Apple Escapes Injunction Thanks to ITC Ruling
Apple has won a round in its legal battle with rival HTC. A U.S. International Trade Commission judge today ruled in a preliminary decision that Apple has not infringed on four HTC patents. The patents in question cover power management and phone dialing functions. HTC filed the suit in 2010. Today's ruling won't be rendered final until the full commission votes on it in February 2012. HTC had sought to block the import of select Apple products based on the alleged patent infringement. Apple is embroiled in patent litigation around the world, and has recently won several similar victories against Samsung in Australia and Europe.
Microsoft Loses Patent Case to InterDigital
The International Trade Commission today ruled Microsoft improperly used two InterDigital wireless patents without permission. The ruling judge said "it would not be against the public interest to ban the Microsoft [phones] from import into the United States." Patent-related complaints are often taken to the ITC, which has the power to enact such bans.
Samsung Cleared In Nvidia Patent Case
Samsung is not infringing on patents held by Nvidia, says the U.S. International Trade Commission.
Appeals Court Says Samsung Didn't Copy Apple's Designs
A federal appeals court today reversed part of a verdict won by Apple against foe Samsung regarding its designs and patents. Apple alleged Samsung copied its iPhone designs, or "trade dress," as part of its 2011-2012 lawsuit.
Qualcomm Says iPhone Violating 16 More Patents
Qualcomm this week filed yet more lawsuits against Apple over alleged patent infringement. Three new lawsuits say Apple's iPhones violate some 16 additional Qualcomm patents.
I wonder what this means?
I am more wondering why no one chose to comment here.