Shareholders paid Thursday for Google's $12 billion acquisition of Motorola last May
FORTUNE -- We may never know for certain whether Google (GOOG) spent $12.5 billion on Motorola Mobility last May primarily because Sergey Brin and Larry Page wanted to get into the cellphone and set-top box manufacturing business or if they thought Motorola's 17,000 patents would give them some IP armor to fend off Apple's (AAPL) "thermonuclear" assault on the MOREPhilip Elmer-DeWitt - Oct 18, 2012 4:22 PM ET
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Unfortunately, as many MOREJP Mangalindan, Writer - Oct 17, 2012 6:30 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
A wave of product launches fails to steal the thunder of next week's special event
FORTUNE -- "When is the worst time to launch a phone?" Topeka's Brian White asked in a note to clients Wednesday.
His answer: "When Apple does."
Sure enough, although Nokia (NOK) and Google's (GOOG) Motorola division launched new smartphones Wednesday and Amazon (AMZN) introduced a new Kindle Fire tablet Thursday, none of them managed to overshadow investors' rising MOREPhilip Elmer-DeWitt - Sep 6, 2012 7:03 PM ET
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Under a new partnership being announced with Discover, PayPal is super-sizing the number of U.S. merchant locations it will be accepted at — more than seven million. ... Just two weeks ago, Square made a huge splash after announcing that Starbucks would use the MOREJP Mangalindan, Writer - Aug 22, 2012 2:09 PM ET
Tagline: "Samsapple. Think Slightly Different."
FORTUNE -- Conan O'Brien is an equal opportunity satirist. He loves to puncture Apple's (AAPL) hype and pomposity (see here). But on Tuesday night Team Coco lampooned Samsung's claim -- made in all seriousness in court earlier that day -- that no consumer could mistake a Galaxy smartphone or tablet for an iPhone or iPad.Philip Elmer-DeWitt - Aug 8, 2012 5:53 AM ET
And by the way, you owe us $2.5 billion in sales, damages and lost profits for ours
FORTUNE -- On Monday, Reuters reported that Apple (AAPL) and Samsung were far apart in their second round of court-ordered settlement talks, but we had no idea how far apart.
According to FOSS Patents' Florian Mueller, who has reviewed documents filed Tuesday morning, Apple is demanding
$500 million in lost profits
$25 million in royalty damages
$2 billion MORE
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FORTUNE – In a world increasingly going mobile, platform is destiny. The operating system will determine who rules -- or at least who has a seat at a lavish feast. Whether manufacturing phones or tablets, selling mobile ads or MOREJul 16, 2012 8:44 AM ET
Not just patent trolls, but companies with a combined worth of over $1 trillion have filed IP suits
FORTUNE -- FOSS Patents' Florian Mueller used the discovery Friday that Fujifilm has filed a patent infringement suit against Google (GOOG) subsidiary Motorola Mobility to ask why it is that Android attracts so many intellectual property lawsuits.
He's not talking about patent trolls. They sue everybody, including Apple (AAPL).
He's talking about publicly traded companies MOREPhilip Elmer-DeWitt - Jul 15, 2012 7:03 PM ET
First in Washington, then in London
FORTUNE -- Apple (AAPL) may be on a winning streak with Samsung, but this week it lost two courtroom skirmishes with HTC -- the first smartphone manufacturer to be sued in Steve Jobs' "thermonuclear" war against Google's (GOOG) Android operating system.
On Monday, the U.S. International Trade Commission in Washington refused to grant the emergency ban on 29 HTC smartphones that Apple had requested in June.
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