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Judge Orders Google And Motorola To Hand Over Information Regarding Android Development And Merger

Judge Orders Google And Motorola To Hand Over Information Regarding Android Development And Merger
The patent saga continues with U.S. Circuit Judge Richard A. Posner in Chicago ruling that Motorola and Google must provide Apple with information regarding Android development as well as information about the impending merger. It’s unclear exactly what specific “information” must be provided and while everyone goes ahead and assumes it’s some sort of top secret documentation, I’m betting it’s nothing of the sort and Apple won’t be gaining any trade secrets out of this. It’s all ridiculous and will only end as all of these patent suits have ended, with nothing more than a software update.

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Apple Can Still Sell iPad And iPhone After Winning Big Victory Over Motorola In Germany

Apple Can Still Sell iPad And iPhone After Winning Big Victory Over Motorola In Germany

Although the war will rage on for a few more years, Apple just scored a major victory in their legal war with Motorola Mobility in Germany. In December 2011 Apple lost a preliminary injunction with Motorola and faced the possibility of having their 3G-enabled products, like the iPad and iPhone, barred from Germany. However, a recent decision by the Karlsruhe Higher Regional Court has ruled that Motorola can not enforce their injunction against Apple while the appeals process is underway, meaning Apple is free to sell their products in Germany until the appeal has been resolved.

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Apple Disables iCloud Push Email Services In Germany Following Motorola Patent Dispute

Apple Disables iCloud Push Email Services In Germany Following Motorola Patent Dispute
After a German court ruling earlier this month that deemed Apple’s push email services for iCloud (and MobileMe) infringe upon a Motorola patent, the Cupertino company has been forced to disable the service in Germany.

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Apple Could Be Slapped With $38 Million Fine For Using iPad Name In China

Apple Could Be Slapped With $38 Million Fine For Using iPad Name In China

Apple comes down hard on manufacturers that attempt to use its product names — or any variation of its product names — for their own goods. We learned this yesterday when it was revealed the Cupertino company is demanding a New Zealand case manufacturer to change the name of its driPhone brand. But it seems Apple may be guilty of exactly the same practice, which could land it a $38 million fine from Chinese company Proview Technology.

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Apple Threatens To Sue Case Maker Over One Letter In Their Name

Apple Threatens To Sue Case Maker Over One Letter In Their Name

Known for being overly protective of its “i” brand, Apple has taken aim at another iPhone case manufacturer whose name is dangerously close to that of Apple’s most popular products. The company in question is called “driPhone,” and it produces a waterproof case for the iPhone and other mobile devices. But that could be about to change if Apple has its way.

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Apple Has Already Beat Motorola’s German Injunction Against iPhones And iPad Sales

Apple Has Already Beat Motorola’s German Injunction Against iPhones And iPad Sales

You know that so-called “permanent injunction” Motorola got against Apple that resulted in Apple pulling all iPhones and iPads short of the iPhone 4S off their online store earlier today? Already overruled, and Germans can once again get their iPhone and iPad on.

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Microsoft Just Bought Wisconsin Students 1,400 iPads As Penance For Their Profiteering

Microsoft Just Bought Wisconsin Students 1,400 iPads As Penance For Their Profiteering

Insult, meet injury. Microsoft has just inadvertently ended up buying 1,400 iPads to schools in Madison, Wisconsin. Bet they wish they were Windows 8 tablets instead.

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Today At Cult Of Android: Verizon Believes A 16GB SD Card Is Worth $100, HTC Confirms Sprint Phasing Out Carrier IQ, And More…

Today At Cult Of Android: Verizon Believes A 16GB SD Card Is Worth $100, HTC Confirms Sprint Phasing Out Carrier IQ, And More…
Android may not be every Mac user’s cup of tea, but it’s the biggest mobile operating system in the world, and it’s important to know what’s going on with Android — what it’s doing right, and what it’s doing wrong. Here’s the best stories that hit today over at our sister site, Cult of Android.

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Chinese Authors Sue Apple For $1.9 Million Over iBooks Copyright Violations [Report]

Chinese Authors Sue Apple For $1.9 Million Over iBooks Copyright Violations [Report]

A group of Chinese authors have reportedly filed a lawsuit against Apple in Beijing claiming that the Cupertino company is infringing copyright with books sold through its iBookstore. The Chinese financial magazine Caixin reports that nine authors from the China Written Works Copyright Society (CWWCS) are involved in the suit, which is hoping to secure 11.9 million yuan ($1.9 million) in compensation.

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Friday Night Fights: Is Samsung Really Copying Apple? [Feature]

Friday Night Fights: Is Samsung Really Copying Apple? [Feature]

Laaaaaaaaaaadies and Gentlemen, welcome to Friday Night Fights, a new series of weekly deathmatches between two no-mercy brawlers who will fight to the death — or at least agree to disagree — about which is better: Apple or Google, iOS or Android?

This week’s topic is one personal to both iOS and Android fans alike: is Samsung really copying Apple’s designs for its Galaxy series of Android smartphones and tablets? Samsung and Apple are brawling it out on pretty much every continent on Earth trying to get to the bottom of this issue, so it’s only fitting that we try to settle this one in the ring too.

In one corner, we have the 900 pound gorilla, Cult of Mac; in the opposite corner, wearing the green trunks, we have the plucky upstart, Cult of Android!

Place your bets, gentlemen! This is going be a bloody one.

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