A new report says Apple is now the second most valuable brand in the world
FORTUNE -- Apple (AAPL), Amazon (AMZN) and Samsung are up sharply.
HP (HPQ), Dell (DELL), Microsoft (MSFT) and Nokia (NOK) are down.
Such are the high-tech highlights from Interbrand's 13th annual Best Global Brands report, issued Thursday.
Based on, among other things, the strength of a brand to command a premium price, Apple was the top rising brand of MOREPhilip Elmer-DeWitt - Oct 5, 2012 7:06 AM ET
Adding up worldwide court rulings against Android devices, the total has reached 17
FORTUNE -- In July, FOSS Patents' Florian Mueller looked at the number of major publicly traded companies that have filed patent infringement suits against devices running on Google's (GOOG) Android platform (seven with a total market cap of $1.06 trillion) and the number of Apple (AAPL) and Microsoft (MSFT) patents Android devices have been found by a court MOREPhilip Elmer-DeWitt - Sep 27, 2012 8:36 AM ET
Could be forced to recall or destroy all infringing Motorola smartphones and tablets
FORTUNE -- A German court has handed Apple (AAPL) a significant victory in a patent infringement case against Google's (GOOG) Motorola division, according to a report posted early Friday by FOSS Patents' Florian Mueller.
A regional court in Munich ruled that Motorola's smartphones and tablets violate the European equivalent of Apple's U.S. Patent No. 7,469,381, which came to be known MOREPhilip Elmer-DeWitt - Sep 14, 2012 4:15 AM ET
After last week's $1B verdict, it amends a second patent suit to cover 21 new devices
FORTUNE -- Claiming that Samsung has "continued to flood the market with copycat products," Apple (AAPL) on Friday asked a federal court in San Jose for a new jury trial to rule on 21 more "infringing products" -- including Samsung's best-selling Galaxy S III and Galaxy Note.
The filing, an amendment to a suit filed in MOREPhilip Elmer-DeWitt - Sep 1, 2012 7:08 AM ET
Maybe eventually. But Apple is working its way up the food chain, and it's got a full plate
FORTUNE -- There was an elephant in the courtroom when Apple (AAPL) won its billion-dollar patent infringement award against Samsung Friday, and its name is Google (GOOG).
After all, Google engineers were directly involved in developing at least one of the phones (the Nexus S) found to have infringed Apple's patents, and every one MOREPhilip Elmer-DeWitt - Aug 25, 2012 7:58 AM ET
Claiming every trial delay is costing them money, Cupertino turns up the rhetorical heat
FORTUNE -- In a motion filed in California federal court Monday, Apple (AAPL) accused Samsung of not only stealing its intellectual property, but using courtroom delaying tactics to steal more of the iPhone's market share.
FOSS Patent's Florian Mueller has the money quote:
"While the parties have been readying the case for trial Samsung has vaulted into first place MOREPhilip Elmer-DeWitt - May 8, 2012 10:36 AM ET
With one $12.5B deal it gets two weapons: a manufacturing arm and a rich IP portfolio
Google's (GOOG) announcement Monday that it has agreed to buy Motorola's recently spun off mobile devices business -- listed on NASDAQ as Motorola Mobility (MMI) -- for $12.5 billion could mean one of two things.
Either Google really wants to get into the Android manufacturing business -- putting it into direct competition primarily with Apple (AAPL), MOREPhilip Elmer-DeWitt - Aug 15, 2011 9:14 AM ET
The payoff should Apple prevail in the patent wars: an estimated $30 billion
In a note to clients issued Thursday, Bernstein's Toni Sacconaghi takes a hard look at the flurry of patent lawsuits Apple (AAPL) has launched against the manufacturers of Google (GOOG) Android phones.
All in all, he likes Apple's chances. The two key bullet points (we quote):
We anticipate that Apple will push its legal claims hard and unrelentingly and believe MOREPhilip Elmer-DeWitt - Jul 28, 2011 12:50 PM ET
Steve Jobs claimed that Google "stole" this Apple innovation. Last week, the ITC agreed.
When an iPhone receives a message that contains a phone number or an address -- e-mail, Web or street -- those bits of data are automatically highlighted, underlined and turned into clickable links.
Click on the phone number, and the iPhone asks if you want to dial it. Click on the Web address, and it opens in Safari. MOREPhilip Elmer-DeWitt - Jul 16, 2011 7:45 AM ET
Apple changes its in-house legal guard. Samsung wants Apple's outside counsels ousted
On the heels of a Reuters report that Apple's (AAPL) chief patent counsel has been replaced by Hewlett-Packard's (HPQ) top intellectual properties attorney (something that, according to their LinkedIn profiles, may have happened two months ago), comes a 20 page motion from Samsung asking the U.S. District Court for the Northern District of California to throw out most, if MOREPhilip Elmer-DeWitt - Jul 12, 2011 8:45 AM ET
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