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August 5, 2014
by sjvn01
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Apple and Samsung drop all patent lawsuits outside the US

Apple and Samsung agreed on Tuesday to drop their patent lawsuits outside the US. But their patent wars aren’t over yet. The two technology giants will continue to battle on within the U.S. courts system. Apple and Samsung drop all … Continue reading

July 22, 2014
by sjvn01
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UK makes ODF its official documents format standard

In 2006 and 2007, there was an enormous documents standards war between Microsoft, with its OpenXML documents format, and the open-source community with its Open Document Format (ODF). In the end, Microsoft, while eventually supporting ODF, won. ODF, while still supported … Continue reading

July 22, 2014
by sjvn01
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Apple and Samsung find themselves on the same side in patent fight

Apple and Samsung fighting the same foe? What’s next? New York Yankee and Boston Red Sox fans singing “Kumbaya” together? Manchester United and Liverpool FC supporters taking up joint knitting lessons? It’s actually just another case of businesses being attacked … Continue reading

October 8, 2013
by sjvn01
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US sides with Apple; some Samsung Android devices banned

he Apple/Samsung patent war keeps grinding on. In the latest battle, Samsung’s request that it be allowed to continue to ship some older Android devices to the US market was rejected by the Obama administration. US sides with Apple; some … Continue reading