and reported a few details regarding a lawsuit from Nokia aimed right at HTC and their new flagship One smartphone. The word on the street was Nokia sued over some microphones in the One, and received an injunction against the smartphone. However, today HTC has confirmed that isn't accurate and their smartphone will continue to be available worldwide with no further delays.
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HTC One with tons of attention and eager buyers it sadly faced a few small delays. Now however, it appears to be in more trouble after a court in the Netherlands has awarded Nokia a preliminary injunction on the handset over the microphone.
Google's latest move and pledge at least makes us hopeful. The companies unofficial motto is "Don't be evil" and today that slogan lives on as they've announced their Open Patent Non-Assertion (OPN) Pledge. So what is that?
Microsoft is involved in, only this time regarding a patent used by Google Maps. So far the details are still flowing in but this interesting report and lawsuit could wind up having Maps banned in Germany at the hands of Microsoft.
Apple vs Samsung trial has been in the news again this week a few times. Last year Apple won one of the biggest lawsuits in their ongoing Android battle and a Judge awarded them over $1 billion in damages from Samsung for patent infringement. While that numbers slowly been dropped, today Judge Koh removed 450 million from that, and ordered a new damages trial with a fresh new Jury.
Microsoft, and Apple. For those not following along at home Microsoft holds multiple key patents and has inked deals with just about everyone in the Android tablet and smartphone market for royalties. Now that Nikon has an Android camera, they're also getting thrown in the Microsoft coin jar.
back in June. Judge Alsup ruled that the 37 Java APIs that Google supposedly infringed on were not copyrightable because anybody could write code that carries out similar functions to the APIs. Oracle, however, wants the court to keep pursuing the case because it believes there is strong evidence that Google infringed on its copyrights.
Samsung and Apple are driving forces at the moment. The other side of the Samsung and Apple story deals with lawsuits. These again, are hard to ignore at the moment.