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Appleā€™s New Chance Against Google in Patent Fight?

Federal judge Richard Posner may have gone too far in throwing out Apple’s patent suit last year.

Microsoft Trounces Google in Battle Over Standards-Essential Patents

A precedent-setting victory and an embarrassing blow to Google.
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ATD Week in Review: The Brin-Wojcicki Split and Apple’s iPhone Trade-In

The week in AllThingsD, in one convenient post. You’re welcome!
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What Does the Microsoft-Motorola Mobility Patent Case Mean for BlackBerry?

Potential grounds for renegotiating the patent licensing fees it pays to Google’s Motorola Mobility division.
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Google Scraps Moto X Inscriptions for Launch

Quality issues with customized engraving.
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Motorola Mobility’s Moto X Offers Customized Colors and More

Motorola’s Moto X adjusts to meetings and moving cars, and its camera is always ready.
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Moto X Stands Out in Sea of Phone Sameness

New $200 smartphone from Google-owned Motorola Mobility aims to use personalization of color and inscriptions as one of its key components.
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Scope of Upcoming Apple, Google Patent Trial Now Slightly Less Ridiculous

The companies trim the list of patents at issue in the case to eight.
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News Byte

FTC Finalizes Google Standards-Essential Patent Deal

The Federal Trade Commission today finalized its settlement with Google over the company’s alleged misuse of the standards-essential patents it gained as part of its $12.5 billion acquisition of Motorola Mobility in 2011. The final order requires Google to license those standards-essential patents on fair, reasonable, and nondiscriminatory (FRAND) terms, and prevents the company from using them as a weapon against rivals by seeking product injunctions and importation bans based on them.

The Next Steps to Watch for in the Unfolding Dell Buyout Drama

Another potential vote next week. Then what?
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