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ITC Rules Motorola Infringed Upon Microsoft Patents
2012-05-20 06:25:02

The US International Trade Commission (ITC) has ruled that some Motorola Mobility smartphones infringe upon patents owned by Microsoft, and as such those products will be prohibited from entering the country, various media outlets reported on Friday. According to Diane Bartz of Reuters, Microsoft first filed the complaint with the ITC in October 2010, accusing the Illinois-based telecommunications company of infringing upon nine patents for Windows Mobile and Windows Phone. Two of those...

German Court Rules Against Samsung In Patent Case
2012-01-22 05:44:12

A German court ruled in favor of Apple and against Samsung in the first of the latter's seven patent infringement claims against the former, various media outlets reported on Friday. The decision was handed down by Mannheim Regional Court judge Andreas Voss, and while Forbes.com Contributor Nigam Arora said that the judge's complete written ruling was not available as of Friday evening, the patent involved "is believed to be EP 1,005,726." "This patent claim is not likely to have any...

Apple Loses Ruling In Motorola Patent Case
2012-01-15 04:20:05

Motorola did not violate a trio of Apple patents with their Droid line of smartphones, a U.S. International Trade Commission (USITC) judge ruled on Friday. According to CNET reporters David Hamilton and Josh Lowensohn, the ruling, which was first filed by Apple in October 2010, still needs to be approved by the full six-person USITC commission. Nonetheless, the decision, handed down by Administrative Law Judge Theodore Essex, "[deals] a blow to Apple's legal offensive against the...


Word of the Day
siliqua
  • A Roman unit of weight, 1⁄1728 of a pound.
  • A weight of four grains used in weighing gold and precious stones; a carat.
  • In anatomy, a formation suggesting a husk or pod.
  • The lowest unit in the Roman coinage, the twenty-fourth part of a solidus.
  • A coin of base silver of the Gothic and Lombard kings of Italy.
'Siliqua' comes from a Latin word meaning 'a pod.'
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