Patent Law

Australian court lifts ban on Galaxy Tab

The injunction previously won by Apple in Australia against the sale of Samsung’s Galaxy Tab has been overturned Tuesday as the result of a Federal Court appeal. The temporary injunction was unanimously ruled against by the court’s panel of judges, and will end Friday.

Business as usual for Apple in Germany despite injunction

On Friday, Motorola Mobility was granted a preliminary injunction against Apple by a German court, but despite that victory, it’s business as usual for the iPhone maker in Germany as of Monday. Apple’s retail and online stores are still selling the company’s entire range of products.

ITC staff: HTC Android ban not against public interest

The legal battle Apple is waging against Android could become one of Steve Jobs’ most influential legacies, and a new statement from the U.S. International Trade Commission (ITC) supporting Apple’s stance might prove a key victory for the company in that ongoing fight.

Steve Jobs tried to avoid legal battle with Samsung

Apple and Samsung clashed in a second day of hearings in an Australian court Thursday. Apple’s lawyers revealed that Steve Jobs attempted personally to avoid a legal battle between the two companies, and Samsung made a concession that could lead to hardware design compromises.

Apple raises antitrust specter in Samsung patent hearing

A hearing Monday saw Samsung argue that it has the right to pursue an injunction of Apple products in the Netherlands, while Apple claims that Samsung is overstepping its boundaries regarding its mobile wireless patents in an attempt to derail the launch of upcoming products.

Samsung adds to the pile with Australian lawsuit

Samsung has officially fired back at Apple in Australia, filing a cross claim today with the Federal Court of the country. The claim says that Apple’s iPhone and iPad infringe upon seven wireless patents held by Samsung, and seeks to invalidate some of Apple’s patents.

Dish, EchoStar Settle TiVo Patent Dispute for $500M

Dish and EchoStar have finally given up fighting against TiVo in the long-running dispute over DVR patents. After a court found Dish would have to replace its customers’ set-top boxes, the satellite TV provider decided it would be cheaper to license TiVo’s intellectual property instead.