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Amazon wants in on the patent suit racket

Sprint: carriers from Galaxy Nexus ban, too

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Sprint has weighed in on the ongoing legal battle between Apple and Samsung, claiming that carriers are adversely affected when products are banned due to patent litigation. A FOSS Patents report details Sprint's amicus filing, which makes note of the effort that both carriers and hardware manufacturers put into bringing...
Sprint: carriers from Galaxy Nexus ban, too

Judge says Apple can't pursue patent infringement case against Kodak

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Apple was dealt a setback today in its efforts to prevent Kodak from selling up to $2.6 billion worth of digital imaging patents, with U.S. Bankruptcy Judge Allan Gropper ruling that it would be an "inappropriate way forward" to allow Apple to pursue patent litigation against the bankrupt company....
Judge says Apple can't pursue patent infringement case against Kodak

Intellectual Ventures, Olympus reach truce in patent dispute

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Nathan Myhrvold Intellectual Ventures, the patent holding company run by former Microsoft technology chief Nathan Myhrvold, just announced a legal settlement with Olympus, the digital imaging and recording technology giant — the fourth company to resolve patent litigation with IV in the last two months. With the settlement, Intellectual Ventures...
Intellectual Ventures, Olympus reach truce in patent dispute

Judge chastises Apple, Google over patent litigation

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The U.S. District Court judge said that the companies have "no interest in efficiently and expeditiously" resolving their dispute over Motorola Mobility patents. [Read more]...
Judge chastises Apple, Google over patent litigation

Standard-essential patent litigation arrives in India as Ericsson sues local player Micromax

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Reports by the Times of India and the Economic Times (apparently sister publications) show that standard-essential patent (SEP) enforcement increasingly also takes place in Asia. According to the reports, Ericsson has sued local player Micromax.The Delhi High Court reportedly ordered Micromax to make a deposit "between 1.25% and 2% of...
Standard-essential patent litigation arrives in India as Ericsson sues local player Micromax
RIM pays off Nokia to end patent litigation

Apple licenses HTC hardware and software, but says design patents are off-limits

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Apple (AAPL) is willing to share its hardware and software with rivals, but the company’s unique designs are apparently off-limits. As TmoNews notes, Apple’s patent litigation settlement with HTC (2498) includes patents for hardware and software but excludes any patents for design or trade dress. Or as TmoNews puts it, Apple...
Apple licenses HTC hardware and software, but says design patents are off-limits
Microsoft to Motorola: Pay us and we'll leave you alone

Beleaguered smartphone makers Nokia, RIM ink patent pact

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Finnish phone-maker Nokia, once dominant in the cell phone market, is hoping that it can use its patents to stay afloat during a more difficult time. It might work, at least for a while. Nokia said today it will put all its patent litigation with Blackberrry maker Research in...
Beleaguered smartphone makers Nokia, RIM ink patent pact
Apple encourages employees to work on personal projects under 'Blue Sky' program

Patent Trolls have the Smartphone Industry in a State of Emergency

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According to a study from the Boston University School of Law, patent litigation caused by "non-practicing entities" (NPEs), better known as "patent trolls," cost U.S. software and hardware companies US$29 billion in 2011. NPEs are individuals and firms that own patents but do not directly use their patented technology to...
Patent Trolls have the Smartphone Industry in a State of Emergency
Software patent progress? Hopefully, it's just a start

Apple And HTC Reach Patent Deal -- All Lawsuits Dropped

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This just hit our inbox. Apple and HTC announce settlement of ongoing patent disputes: ------------------------------ All Patent Litigation Between The Companies Dismissed TAIPEI and CUPERTINO, California - November 11, 2012 - HTC and Apple have reached a global settlement that includes the dismissal of all current lawsuits and a ten-year license agreement. ...
Apple And HTC Reach Patent Deal -- All Lawsuits Dropped

TiVo to Gain $490 Million in Patent Settlement With Google, Cisco

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TV set-top box maker TiVo Inc. said it will receive a lump-sum payment of $490 million from Google Inc. and Cisco Systems Inc. to settle patent litigation with both companies. However, TiVo shares fell Friday as the settlement amount looks to be well below market expectations. Read the rest of...
TiVo to Gain $490 Million in Patent Settlement With Google, Cisco

TiVo, Verizon Settle Patent Suit

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TiVo said Verizon has agreed to pay at least $250.4 million to settle pending patent litigation over video services....
TiVo, Verizon Settle Patent Suit

UN looks to slow wireless tech patent war with 'Patent Roundtable'

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The United Nation's International Telecommunication's Union arm is calling smartphone makers and mobile industry bodies together to discuss snowballing patent litigation and expects to focus on standards-essential FRAND patents....
UN looks to slow wireless tech patent war with 'Patent Roundtable'

Apple-Samsung judge considers possible juror misconduct

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The judge who presided over the patent litigation between Apple and Samsung Electronics said she will consider Samsung's concern that the foreman of the jury had concealed relevant information. A jury in California decided in August that the South Korean company must pay Apple US$1.05 billion for infringing several...
Apple-Samsung judge considers possible juror misconduct

Today in Tech: Why Spotify is worth "just" $3 billion

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Also: Why Apple and HTC settled their patent fight; YouTube readies another round of convent investment.  Why Apple and HTC settled their patent litigation [THE VERGE] Apple's victory over Samsung is much less a predictor of future succes than you might think. Apple had essentially a perfect storm of facts...
Today in Tech: Why Spotify is worth "just" $3 billion

Microsoft and its 31,000 patents are unsurprisingly fans of the patent system

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It’s not hard to find critics of the American patent system, especially if they’re judges who feel overloaded with patent lawsuits. But Microsoft (MSFT) sees things somewhat differently, which isn’t that surprising considering it has an enormous portfolio of more than 31,000 U.S. and international patents. Wired this week caught...
Microsoft and its 31,000 patents are unsurprisingly fans of the patent system

Apple sues Samsung in Mannheim over patent based on which Munich court denied preliminary injunction last week

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Apple does not let anyone off the hook too easily when it comes to patent litigation. Samsung, which has so far also shown quite some perseverance, knows exactly what I mean.A few days ago I read that Apple injected roughly 20 new patents into its Australian litigation with Samsung (I...
Apple sues Samsung in Mannheim over patent based on which Munich court denied preliminary injunction last week

Twitter's Innovator's Patent Agreement Goes Into Action For 'Pull To Refresh,' Jelly And Lift Will Adopt The Framework

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Last year, Twitter announced something it called the Innovator’s Patent Agreement (IPA), which would keep patents in the hands of the designers and engineers that came up with the technology behind them. What this agreement serves as is a promise to only act on a patent for “defensive purposes.” Anything...
Twitter's Innovator's Patent Agreement Goes Into Action For 'Pull To Refresh,' Jelly And Lift Will Adopt The Framework

Munich court won't ban Motorola Gleam at this stage for infringement of an Apple patent of doubtful validity

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Earlier today, the Munich I Regional Court held a second hearing, which under the local rules for patent litigation ("Münchner Verfahren") roughly corresponds to a trial, on one of Apple'S various German lawsuits against Motorola Mobility. In this particular action, Apple is asserting EP1430380 on a "computing device with dynamic...
Munich court won't ban Motorola Gleam at this stage for infringement of an Apple patent of doubtful validity

Samsung Confirms: iPhone 5 To Join The Ranks Of Existing Patent Lawsuits

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Samsung has been widely expected to add the iPhone 5 to its ongoing patent disputes with Apple, and today the Korean electronics company made that official, noting in a U.S. court filing uncovered by Reuters that it “will file, in the near future, a motion to amend its infringement contentions to add the iPhone 5 as...
Samsung Confirms: iPhone 5 To Join The Ranks Of Existing Patent Lawsuits

June will be key month for Apple's disputes with Motorola and Samsung in the United States

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It's been two year (and four days) since Apple brought its first lawsuit against an Android device maker (HTC in that case). Since U.S. patent litigation takes time -- a lot of time -- and companies pursuing it face a learning curve, there hasn't been a knockout punch on either...
June will be key month for Apple's disputes with Motorola and Samsung in the United States

As Germany Becomes Europe's East Texas, Microsoft Moves Its Distribution Center

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Just as companies often try to file their patent lawsuits in East Texas, so Germany is emerging as a favorite forum for patent litigation in Europe -- and for precisely the same reason: Germany's specialized court system, where cases are ruled on relatively quickly and it can be easier than...
As Germany Becomes Europe's East Texas, Microsoft Moves Its Distribution Center

Cisco's John Chambers To IT Industry: Stop Suing Each Other! (CSCO)

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Cisco's John Chambers wagged his finger today at Apple, Samsung, Microsoft and other IT companies running amok with patent lawsuits and told them they need to cut it out. "IT companies should not be suing peers," he said during an onstage interview at the Gartner Symposium conference taking place in...
Cisco's John Chambers To IT Industry: Stop Suing Each Other! (CSCO)

Microsoft willing to settle with Google/Motorola, posts call for "A Solid Foundation for Patent Peace"

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Microsoft is no stranger to signing up Android vendors to licensing agreements. Most of the major Android device manufactures are already paying the company royalties and last year Microsoft is currently involved in various cases with Motorola in the U.S. and elsewhere. The latest from Microsoft’s intellectual property group...
Microsoft willing to settle with Google/Motorola, posts call for "A Solid Foundation for Patent Peace"

Silicon Valley's secret weapon for patent law raises $2M

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Just days after Kodak lost a landmark suit against Apple and Rim, a machine learning technology that took Stanford researchers six years to develop, will bring Big Data to one of the most complex and convoluted areas of the law. Lex Machina, a startup that uses data to manage patent...
Silicon Valley's secret weapon for patent law raises $2M

Apple vs. Samsung: Five Experts Weigh In

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We polled five people with specialist knowledge of the legal system, patent litigation and trials, and the U.S. smartphone market to get their opinions on the trial....
Apple vs. Samsung: Five Experts Weigh In
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