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Apple and Qualcomm at it again, chip maker sued for patent infringement
Apple and Qualcomm at it again, chip maker sued for patent infringement
Apple has once again sued the world's largest mobile chip manufacturer Qualcomm. As you might have guessed, it's once again another patent dispute ...... 30 Nov 2017 - 2 comments
Nokia just sued Apple over patent dispute in 11 countries
Nokia just sued Apple over patent dispute in 11 countries
There probably isn't a smartphone company that has not been in patent disputes with a rival. However, Apple is especially plagued with the lawsuits, ...... 22 Dec 2016 - 1 comment
Apple's new tech will automatically scan songs and remove curses
Apple's new tech will automatically scan songs and remove curses
Apple has been granted a patent for "Management, Replacement and Removal of Explicit Lyrics during Audio Playback," giving the company technology ...... 03 Apr 2016 - 16 comments
Microsoft and GoPro sign a patent licensing deal
Microsoft and GoPro sign a patent licensing deal
Microsoft and GoPro announced a patent licensing deal earlier this week for "certain file storage and other system technologies." It is unclear ...... 07 Feb 2016
Apple's new patent suggests a waterproof iPhone?
Apple's new patent suggests a waterproof iPhone?
While most of the US was concentrating yesterday on turkey and pumpkin pie the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office published a patent by Apple, ...... 27 Nov 2015
Apple is trying to patent a new iPad cover that can display notifications
Apple is trying to patent a new iPad cover that can display notifications
Apple has filed for a patent that could give us a hint about the future of iPad covers. The patent details "accessory device for a tablet ...... 12 Jun 2014 - 3 comments
Samsung ATIV Q hybrid delayed over patent issues?
Samsung ATIV Q hybrid delayed over patent issues?
Two months after launching the device, it appears Samsung's ATIV Q may never see the light of day. The device, which is a tablet/notebook ...... 27 Aug 2013
TiVo settles long-standing DVR lawsuit with Motorola, TWC, Cisco
TiVo settles long-standing DVR lawsuit with Motorola, TWC, Cisco
TiVo announced this morning that it finally settled a dispute with Motorola, Time Warner Cable and Cisco over DVR patents. The company will ...... 07 Jun 2013 - 3 comments
Sony patents way to block used games
Sony patents way to block used games
Sony has patented new technology that can block the use of used games on consoles. The patent is for tech that will match individual game ...... 03 Jan 2013 - 52 comments
LG seeking an injunction on Samsung tablet sales in Korea
LG seeking an injunction on Samsung tablet sales in Korea
LG is seeking an injunction on Samsung tablet sales in Korea, the home country of both companies. The tablet in question is the Galaxy Note ...... 29 Dec 2012
Apple ordered to pay VirnetX $368 million over patents
Apple ordered to pay VirnetX $368 million over patents
A federal jury in Texas has ordered Apple to pay $368 million to software patent company VirnetX. The patent in question is related to VPN, ...... 08 Nov 2012 - 3 comments
Apple looking for $707 million more in damages from Samsung
Apple looking for $707 million more in damages from Samsung
Apple is seeking more money from Samsung, along with a permanent U.S. sales ban on products that violated their patents. The iPhone maker ...... 23 Sep 2012 - 9 comments
Nokia loses German patent case
Nokia loses German patent case
Nokia has lost its German court case this week, another blow to the company's reputation. The court in Mannheim found the Finnish-based mobile ...... 22 Apr 2012
Apple offers patent settlements to Samsung and Motorola
Apple offers patent settlements to Samsung and Motorola
According to multiple credible sources, Samsung and Motorola have been approached by Apple who is asking for $5-$15 per handset in patent licensing fees. ...... 07 Mar 2012 - 6 comments
HTC loses another patent case to Apple
HTC loses another patent case to Apple
HTC has lost the first of their patent-infringement cases against Apple filed with the U.S. International Trade Commission (ITC). The ITC ...... 19 Feb 2012 - 4 comments
Latest Apple patent covers in-call multitasking - get ready for the lawsuits
Latest Apple patent covers in-call multitasking - get ready for the lawsuits
Apple has just been granted another smartphone patent which may be a new low for the iPhone maker. Their latest US patent, 8,082,523, is ...... 22 Dec 2011 - 20 comments
Apple continues to collect touchscreen patents
Apple continues to collect touchscreen patents
Apple has just been granted yet another patent on basic touchscreen technology in the US. Their latest patent, granted by the US Patent and ...... 27 Oct 2011 - 13 comments
ITC denies HTC request for US ban on Apple products
ITC denies HTC request for US ban on Apple products
HTC's patent claims against Apple in the US have been dealt a blow by the International Trade Commission. An ITC judge released a preliminary ...... 18 Oct 2011 - 3 comments
VIA sues Apple over patent tech
VIA sues Apple over patent tech
VIA Technologies has sued Apple over patent infringement. The company designs low-power microprocessors and controllers. HTC recently ...... 23 Sep 2011 - 5 comments
Nintendo sued over Wii patents
Nintendo sued over Wii patents
Nintendo is having a really bad year. This week, ThinkOptical has filed a lawsuit against the gaming company, claiming the Wii console infringes ...... 09 Sep 2011 - 4 comments
German judge affirms ban on Galaxy tablets with round corners
German judge affirms ban on Galaxy tablets with round corners
A new court ruling has upheld the ban on Samsung's Galaxy Tab 10.1 in Germany. The injunction was originally granted last month, and was ...... 09 Sep 2011 - 5 comments
Is Apple's suit against Samsung in Japan really about the new iPhone?
Is Apple's suit against Samsung in Japan really about the new iPhone?
Add Japan to the list of countries where Apple is suing Samsung to get competing products taken off the market. It is the latest development ...... 08 Sep 2011 - 5 comments
Alcatel-Lucent patent victory over Microsoft revised to $70 million in damages
Alcatel-Lucent patent victory over Microsoft revised to $70 million in damages
Microsoft has been ordered to pay Alcatel-Lucent $70 million for infringing on a patent. The patent is used in Microsoft Outlook and two other apps. ...... 01 Aug 2011
Spotify sued over its music streaming technology
Spotify sued over its music streaming technology
It's only been in the U.S. for two weeks (read our review here) but Spotify is already facing a patent lawsuit. The unlimited streaming music ...... 31 Jul 2011 - 1 comment
Apple loses patent case to Personal Audio LLC
Apple loses patent case to Personal Audio LLC
Apple has been ordered to pay $8 million to Personal Audio LLC after losing a patent case. The patents in question relate to downloadable ...... 09 Jul 2011 - 2 comments
Apple settles with Nokia over iPhone dispute
Apple settles with Nokia over iPhone dispute
According to FT, Apple has settled with Nokia over their long-standing iPhone patent dispute. Apple will now pay Nokia a royalty payment ...... 14 Jun 2011 - 3 comments
Microsoft sues Barnes & Noble, Foxconn over alleged patent violations
Microsoft sues Barnes & Noble, Foxconn over alleged patent violations
Microsoft has sued Barnes & Noble and the large manufacturers Foxconn and Iventec this week, alleging each of the companies violates patents ...... 22 Mar 2011 - 3 comments
Microsoft wants to block TiVo from U.S.
Microsoft wants to block TiVo from U.S.
Microsoft has asked the International Trade Commission to block all TiVo imports to the U.S., claiming the company has violated multiple patents. ...... 25 Jan 2011 - 7 comments
Sony files patent infringement complaint against LG
Sony files patent infringement complaint against LG
Sony has filed a patent infringement complaint against LG this week with the U.S. ITC (International Trade Commission), claiming many of the ...... 03 Jan 2011 - 4 comments
Apple, Canon, LG, TiVo sued over video patents
Apple, Canon, LG, TiVo sued over video patents
The patent holding group of Alcatel-Lucent has sued Apple, Canon, LG and TiVo this week, claiming each has violated patents on certain AT&T video codecs. ...... 23 Dec 2010 - 2 comments
Caltech sues Nokia, LG, Pantech over patents
Caltech sues Nokia, LG, Pantech over patents
Caltech (California Institute of Technology) has sued Nokia, LG, Pantech and a number of chipmakers this week, claiming phones made by the companies ...... 27 Nov 2010 - 2 comments
     

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