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Motorola back-pedals, drops ITC lawsuit against Apple

Here's a bit of interesting news added to this casual Tuesday evening. Back in August Motorola filed a lawsuit with the International Trade Commission against Apple for multiple devices like their iPhone and iPad. Many thought Motorola's patent portfolio had a good chance against Cupertino, and many believe that is in part why Google snatched up Motorola. Today things have clearly changed.

Samsung strikes Apple with iPhone 5 lawsuit and freed Galaxy Tab 10.1

The patent lawsuits never slow down. Now Samsung is coming at the Apple for their iPhone 5 with suits on eight different patents. Shockingly, none of them involve the use of 4G LTE technology. This report comes hot on the heels of Samsung squeezing its Galaxy Tab 10.1 to the US market in spite of Apple's attempts to ban the device. Six of the patents involved in this suit involve utility. The other two are directly related to UMTS 3G standard-essentials. More of less, these are the same suits Samsung filed against the iPhone 4S, because the devices use similar technology in those regards. In Samsung's new filing they say, “The iPhone 5 has the same accused functionality as the previously accused versions of the iPhone, so the proof of infringement of the patents-in-suit by the iPhone 5 is the same as for other Apple devices already accused of infringement in this litigation.” Apple has plenty of time before they need to respond to the claim. The discovery phase of the investigation closes July 8, 2013. Immediately after that the claim goes into the expert discovery phase, which ends August 30, 2013. Samsung is confident it will finish its investigations by then and shall require no additional time Perhaps we will see some suits regarding 4G LTE technology added by that time. As I mentioned in the opening, there is good news on the suit front as Slashgear is reporting that the ban on Galaxy Tab 10.1 in US has been lifted. People in that territory are free to purchase the tablets as Judge Lucy Koh of the Northern District of California decided the ban is not just. Of course, Samsung has already launched the follow-up the Galaxy Tab 10.1, but they should be able to move some back stock of the original, which will help undo some of the loss. [timeline] [via Slashgear]

Federal court gives Judge Koh jurisdiction over Galaxy Tab 10.1 sales ban

Here's a bit of good news for ol' Sammy: a US Federal circuit court of appeals has given Judge Lucy Koh jurisdiction over the Galaxy Tab 10.1 injunction that was put in place earlier this year. Before all of that courtroom drama went down between Apple and Samsung last month, Samsung was hit with a preliminary injunction against the Galaxy Tab 10.1, banning its sale in the US. That ban was put in place because it was presumed at the time that the tablet was infringing on one of Apple's design patents.

Samsung Galaxy Tab 10.1 still banned from store shelves

Samsung was hit with a huge fine during its court battle with Apple in a copyright infringement lawsuit last month. Samsung ended up having to pay just a little over $1 billion to Apple, which certainly isn't chump change by any means. The good news is that Samsung's Galaxy Tab 10.1 tablet was found not to be infringing on any of Apple's design patents this time around. However, the tablet suffered a different fate back in June, when the court thought that the Galaxy Tab 10.1 was most likely infringing on Apple's designs. That was enough to have the tablet banned from being sold in the US.

Samsung plays offense, will sue Apple if they release an LTE iPhone

Just when we thought it was almost over, we realize the party has only just started. New reports today are clearly stating that while Samsung might have lost the battle, in the end they'll win the war. According to the Korean Times Samsung holds just over 10% of all 4G LTE (long term evolution) patents and is prepared to play some offense of their own in the courtroom.

Samsung CEO: Lawsuits won’t hinder our ability to produce the best products

Samsung is rather busy this morning announcing a slew of new products and devices onto the world and Android scene. While speaking on stage here in Berlin, Germany for Samsung Unpacked during IFA 2012 Samsung's CEO made it clear that the Apple lawsuit won't cause any problems. And took the chance to take a shot at Apple -- claiming Samsung makes the best products in the industry. We'd have to agree!

Google makes a brief statement regarding Apple v Samsung trial

Up until today Google has been rather silent regarding the Apple vs Samsung lawsuit that many are calling AppSung. After the jury ruled completely and utterly in favor of Apple claiming Samsung infringed on multiple patents -- and requested over 1 billion in damages Google has finally chimed in with a comment.