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Seoul Court Rules That Apple Didn’t Violate Samsung’s Patents

A Seoul court ruled that Apple Inc. didn’t violate some of Samsung Electronics Co.’s patents, dealing a rare blow to the South Korean smartphone maker in its home turf.

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Supreme Court to Weigh Whether Software Is Patentable

The U.S. Supreme Court will attempt to answer a question that has perplexed the technology industry for decades: When is a piece of software patentable?

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House Passes Bill Aimed at Patent “Trolls”

The House overwhelmingly passed legislation Thursday aimed at discouraging frivolous lawsuits by patent holders who hope to extract settlements from companies wary of litigation costs.

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Bill on Patent “Trolls” Seen Likely to Pass House

Supporters are confident that legislation designed to cut down on abusive patent lawsuits will pass a House vote this week, despite late objections from several groups on the right.

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Jury: Samsung Owes Apple Another $290 Million

The verdict is the result of a partial retrial of last year’s landmark case in which a jury found Samsung liable for infringing multiple Apple patents
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Samsung Says Apple Is Trying to Patent Pretty Phones and Shouldn’t Get More Than Another $52 Million

Apple and Samsung are making their final case to a jury in a partial retrial of last year’s patent infringement case.
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Appeals Court Revives Apple Bid for Ban on Samsung Devices

A federal appeals court on Monday gave Apple Inc. a fresh chance to argue Samsung Electronics Co. should be barred from selling phones and tablets a jury said infringed on patents held by the computer giant.

Judge to Samsung: Tell Me Again Why I Shouldn’t Sanction You

It appears Samsung’s lawyers did improperly share their rival’s business information that was supposed to be kept from their clients.
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Samsung Extends Agreement to License Nokia Patents

Samsung will owe Nokia money, but just how much will be settled through binding arbitration — a process not likely to be concluded until 2015.
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Patent Trolls Love Apple