The developer of pull-to-refresh was so concerned about how Twitter would use his patent that he asked Twitter to agree with him — as part of the terms of the sale of his company — that it would never use the patent offensively.
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.
The software patent suit nonsense isn’t stopping anytime soon.
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.
Editor's Pick The crisis that is the American software patent system has reached a tipping point. It’s no longer just established companies who are being hit with frivolous lawsuits, it’s startups as well. And in a new twist, American cities that are already strapped for cash are getting the shakedown from patent trolls.
Yahoo has put the IP squeeze on Facebook, slapping it with a patent lawsuit during the quiet period in the run up to the social network’s IPO. While it’s tempting to see this as the first shot fired in a broader patent war centered around social networking, Lance Lieberman, a veteran New York patent lawyer with a specialty in software, thinks it’s just Yahoo’s first step down the dark path towards life as a patent troll.
In a surprising maneuver, Apple has told the International Trade Commission that Android creator Andy Rubin was first inspired for the Android application framework while working as an engineer at Apple, reports FOSS Patents.