If you’re keeping track of the multiple, and let’s face it, tiresome Samsung / Apple patent debacle, a document that just turned up at the ITC might spell more trouble for the Korean manufacturer. It’s a publicly redacted version of Judge Pender’s recommendations, and pertains to the October ruling that deemed Samsung borrowed four of Cupertino’s designs. The most iconic being design patent D618,678 (that which you see above). The others include multi-touch patent 7,479,949 (which was tentatively invalidated) along with two other patents (RE41,922 and 7,912,501) relating to graphic display elements and audio hardware detection. If the recommendations are adopted — and FOSS Patents suggests this is entirely possible — Samsung could face a US import ban after a 60 day presidential review, an order prohibiting “significant” sales of infringing products in America along with a posting a bond for 88 percent of the entered value of mobile phones (plus 32.5 percent for media players and 37.6 percent for tablets) that include the breaching design features. Pender has, however, reportedly cleared several Samsung “designarounds” which, if implemented to satisfaction, would mean the tech giant could continue trading. For now though, the recommendations are awaiting the Commission’s review.
Filed under: Cellphones, Tablets, Mobile, Apple, Samsung
Via: FOSS Patents
Source: ITC (Doc ID 500118)
angry tapir writes “Just a few days after Ericsson filed several patent-infringement lawsuits against Samsung in the U.S., the Swedish mobile phone company also filed a complaint with the U.S. International Trade Commission (ITC), asking for an import ban of a wide range of Samsung products, including the Galaxy S III and the Galaxy Note. Ericsson alleges that Samsung violates Section 337 of the Tariff Act by importing patent-infringing products into the U.S and selling them”
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Remember when Path was super quiet with your nice group of fifty people? That’s all going to change now. As I broke at TNW, Path has been tinkering with the notion of importing items from other social networks. The feature has now been released in the latest update to the app.
You can now import Facebook status updates, Instagram photos and Foursquare check-ins right to your Path stream. Is this something that you really want? We’ll get to that.
It’s been a few months since the International Trade Commission affirmed its decision to ban a selection of Motorola‘s Android portfolio from import, but the ruling will only start in earnest from today. While the ITC mentioned the likes of the Google-powered Atrix, Xoom, Droid 2 — alongside a whole pile of lesser-known models– the exclusion covers all Motorola devices that infringe on Microsoft’s patents for email-based meeting scheduling. Motorola has stated that it has already been proactive in ensuring its phones remain available in the US — the ruling won’t affect devices already in stock.
In its own words: “In view of the ITC exclusion order which becomes effective Wednesday with respect to the single ActiveSync patent upheld in Microsoft’s ITC-744 proceeding, Motorola has taken proactive measures to ensure that our industry-leading smartphones remain available to consumers in the U.S. We respect the value of intellectual property and expect other companies to do the same.”
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iPhone maker accuses the Taiwan handset maker of continuing to infringe on one of its patents despite a court order to remove the feature.
Trade agency suggests limiting the use of bans to block imports based on patents that are part of industry standards.
symbolset writes “In the long running dispute between Motorola and Microsoft, Judge David Shaw of the ITC recommended Monday an import ban on Xbox 360 S consoles, as they are found to infringe Motorola’s patents (PDF). The judge also ordered Microsoft post a bond of 7 percent of the retail price of all unsold U.S. Xbox inventory. The decision will go to the ITC’s board of commissioners, who will either uphold the recommendation or overturn it. ‘Microsoft argued that Shaw’s exclusion order does not serve the public interest because it would leave consumers of video game consoles with only two options to satisfy their needs: the Sony Playstation and the Nintendo Wii. Shaw rejected that argument, finding that the public interest in enforcing intellectual property rights outweighs any potential economic impact on video game console buyers.’”
This follows news last week of Microsoft winning an import ban on Motorola’s Android devices.
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Microsoft has won an ITC ruling that will force Motorola to either modify the software on its Android phones, or face imports of handsets into the US being blocked. The victory, which saw Microsoft argue that Motorola had failed to properly license an ActiveSync related patent in its handsets, could still be struck down by President
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The U.S. International Trade Commission issued an import ban Friday on any Android devices from Motorola that infringe one of Microsoft's patents.
Bliss — a future where you don’t have to use every location app simultaneously. Facebook has confirmed with me that its new location APIs let any third-party app import and display the checkins and location-tagged posts published to Facebook by other apps. This turns Facebook into a location backbone that can power serendipitous meetups and other geo-functionality no matter which apps you and your friends use.