The third and final wave of provisions of the America Invents Act (AIA) will become effective on March 16, 2013, completing the overhaul of United States patent law that began with enactment of the AIA on September 16, 2011. Do you know what's changing?
Patents. Nothing gets technologists going quite like the subject of patents and when — if ever — they should be implemented in software.
Now, a federal appeals court is taking a sweeping look at the topic of software patenting, especially …
Let's kick the weekend off with a discussion on patent litigation! (All parties jump into the air, freeze frame.)
The foreman of the jury in the Apple-Samsung trial spoke out today about how his own patents informed his take on the trial.
Whichever way the verdict breaks, the Apple-Samsung patent trial, which ends this week, will have wide implications throughout the technology industry.
It's time to examine the idea of "intellectual property" a little more clearly, especially when patent law dominates business headlines and the outcome of the Apple-Samsung trial holds enormous implications for the tech industry.
On the eve of their patent trial's closing arguments, the chief executives of Apple and Samsung spoke with one another -- as the judge ordered them to -- but failed to come to an agreement.
After fighting the patent battle of the decade in court with Oracle, Googlers are getting publicly fed up with software patents as a whole. Conceptually, they just don't jive with innovation.
Editor's Pick Sometimes patent cases are boring. In the Apple versus Samsung patent case, however, there's been one shining, albeit unexpected, entertainer: the judge.
It is on. World War III, here we go.
Google is finished with helping Samsung and other Android sellers with its left hand behind the back, in a black box. It's tired of Apple attacking Google by fighting proxy wars with Asian manufacturers. No more cold war, no more semi-civilized conflicts in third-world countries no one has ever heard of.
Google vs. Apple, meet USA vs. USSR, circa 1985.
Motorola, the phone company Google acquired this year, filed a patent infringement suit against Apple that effectively seeks to ban the import of the iPhone, the iPad and the iPod Touch to the U.S.
The paperwork was filed by Motorola …
Can't make up your own mind about the Apple v. Samsung patent trial? Use this entertainingly useful Verdict-o-matic from the Joy of Tech.
Apple should get down on its knees and thank God for whatever corporate traitor gave it Samsung's internal iPhone vs Galaxy S1 comparison document.
Kodak, the formerly powerful but now bankrupt camera company, has tasted victory in its ongoing patent war with Apple.
Kodak has been scrambling to maintain its very existence lately, and part of that struggle includes a lawsuit it brought against …
At a time when technology companies are spending large sums of money battling it out over patents, a new technology promises to let you know your chances of winning a patent suit before you even start.
Lex Machina is a …
As the patent soap opera between Apple and Samsung continues, Apple is now seeking $2.5 billion in damages from Samsung to settle in the U.S.
In a filing made this morning, Apple claims Samsung was “unjustly enriched” by copying Apple’s …
Usually, patent disputes are courtly affairs, decided before a judge and making most readers nod off and turn to the latest Lindsay Lohan news. Thank goodness for companies such as Motorola Mobility and Microsoft, who are having a very public …
A potentially epic patent case between Apple and the Google-owned Motorola Mobility has been nixed by U.S. judge Richard A. Posner, who rejected both companies’ damages claims.
The dismissal isn’t entirely surprising, as Posner previously scolded Apple’s lawyers over frivolous …
Intellectual Ventures founder and chief executive Nathan Myhrvold doesn’t need you to like him.
“I’m okay with not being popular. I never was a popular kid in my class, and I’m not a popular kid in this class,” he said, …
President Obama has been touting patents as a way to create jobs and increase U.S. competitiveness. “These are jobs and businesses of the future just waiting to be created,” he said of patent applications last September, “somewhere in that stack …