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Motorola Mobility Sheds Manufacturing Bases In China, Brazil; Singapore Electronics Maker Flextronics To Take Over Operationsview story

http://techcrunch.com – Google-owned Motorola Mobility is shedding its manufacturing operations in Tianjin, China, and Jaguariuna, Brazil — with long-time manufacturing partner Flextronics agreeing to acquire the factories and take on management and operation. (IT news)

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Nokia Wins Tribunal Ruling Against RIM In WLAN Patent Licensing Disputeview story

http://techcrunch.com – More bad news for RIM — which commanded only a 4.3 percent share of the global smartphone market in Q3, according to IDC — Nokia has won a tribunal ruling against the BlackBerry-maker regarding its WLAN-related patents. (IT news)

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Ericsson Files Patent Suit Against Samsung In The U.S. After Nearly Two Years’ Of FRAND Talks Fail To Reach A Deal (Updated)view story

http://techcrunch.com – Swedish telecoms kit maker Ericsson has filed suit against mobile maker Samsung in the US for patent infringement. The move follows nearly two years of negotiations to renew a FRAND patent licensing agreement between the pair, according to Ericsson. (IT news)

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An Entrepreneur’s Guide To Patents: How To Determine Whether They Are Right For Your Companyview story

http://techcrunch.com – Editor’s note: This is the second in a series of articles by Brad Woodcox that explores the patent system for entrepreneurs. The first examined the basics of the system. Woodcox is a technical specialist focusing on startup development for Novak Druce + Quigg, an intellectual property super boutique law firm. (IT news)

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Apple and HTC forced to show licensing agreement to Samsung’s legal teamview story

http://www.talkandroid.com – Not too long ago, HTC and Apple reached a settlement to end their patent disputes. Rumors were that it was a little unfair, but either way Samsung saw it as an opportunity to help their legal case against Apple and requested the details of the agreement be released. Fortunately for Samsung, Judge Paul S. (IT news)

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HTC and Apple sign 10-year licensing deal to end patent disputesview story

http://www.talkandroid.com –   I think we can all agree the endless patent lawsuits aren’t good for consumers. Well, hopefully Apple and HTC have seen this light, as they confirmed they’ve settled their patent disputes and have entered a 10-year licensing deal to avoid more lawsuits. (IT news)

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Apple claims patent infringement on Samsung’s Note 10 and Jelly Bean softwareview story

http://www.talkandroid.com – Would you be surprised if I said Apple is trying to sue Samsung over their Galaxy Note 10.1? No? Didn’t think so. Apple told a judge in California that Samsung infringes patents on the Samsung Note 10.1, and even wanted to add Android 4.1 into that lawsuit. (IT news)

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Apple Looks To Add Jelly Bean, Galaxy Note 10.1 To Existing Samsung Lawsuitview story

http://techcrunch.com – Apple is hoping to add Samsung’s latest tablet, the Galaxy Note 10.1, and Android 4.1 Jelly Bean to a list of product it claims infringe its patents in an existing court case in California, Bloomberg reports. (IT news)

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Apple Patents Vanishing Touch Interfaces, New Method For Targeted Computer Coolingview story

http://techcrunch.com – Apple was granted a couple of interesting patents today (spotted by AppleInsider), including one for multitouch surfaces embedded in devices that appear and disappear as needed, as well as a new cooling apparatus design that can redirect air to where it’s needed most within a device. (IT news)

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Apple Vs Motorola Mobility: U.S. Judge Dismisses Apple Patent Licensing Lawsuitview story

http://techcrunch.com – A judge in a U.S court has dismissed a case brought by Apple against Google-owned Motorola Mobility. Apple had complained Motorola was seeking excessive royalties for standards-essential patents. It’s another small blow for Apple in its legal war against Android. (IT news)