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HTC may have to pay Apple $6-$8 for every phone sold

A report has come out that HTC may have to pay Apple $6-$8 for every single smartphone they sell, according to Shaw Wu, an analyst at Sterne Agee. Apple and HTC announced a licensing and settlement deal over the weekend, but no monetary terms were included in the release. According to Wu, "conversations with industry sources" led him to reach the dollar amounts he is estimating.

Apple publishes “Samsung didn’t copy iPad” statement (but points out not everyone agrees)

Apple has followed court orders and publicly published acknowledgement of a UK court ruling that Samsung did not copy the iPad, though there's a sting in the tail. The statement - which is linked from the Apple UK homepage, but you may have to hunt a little to find it since it's buried right down at the footer - sticks to the court-mandated minimum font size, but also takes the opportunity to remind readers that courts elsewhere in the world thought differently.

Samsung beats Apple in multitouch suit in Dutch courts

Apple took the courts in the Netherlands with an infringement suit regarding multitouch technology. Dutch courts ruled in favor of Samsung, and cleared them of any infringement claims brought forth by Apple, according to a report from Reuters. This is similar to recent rulings in favor of Samsung in the UK and Germany.

Motorola Removes All But Two Android Devices from German Website

Over the last year, now Google-owned Motorola Mobility has been caught up in a variety of patent issues involving alleged infringement of Microsoft and Apple patents, many of which have since been upheld by various courts. Motorola has lost several counter-lawsuits in the ongoing debacle, resulting in injunctions, but has left the gadgets on its website. It seems, however, that the company has pulled all but two of its Android devices from its German website.

Patent troll comes after Google’s Voice Recognition and Apple’s Siri

Who doesn't love patent trolls who exist for the sole purpose of suing companies for an alleged slight on some patent that they have no intention of using? This time, Accredited Transcription Corp (ATC), the company in question, is coming after Google's Voice Recognition and Apple's Siri in regards to US patent 6,298,326.

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.