Monday, April 12, 2021

Samsung and RIM Sued for Infringing Emoticon Patent 🙁

Ars Technica: Varia Holdings Inc. has filed patent infringement lawsuits against RIM and Samsung. The patent in question, titled “emoticon input method and apparatus,” gives the company the rights to the concept of allowing users to select emoticons from a menu of options rather than typing in the characters one at a time.

A startup called Wildseed first filed for the patent in 2005 and received approval in 2007. AOL then acquired Wildseed and later spun offer Varia Mobile, which appears related to the plaintiff in this case.

Similar articles

Latest Articles

The Conversational AI Revolution:...

One of the things I’m looking forward to seeing at next week’s NVIDIA GTC event is an update on their Conversational AI efforts. I’m fascinated...

Edge Computing

Edge computing is a broad term that refers to a highly distributed computing framework that moves compute and storage resources closer to the exact...

Data-Driven Decision Making: Top...

The phrase data-driven decision making – certainly popular in the field of data analytics – may seem redundant. After all, nearly everything is driven...

Top Performing Artificial Intelligence...

As artificial intelligence has become a growing force in business, today’s top AI companies are leaders in this emerging technology. Often leveraging cloud computing and...