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Google acquires more than 50 mobile network technology patents from Magnolia Broadband

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Not finished with the expansion of its mobile patent portfolio, Google has today completed the acquisition of more than 50 mobile network technology patents from Magnolia Broadband. This is a developing story, please refresh for updates.   Magnolia’s press release: Magnolia Broadband, Inc. has sold its beam forming Mobile Transmit...
Google acquires more than 50 mobile network technology patents from Magnolia Broadband

US Patent Chief Says Epic Smartphone Wars Just Show The System Works

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The head of the feds' patent office lashed out Tuesday at critics of drawn-out legal battles over technology patents. Patent and trademark office director David Kappos directed his speech at people who cite the recent smarphone battles as evidence the system is broken, Bloomberg BNA reported. "Let's move beyond the...
US Patent Chief Says Epic Smartphone Wars Just Show The System Works

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

Facebook in a tough position, experts say

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Many in the technology community have used the discussion over Yahoo’s suit against Facebook to revisit the debate over the effectiveness and validity of technology patents. In a post on Wired, programmer Andy Baio wrote a bit about the patent process from the programmer’s point of view — and it’s...
Facebook in a tough position, experts say

Samsung scores victory in South Korea as court rules Apple infringed patents

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Samsung’s trial with Apple may be ongoing in the US, but the company has scored an early success in its home market of South Korea, where a court has ruled that Apple infringed on two of the company’s patents, The Wall Street Journal reports. Apple also notched a win, but...
Samsung scores victory in South Korea as court rules Apple infringed patents

LG accuses Samsung of infringing its OLED technology patents, demands compensation

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The reconciliation between LG and Samsung following their 18-month long feud over OLED patents looks to be over after LG Electronics instructed its rival to pay for use of the technology, claiming Samsung Electronics and Samsung Display have been using it illegally. The Yonhap News Agency reports that LG is...
LG accuses Samsung of infringing its OLED technology patents, demands compensation
Apple verdict cost Samsung $1 billion, but study suggests it's now 'buzzing' more than Apple

South Korea Court Says Samsung, Apple Infringed Each Other's Patents

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A South Korea court on Friday delivered a split decision in its piece of the global legal battle between Apple and Samsung Electronics over mobile computing patents. A three-judge panel in Seoul Central District Court said Apple infringed two Samsung technology patents, while Samsung violated one of Apple’s patents. The...
South Korea Court Says Samsung, Apple Infringed Each Other's Patents

Samsung, Apple Both Come Away Losers In South Korean Patent Trial

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While nine jurors in California attempt to turn days worth of allegations and testimony into a binding legal verdict, the Apple/Samsung patent fiasco finally came to a head in Samsung’s native South Korea. According to the Wall Street Journal, both companies took a licking when it came to a verdict...
Samsung, Apple Both Come Away Losers In South Korean Patent Trial
Samsung Received The Most Mobile Patents In 2012, Now Leads The World Overall

Facebook, Walmart, Disney sued over interactive technology

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Eolas Technologies and the Regents of the University of California are suing Facebook, Wal-Mart, and Walt Disney Company over interactive technology patents. The patents, including hypermedia display and interaction were issued to the university and licensed to the Texas-based Eolas, chaired by Michael Doyle. A University of California spokesperson said...
Facebook, Walmart, Disney sued over interactive technology

Apple Wins Magic Trackpad & Original 2007 Touch Patents

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The US Patent and Trademark Office officially published a series of thirty-four newly granted patents for Apple Inc. today. In our first granted patent of the day, we focus on Apple's latest granted patent relating to one of the original 2007 iPhone touch technology patents. This type of touch related...
Apple Wins Magic Trackpad & Original 2007 Touch Patents

HTC to complete acquisition of S3 Graphics, decides it may help Apple fight

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Facing increased pressure from its smartphone-making rivals over alleged patent infringement, HTC has confirmed it intends to complete its purchase of S3 Graphics in order to arm itself with the company’s intellectual property to boost its patent portfolio, reports Focus Taiwan. Speaking at its annual shareholders’ general meeting, HTC’s general...
HTC to complete acquisition of S3 Graphics, decides it may help Apple fight

Google Allegedly Abused The Patents It Acquired In The Motorola Deal, And Now The FTC Wants To Drop The Hammer (GOOG, MSFT, AAPL)

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Nov. 2 (Bloomberg) -- The U.S. Federal Trade Commission should sue Google Inc. for trying to block competitors' access to key smartphone-technology patents in violation of antitrust law, the agency's staff told commissioners in a formal recommendation, according to four people familiar with the matter. A majority of the agency's...
Google Allegedly Abused The Patents It Acquired In The Motorola Deal, And Now The FTC Wants To Drop The Hammer (GOOG, MSFT, AAPL)

Apple cleared of infringing Motorola patents, avoids U.S. import ban

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The U.S. International Trade Commission on Friday completed its review of a Motorola complaint from April, ruling against an import ban on Apple's iPhone and iPad after finding the devices do not infringe on certain wireless technology patents owned by the Google subsidiary....
Apple cleared of infringing Motorola patents, avoids U.S. import ban

Google-FTC Antitrust Suit Reportedly Coming To A Close

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The negotiations in the antitrust case between Google and the U.S. Federal Trade Commission is reportedly drawing to a close, with things looking up for Google, according to reports. The Wall Street Journal said that the FTC could agree to end its investigation as early as this week after Google...
Google-FTC Antitrust Suit Reportedly Coming To A Close

University of California sues Facebook, Disney and Wal-Mart over interactive technology patents

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The Regents of the University of California and its lawsuit-happy patent licensee Eolas Technologies yesterday filed lawsuits against Facebook, Disney and Wal-Mart over four interactive technology patents they believe the companies are infringing. Reuters reported the lawsuits earlier today, but we’ve embedded the court documents for the Facebook case below...
University of California sues Facebook, Disney and Wal-Mart over interactive technology patents

Apple's decision day: what to do with $100bn in cash

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Following loss of Steve Jobs, computer firm's Tim Cook and Peter Oppenheimer will today either reward shareholders or make a big purchase with accumulated reservesApple is to announce today the outcome of its internal discussions about what to do with nearly $100bn in cash reserves the company has built up.Speculation...
Apple's decision day: what to do with $100bn in cash

South Korean regulators investigating Samsung monopoly concerns following antitrust complaints from Apple

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According to a report from Reuters, Samsung is being investigated by South Korean regulators, the Korea Fair Trade Commission, regarding complaints from Apple that the company is “abusing its dominant position in wireless technology.” The FTC is investigating whether Samsung is unfairly competing in the market by abusing its dominance...
South Korean regulators investigating Samsung monopoly concerns following antitrust complaints from Apple

Intellectual Ventures reaches first big legal settlements

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Nathan Myhrvold Intellectual Ventures this morning announced legal settlements with two companies, SK hynix and Elpida Memory, which make common types of memory used in computers and gadgets. The deals are the first major legal settlements for the Bellevue-based company, resolving three of its nine legal actions to date. As a result...
Intellectual Ventures reaches first big legal settlements
Microsoft's chief patent counsel Bart Eppenauer: 'We believe our patent laws have served the country very well.'

Samsung Buys Wireless Technology, Patents From UK-based CSR

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Samsung Electronics will pay US$310 million to buy technology and patents from U.K. chip design company CSR, strengthening Samsung's chip offerings in the area......
Samsung Buys Wireless Technology, Patents From UK-based CSR

Ericsson Slaps Samsung With Patent Suit

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In the smartphone patent wars, Samsung seems beset on all sides. It is embroiled in patent litigation with Apple across the globe, and now Ericsson is coming after it, as well. On Tuesday, the mobile network infrastructure manufacturer sued Samsung for patent infringement, claiming that the company continues to use...
Ericsson Slaps Samsung With Patent Suit

Microsoft drops lawsuit and ITC complaint against TiVo over video technology patents

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Having originally sued and initiated a complaint to the ITC against the maker of the popular TiVo boxes, Microsoft has dropped all of its litigation against the company, ending threats of a ban that could have seen its set-top boxes from being imported to the US and being sold domestically. Microsoft filed its...
Microsoft drops lawsuit and ITC complaint against TiVo over video technology patents

Nokia to get payments in patent deal with BlackBerry maker RIM

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Research in Motion to make a one-off payment and pay ongoing fees, as Nokia continues to pursue HTC and ViewSonicThe struggling Finnish mobile phone maker Nokia has settled its patent dispute with BlackBerry maker Research in Motion (RIM) in return for payments, as it tries to exploit its technology patents...
Nokia to get payments in patent deal with BlackBerry maker RIM

After Google, mobile tech firm Vringo sues Microsoft over search technology patents

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I/P Engine, a subsidiary of mobile technology and intellectual property firm Vringo, today announced that it has filed a patent lawsuit against Microsoft in the Southern District of New York. The Vringo company alleges that Microsoft infringed on its relevance filtering technology patents, more specifically U.S. patents #6,314,420 (entitled “Collaborative/Adaptive...
After Google, mobile tech firm Vringo sues Microsoft over search technology patents
In court battle, Apple can't have its cake and eat it, too

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
IBM: We're number one (in patents)

Apple's $98bn cash surplus decision: live coverage

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Speculation rife that dividend is widespread, but Apple could make a major acquisition or secure valuable technology patents9.01am: Cash rich Apple is planning a $10 billion share repurchase program.It's the first time that the company has paid a dividend since 1995 and marks a big turning point for Apple which...
Apple's $98bn cash surplus decision: live coverage
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