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  • Jul 31, 2014
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Smartphone patents

iPhone4 imports banned after US agency ruling

A US trade agency has banned imports of Apple's iPhone 4 and a variant of the iPad 2 after finding the devices violate a patent held by South Korean rival Samsung Electronics.

Thursday, 6 June, 2013, 2:42am

Huawei, ZTE named in new dispute over 3G and 4G mobile patents

Huawei Technologies and ZTE - China's biggest telecommunications equipment manufacturers - have been accused of patent infringement in a case filed by InterDigital with the United States International Trade Commission.

4 Jan 2013 - 2:48am

Apple widens scope of Samsung patent lawsuit

Apple has sought to add infringement claims over six more Samsung Electronics products, including the Galaxy Note II, to its multibillion-dollar patent lawsuit against the South Korea-based company.

26 Nov 2012 - 12:55am

Apple ordered to tell Samsung details of HTC deal

A US judge has ordered Apple to disclose to rival Samsung Electronics details of a legal settlement the iPhone maker reached with Taiwan’s HTC, including terms of a 10-year patents licensing agreement.

22 Nov 2012 - 3:18pm

US judge tosses out Apple v Google lawsuit

An Apple lawsuit against Google’s Motorola Mobility unit over alleged patent abuse was thrown out on Monday just hours before trial, a setback for the iPhone maker in its efforts to gain leverage in the smartphone patent wars.

6 Nov 2012 - 2:38pm 1 comment