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Samsung 'VoiceOver' suit stayed, waiting on patent ruling

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Among the many other battles Samsung and Apple are fighting in various courts around the world, a particular case in Germany involves Samsung suing Apple, claiming that the latter's "VoiceOver" feature violates some Samsung patents. The case, being tried in Mannheim, has been put on hold as Apple has challenged...
Samsung 'VoiceOver' suit stayed, waiting on patent ruling

US Still 'Warning' Antigua That It Better Not Set Up Piracy Hub, Even As WTO Gives Approval

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This is hardly a surprise given the decade-long history we've gone through concerning the US's attempts to screw over Antigua by violating a trade agreement, and then ignoring, repeatedly, efforts by the WTO to make things right. Given that the WTO gave initial permission for Antigua to set up shop...
US Still 'Warning' Antigua That It Better Not Set Up Piracy Hub, Even As WTO Gives Approval
Apple Acquires 18 'Axis-Based User Interface' Patents from Maya-Systems

Mark Cuban unloads on American patent system, says bad patents are 'crushing small businesses'

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Mark Cuban unloads on American patent system, says bad patents are 'crushing small businesses'

ITC issues limited ban on older iPhones, iPods over Samsung patent

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Despite finding in September that Apple had not violated Samsung's patent rights and that Samsung didn't have a "domestic industry" that utilized the patents in dispute, the US International Trade Commission (ITC) has nonetheless issued a limited ban on older iOS products that utilize a disputed SEP Samsung patent in...
ITC issues limited ban on older iPhones, iPods over Samsung patent

Court Denies Motorola the Billions it Wanted From Microsoft for Standard-Essential Patents

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A federal court in Seattle issued a ruling Thursday that could help settle the question of just how much a company can expect to reap from standard-essential patent. Source: Microsoft In the highly-anticipated court ruling, a court said Google’s Motorola Mobility unit is entitled to about $1.8 million a...
Court Denies Motorola the Billions it Wanted From Microsoft for Standard-Essential Patents

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

Ericsson will transfer almost 2,000 patents to Unwired Planet

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Ericsson has agreed to transfer 1,922 patents and 263 patent applications to Unwired Planet in return for a share in ongoing revenue from the patents....
Ericsson will transfer almost 2,000 patents to Unwired Planet

US ITC refuses to ban Microsoft's Xbox at Google's request

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The U.S. International Trade Commission has turned down a request for a ban on Microsoft's Xbox after finding that the gaming device did not infringe a patent owned by Google's Motorola Mobility unit.The ITC's ruling Thursday has essentially confirmed an initial ruling by administrative law judge David P. Shaw...
US ITC refuses to ban Microsoft's Xbox at Google's request

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

Patent suit takes aim at Apple, Dell, others over encryption

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A new string of patent lawsuits targets some of the biggest names in tech over alleged infringement on security patents. [Read more]...
Patent suit takes aim at Apple, Dell, others over encryption
Court shreds power of Motorola's standard-based patents

Motorola issued EU warning for FRAND patent abuse against Apple

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Motorola has been issued a formal warning by the European Commission for potential FRAND patent abuse against Apple in a case underway in Germany. The EU Commission has formed a preliminary view that Google-owned company's case against Apple violates the EU's antitrust rules and that is misuse ëcould ultimately harm...
Motorola issued EU warning for FRAND patent abuse against Apple

A Quarter of Patents This Year Will Be Mobile Related

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If you think the mobile patent wars are winding down, think again. A new report shows that a quarter of U.S. patents issued this year are likely to be related to mobile technology. That’s up from just 5 percent of all patents in 2001, according to analyst Chetan Sharma. In...
A Quarter of Patents This Year Will Be Mobile Related

Sources add color to Apple Orlando design center claims

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The former AMD people Apple has hired for its Orlando Design Center were actively targeted for recruitment, and primarily through their LinkedIn profiles, MacRumors sources say. Apple reportedly discovered that many of AMD's 3D graphics patents were issued from Orlando offices, and hence concentrated hiring efforts on the city. AMD...
Sources add color to Apple Orlando design center claims

Apple to FTC: Samsung and Google lose most of their cases over declared-essential patents

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The FTC has published 25 submissions commenting on the proposed consent decree in the Google standard-essential patent (SEP) abuse case. I'm going to analyze this input in more detail, but there are a few things I wanted to share immediately.Both Apple and Microsoft, who are the targets of Google's (Motorola...
Apple to FTC: Samsung and Google lose most of their cases over declared-essential patents

Apple Wins Fascinating iPhone Camera Swiping Control Patent

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The US Patent and Trademark Office officially published a series of 37 newly granted patents for Apple Inc. today. One of today's more interesting granted patents presents a future iPhone that will be able to use its backside camera as a unique input interface allowing users to simply use swiping...
Apple Wins Fascinating iPhone Camera Swiping Control Patent
TiVo and Google finally settle years-long Motorola patent lawsuit

SmartPhone Sues Apple on Four Counts using PalmSource Patents

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SmartPhone has filed their second patent infringement lawsuit against Apple in the last fifteen months. Their first patent infringement case claimed six counts of infringement and this current suit claims four new counts of infringement. Smartphone is ......
SmartPhone Sues Apple on Four Counts using PalmSource Patents

Tech Firms Back Obama Patent Move

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Technology companies welcomed the Obama administration’s decision to wade into the debate over patent litigation, seeing a chance to stem a flood of lawsuits they say is hurting innovation. The administration rolled out a package of executive orders and recommendations for legislation Tuesday that takes aim at patent-holding firms, or...
Tech Firms Back Obama Patent Move

Amazon patents resale marketplace for used e-books, songs and other digital goods

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Consumers may someday be able to buy and sell old e-books, apps and songs the same way campus bookstores sell used textbooks -- at least if an Amazon patent ever comes to life. The patent, which Amazon filed in 2009 and won on Jan. 29, imagines a digital resale marketplace...
Amazon patents resale marketplace for used e-books, songs and other digital goods

Apple Secretly Filed Three Dynamic Smart Pen Patents in Europe that are Chock Full of Cool Ideas

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Every once in a while we check out various IP databases around the world to see if we could find any Apple activity. Well, Bingo, we found three all new smart pen patents from Apple that are chalk full of great ideas. In between Apple's US patent filings published in...
Apple Secretly Filed Three Dynamic Smart Pen Patents in Europe that are Chock Full of Cool Ideas

Google Countersues British Telecom In US, UK For Patent Infringement

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Google (and Motorola Mobility) have counter-sued the UK’s BT Group (British Telecom) for patent infringement in the US and UK. This follows a 2011 patent lawsuit filing by BT against Google. Google has probably asserted its patents in an effort to provide some negotiating leverage against BT... Please visit Marketing...
Google Countersues British Telecom In US, UK For Patent Infringement

HTC wins dismissal of one patent (of nine) from ITC investigation of Nokia's complaint

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All in all, Nokia clearly has the upper hand in its patent enforcement against HTC, as I reported three days ago. But HTC has already proven in its dispute with Apple that it's not a soft target. Yesterday an HTC v. Nokia countersuit became discoverable in Germany. And (also yesterday)...
HTC wins dismissal of one patent (of nine) from ITC investigation of Nokia's complaint

Why Google's 'We Won't Sue' Patent Pledge May Actually Suggest A Greater Proclivity To Sue Over Patents

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Google is getting some attention today for taking an official pledge that it won't initiate patent lawsuits over open source software on certain patents: At Google we believe that open systems win. Open-source software has been at the root of many innovations in cloud computing, the mobile web, and the...
Why Google's 'We Won't Sue' Patent Pledge May Actually Suggest A Greater Proclivity To Sue Over Patents

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)

Apple challenging $368M verdict with VirnetX

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Apple says it's challenging a $368.2 million decision by a Texas court last November over security patents. [Read more]...
Apple challenging $368M verdict with VirnetX

Microsoft wants to tell jury in patent contract case about Google's refusal to release $100M bond

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A week ago Microsoft formally requested the release of a $100 million bond it had posted about a year ago in connection with an anti-enforcement injunction against a patent injunction obtained by Motorola Mobility in Germany. Microsoft argues that the bond is no longer necessary because the United States District Court...
Microsoft wants to tell jury in patent contract case about Google's refusal to release $100M bond

Apple nabs 18 patents related to 'axis-based user interface technology'

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The companies didn't announce the transaction until yesterday, despite it taking place in the third quarter of 2012. [Read more]...
Apple nabs 18 patents related to 'axis-based user interface technology'

Federal judge has set FRAND rate for Microsoft's license to Google's standard-essential patents

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Judge James L. Robart, the federal judge presiding over the Microsoft v. Motorola FRAND contract case in the Western District of Washington, has determined a FRAND (fair, reasonable and non-discriminatory) license fee (a range of FRAND fees as well as a particular point within the range). In November 2012 Judge Robart...
Federal judge has set FRAND rate for Microsoft's license to Google's standard-essential patents
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