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Remains of the Day: Charge!

Your iPhone may be getting more than just power from that charger. Elsewhere, the patent lawsuit is coming from inside the law firm and the iHernia of Mac portable concepts.

EU says Motorola abused its position by seeking and enforcing injunction against Apple

Motorola Mobility abuses its dominant position in the E.U. by seeking and enforcing an injunction against Apple in Germany on the basis of its mobile phone standard-essential patents (SEPs), the European Commission said in a preliminary antitrust review of the case on Monday.

Ban on iOS push mail stays but patent used to get it likely to be invalid, German court says

A patent that Motorola Mobility used to force Apple to turn off its iCloud push mail service in Germany is likely to be invalid, the Higher Regional Court in Karlsruhe said on Wednesday--but the ban will not be lifted, a court spokeswoman said.

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Motorola patent that banned Apple's push mail in Germany may be invalid, court says

A Motorola Mobility patent that was successfully used to force Apple to turn off its iCloud push email services for users in Germany last year could be invalid, the District Court in Mannheim, Germany, said on Friday.

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German court invalidates Apple slide-to-unlock patent

A German court has invalidated an Apple patent for the slide-to-unlock feature on mobile phones, according to a published report.

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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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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.

Remains of the Day: The war at home

Apple, Microsoft, and Google's battle for the home has begun in earnest; elsewhere, Apple's in a non-patentable pinch, Passbook is passing go, and you could have been reading this in Apple Freedom.

Samsung phones unaffected as Apple patent case drags on

A judge has denied Apple's request for a permanent injunction on 26 Samsung phones that were the focus of the patent lawsuit