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Obama: Apple Can Keep Selling iPhone 4

Vetoes ban on import and sale of some older iPhones and iPads

(Newser) - The Obama administration has vetoed a ban on the import and sale of some older iPhone and iPad models, overturning a decision by the International Trade Commission for the first time since 1987, Politico reports. The ITC issued an import ban and cease-and-desist on sales for some models of the... More »

US Bans Old iPad, iPhone Imports in Patent Brawl

Samsung scores big win in Apple feud

(Newser) - A big win for Samsung in its long-running patent feud with Apple: The US International Trade Commission has banned imports of the AT&T models of older Apple products including the iPhone 4 and iPad 2 3G after deciding Apple violated a Samsung patent, the Wall Street Journal reports. Newer... More »

Feds Investigate Samsung's Use of Patents

First reveal of the inquiry comes from ... Apple

(Newser) - The latest volley in the Apple-Samsung wars : Apple has revealed that the Justice Department is investigating its rival over the possible misuse of Samsung patents. The news came in a legal filing by Apple with the US International Trade Commission, but the Dow Jones news service confirms that the inquiry... More »

OPEN Act Emerges as SOPA, PIPA Take a Beating

Senators desert PIPA amid public backlash

(Newser) - The public backlash and Internet protest yesterday made the SOPA and PIPA anti-piracy bills look a lot like a sinking ship—one many lawmakers decided not to go down with. Sen. Marco Rubio dropped his support for the PIPA bill he co-sponsored and he was joined by 17 others, including... More »

Apple Suit Makes HTC Change Phones

Taiwanese company has to change smartphone software

(Newser) - Apple scored a victory today in its lawsuit against smartphone-maker HTC , the New York Times reports. A US trade commission ruled that HTC will have to tweak some functions on its US smartphones in order to avoid patent infringement. The ruling, which can be appealed, involves technology that allows you... More »

Apple Sues HTC for Aping iPhone

Says smartphone maker violated 20 patents

(Newser) - Apple has filed a lawsuit against HTC, one of its biggest competitors in the smartphone market, saying it infringed on 20 iPhone-related patents. “We can sit by and watch competitors steal our patented inventions, or we can do something about it,” Steve Jobs said in a statement. “... More »

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