Apple won $290 million in damages from Samsung Electronics after a jury ruled in its favor in a retrial of the smartphone titans' 2012 patent infringement clash.
Wireless modem and M2M vendor Sierra Wireless filed complaints with the European Commission and the U.S. Federal Trade Commission against Nokia, alleging that Nokia is behaving unfairly in how it licenses its patents.
A senior Apple executive said Samsung Electronics' alleged copying of Apple's products subsequently made selling the iPhone and iPad more difficult.
Nokia and Samsung Electronics extended their patent-licensing agreement for another five years, a move that will likely be a boon for Nokia as its sells its handset business to Microsoft and patents become a more important part of its business.
After years of reverse-engineering electronics gadgets and looking for infringing products, a patent consortium owned by Apple, Microsoft, Ericsson, Sony, EMC and BlackBerry has filed a battery of lawsuits against Google and Android manufacturers like Samsung, HTC, Huawei and others. The action opens another, major front in the patent-infringement war that has engulfed virtually all of the world's major mobile players.
The U.S. International Trade Commission on Friday ordered a ban on the import and sale of older Samsung Electronics devices after ruling that they infringed on two Apple patents. However, the ITC's decision is not a clear victory for Apple in the two companies' long-running patent battle.
The Obama administration on Saturday effectively vetoed a looming U.S. import ban on older models of Apple's iPhone and iPad, overturning a ruling from the U.S. International Trade Commission in a rare decision that dealt a blow to Apple rival Samsung Electronics and could change how paint battles are fought.
Google finalized its settlement with the U.S. Federal Trade Commission, under which Google has agreed to no longer seek sales bans on products that infringe on the standards-essential patents it owns. The FTC set up an arbitration process for patent complaint as part of the settlement.
Apple and Samsung Electronics have held talks in recent months to try to resolve their disputes over patent infringement claims, and although no settlement appears to be at hand, the two companies are still in negotiations over a potential deal, according to a Wall Street Journal report.
The U.S. International Trade Commission ruled that Apple has infringed on a cellular data patent held by Samsung Electronics and ordered an import ban on older models of the iPhone and iPad, handing Samsung a legal victory in a long-simmering patent battle between the two companies that has lately favored Apple. Apple said it disagreed with the ruling and will appeal.