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Company wins $368M from Apple, immediately files brand-new lawsuit

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Three days ago, Apple was ordered to pay $368.2 million for infringing domain name security and virtual private network patents for its FaceTime service. Now, it turns out the same company that beat Apple in that case—VirnetX—filed a new lawsuit against Apple on the very same day. The suit, filed...
Company wins $368M from Apple, immediately files brand-new lawsuit

Want To Make An Android Phone? That'll Be $15 To Apple. $5 To Microsoft. $0 To Google.

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Want To Make An Android Phone? That'll Be $15 To Apple. $5 To Microsoft. $0 To Google.: This is where things start to get really interesting. Reports Ian Sherr for Dow Jones Newswire: The consumer-electronics company has put forth proposals to Motorola Mobility Holdings Inc. and Samsung Electronics Co. to settle...
Want To Make An Android Phone? That'll Be $15 To Apple. $5 To Microsoft. $0 To Google.

Google Weighs Mobile-Patent Antitrust Settlement

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Google Inc. is weighing whether to settle a potential claim by U.S. authorities that it violated antitrust law in the way it handles mobile-device patents, according to a person familiar with the matter. At issue, according to two people familiar with the matter, is whether Google improperly refused to grant...
Google Weighs Mobile-Patent Antitrust Settlement
Apple asked Samsung to pay $30 per Android phone and Windows Phone, $40 per tablet for patent licenses

Google's FRAND-zero patent license for VP8 threatens to divide Web and FOSS communities

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Google is already promoting the VP9 video codec, which may very well raise new patent issues, while pushing for adoption of VP8 as an Internet standard. But the patent license it has drafted for VP8 and just published doesn't meet the requirements of the Open Source Initiative's definition of open...
Google's FRAND-zero patent license for VP8 threatens to divide Web and FOSS communities

Microsoft, Motorola: FRAND first, then patent disputes

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Microsoft and Google-owned Motorola Mobility agrees to set aside their ongoing patent disputes, until issues over fair, reasonable and nondiscriminatory patent licenses have been resolved. [Read more]...
Microsoft, Motorola: FRAND first, then patent disputes

MPEG LA starts offering Blu-ray 3D video patent licenses

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MPEG LA, which holds patent rights for several technologies including components of MPEG-2, MPEG-4, ATSC, and AVC, is now offering a consolidated license for patents pertaining to MVC (Multiview Video Coding). MVC is the standard for encoding and decoding video that is used in 3D-capable hardware, such as Blu-ray disc...
MPEG LA starts offering Blu-ray 3D video patent licenses

Microsoft prevails; Motorola denied billions in patent licenses

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US District Court Judge James Robart of the Western District of Washington has issued a critical ruling in the Motorola Mobile versus Microsoft patent lawsuit. The judge has decreed that Motorola Mobility is entitled to nearly $1.8 million per year from Microsoft for use of its standards-essential H.264 video playback...
Microsoft prevails; Motorola denied billions in patent licenses

Keep It Fair: Apple, Google Address Concerns Over Mobile Patent Licensing

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All is indeed fair in love and war, but not everything is fair in patent licensing. Google (NSDQ: GOOG) and Apple (NSDQ: AAPL) are working on measures to level the playing field in the mobile patent disputes by clarifying what is “fair” when it comes to patent licensing terms....
Keep It Fair: Apple, Google Address Concerns Over Mobile Patent Licensing

Microsoft, Google, and Apple talk up "fair and reasonable" patent license fees

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Microsoft today issued a brief statement promising to make "essential patents" available to competitors at fair and reasonable licensing rates, and promised not to sue companies making products that infringe these patents. The actual patents themselves weren't disclosed, but Microsoft joins both Google and Apple in making recent statements...
Microsoft, Google, and Apple talk up "fair and reasonable" patent license fees
18 Motorola devices to be banned from shipment to U.S. tomorrow

Apple seeking to settle for up to $15 per Android device in patent disputes

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Following advice from analysts in a report from Bloomberg in December, many suggested Apple should settle for up to a $10 royalty per Android device rather than keep paying its lawyers to fight patent disputes. Today Dow Jones Newswires reports that Apple is indeed interested in seeking settlements. According to...
Apple seeking to settle for up to $15 per Android device in patent disputes
FRANDs forever: how the smartphone industry turned a gentlemen's agreement into a full-scale patent war

HTC buys stake, patent deal in cross-platform SyncTV service

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HTC on Monday bought a 20 percent stake in SyncTV for what could be a sign of larger content ambitions. The deal comes partly in return for patent licenses from SyncTV's parent Intertrust Technologies and gives it access to SyncTV's techniques for digital copy protection. The exact aims weren't mentioned...
HTC buys stake, patent deal in cross-platform SyncTV service

Are patent pools the solution to smartphone lawsuits?

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Two years ago, Dolby subsidiary Via Licensing started getting together with companies that would be interested in creating a "one-stop shop" for paying for patents that cover LTE, or Long-Term Evolution, a newer, faster type of cell phone data transmission. Now, the pool has formed, and Via is eager to...
Are patent pools the solution to smartphone lawsuits?
Can big tech overcome its love-hate relationship and destroy patent trolls once and for all?

Apple Offers Royalty-Free Patent Licenses to Push Proposed Nano-SIM Standard

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Last week, we noted that Apple was still pushing to have its "nano-SIM" design adopted as the official next-generation standard to further reduce the size of the removable cards that include subscriber information and activation capabilities for mobile phones and other devices connecting to cellular networks. While the company has...
Apple Offers Royalty-Free Patent Licenses to Push Proposed Nano-SIM Standard
Berkeley Law professors outline non-aggression pacts for tech patents
RIM agrees to pay Nokia for patent licenses

All that for nothing: Microsoft, TiVo dismiss patent lawsuits

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The companies have simply decided to part ways and no patent licenses have been awarded, according to a regulatory filing. [Read more]...
All that for nothing: Microsoft, TiVo dismiss patent lawsuits

After India, Now Indonesia Introduces Patent Licenses For Generic Versions Of Drugs

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As we noted a couple of weeks ago, when we wrote about India's moves to issue compulsory licences for the production of generic versions of expensive, patented drugs, the big fear for Western pharmaceutical companies was that other countries might follow suit. It looks like that's happening in Indonesia, where...
After India, Now Indonesia Introduces Patent Licenses For Generic Versions Of Drugs

Patent deals will exacerbate Android fragmentation unless Google secures global licenses

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One week after the surprise announcement of Apple's license deal with HTC, I want to take a closer look at some of the implications. In this post I'll address two issues that Android already has, but which are exacerbated by these vendor-specific deals: fragmentation of the platform and "frenemy" relationships...
Patent deals will exacerbate Android fragmentation unless Google secures global licenses

The America Invents Act: Fighting Patent Trolls With "Prior Art"

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Guest author Don Marti is a technical marketing manager at Perforce, and a Git user since 2007. Key parts of the America Invents Act (AIA), which passed in 2011, came into effect on March 16, 2013. These changes in U.S. patent law can help all companies that use software to...
The America Invents Act: Fighting Patent Trolls With "Prior Art"
NASA Lands $75,000 in Patent Auction

iPhone 5 Component Costs Estimated to Begin at $199

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IHS iSuppli has released its estimate of the component costs involved in building the iPhone 5, performing a virtual teardown based on information revealed by Apple and industry knowledge. The estimate, which does not include numerous other costs involved in product development, manufacturing, and sales, such as research and development,...
iPhone 5 Component Costs Estimated to Begin at $199

Apple seeking to settle for up to $15 per Android device in patent disputes

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Following advice from analysts in a report from Bloomberg in December, we asked you if Apple should settle for up to a $10 royalty per Android device rather than keep paying its lawyers to fight patent disputes. Today Dow Jones Newswires reports that Apple is indeed interested in seeking...
Apple seeking to settle for up to $15 per Android device in patent disputes

Patented FUD

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Dave Winer: Unless Google also adds a disclaimer of all patents on all the new stuff, I'd be very careful about which ones we adopt. The Google Data Protocol Patent License: Subject to the terms and conditions of this License, Google hereby grants to You a perpetual, worldwide, non-exclusive, no-charge,...
Patented FUD
Judge puts an end to Apple's patent license lawsuit against Motorola

Judge: Microsoft And Motorola Are Playing Me 'Like A Pawn' (MSFT, MMI, GOOG)

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A Seattle judge is upset that Microsoft and Motorola are using the courts to negotiate patent licensing fees, but he can't do anything about it. As Geekwire reports, after hearing testimony from both sides today, judge James Robart said, “The court is well aware that it is being played as...
Judge: Microsoft And Motorola Are Playing Me 'Like A Pawn' (MSFT, MMI, GOOG)
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