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Apple Wins Against Motorola As Judge Orders Further Investigation ~ Geeky Apple - The new iPad 3, iPhone iOS6 Jailbreaking and Unlocking Guides

Apple Wins Against Motorola As Judge Orders Further Investigation ~ Geeky Apple - The new iPad 3, iPhone iOS6 Jailbreaking and Unlocking Guides | Apple News - From competitors to owners | Scoop.it
Apple vs motorola patents lawsuit Apple wins over Motorola in patent copyright issue Samsung Apple Motorola Siri court hearing ban on imports iPhone...

 

This week has been lucky for Apple as it seems pretty clear that Apple's win over Samsung has been a tough one. Apple has recently won the lawsuit against Samsung for infringing the intellectual property of the company by illicitly using its patents. The trail ended with Samsung being ordered to pay Apple over 1.05 Billion in compensation for copying Apple's patented designs of iPhone and iPad.   Recently Google has filed a lawsuit that Apple has violated several patents of Motorola in making the voice assistant Siri which happens to be the aggressive marketing source for Apple. If the allegations are proved to be true, the results could be devastating for Apple as it could lead in the permanent ban of iPhone in the United States. Further more, Apple would have to pay heavy compensation to Motorola (Now Google) for the losses and the lawsuit charges. 

 

Call it a lucky day for Apple as the judge has ordered further investigation in the issue instead of imposing immediate ban on the sales of iPhone. This, however might infuriate Google with the ball landing in the wrong court. The ITC says that upon an initial determination, Apple may have infringed on a non-standard essential patent, which could potentially lead to an import ban. In particular, the said patent is for the “sensor controlled user interface for portable communication device.”


The ITC, however, has decided to remand further action and investigation on the matter to Administrative Law Judge Thomas B. Pender, reports FOSS Patents.

Apple was cleared with respect to three of Motorola’s patents-in-suit, including the aforementioned standard-essential one. But with respect to U.S. Patent No. 6,246,862 on a “sensor controlled user interface for portable communication device”, a non-standard-essential patent, the investigation was remanded to Administrative Law Judge Thomas B. Pender. The judge had found claim 1 of that patent indefinite and, as a result, not violated. The ITC has reversed his indefiniteness finding. As a result, there could (but need not) be a finding of a violation with respect to this patent, and an import ban.


With Apple's patent war with Samsung just coming to an end, seems like there are others who are more interesting in bringing Apple to the courts of law. If the initial investigations prove that Apple has abruptly copied the Motorola patents then the result would lead to an immediate ban on imports. From now on, its just a wait and watch game for Apple and Motorola.

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Apple's Plea To Ban HTC Phones Denied - ITC Reject Emergency Ban On HTC Phones ~ Geeky Apple - The new iPad 3, iPhone iOS6 Jailbreaking and Unlocking Guides

Apple's Plea To Ban HTC Phones Denied - ITC Reject Emergency Ban On HTC Phones ~ Geeky Apple - The new iPad 3, iPhone iOS6 Jailbreaking and Unlocking Guides | Apple News - From competitors to owners | Scoop.it
ITC denied Apple's request to impose ban on HTC devices Apple's Plea to ban htc devices rejected Apple seeks injunction of HTC device in United Sates talks on August...

 

Apple has recently won a big lawsuit filed against Samsung for infringement of Apple's Patents by blatantly copying not just the hardware of iPhone and iPad but also the UI and the extent of infrigement is that they even copied the packing and make the Samsung device look quite alot like that of Apple's iPad packing. The result is that Samsung Galaxy Tab is now banned in United States and that Samsung shall not promote any kind of selling of Galaxy tab in the United States which includes any kind of promotion or marketing. Following victory over Samsung, Apple quickly filed a patent violation suit against HTC to ITC requesting for an emergency ban on its android devices. The patent violation with HTC devices is the use of Apple's data detectors patent which was earlier used in HTC android devices. However, HTC to avoid any damages, quickly responded by making the necessary changes. Despite the fact that HTC has changed the device, Apple still thinks that HTC is using data detectors that are patents of Apple. Apple's plea to ITC to inspect and impose an injunction over HTC android devices was not granted: Here is what ITC Commisison said :
“The commission finds that Apple has not demonstrated the propriety of temporary emergency action here,” the agency reportedly said. “The commission will not direct Customs to detain all subject HTC products because the commission does not have the information necessary to determine whether the respondents are currently violating the commission’s limited exclusion order.”


The court has also ordered Apple and HTC to discuss the issue and that the talks will begin in late August. If Apple wins the injunction over HTC devices, it will adversely affect the sales of HTC as a majority of sales come from the United States and if the ban is imposed, HTC will have no good reason to survive with its most potential zone being lost. HTC have also reported that competition with iPhone4S was quite a challenging task and HTC faced heavy loss because of customers preferences shifting from HTC to Apple.
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Apple Stole Noise Cancellation Feature - Noise Free Wireless Suing Apple ~ Geeky Apple - The new iPad 3, iPhone iOS6 Jailbreaking and Unlocking Guides

Apple Stole Noise Cancellation Feature - Noise Free Wireless Suing Apple ~ Geeky Apple - The new iPad 3, iPhone iOS6 Jailbreaking and Unlocking Guides | Apple News - From competitors to owners | Scoop.it
Apple Noise Cancellation Feature Is stolen from Noise Free files patent violation lawsuit against Apple Apple sued over for sharing business secrets and violating patents of noise free...

 

Apple is known for protecting its intellectual property rights by dragging the violators to the courts of law and suing them and forcing a ban on those products that infringe its patented designs. According to Apple, its not just suing the competitors but protecting the intellectual property rights of Apple which is mandatory. Following the recent patent infringements by various Samsung products, Apple seems to have got quite a good hold with quality lawyers fighting against the bad guys. It was also heard that Google is uniting with Samsung to fight against Apple's law suits against Galaxy Nexus.

 

Seems like there is someone strong enough to bring Apple to the courts of law for stealing the design and technology. Noise Free Wireless has accused Apple of using (stealing) noise cancellation technology that is currently used in iPhones. It has filed a patent violation lawsuit against Apple for using its patented and copyrighted design for noise cancellation that was registered back in 2007 US Patent No. 7742790 The company claims that Apple stole the idea of noise cancellation which was once demonstrated by Noise free to Apple in September 2007.
"On further information and belief, Apple provided Audience with Noise Free's confidential trade secret information to assist Audience in delivering a noise cancellation solution that was similar and/or identical to the solution that Noise Free designed," the suit alleged.


Noise free claims that terms with Apple went very well and it was planned to add noise cancellation in the upcoming iPhones. Based on that, both the companies continued meeting even in 2008 and Noise free had even shared confidential data with Apple like the user guide on how to implement noise cancellation. Also, it had provided Apple with a fully functional circuit board along with a phone on which the technology was implemented. A documentation on technology was also shared with Apple.

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