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HTC, Qualcomm scramble to rework HTC One chip design to avoid import ban

HTC and Qualcomm are reworking a radio chip for the HTC One smartphone in order to avoid a U.S. ban on imports of patent-infringing technology, according to a Wall Street Journal report.

German court rules Apple photo-management patent invalid because of Steve Jobs keynote

Germany's Federal Patent Court invalidated an Apple photo-management patent because Steve Jobs showed how the technology worked during a keynote months before the company applied for the patent in Europe.

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Patent trolls will gain from a single European system, vendors warn

The creation of a pan-European patent system will help spread abusive patent litigation to Europe and could lead to E.U.-wide sales bans on products, leading tech vendors have claimed.

Microsoft wins jury trial in patent dispute with Motorola

A Seattle jury ruled in favor of Microsoft in a long-running patent dispute with Motorola over the h.264 video compression standard.

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Apple is the company most targeted by patent trolls

All but two of the top 30 companies targeted by "patent trolls" seeking licensing fees are in the technology sector, with Apple leading the way.

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Samsung claims Ericsson is demanding billions more for its patent licenses

Samsung Electronics claims that Ericsson demanded billions more for patent licenses after their license agreement expired in 2007.

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Facebook eyes making local connections with mesh networks

Facebook has designed a system that would allow individuals and advertisers to make direct connections to those physically nearby that share similar interests or are open to receiving certain advertisements.

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Google adds 79 data center software patents to no-sue pledge

Google has added 79 patents to the list of patents for which it pledges not to sue any user, distributor or developer of open-source software, unless first attacked.

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Movement expected Friday in Apple, Samsung patent wars

Action is expected Friday in two separate patent infringement cases brought by Apple against Samsung.

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US vetoes import ban on Apple over Samsung patent claim

The Obama administration has vetoed a decision by the U.S. International Trade Commission to ban the import of certain Apple products to the U.S. on the grounds they infringed a Samsung Electronics technology patent.

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