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Microsoft collects 13 design patents for Surface, keyboard covers

The U.S. Patent and Trademark Office yesterday awarded Microsoft 13 design patents for its Surface line of tablets, including the innovative Touch keyboards/covers, according to published documents.

Microsoft's Xbox cleared of Google patent violation charge

An administrative law judge at the U.S. International Trade Commission has ruled against a ban on Microsoft's Xbox as he found it did not violate a patent owned by Motorola Mobility.

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Nokia wins German patent injunction against HTC over power-saving technology

Nokia has won an injunction against the sale in Germany of some HTC handsets that infringe on a power-saving technology for mobile phones.

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Apple vs. Samsung, Round 2 to proceed in California court

A judge in California has ruled that a patent infringement lawsuit between Apple and Samsung Electronics will continue, after indicating earlier that she would like to put the case on hold pending resolution of an appeal in another patent dispute between the two companies before the same court.

Judge lowers Apple's $1 billion Samsung award, orders partial retrial

A judge has ordered a partial retrial in Apple's patent lawsuit against Samsung in California, and has cut hundreds of millions of dollars from the $1 billion in damages that Apple was awarded last summer.

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High-tech innovators and investors call for Congressional action on patent trolls

More than 60 thought leaders, including Mark Cuban, have signed an Electronic Frontier Foundation letter asking the House Judiciary Committee to investigate patent trolling.

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Facebook sued over 'Like' button by Dutch programmer's family

The programmer held two patents dealing with sharing and updating social media content long before the social networking site launched

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Court refuses Apple's request to ban Samsung Galaxy Nexus

A U.S. appeals court has denied Apple a rehearing on the rejection of an injunction on sales of the Samsung Galaxy Nexus.

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IBM dominates 2012 patent count with Google, Apple surging

IBM earned 6,478 utility patents last year, topping the list of patent winners for the 20th year in a row

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Patent fights rage on in 2013

Over the past year, patent battles have been fought by tech companies in courtrooms all over the world. The litigation is far from over though, however, and will continue throughout 2013. This is what's at stake on the patent battlefield in the near future.