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Does HTC violate Apple patents because Android founder Andy Rubin was inspired by them when he worked at Apple?

Does HTC violate Apple patents because Android founder Andy Rubin was inspired by them when he worked at Apple?

Rene Ritchie 14

Long title, longer legal filing, but the gist is Apple seems to be claiming Android founder Andy Rubin was working for Apple and reporting to the man who filed for a patent on Apple's behalf that Apple is now suing HTC for violating in their Android phones. Even longer: Android and Mr. Rubin's relevant background does not start, as HTC would like the Commission to believe, with his...

HTC suit heats up again, Apple replaces lead patent attorney, Samsung tries to replace the rest

HTC suit heats up again, Apple replaces lead patent attorney, Samsung tries to replace the rest

Rene Ritchie 6

There have been a few interesting developments lately in Apple's ongoing patent disputes with HTC and Samsung, and a switch up inside their own legal team. First, Reuters reports that Richard "Chip" Lutton Junior, the man who was responsible for managing Apple's patent portfolio, is no longer with the company. Now, BJ Watrous, former deputy council for HP, is lists himself as the new...

How Apple moved the conversation from iPhone 4 death-touch to industry-wide death-grip

How Apple moved the conversation from iPhone 4 death-touch to industry-wide death-grip

Rene Ritchie 89

One of the greatest tricks Apple pulled off at the iPhone 4 press conference was changing the dialog from death-touch -- a single point of antenna trouble on iPhone 4 -- to death-grip -- a device-wide point of antenna trouble faced by the entire industry. Apple for their part did cop to making iPhone 4's point of attenuation very external and incredibly visible. Steve Jobs called it "x...