Patenting intellectual property

5 tips for developing a patent strategy

When you’re neck deep in starting a new business, you may not take the time to properly protect your inventions. Here are five easy tips on how to quickly develop an intellectual property strategy.

Microsoft wins German ban on Motorola Android devices over FAT storage

Does this  Microsoft patent make my Android smartphone look fat? That’s the question Motorola Mobility is asking today after yet another German court ruled its mobile phones were infringing patents owned by the software giant. The decision by the Mannheim Regional Court bans sales of Motorola phones including the Razr, Razr Maxx and Atrix and awards Microsoft undetermined monetary damages.

Apple wins Samsung Galaxy Tab 7.7 ban in Europe, loses appeal for Tab 10.1N

Apple won a split-decision in a German court against Samsung’s Galaxy tablets. The Dusseldorf Higher Regional Court banned Samsung’s smaller Galaxy Tab 7.7 in all EU countries, but the iPad maker lost an appeal to block sales of the Korean company’s larger Galaxy Tab 10.1N. The ruling in favor of  Samsung confirmed “that the Galaxy 10.1N does not infringe” upon Apple patents, the rival firm announced.

Samsung: Apple prefers lawsuits to licensing 3G patents

In the apparently never-ending back-and-forth courtroom battle between Apple and Samsung, the South Korean electronics firm told an Australian judge Monday that the Cupertino, Calif. iPad maker “refused to negotiate” about licensing 3G-related patents.