Rounded corners are not patentable in Holland.
For the 20th consecutive year, IBM has held its ground as the king of patents. And it will now devote considerable resources to big data and analytics technologies.
By expanding its patent agreement with InterDigital to cover 4G LTE, RIM is making a big investment in the future of the BlackBerry.
With these two latest private data reveals, this is turning into a unwilling corporate equivalent of an adolescent show-me-yours-I’ll-show-you-mine.
Marvell Technology Group, best known for making chips for a wide variety of devices, is in hot water with Carnegie Mellon University
Apple’s Christmas gifts this year (on top of loads of iPad and iPhone sales) included a few new patents.
Guest Post With the advent of the next phase of AIA affecting the definition of prior art, patent filing rules and patent quality determinations, the key for entrepreneurs and small businesses is preparation.
Going broke, Nokia and RIM would rather settle their patent differences than spend millions of dollars fighting over them.
The U.S. Patent and Trademark Office has reportedly invalidated one of the key patents in the Apple v. Samsung dispute.
The Kodak patent sale drama has finally reached its end.
You’ll have to wait a bit longer to see the end of the FTC’s Google antitrust investigation.
Korean electronics giant Samsung said today that it has dropped injunction requests against Apple products all across Europe, including in the U.K., France, Italy, Germany, and the Netherlands.
Apple and Google have joined forces to offer more than $500 million for some of the 1,100 digital imaging patents from Eastman Kodak, according to Bloomberg, citing “two people with knowledge of the situation.”
Judge Lucy Koh, is aiming to settle the issues between the two companies — and potentially stop this recent wave of patent lawsuits.
I have the much-discussed Apple-HTC cross-licensing contract in my greasy little digital fingers. It’s a powerful document that has kiboshed upwards of 40 lawsuits between the two companies.
Eric Schmidt seems perplexed by some of Apple’s recent decisions, like the recent patent lawsuits against Android partners, and Apple’s sudden removal of Google’s YouTube app from iOS devices.
It’s a patent battle between two trouble phone manufacturers.
The software patent suit nonsense isn’t stopping anytime soon.
Score one for Samsung in this long-running patent battle that started way back in August with that billion-dollar judgement against the Korean company.
HTC and Apple definitely have a cross-licensing agreement on patents with Apple. But the numbers attached to that agreement are still a major mystery.
The U.S. Patent Office recently granted Apple a patent for the functionality of turning a page on an e-reader application.
Anyone who thought a sudden wave of peace, love, and joy was going to erupt in the mobile marketplace just in time for Christmas, keep dreaming.
You’ve probably never heard of VirnetX, a company that owns patents related to virtual private networking, but Apple owes it some big bucks.
We don’t know how Apple can target a Google OS in a Samsung trial, but here goes.
Apple scored two patents today that are a clear reminder of its obsessive attention to detail and design.
Guest Post Color’s patents may not be as valuable as the company hopes.
International Trade Commission staff are recommending the agency file a lawsuit against Google because of its efforts to block U.S. imports of iPhones and Windows Phones.
After losing a UK court appeal last week, Apple today posted a note on its UK site saying that Samsung didn’t copy the iPad’s design with its Galaxy Tab tablets.
Startup wants to create the “Virtual World Web,” where we walk around the Internet with 3D avatars.
One day after Apple’s massive new product introduction event, the company has won a preliminary ruling against Samsung at the International Trade Commission.
Remember Apple CEO Tim Cook saying that Samsung’s copying went far deeper than his company had imagined? Or the slide deck in which a Samsung product manager reviewed all the ways in which the Galaxy S1 needed to improve based on how iPhone worked?
Turns out that’s not the full story.
Patent litigation victories are few and far between for Motorola, but German courts ruled in the company’s favor today.
Four-star U.S. general Oliver P. Smith is credited with the statement: “We’re not retreating, we’re just advancing in a different direction.” He must have worked for Google in a different universe.
They said they were going to do it. Now they’ve done it.
Consider yourself preemptively re-served, Apple. At least Samsung had the good grace to wait until the phone was announced, unlike one Chinese company.
A revised patent application from Apple published today suggests that the company’s voice command feature Siri is heading for the desktop, reports Patently Apple.
The federal judge in the Oracle v. Google trial has ordered that Oracle cough up $1.13 million in court fees after Google prevailed in the case.
Emboldened as ever by its court win over Samsung last week, Apple today said that Samsung’s Galaxy S III flagship smartphone and Galaxy Note infringe on its patents in a separate court case.
Guest Post I’m a huge Apple fan. I’ve bought practically every Apple device ever made. I am usually one of those in line the first day Apple releases a new product, and I own Apple stock. That said, I hope that Apple loses if Samsung appeals.
Undeterred by its recent losses in California, Samsung has won the latest legal battle against Apple.