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May 9th, 2012

In its Patent War With ProView, Apple Emerges Victorious on American Front

A California judge has dismissed Proview’s lawsuit against Apple over the “iPad” name it claims it owns. Judge Mark Pierce, who presided over the case, dismissed the case late last week, agreeing with an argument presented by Apple’s lawyers that the two parties had agreed in contract to settle any disputes in Hong Kong, according [...]

May 8th, 2012

Apple, Samsung Reduce Claims in Smartphone-Tablet I.P Case

The two companies that make up 99% of the smartphone market have agreed to a Judge’s order to lay down some of their arms and reduce the amount of patents being disputed in their current intellectual property lawsuit regarding smartphone and tablet products. Late Monday,  in a filing with the U.S. District Court for the [...]

April 17th, 2012

Samsung, Apple Ordered to Negotiate Patent Settlement Out of Court

 As part of a court ordered interregnum, the CEOs of Apple and Samsung have agreed to change the theatre of their patent war from the courtroom to the boardroom in order to reach a settlement. “The parties have indicated that they are willing to participate in a Magistrate Judge Settlement Conference (MJSC),” Presiding Judge Lucy [...]

March 8th, 2012

NVidia Rebuffs Apple’s A5X Claims

NVidia has rebuffed Apple’s claim that their A5X graphics chip, found in the iPad 3, is four times as fast as NVidia’s Tegra 3. Apple first made the claim during CEO Tim Cook’s presentation launching the iPad 3. The slide that made the claim did not provide any technical footnotes or references to benchmarks that [...]

February 24th, 2012

As the Apple-ProView Patent Battle Continues, Bizarre iPhone Knockoffs Emerge

While Apple and Chinese manufacturer ProView continue their bitter and vitriolic battle as to who legally owns the iPad trademark, a variety of media reports have emerged from the country showcasing some downright bizarre iPhone knockoffs. iSimulacrum To many Chinese the iPhone is an expensive luxury. In many ways it is also an unnecessary luxury [...]

February 17th, 2012

ProView’s “iPad” Finally Unveiled

Two Wall Street Journal reporters have managed to get their hands on press materials for ProView’s “iPad” at a company press conference. ProView is currently locked in a particularly vicious trademark battle with Apple. ProView alleges that Apple’s bestselling tablet knowingly and blazingly violates its rights to its protected trademark “iPad”. As Chinese courts have [...]

February 14th, 2012

Company Seeks Export Ban of Apple’s iPads

ProView Technology, a Chinese firm based in Shenzhen, is seeking a ban of exports of Apple’s iPads from China as part of an intense trademark battle between the two companies. Media reports indicate that Chinese authorities in some cities have ordered retailers to stop selling Apple’s tablet. This dispute stems from the fact that ProView, [...]

February 13th, 2012

Apple Demands That Samsung Stop Trolling

Apple has taken offense to Samsung’s commercials that satirize fanboy fundamentalism, according to documents filed in California as part of an ongoing patent lawsuit. Apple claims that Samsung is “mocking” consumers for considering Apple products distinct. “While Samsung sells products copying features that make the iPhone distinct, Samsung has simultaneously embarked on an advertising campaign [...]

January 27th, 2012

It’s an iPad World. We Just Live in it.

Apple released their quarterly results earlier this week to the delight of their investors and dismay of their competitors. The theme of the results were clear: domination. Apple sells more tablets and smartphones than any of their competitors, and makes more money – to the tune of $13.06 billion – while doing it. What’s more [...]

January 24th, 2012

Apple Becomes Biggest Semi-Conducter Buyer as Sales Continue to Grow

As Apple reported it had doubled its profits from a year ago, with a 73 percent increase in revenue, Gartner Reserach unveiled a report stating the company has become the largest purchaser of semiconductors in the world. Apple reported a net income of $13.6 billion on revenue of $46.3 billion, beating Wall Street expectations of [...]