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Apple’s bid to recover $16 million in attorney fees from Samsung following the massive patent dispute between the two companies has been blocked by the U.S. District Court. Judge Lucy Koh has also returned a $2.6 million bond posted by Apple to block sales of Samsung’s Galaxy Tab 10.1.

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When Google Glass first went on sale to a select few members of the beta testing public back in April, 2013, there was only two major complaints — one was the non-inclusion of an external speaker, and the other was its design. Within a matter of months, the search engine giant resolved the first issue by introducing a mono earbud, and now it looks like it’s dealing with the second.

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Apple filed a motion with the U.S. Court of Appeals yesterday, dropping its cross-appeal of Judge Lucy Koh’s verdict in its lawsuit against Samsung, and officially ending Apple’s pursuit of a product ban for the rival company.

Moto X antenna. Image courtesy of iFixit.

Moto X antenna. Image courtesy of iFixit.

A German court has ordered Motorola to stop selling selected smartphones in Germany to do a dispute over the design of their antennas. The company’s flagship Moto X, Moto G, and other devices infringe a patent for “Laser Direct Structuring” that is owned by German engineering firm LPKF.

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Everyone knows that the Apple vs. Samsung patent war has been raging for what seems like forever, but would you be any the wiser to hear that Samsung is invoking “Alice” to try and beat two Apple patents?

The patents in question are Apple’s “slide-to-unlock” patent, which describes swiping your smartphone’s home screen to unlock it — and “universal search,” which refers to a universal interface for retrieving information in a computer system.

In May, a jury found Samsung to be guilty of infringing on the first patent, but let it off the hook for the second.

But while Apple was only awarded an underwhelming $119.6 million (compared to the $1 billion it was awarded from Samsung in 2012) Samsung lawyers think they’ve come up with a way to invalidate the whole lawsuit: by taking advantage of a recent legal precedent called Alice v. CLS Bank.

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