Apple 7, 8, 10, Xs and Xr infringe Qualcomm patent
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Judge recommends ban on some iPhones

ITC Judge MaryJoan McNamara has declared some verdicts. Apple is infringing one of three patents and she recommends a ban on iPhones manufactured in China being imported into the USA. This is a hardware patent 674 and it doesn’t look that there is a quick workaround.

Qualcomm posts bonds to enforce iPhone 7 / 8 Germany ban
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Investigative dive: Apple or 3400 distributors cannot sell 7 or 8

Qualcomm has posted a bond to enforce an iPhone 7 / 8 Germany ban and affecting immediately Apple or its 3400 distributors which are not allowed to sell, distributive or import iPhone 7 or 8 and plus variants of both. Apple has been in dispute with Qualcomm over licensing and lost the hardware patent case in a German court in Munich on December 20th, 2018. After Qualcomm posted a bond, the permanent injunction is immediately enforceable.

Apple's loss to Qualcomm in Germany means iPhone destruction
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Deeper dive: Germany can even arrest executives

Last week’s ruling in a district court in Munich, Germany is about a hardware patent named tracking envelope and it affects the  iPhone 7, 8 and 8 Plus. This is a tough defeat for Apple as while it can issue an OS update and remove the features in software and fix the China ruling,  it cannot stop using Qualcomm hardware patents in German phones.

Apple ban not specific to OS version
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Tuesday, 11 December 2018 04:14

Apple ban not specific to OS version


Investigation: 
Ban stays during 10 days “appeal”

Monday was a busy day for both Apple and Qualcomm as the Fuzhou Intermediate People’s Court in China has granted  Qualcomm’s request for two preliminary injunctions against four Chinese subsidiaries of Apple Inc., ordering them to immediately cease infringing upon two Qualcomm patents through the unlicensed importation, sale and offers for sale in China of the iPhone 6S, iPhone 6S Plus, iPhone 7, iPhone 7 Plus, iPhone 8, iPhone 8 Plus and iPhone X.

China court bans iPhone 6S to X sales
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Tuesday, 11 December 2018 00:56

China court bans iPhone 6S to X sales


Qualcomm patent infringement

Today is a big day in the tech industry especially for Qualcomm and Apple as after years of legal battle, a Chinese court decided that Apple is infringing two Qualcomm’s patents, resulting in the immediate ban of import and sale and offers for sale for various phones.

Qualcomm on verge of Apple resolution
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Friday, 30 November 2018 10:59

Qualcomm on verge of Apple resolution


CEO Steve Mollenkopf confirms

In a chat with CNBC, Qualcomm’s CEO confirmed that it and Apple are on the doorstep of a resolution of  multi quarter licensing related issues. What CNBC didn’t tell you is that Apple doesn’t want to pay Qualcomm a tiny amount of money as it wants a special and favorable deal.  

US to insist foreign companies have to obey its copyright laws
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Supremes rule that your company will have to face US Justice

The United States has decided that its justice system is so superior to everyone else's that if a US company thinks you have used its patented technology you will have to travel across the planet to defend yourself in one of its kangaroo courts.

Apple deals with crumbling empire
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Monday, 12 March 2018 11:56

Apple deals with crumbling empire


... with a keyboard that fights crumbs

Fruity cargo cult Apple, which is having huge problems with coming up with anything new, has developed a keyboard which can see off humanity's greatest enemy – the crumb.

IBM still breaking patent records
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Friday, 09 February 2018 10:38

IBM still breaking patent records


Still inventing like a mad thing


While the media attention has shifted away from Biggish Blue in the hardware world, there are signs that the company is still quietly getting on with it and inventing things.

Kaspersky trolls patent troll
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Thursday, 31 August 2017 12:41

Kaspersky trolls patent troll


Why don’t you pay us $5,000 to go away?

Kaspersky Labs turned the tables on an East Texas patent troll who demanded a cash settlement before it would go away.