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Samsung's 3G patent ruled invalid in Germany

A patent that Samsung considers essential to the 3G standard was invalidated by the German Federal Patent Court that ruled in favor of Apple.

Judge says Apple, Motorola pursuing business strategy in court

A court in Florida said that Apple and Motorola Mobility have no interest in quickly and efficiently resolving a patent infringement lawsuit, but are instead using their litigations around the world as "a business strategy that appears to have no end."

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Samsung infringed Apple patent on text selection, says ITC judge

A handful of Samsung smartphones infringe an Apple patent on text selection, according to the initial determination of a U.S. International Trade Commission judge.

Lodsys sues developers large and small over in-app purchasing patents

Lodsys, the patent-holding company that first made waves a couple years ago, filed suit this week against a slew of iOS developers.

Patent officials reinstate three Apple patent claims, but not one key to Samsung suit

The U.S. Patent and Trademark Office has reinstated three claims in an Apple patent it had tentatively rejected last fall. But it did not reinstate the claim involved in Apple's lawsuit against Samsung.

Remains of the Day: Fool on the hill

Yes, yes, it's April Fool's Day. But here at the Remains of the Day, it's business as usual. So you can read about non-resellable MP3s, rumors about the next two iPhones, and Tim Cook's handsome, handsome yearbook photos without any fear that we're out to fool you.

Remains of the Day: Witness for the prosecution

Siri's getting its day in court, Apple's putting boots on the ground around the world, and the Biggest Little City in the World is getting its head in the cloud.

Remains of the Day: Digital wrongs management

One patent-holding firm says it will see Apple in court. Elsewhere, people continue to pontificate on Apple's newest hire, and Walmart takes a page from Apple's playbook--and uses Apple's devices to do it.

Remains of the Day: Jailhouse rock

Apple gives credit where credit is due, one app developer illustrates the difficulty of creating software, and police take down an Apple-related theft ring--with a twist.

Remains of the Day: Sounds like

A former Apple executive turns over a new leaf, Apple gets sued in stereo (where available), and the sad tale of a Mac from a bygone era.