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Patent troll sues Apple, Google and everyone else, but BT denies involvement

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Oh look, it’s another mobile-related patent lawsuit. This time the plaintiff is an obscure Delaware-registered limited liability company called Steelhead, and the patent covers ‘mobile radio handover initiation determination’ – in other words, choosing which cellular base station has the best signal as the handset moves from one place to...
Patent troll sues Apple, Google and everyone else, but BT denies involvement

Microsoft to buy AOL patents for $1.1bn

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AOL will retain a licence for the patents and return a 'significant portion' of the sale proceeds to shareholdersAOL is to sell more than 800 technology patents and related applications to Microsoft for about $1.1bn (£690m), in the latest land grab in an increasingly expensive battle for intellectual property.AOL, facing...
Microsoft to buy AOL patents for $1.1bn
Lodsys claims momentum in patent fight as some indie devs leave US

Google/Motorola says Apple's patent claims thrown out "with prejudice"

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According to a report from Reuters, Google has issued a statement that a Wisconsin federal court has decided to dismiss Apple’s “patent lawsuit with prejudice.” The report explained this particular case was brought on by Apple in part to determine what the courts considered FRAND licensing terms for the...
Google/Motorola says Apple's patent claims thrown out "with prejudice"

As Waiting Period Expires, Rockstar Consortium Is Ready To Roll With Patent Licensing

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After forming a strange alliance to score control of Nortel Networks’ patents, Apple, Microsoft, RIM, Sony, and Ericsson can finally breathe a sigh of relief. Now that a Department of Justice waiting period has finally expired, the members of the so-called Rockstar Consortium can finally finish up their $4.5 billion...
As Waiting Period Expires, Rockstar Consortium Is Ready To Roll With Patent Licensing

Microsoft wanted to partner with Facebook on patent purchase all along, but AOL auction wouldn’t allow it

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Microsoft announced today that it will be selling hundreds of patents to Facebook, a sign that it wants to protect its investment from litigation as the social network heads towards an IPO next month. But this wasn’t a sudden change of heart. According to sources familiar with the deal, Microsoft...
Microsoft wanted to partner with Facebook on patent purchase all along, but AOL auction wouldn’t allow it

Microsoft secures Android patent agreements from two more vendors

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Two more Android vendors have agreed to pay Microsoft licensing fees in response to the company's claims that Google's free mobile OS contains Microsoft patented technology. The latest vendors to pay up are EINS SE, which sells Android tablets under the Cat brand in Germany, and Hoeft & Wessel,...
Microsoft secures Android patent agreements from two more vendors

Motorola Mobility sells manufacturing bases in China and Brazil to Flextronics

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Google’s purchase of Motorola Mobility came with an aggressive streamlining of 20 percent of its workforce and one-third of its offices, and the cost cutting continues after Motorola announced on Monday that it has reached an agreement with Singaporean manufacturer Flextronics to sell its production operations in Tianjin, China and...
Motorola Mobility sells manufacturing bases in China and Brazil to Flextronics
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Motorola demanded license for all Apple iPhone patents for access to 3G standard

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Motorola Mobility demanded access to Apple's entire patent portfolio in order to gain access to its own patents required to practice industry standards, such as connecting to 3G mobile networks....
Motorola demanded license for all Apple iPhone patents for access to 3G standard

With Motorola deal pending, Google and Microsoft make dueling patent pledges

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Google is seeking to reassure technology standards groups that it won’t misuse Motorola’s patent portfolio to extract unreasonable licensing fees for patents deemed “standard-essential” if its $12.5 billion acquisition of the mobile phone giant is approved by regulators. Microsoft — which is facing the prospect of paying Motorola as much...
With Motorola deal pending, Google and Microsoft make dueling patent pledges

Unwired Planet Has Bought 2,400+ Wireless Patents From Ericsson To Beef Up Its Patent Fights Against Google, Apple And RIM

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The patent rat-race continues apace. Today Unwired Planet announced that it has purchased a portfolio of over 2,400 patents from the troubled Swedish mobile vendor Ericsson. The deal includes IP related to 2G, 3G and LTE technologies, and will give Unwired Planet a little more ammunition in its various legal...
Unwired Planet Has Bought 2,400+ Wireless Patents From Ericsson To Beef Up Its Patent Fights Against Google, Apple And RIM

AOL planning stock buyback with patent portfolio sale proceeds?

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Internet company is looking to bolster its stock price rather than put cash in shareholders' pockets, sources tell All Things D. [Read more]...
AOL planning stock buyback with patent portfolio sale proceeds?
Samsung's revenge plan takes form: iPhone 5 added to patent lawsuit
Samsung, Nokia and others hit with fresh patent infringement lawsuit

New Ericsson lawsuits against Samsung indirectly help Apple in fight against FRAND abuse

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Ericsson just announced that it has sued Samsung -- not for the first time in history -- over various wireless standard-essential patents (SEPs). This dispute is interesting in its own right, but the issues it raises are even more interesting in light of the SEP issues pending between Apple and...
New Ericsson lawsuits against Samsung indirectly help Apple in fight against FRAND abuse

Microsoft’s adds Pegatron to patent-licensing portfolio

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Microsoft just revealed it signed a patent agreement with Pegatron that covers the Windows maker’s patent portfolio for a variety of Android and Chrome-based consumer electronics. The Redmond, Wash-headquartered Corporation now has coverage for eReaders, smartphones, and tablets running Google’s operating system. Both parties admitted Microsoft would receive royalties...
Microsoft’s adds Pegatron to patent-licensing portfolio

Nokia's federal lawsuits against HTC and ViewSonic won't go to trial before 2015

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Judge Leonard P. Stark, the federal judge presiding over half a dozen Nokia patent infringement lawsuits against HTC and ViewSonic in the District of Delaware, just signed a scheduling order for two Nokia v. HTC lawsuits and three Nokia v. ViewSonic actions. The sixth Delaware case is not affected by...
Nokia's federal lawsuits against HTC and ViewSonic won't go to trial before 2015

Kodak still talking to Apple, Google about patent buy

www.electronista.com
Kodak is still in talks with Apple and Google about a purchase of its patent portfolio, Reuters reports. The news comes as Kodak has been granted an extended deadline, until February 28th, to keep exclusive control of its bankruptcy case. Kodak claims that it's "confident" its patents will sell for...
Kodak still talking to Apple, Google about patent buy

Here are the 10 patents Yahoo is using to sue Facebook (and what they really mean)

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With Facebook getting ready for its IPO, Yahoo has decided to sue over patent infringement. Yahoo used the same tactic against Google in the run up to their IPO, pocketing a helping of the search engine’s pre-IPO shares. Yahoo’s new CEO, Scott Thompson, is reportedly the one driving this aggressive strategy,...
Here are the 10 patents Yahoo is using to sue Facebook (and what they really mean)

Apple and Google Teaming Up on $500 Million Bid for Kodak Patents

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Bloomberg reports that Apple and Google have joined forces to put forward a bid of more than $500 million to purchase the patent portfolio of bankrupt imaging pioneer Eastman Kodak.The two companies, competing for dominance of the smartphone market, have partnered after leading two separate consortia this summer to buy...
Apple and Google Teaming Up on $500 Million Bid for Kodak Patents

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?
Samsung crashes the iPad HD party, files another suit against Apple in S. Korea

Kodak sues Apple in bid to continue with patent sales

www.electronista.com
Kodak has filed a new lawsuit against Apple, hoping to stop the latter from interrupting plans to sell part of its patent portfolio, Reuters reports. Documents were submitted yesterday through a bankruptcy court in Manhattan. Kodak asserts that Apple is wrongly claiming to own 10 patents derived from work the...
Kodak sues Apple in bid to continue with patent sales

IPO-bound INRIX hires former RealNetworks legal chief

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Tracy Daw Is RealNetworks becoming a farm system for the Seattle region’s aspiring public companies? Tracy Daw, who resigned as RealNetworks’ chief legal officer earlier this week, has been hired as general counsel by INRIX, the Kirkland-based traffic technology company that has made no bones about its plans to eventually...
IPO-bound INRIX hires former RealNetworks legal chief

This Man Is Building Microsoft's Next Multi-Billion-Dollar Business -- From Android Devices (MSFT)

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Patents have become such a big business for Microsoft that the company has outsourced its U.S. patent filing work to India, John Weresh, general manager of Microsoft's Patent Operations, told Business Insider. For good reason. Microsoft could be on track to turn patents into a multi-billion business perhaps as soon...
This Man Is Building Microsoft's Next Multi-Billion-Dollar Business -- From Android Devices (MSFT)

Nokia asserting patent against HTC's distribution of the Google Play store client in Germany

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Nokia's enforcement of non-standard-essential patents is increasingly of concern to Google, especially when Google's closed-source, mandatory Android apps are in the crosshairs. Google has already become an intervenor in at least a handful of litigations initiated by Nokia: an ITC investigation of a Nokia complaint against HTC and at least...
Nokia asserting patent against HTC's distribution of the Google Play store client in Germany

Apple And Microsoft Behind Patent Troll Armed With Thousands Of Nortel Patents

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You may recall last summer that Apple, Microsoft, EMC, RIM, Ericsson and Sony all teamed up to buy Nortel's patents for $4.5 billion. They beat out a team of Google and Intel who bid a bit less. While there was some antitrust scrutiny over the deal, it was dropped and...
Apple And Microsoft Behind Patent Troll Armed With Thousands Of Nortel Patents

Way To Go, Tim! (Are You Paying Attention, Yahoo?) (AOL, YHOO)

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AOL just announced that it will sell 800 patents to Microsoft for $1 billion cash. Way to go, Tim Armstrong!  Attention Yahoo's Scott Thompson: this is how you make big money off a patent portfolio without poisoning your rep in Silicon Valley (and getting counter-sued in the process). Please...
Way To Go, Tim! (Are You Paying Attention, Yahoo?) (AOL, YHOO)

Google-Motorola Deal Could Be Approved Early Next Week

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Google’s bid for Motorola (NYSE: MMI) is likely to get a thumbs up from the U.S. Department of Justice, but still could face opposition from other regulators both in the U.S. and in Europe. The landmark $12.5 billion deal is essential for Google’s attempts to play defense in the...
Google-Motorola Deal Could Be Approved Early Next Week
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