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EU Sides with Apple in Motorola Patent Fight
By Cynthia Harvey | Article Published May 06, 2013
The European Commission accuses Google-owned Motorola of abusing its market position by seeking an injunction against Apple.
Tags: Google, Apple, European Commission, EU, antitrust, patent, Motorola
Microsoft Reaches Patent Deal with China's ZTE
By Cynthia Harvey | Article Published April 24, 2013
According to Microsoft, it now gets royalties from most Android smartphones sold.
Tags: Google, Android, Microsoft, Chrome OS, China, smartphone, tablet, patent, licensing, zte
Microsoft, Foxconn Sign Patent Deal Covering Android, Chrome Devices
By Cynthia Harvey | Article Published April 17, 2013
Experts say the licensing agreement is bad news for Google.
Tags: Google, Android, Microsoft, smartphone, Chrome, patent, licensing, Foxconn
Judge Cuts Award, Orders New Trial in Apple v. Samsung Case
By Cynthia Harvey | Article Published March 04, 2013
Judge Koh threw out part of the damages and ordered a new trial related to specific products.
Tags: Apple, lawsuit, Samsung, patent
Samsung Hires UK Judge Who Ruled Against Apple
By Cynthia Harvey | Article Published February 28, 2013
The Rt. Hon. Professor Sir Robin Jacob will serve as an expert witness.
Tags: Apple, lawsuit, Samsung, patent, UK, Japan
Judge Denies Motions for Higher Damages, New Trial in Apple v. Samsung Lawsuit
By Cynthia Harvey | Article Published January 30, 2013
Samsung must pay Apple $1.05 billion for patent infringement—unless it wins on appeal.
Tags: Apple, lawsuit, Samsung, patent
Incriminating Emails Surface in Poaching Lawsuit
By Cynthia Harvey | Article Published January 23, 2013
Steve Jobs threatened Palm with patent lawsuits if they recruited Apple employees.
Tags: email, Google, Apple, steve jobs, lawsuit, patent, Palm, Eric Schmidt
Report: Google and FTC Close to Settlement in Antitrust Case
By Cynthia Harvey | Article Published December 17, 2012
Unnamed sources say Google will avoid signing a consent decree.
Tags: Google, search, antitrust, patent, FTC
Report: Apple, Google Offer $500M for Kodak Patents
By Cynthia Harvey | Article Published December 10, 2012
The two competitors have reportedly teamed up after first making independent offers.
Tags: Google, Apple, patent, imaging, Kodak
Court Orders Apple to Rewrite Its 'Apology' to Samsung
By Cynthia Harvey | Article Published November 01, 2012
The judge said Apple did not comply with his original order because its statement added confusing information about other court cases.
Tags: Apple, lawsuit, Samsung, patent, court
Apple Apologizes to Samsung... Sort Of
By Cynthia Harvey | Article Published October 26, 2012
The company complies with a U.K. court order, but also remarks that Samsung's products aren't "as cool" as its own.
Tags: smartphones, Apple, lawsuit, Samsung, patent
Report: Google Considers Settling Mobile Patent Antitrust Case
By Cynthia Harvey | Article Published October 22, 2012
The company could be required to change its behavior related to Motorola Mobility's standards-related patents.
Tags: Google, mobile, antitrust, patent, FTC, Motorola, Motorola Mobility
Samsung Cites Juror Misconduct, Moves for Mistrial in Apple Case
By Cynthia Harvey | Article Published October 04, 2012
The jury foreman in the high-profile patent lawsuit did not disclose that he had been sued by Seagate, a company in which Samsung has invested.
Tags: Apple, lawsuit, Samsung, patent
Google, Samsung Execs Will Meet to Discuss Apple Patent Battles
By Cynthia Harvey | Article Published September 26, 2012
Despite Apple's legal wins, Samsung increased its smartphone sales targets.
Tags: Google, smartphones, Apple, lawsuit, Samsung, patent, tablets
Setback for Apple in German Patent Case
By Staff | Article Published September 21, 2012
The court ruled that Motorola and Samsung do not infringe on a critical touchscreen-related patent.
Tags: Google, Apple, lawsuit, Samsung, patent, Motorola
Google, Apple CEOs in Secret Patent Talks
By Staff | Article Published August 31, 2012
The two haven't reached any agreements yet, but they're still talking.
Tags: Google, Android, Apple, lawsuit, Samsung, patent
Samsung Gains Leverage With South Korea Patent Decision
By Staff | Article Published August 24, 2012
The court ruled that both Samsung and Apple infringed on each other's patents.
Tags: Apple, lawsuit, Samsung, patent, infringement, South Korea
Kodak Patent Bids Start Low
By Staff | Article Published August 07, 2012
Apple and Google are bidding against each other for Kodak's patent portfolio.
Tags: Google, Apple, patent, auction, Kodak
RIM Must Pay $147 Million Over Mformation Patent
By Staff | Article Published July 16, 2012
The decision covers technology included in BlackBerry Enterprise Server.
Tags: Blackberry, lawsuit, patent, RIM, enterprise server
Facebook and Yahoo Settle Patent Dispute
By Staff | Article Published July 09, 2012
The two companies have agreed to license each others' patents and to work together on advertising and content distribution projects.
Tags: Facebook, Yahoo, patent, settlement
FTC Expresses Concern Over Handling of Standards-Essential Patents
By Staff | Article Published June 07, 2012
The agency has asked the ITC not to impose import bans because of standards-related patent infringement.
Tags: patent, government, FTC, ITC
Apple, Samsung CEOs to Begin Patent Negotiations
By Staff | Article Published May 21, 2012
Will the two companies find a way to settle their differences and end their global patent war?
Tags: iPhone, iPad, Apple, lawsuits, Samsung, patent, Galaxy
Facebook Pays Microsoft $550 Million for AOL Patents
By Staff | Article Published April 24, 2012
The purchase gives the social network ammunition for its intellectual property fight with Yahoo.
Tags: Facebook, Microsoft, Yahoo, patent, AOL
EU Opens Patent Abuse Investigation Into Motorola
By Staff | Article Published April 03, 2012
Complaints from Apple and Microsoft prompted an investigation into whether Motorola abuses its standards-related patents.
Tags: Microsoft, Apple, European Commission, EU, patent, Motorola, investigation
Facebook Is Said to Buy 750 IBM Patents
By Staff | Article Published March 23, 2012
The social networking giant is building its patent portfolio as a defense against lawsuits.
Tags: Facebook, IBM, patent
Google Patents 'Advertising Based on Environmental Conditions'
By Staff | Article Published March 22, 2012
When it rains, Google wants to show you ads for umbrellas.
Tags: Google, mobile, smartphone, patent, Ads
Google to Commit to Offer Motorola Patents on Fair Terms
By Staff | Article Published February 08, 2012
The company is sending letters to twelve standards organizations, assuring them that it will continue to offer Motorola patents on FRAND terms.
Tags: Google, patent, Motorola
Europe Opens Antitrust Investigation into Samsung Patents
By Staff | Article Published January 31, 2012
The European Commission will consider whether standards-essential patents "distort competition."
Tags: Apple, European Commission, Samsung, patent
RealNetworks to Sell Patents to Intel
By Staff | Article Published January 27, 2012
Intel will pay $120 million for 190 patents, 170 patent applications, and video software.
Tags: video, Intel, patent, RealNetworks
Microsoft Licenses Patents to LG for Android, Chrome OS Devices
By Staff | Article Published January 12, 2012
Microsoft now gets a cut of the purchase prices for 70 percent of Android devices sold in the U.S.
Tags: Android, Microsoft, patent, licensing
Google Adds More IBM Patents
By Staff | Article Published January 04, 2012
The company bought 187 more patents and 36 applications to help fight its ongoing patent wars.
Tags: Google, IBM, patent
Microsoft, Compal Sign Patent Deal for Android, Chrome
By Staff | Article Published October 24, 2011
The manufacturers of half of all Android devices now pay licensing fees to Microsoft.
Tags: Android, Microsoft, patent
Google Buys 1,023 IBM Patents to Bolster Defense of Android
By Staff | Article Published September 15, 2011
Google stocks up on ammo to defend itself in the ongoing mobile patent wars.
Tags: mobility, patent
Has Microsoft's Patent Deal with Novell Hurt Red Hat?
By Sean Michael Kerner | Article Published August 24, 2011
Red Hat CEO addresses the patent issue.
Tags: Microsoft, Red Hat, patent
Google Cries Foul on Apple, Microsoft Mobile Gang-Up
By Staff | Article Published August 04, 2011
The company's chief legal officer accuses its rivals of joining together to buy up patents that hamper Android.
Tags: patent
Apple Chief Patent Lawyer to Leave
By Staff | Article Published July 12, 2011
Richard "Chip" Lutton Junior's departure comes at a time when the company is involved in multiple patent disputes.
Tags: Apple, patent
Nortel Patents Fetch $4.5 Billion
By Staff | Article Published July 01, 2011
A consortium including Apple, Microsoft, RIM and others outbids Google for a treasure trove of mobile patents.
Tags: mobile, patent
Microsoft Sued Again After Infringement Verdict
By Stuart J. Johnston | Article Published March 20, 2010
Just a day after losing an infringement suit regarding its use of virtual private networking patents that belong to holding company VirnetX of Scotts Valley, Calif., Microsoft gets sued again about the same patents, only this time the infringing products include Windows 7.
Tags: Microsoft, lawsuits, VirnetX, patent, patent lawsuit
Microsoft Seeks Patents on Muscle Control of PCs
By Stuart J. Johnston | Article Published January 04, 2010
Company researchers file for patents on users controlling computers by flexing their muscles -- literally.
Tags: Microsoft, PC, patent, patent infringement