Marc FerrantiEditor in Chief , IDG News Service

Marc Ferranti is the editor in chief of the IDG News Service, and is based in New York.

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Apple under the gun as US e-book trial starts

Apple appears to face an uphill battle as it goes to trial Monday in New York on e-book price fixing charges brought by the U.S. government.

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Apple, Motorola appeal dismissal of patent infringement case

Apple and Motorola Mobility, now a subsidiary of Google, have separately appealed the June decision of a U.S. federal judge to throw out their patent case.

ITC affirms ruling against Kodak in patent case with RIM, Apple

The U.S. International Trade Commission has affirmed a prior ruling that an Eastman Kodak patent asserted in a complaint against Apple and Research In Motion is invalid.

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Report: Facebook bolsters efforts to build smartphone

Facebook is revitalizing its effort to create a smartphone, recruiting engineers who have experience with mobile devices, according to a weekend story in the New York Times.

China approves Google acquisition of Motorola Mobility

Chinese regulatory authorities have approved Google's acquisition of Motorola Mobility, paving the way for the deal to close within the week.

Apple files for preliminary injunction against Galaxy Tab 10.1

In the latest move in a complex series of patent-related cases, Apple filed a motion in a U.S. district court late Friday to ban Samsung Electronics' Galaxy Tab 10.1 in the U.S.

Apple, Samsung pare down claims in US smartphone, tablet patent case

Responding to a U.S. district court judge's order, Apple and Samsung Electronics have trimmed the number of claims they will assert.


Apple files EU patent complaint against Motorola Mobility

Apple has asked the European Commission to intervene in its patent battle with Motorola Mobility.

AT&T, DOJ file motion to halt T-Mobile proceedings

AT&T has asked a judge to put on hold the U.S. Department of Justice's lawsuit to block its merger with T-Mobile USA while the two companies decide whether to move forward with the deal.

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Judge denies Apple request to halt sales of some Samsung products

A U.S. district court judge has denied Apple's request to halt sales of four Samsung products in an ongoing patent infringement lawsuit.