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.

Samsung Galaxy Nexus ban suspended temporarily

The twisty turns of Apple and Samsung’s current legal battle are enough to give you whiplash. After U.S. District Court Judge Lucy Koh denied Samsung’s appeal to lift the sales ban on the Galaxy Nexus earlier this week, the Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit suspended the sales ban tonight, The Verge reports.

Apple, Samsung shed charges to prepare for U.S. trial

In preparation for a July 30 patent-infringement showdown in a U.S. courtroom, Apple and Samsung are shedding legal charges against one another like a bride-to-be drops pounds ahead of a wedding. U.S. District Court Lucy Koh is calling on both companies to narrow their cases from the huge amount of claims available.