After a Chinese judge rejected Apple's lawsuit against Chinese manufacturer Proview Technology for illegally using the iPad name, a counter suit could be heading Apple's way to the tune of $1.5 billion.
The iPhone maker says Nokia is violating 13 patents belonging to Apple. The filling is a response to the Finnish phone maker's October suit against Apple.
Countersuit is in response to a filing by Intel last month alleging that a chipset license agreement does not extend to Intel's future-generation processors.
Sun Microsystems fires back against NetApp's patent infringement lawsuit involving the ZFS file system software.
Tokyo-based exchange's countersuit claims its one-time partner still holds more than $5 million in exchange customer funds.
The two Internet giants are close to hammering out an accord that would not only end their patent bickering but also strengthen cross-licensing and cross-advertising deals.
The head of marketing for Apple says Samsung beat out rivals such as Motorola and Nokia because the latter two companies didn't copy Apple as much.
Judge Lucy Koh asks the two electronics giants to hold talks -- as high as the CEO level -- before their next trial is scheduled to start in March.
Total number of patent suits between Apple and Samsung now is at least 20. Latest is a countersuit against action Samsung filed with the High Court in June.