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Google’s Motorola buyout approved by EU, will be vigilant

The acquisition of Motorola Mobility by Google has been given the green light and thumbs up from the European Union today. This unconditional regulatory...

Dutch court rejects Apple’s case against the Galaxy Tab 10.1

After a solid year of courts beckoning to Apple's call, it would seem that sanity is returning to European benches. Taking a queue from...

Apple blew $100 million on its HTC lawsuit, and all it got was this...

Apple hates Android. With a passion. It hates Android as much as superfluous buttons and UI elements without gentle gradients. And if a rumor...

Pantech falls to Microsoft’s patent trolling, negotiates license fees

Last week Microsoft couldn't resist taunting Google over its licensing deal with LG, and it looks like the patent gravy train isn't set to...

Microsoft is a sore winner: pokes fun at Google over LG licensing deal

If you bought an Android smartphone or tablet in the last six months, odds are surprisingly good that you paid a considerable chunk of...

Google gets patents from IBM, including “computer phone”

In the great IP wars of the early 21st century, patents are bought and sold like AK-47s on the black market. And to extend...

Lenovo, ZTE and other Chinese OEMs band together to fight Android patent trolls

If you're tired of seeing all the patent lawsuit stories that pop up on Android Community, imagine how tired we are of writing them....

Apple applies for “Face and Presence Detection” patent — Android laughs

I'm not really sure where to start on this one other than oh wait -- Android already has the feature. It's called "Face Unlock"...

IP expert says Apple could earn $10 for every Android device

Apple's been pretty ruthless when it comes to Android litigation, even if their success rate has been hit or miss lately. After suing Samsung...

Oracle patent claim against Android tossed out

We have talked about the legal battle between Oracle and Google over alleged code in Android that was taken from Java. Apparently the USPTO...

HTC finishes workaround for avoiding Apple patent ruling

Generally when a company loses a patent litigation case against Apple, it doesn't look at the loss as a win. HTC is still saying...

Apple shouts, ITC jumps: HTC imports banned by April 2012

In a blow for Android, not to mention the free market, innovation and common sense, the United States International Trade commission has ruled in...

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