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Tabber Adds An LED Light Show To Any Guitar

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Tabber is an upcoming Kickstarter project that essentially adds an LED light show to your guitar and, more importantly, allows you to learn to play chords and solos by following the lights on the fretboard. The idea is definitely not new. The Fretlight guitar beat these guys to the...
Tabber Adds An LED Light Show To Any Guitar

HTC says “some products” pass US Customs review after patent spat with Apple

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Last week, The Verge reported that Apple got US Customs to delay the import of the HTC One X and Evo 4G LTE into the US due to patent issues. Customs started holding back the handsets headed for AT&T and Sprint while the agency investigated outstanding patent issues currently raised...
HTC says “some products” pass US Customs review after patent spat with Apple

Last Year, Google & Apple Spent More On Patents Than On R&D

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We've already written about the NY Times' big article on our disastrous patent system, but there was one line in the article that deserves to be called out with a separate post. As almost an aside, the article notes how much Google and Apple are spending on patent related issues...
Last Year, Google & Apple Spent More On Patents Than On R&D

Samsung and LG decide to settle OLED patent dispute behind closed doors

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It looks as if Samsung and LG have both taken their fingers away from the red button marked MORE LITIGATION. It's being reported that the pair have come to an agreement to work out their OLED patent issues away from the harsh light of the courtroom. Korea's Yonhap News...
Samsung and LG decide to settle OLED patent dispute behind closed doors

Apple sues Motorola over alleged Qualcomm patent misuse

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Apple's lawsuit retaliation continued on Friday after it sued Motorola in the US over 3G patent issues. The iPhone designer sought to block Motorola from making patent violation accusations based on its use of Qualcomm's MDM6610 cellular chipset as well as any others it might use. It came after Qualcomm...
Apple sues Motorola over alleged Qualcomm patent misuse
Samsung's dependance on Apple business is overblown

Google's second-tier Android-related patent issues: Vringo, TiVo, Lodsys

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On this blog I cover almost exclusively topics that are also relevant to my work as a consultant, where my focus is on smartphone/tablet patent disputes in which both the plaintiff and the defendant is a major operating company. I discourage stock traders and PR agents from contacting me about...
Google's second-tier Android-related patent issues: Vringo, TiVo, Lodsys

Apple And Motorola Mobility Looking At Arbitration For Patent Dispute Resolution

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In a court filing this week spotted by Bloomberg, Apple indicated that it is “interested in resolving its dispute with Motorola completely and agrees that arbitration may be the best vehicle to resolve the parties’ dispute.” Motorola Mobility had discussed the possibility of arbitration back on November 5, when a federal judge...
Apple And Motorola Mobility Looking At Arbitration For Patent Dispute Resolution

Apple gets US Customs to block imports of HTC One X and Evo 4G

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United States customs have delayed the import of the HTC One X and Evo 4G LTE due to patent issues with Apple, reports The Verge. This is the first type of delay of this nature we’ve seen and is definitely very interessting. Customs is holding back the handsets while...
Apple gets US Customs to block imports of HTC One X and Evo 4G

HTC Delays Evo 4G LTE Launch as U.S. Customs Investigates Shipments for Breach of Apple Patent

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Last December, Apple won a U.S. International Trade Commission case against HTC, with the agency ruling that several of HTC's handsets infringed upon a pair of Apple-held patents. The agency's ruling included a ban on the import of infringing devices beginning in April, although HTC quickly responded to say that...
HTC Delays Evo 4G LTE Launch as U.S. Customs Investigates Shipments for Breach of Apple Patent

Apple CEO Tim Cook and Google CEO Larry Page have reportedly chatted about patent issues

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Apple CEO Tim Cook and Google CEO Larry Page have had a ‘behind the scenes’ discussion about patent issues, but the details of those discussions are unclear, reports Reuters. The report says that Cook and Page are talking about “about a range of intellectual property matters, including the ongoing mobile patent...
Apple CEO Tim Cook and Google CEO Larry Page have reportedly chatted about patent issues

Apple and Samsung CEOs to Meet for Court-Moderated Settlement Talks over Patent Issues

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FOSS Patents reports that the chief executives of Apple and Samsung, along with their respective general counsels, will meet within the next 90 days at a San Francisco courthouse for a court-moderated discussion aimed at settling the long-standing patent dispute between the two companies. As outlined in a joint statement...
Apple and Samsung CEOs to Meet for Court-Moderated Settlement Talks over Patent Issues

Both Major Parties Are In 'Vigorous' Denial About The Need For Copyright & Patent Reform

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Last week we wrote about weaknesses in the Republican's platform on internet freedom, noting that the MPAA's endorsement of it showed that it wasn't recognizing the importance of fixing copyright law, rather than expanding it. And, of course, we've now been pointing out significant issues with the Democrat's platform as...
Both Major Parties Are In 'Vigorous' Denial About The Need For Copyright & Patent Reform

Apple, Samsung: Judge calls for 'global peace'

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Despite a call from the bench for "global peace," Apple and Samsung continued to slug it out over patent issues in court late Thursday. The two companies continued their fights about damages, the possibility of an injunction and the outcome of the August jury trial that put Samsung on the...
Apple, Samsung: Judge calls for 'global peace'

Following HTC deal, Apple says it's interested in resolving patent dispute with Google's Motorola

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Following its agreement with HTC, Apple is now in talks with Google’s Motorola Mobility over resolving disputes relating to standards essential patents, reports Bloomberg. Critically, Apple has outright said it is ‘interested in resolving its dispute with Motorola completely” and feels that “arbitration may be the best vehicle to resolve the parties’ dispute.” This...
Following HTC deal, Apple says it's interested in resolving patent dispute with Google's Motorola

TiVo co-creator Barton leaves CTO role

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TiVo through an SEC filing let slip that its co-founder and CTO Jim Barton was leaving. He had left Friday, although he would stay on as a consultant on legal and patent issues for $25,000 per month. No immediate replacement had been named.......
TiVo co-creator Barton leaves CTO role

Report: Apple, Google CEOs talk possible patent truce

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Could Apple and Google be ready to put their mobile patent unpleasantness behind them? A Reuters report on Thursday says that the two companies are in discussions about the various mobile patent issues that keep the two competitors at odds with each other. Those talks have extended as high up...
Report: Apple, Google CEOs talk possible patent truce
Apple's request for summary judgement in Samsung case rejected

Samsung Not Interested in Settlement with Apple over Patent Issues

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With Apple and HTC having announced a settlement in their patent dispute, some observers have wondered whether the move could signal the beginning of a broader effort to resolve such issues throughout the industry. Apple and a number of Android device manufacturers such as HTC have been locked in court...
Samsung Not Interested in Settlement with Apple over Patent Issues
U.S. ITC Finds Apple Violates Samsung Patent, Issues Limited Import Ban On AT&T iPhone 4, 3GS And Some iPads

Facebook’s patent headaches: More to come?

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Yahoo filed a patent suit against the social media giant. Does Amazon have a case too? By Roger Parloff, senior editor FORTUNE — Last month, just weeks ahead of Facebook’s highly anticipated IPO, the “it” company of the Internet got hit with a meaty patent suit. Struggling behemoth Yahoo sued Facebook...
Facebook’s patent headaches: More to come?

Tim Cook and Samsung CEO Choi Gee-sung Meeting Today to Discuss Patent Issues

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Following last month's announcement that Apple and Samsung had agreed to high-level talks involving the two companies' CEOs in an attempt to resolve ongoing patent litigation, Reuters provides a preview of the session set to begin today in San Francisco. The talks, which will be mediated by a federal judge,...
Tim Cook and Samsung CEO Choi Gee-sung Meeting Today to Discuss Patent Issues

Apple CEO Tim Cook met with Samsung execs this week to discuss patent issues

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Ordered by U.S. District Judge Lucy Koh of the Northern District of California, Apple CEO Tim Cook and top-ranking Samsung executives Choi Gee-sung and Shin Jong-kyun met in the US on July 16, with the view to putting an end to the numerous patent lawsuits currently being fought across the world. The...
Apple CEO Tim Cook met with Samsung execs this week to discuss patent issues
Titans Talking Turkey? Larry Page, Tim Cook Reportedly Discussing Patent Issues

Almost comical, unintended consequence of of Apple's patent win: Your manufacturer/carrier might actually update your Android phone

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Something funny just hit me.  Samsung’s “pure Google”  Nexus S phone got hit with a number of infringements in the Apple Trial.  This is not Samsung, this is Core Google Android. But, these software infringements, according to Nilay Patel a patent attorney who now works at the Verge, are only for older...
Almost comical, unintended consequence of of Apple's patent win: Your manufacturer/carrier might actually update your Android phone
ITC: How an obscure bureaucracy makes the world safe for patent trolls

Patent office confirms three claims of Apple's rubber-banding patent -- but not the key one

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Samsung just filed a notice with Judge Koh's court (Northern District of California) regarding the status of the ongoing reexamination of Apple's famous rubber-banding (or "overscroll bounce") patent, U.S. Patent No. 7,469,381, against which an anonymous party requested an ex parte reexamination. In October 2012 the United States Patent and Trademark...
Patent office confirms three claims of Apple's rubber-banding patent -- but not the key one
Decide the outcome of Apple v. Samsung with this handy flow chart

Samsung Joins the Field for the Fall Windows Tablet Race

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Add Samsung to the list of hardware companies preparing a Windows tablet for launch this fall. People with knowledge of Samsung’s plans tell Bloomberg that the Korean hardware giant will introduce an ARM-based tablet running Windows RT when Microsoft releases the operating system, most likely in October. The device is...
Samsung Joins the Field for the Fall Windows Tablet Race

Despite Verdict, Judge Koh Won't Lift Galaxy Tab 10.1 Injunction -- For Now

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The federal judge presiding over the Apple-Samsung patent case declined on Monday to lift an injunction against the Galaxy Tab 10.1 tablet. Although a jury found in Apple’s favor on many of the patent issues in the case and found Samsung liable for more than $1 billion in damages, the...
Despite Verdict, Judge Koh Won't Lift Galaxy Tab 10.1 Injunction -- For Now
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