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Apple, Google bury the legal hatchet

Must quickly record this one, for posterity and to refer back to… Apple and Google wisely agreeing to bury the legal hatchet, settling all outstanding smartphone lawsuits against each other. “Apple and Google have agreed to dismiss all the current lawsuits that exist directly between the two companies,” said a…

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Microsoft adds Motorola Solutions to its list of Android licensors

I try to keep track of the companies signing up for Android-related licensing agreements with Microsoft. Patent protection is how I think of it. Well, to the list of the likes of HTC, Nikon and Dell, we can now add Motorola Solutions. Thank you to The Register for pointing…

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Apple Samsung patent spat takes another twist...

Having trouble keeping up with all the twists and turns and litigants and cases and locations of Android patent lawsuits? Well, you’re not alone. And things are just getting messier… Back in August, in an apparent legal blow to Samsung and Android, a Californian jury found in favour of…

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Some you win, some you lose...

I don’t like covering technology legal disputes, but for the record… Google has been cleared by a Californian jury of violating Oracle’s Java patents, which is a blow for the database giant’s attempt to claim substantial damages… Reuters reports: In a case that examined whether computer language…

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Apple returns to Android fight over another Samsung device

With grim inevitability the Apple-Android lawsuits have taken another turn, in the ongoing smartphone patents battle… PC Pro is carrying a Reuters story that Apple has filed a motion in the United States – in the District Court for the Northern District of California, to be precise – for a preliminary…

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Google, Oracle set courtroom date for Android Java battle

The techoverse is echoing with developments in the Google-Oracle legal dispute, over whether or not Android infringes Oracle’s Java patents… eWeek reports that the presiding judge has set a date for the trial, for March, and ruled on motions that “give both sides mini victories”. Darryl K. Taft…

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Microsoft lines up behind Android (for royalty payments)

Nice mobile platform you have there. Shame if anything happened to it… Amid the tangle of lawsuits and patent claims involving mobile technology, it is becoming clear that Microsoft is seriously focused on gathering royalty payments from Android, as a result of past IP rulings in its favour. A patent…

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Android could be badly bitten by GPL licensing

It’s a dramatic headline for a story on SlashGear but it has an awful ring of truth to it – previously submerged issues about Android’s licensing becoming ever less subterranean… Google challenges Lodsys but Android faces legal firestorm over source sluggishness Basically, it says that not all Android parties…

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