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Apple files patent for wireless charging from up to 1 meter away

The guys from Cupertino have been busy with patents lately, and today we have one more to report on. It appears that Apple has filed for a patent regarding wireless charging. Yes, a feature we enjoy in our Nexus 4, the new Nokia Lumia, and multiple other devices. Better hide those Nexus 4's before it's too late. The patent is based around wireless charging technology using magnetic resonance -- something that's been around for some time. More details after the break.

No injunction for Motorola in Microsoft case, Judge says

The US patent suit between Motorola and Microsoft wrapped up last month, but today Motorola was dealt a pretty serious blow by federal Judge James Robart. Robart denied Motorola's request for an injunction on Microsoft products today, which of course means that Microsoft can continue selling the allegedly infringing products here in the US. That isn't the best sign for Google, which shelled out billions of dollars to buy Motorola, partly so it could have access to the company's massive patent portfolio.

Judge allows Samsung to peek in on HTC and Apple’s patent deal

In case you haven't been following along, Samsung and Apple have been fighting in court quite a bit this year. Earlier this month Apple and HTC settled their differences and came up with a 10-year agreement deal. While this is good for HTC, Samsung has still been getting beat up pretty bad by those Cupertino lawyers but recently a Judge has thrown them a bone in regards to the HTC deal. Read on for more details.

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.