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Jury Orders Samsung to Pay $119 Million to Apple in Patent Case

Location:
San Jose, CA, United States
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3

Apple won a small victory in its latest patent dispute with Samsung, but largely failed in its attempt to slow competitors to its landmark iPhone.

Apple, Google Vie to Offer Exclusive Game Apps

Location:
Apple, 1 Infinite Loop, Cupertino, CA, 95014, United States
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2

A long-running battle between Apple and Google for mobile dominance is spreading to the most lucrative genre of apps: videogames. The two Silicon Valley giants have been wooing game developers to ensure that top-tier game titles arrive first on devices powered by their respective operating systems, people familiar with the situation said.

Apple's Dual iPhone Strategy in Doubt

Location:
Apple, 1 Infinite Loop, Cupertino, CA, 95014, United States
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2

Apple hoped to broaden its appeal with a cheaper version of the iPhone. But that effort appears to be faltering after a few weeks.

EA Cancels Next Year’s College Football Game

Location:
Electronic Arts , 209 Redwood Shores Pkwy, Redwood City, CA, 94065, United States
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2

Electronic Arts said it is canceling its college football game, adding that it is uncertain about the future of the franchise amid continued legal acrimony between the National Collegiate Athletic Association and student players.

Apple to Pay up to $280 Credit for Used iPhones

Location:
Apple, 1 Infinite Loop, Cupertino, CA, 95014, United States
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2

Apple kicked off a long-awaited iPhone trade-in program for its U.S. retail stores, the latest in its efforts to attract and retain customers for its smartphones. Apple said its “reuse and recycling” program emphasizes the value of iPhones, even after they’ve been used.

ITC Delays Ruling on Samsung Import Ban

Location:
U.S. International Trade Commission, 500 E Street, SW, Washington, DC, 20436, United States
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2

The International Trade Commission said it would delay its final ruling on whether products from Samsung infringed Apple's patents and should be barred from import into the U.S. as a result.

Demand Woes Bite Apple

Location:
Apple, 1 Infinite Loop, Cupertino, CA, 95014, United States
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1

Apple proved there is still demand for its venerable iPhone in the face of stiff competition, though it is running into trouble convincing consumers to buy its other gadgets.

Apple 'Pinch to Zoom' Patent Rejected by U.S. in Initial Ruling

Location:
United States Patent and Trademark Office, 600 Dulany Street, Alexandria, VA, 22313, United States
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2

The U.S. Patent and Trademark Office issued a preliminary ruling against Apple Inc.'s "pinch-to-zoom" patent, which Apple used as a cornerstone of its case against Samsung.

US Judge Issues Preliminary Injunction Against Samsung Galaxy Tab

Location:
San Jose, CA, United States
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2

Samsung Electronics was dealt a blow when a California judge issued an injunction banning sales of the company's Galaxy Tab 10.1 touchscreen tablet at the request of Apple.

Apple Patent Ruling May Alter Tech Tactics

Location:
Chicago, IL, United States
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3

Judge Richard Posner’s ruling is a blow to the campaign by Apple and its rivals to use patent suits to block competitors' progress.

Apple and Motorola Discussed Settlement Involving Patent Licenses

Location:
Motorola Mobility, 600 North U.S. Highway 45, Libertyville, IL, 60048, United States
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2

Apple and Motorola Mobility held talks late last year over a potential cross-licensing deal that would have settled the two company's bitter patent lawsuits, according to a new document.

Apple Offered Licensing Deals to Patent Foes

Location:
Apple, 1 Infinite Loop, Cupertino, CA, 95014, United States
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2

Apple is fighting a multi-front patent war against competing makers of mobile devices, demanding injunctions that would block sales of their products. But the company has also indicated a willingness to cut deals with competitors.

Fight Over iPad Name Spills Into US Court

Location:
Superior Court of California in Santa Clara County, 191 N. First Street, San jose, CA, 95113, United States
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2

Proview Electronics Co. has taken its legal battles with Apple Inc. to a U.S. court, claiming the iPhone maker used deception in buying the iPad trademark and shouldn't be allowed to keep it.

US to Clear Google's Deal

Location:
Department of Justice, 950 Pennsylvania Avenue, NW, Washington, DC, 20530-0001, United States
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2

The Justice Department is poised to clear Google's $12.5 billion acquisition of Motorola Mobility as early as next week. It will also allow a consortium of tech companies including Apple, Microsoft and Research In Motion to acquire a trove of patents from bankrupt Canadian telecom-equipment maker Nortel Networks for $4.5 billion.

Judgment Day Looms for Apple, HTC

Location:
U.S. International Trade Commission, 500 E Street, SW, Washington, DC, 20436, United States
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2

Apple's claims that some smartphones running Google's Android software copy its inventions are approaching their first big judgment day in the US. The International Trade Commission in Washington on Dec 14 is expected to rule on whether some phones made by HTC Corp. violate Apple's patents.

Is It Better for Businesses to Adopt Open or Closed Platforms?

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Almost from the beginning, companies aiming either to provide software or online services or to consume technology have had a choice: They could opt for open systems or closed ones.

For Some Hackers, Goal Is Pranks

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Amid growing worries over criminal hacking attacks and cyberwarfare, a group calling itself LulzSec is showing that hackers pulling pranks to get attention remain a serious annoyance and even a threat in their own right.

EBay Sues Google Over Mobile-Payments System

Location:
Superior Court of California in Santa Clara County, 191 N. First Street, San jose, CA, 95113, United States
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1

EBay and its PayPal unit sued Google over a mobile-payments system, alleging the Internet-search giant used trade secrets eBay had developed for competing products.

Hackers Breach Second Sony Service

Location:
Sony Online Entertainment, San Diego, CA, United States
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3

Sony Corp. said computer hackers breached security for a second online service, gaining access to personal information for 24.6 million customer accounts as part of a broader attack on the company that has compromised data for more than 100 million accounts.

Microsoft Adopts Website Release for Earnings

Location:
Microsoft Corporation, One Microsoft Way, Redmond, WA, 98052-7329, United States
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1

Microsoft published its fiscal first-quarter earnings exclusively on its website, joining a small but growing number of U.S. companies that are skipping the tried-and-true method of announcing financial news via press releases.

Consumer Reports Still Doesn't Recommend Apple's IPhone 4

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2

Consumer Reports magazine has reiterated it cannot recommend Apple's iPhone 4.