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Last week I was saying how the German Court’s decision to grant Apple an injunction over Samsung’s Galaxy Tab 10.1 makes little sense. Just because 2 products are somewhat similar “in... the same product category” doesn’t mean one should be blocked out from the market. It’s how competition works in the real world. But it seems that even they may have been misled by Appl...

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We all know that the patent issue has been getting worse lately for Google. Google needed to solve this quickly before it got out of hand, and it seems they’ve just found the perfect way not only... to get their hands on a huge trove of mobile patents, but to also spearhead their way into becoming a hardware company.

The acquisition is not cheap -$12.5 billion is a lot of money. But I...

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This photo frame was launched by Samsung in 2006, and if you wouldn’t know better, you’d probably think it’s an iPad, or at least a tablet that strongly resembles it. But wait a minute.... If this product came out in 2006 – does that mean it’s this product that looks like an iPad, or is it the iPad that looks like this product? Does that mean Apple copied Samsung’s innovati...

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Motorola has made it clear yesterday that they plan on collecting patent royalties from other Android manufacturers. Here’s Sanjay Jha’s quote (Motorola CEO):

“I would bring... up IP as a very important for differentiation (among Android vendors). We have a very large IP portfolio, and I think in the long term, as things settle down, you will see a meaningful difference in p...

Sense vs Touchwiz

When Android launched in 2008, it didn’t have a very beautiful UI, and the engineers were probably more inclined to make it as functional as possible first. HTC saw this as an opportunity to improve... Android’s UI, and to corner the market early on with their own unique looking phones. HTC’s Sense UI was a major improvement over how Android looked before, but unfortunately other manufacturers...

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Just a few days ago we found out that Apple not only blocked the Samsung Galaxy Tab 10.1 from launching in Australia, but it also did it in Europe, when a German Court decided to give them the injunction... over Samsung’s tablet. If you thought that’s bad, it’s getting worse. Apple now wants the German Court to block the imports of Motorola’s Xoom to Europe as well.

Where d...