Apple really just ripping-off blockbuster sci-fi movies with the iPad? And what happens when patent lawyers go wild?
Patent piling, space odysseys, and conspiring lawyers... it's another exciting week here at Law & Apple!