Moto X and G get banned in Germany

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A ruling made at the Mannheim Regional Court in Germany on July 8th found Motorola to infringe on a patent held by LPKF – a German engineering firm – in reference to the antenna design used in the companies Moto X and Moto G devices. Consequently, Motorola have been ordered to pay ...

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Google improving on Samsung and PA’s Pie-style menu?

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Looks like Google is working on multi-touch pie-style menus as they’ve just filed a patent on touch-screen radial menus. Now, we’ve seen a lot of lead up to this in Android, with Samsung’s S-Pen menu options, Paranoid Android’s “Pie” navigation features, and ...

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Lenovo buying Motorola Mobility from Google for $2.91 billion

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Numerous sources reported today about a potential acquisition of Motorola Mobility that comes not even three years after Google bought it for $12.5 billion, and Lenovo just made the news official. The Chinese-manufacturer announced that it entered into “a definitive agreement” with ...

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Samsung and Google Sign Global Patent License Agreement

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Samsung and Google have entered into a 10 year patent license agreement in order to “prevent litigation and focus on innovation”.  With this agreement, Samsung and Google gain access to each other’s patent portfolios, paving the way for deeper collaboration on research and ...

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Samsung files for “Comfort Zone” patent

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Samsung, being the king of phablets with it’s Galaxy Note line of smartphones, has applied for a patent that will allow users to create a “comfort zone” based upon the reach of their thumb. Now you’re asking, “What does this mean?” We have all seen or played ...

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Motorola thinks you want a smart tattoo on your throat, files patent

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So get this, Motorola has filed a patent for a smart tattoo that would act as a microphone for your smartphone. As just stated, the microphone would connect to your smartphone, giving you crystal clear voice quality even in the noisiest of environments. The USPTO filing goes into great detail ...

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Apple sets sights on Samsung Galaxy S4 in patent infringement lawsuit

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Apple currently has a pretty massive “anti-Android” lawsuit going, and they’re looking to add yet another device to their list of culprits. Apple says that: Samsung recently released its newest smartphone, the Galaxy S4, which began shipping in late April 2013. Based on ...

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Google files a patent for backside controls on future devices

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The US Patent & Trademark Office recently published a patent application from Google that shows their intentions to bring backside controls to future Android devices. These controls could possibly turn the page of an ebook, flip through photos, and even change music albums in a playlist. ...

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New Google patent may hint at Nexus or Motorola phone with multiple LED flashes

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In a new patent, Google has released their idea for a device (or devices) with multiple camera LED flashes.This leads us to the possible conclusion that, perhaps, a new Nexus or Motorola phone may be in the works with this new feature. For those wondering what good multiple flashes would do, ...

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Calling off the dogs: Apple and HTC settle all patent litigation in 10-year license agreement

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After being at each other’s throats for years around patent rights, Apple and HTC have decided to let bygones be bygones. The two companies have entered into an agreement to settle any and all patent disputes. The “global settlement” not only dismisses all patent complaints ...

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Google says Galaxy Nexus shipping should continue next week after Samsung-Apple suit caused sales ban

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Yesterday, we told you about The Galaxy Nexus and how Google / Samsung were working together to circumvent the ban that was won in a court case with Apple. Now, Google has told ABC that shipping should resume next week. According to ABC news: “Google confirmed to ABC News that the Galaxy ...

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HTC beats Apple in patent dispute for swipe to unlock in London court

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A High court in the U.K. has made it official: HTC’s “swipe to unlock” feature does not, in fact, impede on any Apple patents. To add to the mix, the court said that the other three complaints lodged by Apple were invalid as well. These were the patents in question: Unlocking ...

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Samsung and Google working together on software fix to circumvent sales ban on Galaxy Nexus after ban lift denied

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Anyone else around here sick and tired of hearing about these patent wars? Apple has really taken their reports of patent infringement to the next level, and Samsung has been the brunt of a lot of the attacks. Recently, there has been a sales ban of the Galaxy Nexus here in the states. Apple ...

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Samsung denied ban lift on Galaxy Tab 10.1 sales

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  Last week, Apple was granted a ban on sales in the US of the Galaxy Tab 10.1. Earlier this week, Judge Lucy Koh denied Samsung a request for a temporary lift of said ban. Samsung wanted the temporary lift done until an official ruling could be made on the infringement case, but Koh said... ...

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All injunctions in Apple vs Motorola patent war thrown out

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Judge Posner, the judge presiding over the cases of Apple vs Motorola and their patent war, has gotten fed up. The entire case, consisting of 4 alleged patent infringements against Motorola Mobility, has been thrown out of the courts. This is after the previously requested jury trial was ...

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