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Strangely just when the deal between Microsoft and Nokia should be nearing completion opposition appears only to be growing. After Chinese OEMs complained of potential patent abuse, a Korean trade association has raised the same issue, reports BusinessKorea. Korea Electronics Association (KEA) submitted a petition to the Fair Trade Commission (FTC) on March 7 with the Korea Software Industry Association,…

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Microsoft has applied for patents for two key features in Windows Phone platform. The first one in the unified calling experience where any 3rd party app can use phone’s calling UX with its own branding. The second one is the Kids Corner feature that allows you to create a new section in your phone specifically for kids that is isolated…

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Google announced Google Voice back in 2009 which gives you one number for all your phones, voicemail as easy as email, free US long distance, low rates on international calls, and many calling features. A recent patent application from Microsoft describes the same feature where a universal phone number is provided for a user with fixed line, mobile line, and internet communication methods.…

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In a press release Nokia announced HTC and the Nordic company have agreed to settle all outstanding patent litigation and enter into a a patent and technology collaboration agreement. While some are painting the announcement as a peace settlement, the truth is that it is more of a capitulation on HTC’s part, as noted by the fact that HTC will…

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We reported recently on Nokia’s string of patent infringement wins against HTC, noting that it seemed time for HTC to take out a royalty bearing license, just like Apple did 3 years ago. It seems HTC has decided to go a harder route, and in a filing at the Taiwan Stock Exchange on Saturday said: “We are investigating modifications for…

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Fosspatents reports that the Mannheim Regional Court in Germany has once again found HTC guilty of infringing on one of Nokia’s patents, this time for  a “method and apparatus for enabling a mobile station to adapt its revision level based on network protocol revision level”. The court has ordered HTC to pay damages and also ordered an injunction against the…

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The U.S. Patent office recently granted patent for a “Back panel for a portable electronic device with different camera lens options” and “Magnetic add-on lenses with alignment ridge” to Apple. The first patent basically covers the way in which one can interchange the imaging component of the mobile device. Imagine the ability to switch from a normal lens to wide-angle…

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