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AMD Will Build 64-bit ARM based Opteron CPUs for Servers, Production in 2014

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Last year AMD officially became an ARM licensee, although the deal wasn't publicized at the time. Fast forward to June 2012 and we saw the first fruits of that deal: AMD announced it would integrate ARM's Cortex A5 core into its 2013 APUs to enable TrustZone support. Today comes...
AMD Will Build 64-bit ARM based Opteron CPUs for Servers, Production in 2014

TomTom is eager to lend Apple a helping hand with its iOS 6 Maps issues

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Dutch satellite navigation specialists TomTom may already provide mapping technologies to Apple for its new iOS 6 Maps service, but the company has said it is more than willing to help Apple fix errors in its software to calm the user backlash around their operation. While TomTom’s vice-president consumer business...
TomTom is eager to lend Apple a helping hand with its iOS 6 Maps issues

Microsoft says Google 'committed to license' Motorola's H.264 patents to it under the MPEG LA agreement

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Four weeks after I reported on a Microsoft court filing that appeared to relate to a grant-back provision in Google's license agreement concerning the MPEG LA AVC/H.264 patent pool, I saw a Microsoft filing with the ITC (which remanded the investigation of Motorola's complaint against the Xbox to a judge) that...
Microsoft says Google 'committed to license' Motorola's H.264 patents to it under the MPEG LA agreement
Disney's new augmented reality toys are promising, but frustrating
Imagination Technologies will boost mobile graphics performance through customization

Google signed same standard license agreement with MPEG LA as 1,100 other AVC/H.264 licensees

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On Friday (December 14, 2012), Microsoft and wholly-owned Google subsidiary Motorola Mobility had a filing deadline for post-trial briefs relating to the implications of Google's grant-back obligation under a license agreement with MPEG LA. The filings were made in the FRAND contract lawsuit pending in the Western District of Washington,...
Google signed same standard license agreement with MPEG LA as 1,100 other AVC/H.264 licensees
Yota Devices Becomes Qualcomm Licensee, Which Should Help Its Chances Of Going Global
Foxconn becomes Microsoft's biggest Android patent licensee
Craigslist posts to be "exclusive," users cannot republish

6 tips for buying a daily deal

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With all of the doom and gloom surrounding Groupon, which reached yet another all-time low in trading today, I thought it would be useful to write up my best practices for buying Groupons and other daily deals. Yes, despite being Groupon’s toughest critic, I’m also one of its best customers...
6 tips for buying a daily deal

Explained: the mechanics of the FTC Google consent order on standard-essential patents

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In my first reaction to the FTC's consent order on Google's assertion of standard-essential patents (SEPs) I already explained that "[s]imply put, someone who triggers a court action or arbitration to have the FRAND [fair, reasonable and non-discriminatory] terms set, and is willing to take a license on the final...
Explained: the mechanics of the FTC Google consent order on standard-essential patents

Microsoft adds Pegatron to its patent-licensing stable

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Add another patent-licensee to the pool of Android/Chrome-based device makers Microsoft is convincing to pay for its IP....
Microsoft adds Pegatron to its patent-licensing stable

Kodak sells patents to Apple, Google consortiums for $525M

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Kodak has sold off $525 million in digital imaging patents to two consortiums led by Apple and Google, according to an official announcement. In all 12 licensees are involved, split between the two consortiums, Intellectual Ventures and RPX Corporation. Each licensee will get rights to part of Kodak's patent portfolio,...
Kodak sells patents to Apple, Google consortiums for $525M

GFI Software acquires Dutch online backup software firm IASO; terms undisclosed

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GFI Software today announced that it has acquired Amsterdam, the Netherlands-based online backup software company IASO to get its hands on the latter firm’s technology. Financial terms or other deals of the deal were not shared. IASO provides cloud-based solutions to customers in need of backup and recovery systems for...
GFI Software acquires Dutch online backup software firm IASO; terms undisclosed

Patent Settlement Ends Fight Over Helpful Speech App -- But Leaves Questions About Patent Bullies

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We've been covering the ridiculous patent case involving an iPhone and Android app called Speak for Yourself, which was a tool used by many people who had various issues with being able to speak. We became aware of it, because of a mother whose young daughter Maya relied on the...
Patent Settlement Ends Fight Over Helpful Speech App -- But Leaves Questions About Patent Bullies

iThink Apple Still Has Plans For Those “iSlate” And “Magic Slate” Trademarks

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Go to Apple.com. See that search box, top right? Type “iThing” or “iStuff” and you’ll find that there are no shortcuts to product or related pages – evidently because there are no Apple products called iThing or iStuff to find on the website. Now, run a search for the...
iThink Apple Still Has Plans For Those “iSlate” And “Magic Slate” Trademarks

Verizon iPhone 5 won't ever be locked, most likely due to FCC agreements

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Verizon isn’t going to re-lock the iPhone 5 according to a report today from the AP: NEW YORK (AP) — Verizon Wireless said Monday that it won’t prevent its version of the iPhone 5 from being used on AT&T’s network. The Verizon version of the iPhone 5, which went on sale Friday, came with...
Verizon iPhone 5 won't ever be locked, most likely due to FCC agreements
FCC ends Verizon 'open access' investigation over tethering apps, levies $1.25m fine

Google, Apple, Samsung and more team up in $525M purchase of Kodak patents

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Today Kodak announced the $525 million sale of its patents to two firms, Intellectual Ventures and RPX Corporation. Interesting is the fact that the two companies will work with 12 intellectual property licensees in order to pay a portion of that over $500 million price tag. The 12 licensees, which aren’t listed...
Google, Apple, Samsung and more team up in $525M purchase of Kodak patents

DoJ/USPTO position paper on FRAND SEP remedies muddies the water

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I just saw this joint policy paper by the United States Department of Justice and the United States Patent and Trademark Office on "remedies for standards-essential patents subject to voluntary F/RAND commmitments", and while there are some passages in it that I like, I think these two government agencies should...
DoJ/USPTO position paper on FRAND SEP remedies muddies the water

If Google can cancel Acer's license, why should Apple have to grant one to Google?

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After a post in which I explained that "if Apple patented rounded corners, Google patented linked documents", I'd now like to comment on the IP licensing and competition issues relating to Google's pressure on Acer that resulted in the cancelation of a Chinese product launch. Acer is a member of...
If Google can cancel Acer's license, why should Apple have to grant one to Google?

University of California sues Facebook, Disney and Wal-Mart over interactive technology patents

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The Regents of the University of California and its lawsuit-happy patent licensee Eolas Technologies yesterday filed lawsuits against Facebook, Disney and Wal-Mart over four interactive technology patents they believe the companies are infringing. Reuters reported the lawsuits earlier today, but we’ve embedded the court documents for the Facebook case below...
University of California sues Facebook, Disney and Wal-Mart over interactive technology patents
China’s Tencent nabs a minority stake in Epic Games

Four months in, Siri represents about a quarter of all Wolfram Alpha queries

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Apple’s digital secretary named Siri, an iPhone 4S exclusive, is now responsible for as much as one-quarter of all searches conducted on Wolfram Alpha, an answer-engine developed by Wolfram Research. As you know, Apple partnered with Wolfram Alpha on Siri (Microsoft is another licensee). Taking advantage of algorithms powering Mathematica, another...
Four months in, Siri represents about a quarter of all Wolfram Alpha queries

Apple to pay Swiss Federal Railways for iOS 6 Clock app

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Apple has agreed to pay Swiss Federal Railways, better known as SBB, for the use of its clock design in the iOS 6 Clock app. Shortly after iOS 6 debuted, SBB and watchmaker Mondaine -- an SBB licensee -- said they were considering some form of action against Apple, since...
Apple to pay Swiss Federal Railways for iOS 6 Clock app
Microsoft scores biggest patent licensee yet: China's Foxconn

Google Follows Apple In Unnecessarily Pulling App That Allowed A Little Girl To Speak

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We've written a few times about the unfortunate saga of 4-year-old Maya Nieder and her mother, Dana. Due to a ridiculous patent dispute, the one thing that allows Maya to speak -- an app called "Speak for Yourself" -- may get shut down. Back in June we were disappointed that,...
Google Follows Apple In Unnecessarily Pulling App That Allowed A Little Girl To Speak

Apple Reportedly Paid $21 Million for Rights to Swiss Railways Clock Design

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Back in September, the Swiss Federal Railways accused Apple of copying its iconic clock design for the new Clock app for iPad included as part of iOS 6. Several weeks later, the agency announced that the dispute had been settled with Apple signing a licensing agreement for the design, although...
Apple Reportedly Paid $21 Million for Rights to Swiss Railways Clock Design

Google withdraws ITC patent claims against Microsoft over video technology

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Google has withdrawn patents claims it had previously filed against Microsoft over the company’s wish to use video compression technology with the Xbox, All Things D reports. By virtue of its $12.5 billion acquisition of Motorola, Google owns two standards-essential patents that Microsoft is looking to license in order to gain...
Google withdraws ITC patent claims against Microsoft over video technology

Fuzhou Rockchip announces RK30 for the budget tablets of today

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Budget ARM licensee Rockchip has been bawling out its wares on the streets of Barcelona as the company announces its newest RK30xx platform. Rockchip provide the internals for a variety of low-cost android tablets, often based on last year's technology. The newest system will be based on ARM's dual-core...
Fuzhou Rockchip announces RK30 for the budget tablets of today
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