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Judge Rules Samsung Infringed Apple's Auto-Complete Patent

Bad news for Samsung as it heads into court-ordered settlement talks with Apple over the pair’s ongoing patent dispute. A federal judge on Tuesday invalidated one of the patents the South Korean company planned to assert against Apple, and ruled that some of its Android devices infringe the iPhone maker’s patented auto-complete technology, which suggests words based on the letters a user is typing. Settlement talks are scheduled to occur by Feb. 19.

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