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Sep 19, 2011

The latest battle in the patent war between technology giants Samsung and Apple likely will unfold in Samsung's home territory of Korea.

Sep 7, 2011

Cell phone software maker Openwave recently filed a patent infringement lawsuit against Apple and Research in Motion, alleging the companies use five unlicensed Openwave patents related to how mobile devices connect with the internet.

The patents in question protect the technology necessary for users to open email applications while offline, update applications on mobile devices, navigate quickly through web pages, access and operate over a wireless network using a mobile device and transmit data from one device to another via the cloud.

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Aug 23, 2011

One week after Google announced it will acquire mobile phone maker Motorola for $12.5 billion, the U.S. International Trade Commission has begun hearing a patent infringement case in which Microsoft seeks an import ban against Motorola phones that use Android technology.

Microsoft alleges Motorola's Android-based smartphones utilize technology the Redmond, Washington-based tech giant developed.

Aug 19, 2011

One month after filing for a $20 million Initial Public Offering of its stock, online game developer Zynga has been sued by Agincourt Gaming for alleged patent infringement.

Zynga has developed many of the most popular games for social media platforms like Facebook, including Farmville, Mafia Wars and Vampire Wars, and earned $600 million in revenues last year, according to PCWorld.

Aug 11, 2011

Sony and LG have reached a settlement in the bitter, expansive legal battle they have been waging over alleged patent infringements.

The dispute originated three years ago, when the two Asian companies failed to renew a technology sharing agreement, an unnamed source told Reuters. However, the lawsuit was formally filed by Sony in 2010.

In its complaint to the U.S.