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European Commission probes Motorola Mobility over patent abuse

Responding to complaints by Apple and Microsoft, the European Commission, Europe's competition regulator has launched two antitrust investigations into Motorola Mobility to assess whether the firm abused its standard-essential patents with unfair licensing conditions and litigation against rivals.

S3 Graphics' ITC case against Apple collapses

Yesterday marked the final nail in the coffin for S3 Graphics in its U.S. International Trade Commission case against Apple for its alleged violation of patents. The report (PDF) stated, "having examined the record of this investigation, including the ALJ’s final…

S3 targets Apple in latest patent infringement complaint

S3 Graphics, the VIA subsidiary being bought by HTC, filed a complaint against Apple with the US International Trade Commission and US District Court of Delaware for patent infringement. This is a separate complaint from the one its current parent…

VIA sues Apple for patent infringement

In the latest round of patent lawsuits, Taiwanese chipmaker VIA announced on Wednesday that it has taken legal action against Apple, filling a complaint with the US International Trade Commission and US District Court of Delaware for patent infringement.

Patent wars infographic: a new age of competition

It seems hardly a day goes by anymore without a story about a new lawsuit that has been filed claiming patent infringement. Although the whole idea behind the patent system is to protect innovations and their inventors, some argue that…