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Report: Apple slashes memory chip order to Samsung
Report: Apple slashes memory chip order to Samsung
According to Reuters, Apple has reduced its memory chip order from rival Samsung for the upcoming iPhone 5. Samsung is Apple's core supplier, ...... 09 Sep 2012 - 6 comments
Apple injunction case against Samsung will begin in December
Apple injunction case against Samsung will begin in December
After its victory over Samsung, Apple asked for an injunction on a few of the Korean giant's current devices. The bans would be on the Galaxy ...... 31 Aug 2012 - 7 comments
Apple loses patent case to Samsung in Japan
Apple loses patent case to Samsung in Japan
Over the past week, there has been a lot reported on Apple's victory over Samsung in the U.S. over 7 claims of patent infringement. A jury ...... 31 Aug 2012 - 35 comments
Samsung owes Apple $1.05 billion after patent victory
Samsung owes Apple $1.05 billion after patent victory
Apple has won its largest decision ever, a sweeping legal victory over rival Samsung. A U.S. jury found that Samsung had infringed on many ...... 25 Aug 2012 - 19 comments
Bidding for Kodak patents is lackluster
Bidding for Kodak patents is lackluster
Although the company had high hopes going in, Kodak's patent auction has seen lackluster demand. All bids for the 1100 digital patents have ...... 12 Aug 2012
Apple buys AuthenTec for mobile security tech
Apple buys AuthenTec for mobile security tech
On Friday, Apple made headlines by purchasing the publicly traded biometrics company AuthenTec for $356 million. In doing so, it appears ...... 28 Jul 2012
Patent troll sues creator of 'Minecraft'
Patent troll sues creator of 'Minecraft'
Uniloc, the notorious patent troll, has sued the creators of 'Minecraft,' claiming it infringes on patents they hold for certain copy protection software. ...... 22 Jul 2012 - 1 comment
Apple is involved in 60 percent of all mobile patent suits
Apple is involved in 60 percent of all mobile patent suits
Thanks to a new report from Kanzatec IP Group, an intellectual property consulting firm, it appears that Apple is involved in a full 60 percent ...... 13 Jul 2012 - 3 comments
Kodak to auction off digital image patents
Kodak to auction off digital image patents
Eastman Kodak has been granted approval in bankruptcy court to sell its large collection of "Digital Capture and Kodak Imaging Systems and Services ...... 03 Jul 2012 - 1 comment
HTC forced to ship custom Android builds to avoid Apple patents
HTC forced to ship custom Android builds to avoid Apple patents
After losing a patent case to Apple, HTC has been forced to begin shipping custom Android builds in the U.S. Had they not, the company would ...... 17 May 2012
Microsoft ordered to remove Xbox 360 and Windows 7 from Germany
Microsoft ordered to remove Xbox 360 and Windows 7 from Germany
A German court has ruled today that Microsoft has infringed on a number of Motorola Mobility patents. The ruling also demands Microsoft remove ...... 03 May 2012 - 10 comments
Facebook, Microsoft sign patent deal
Facebook, Microsoft sign patent deal
Microsoft and Facebook have announced today a deal in which Facebook can purchase some of the patents the software giant recently acquired from AOL. ...... 23 Apr 2012 - 1 comment
Microsoft to buy AOL patents for $1 billion
Microsoft to buy AOL patents for $1 billion
Microsoft has announced today that they will purchase AOL's portfolio of patents for $1 billion. The 800 patents will be purchased in full ...... 09 Apr 2012 - 2 comments
Facebook countersues Yahoo
Facebook countersues Yahoo
Last month, Yahoo sued Facebook over patent infringement. Today, Facebook has returned the favor. Says the social networking giant: "From ...... 04 Apr 2012
AOL patents not worth too much, says firm
AOL patents not worth too much, says firm
Last week, AOL hired Evercore Partners to help it sell its 800-strong patent portfolio. The company confirmed it has received numerous buyout ...... 01 Apr 2012 - 5 comments
AOL looking to sell patent portfolio
AOL looking to sell patent portfolio
AOL has hired Evercore Partners to help it sell its 800-strong patent portfolio. The company has confirmed it has received numerous buyout ...... 25 Mar 2012 - 1 comment
Confirmed: Facebook bought IBM patents
Confirmed: Facebook bought IBM patents
Facebook has confirmed that it did indeed purchase patents from IBM. "I can confirm that there was a purchase but I don't have any other ...... 24 Mar 2012 - 2 comments
Facebook acquires 750 patents from IBM?
Facebook acquires 750 patents from IBM?
According to a new report, Facebook has purchased 750 patents from IBM. The patents will be used protection as the company defends itself ...... 22 Mar 2012
Samsung files another lawsuit against Apple
Samsung files another lawsuit against Apple
The next step in an ongoing patent dispute that spans three continents, Samsung has sued Apple again in South Korea. In their suit, Samsung ...... 08 Mar 2012 - 5 comments
Apple looking to put the final dagger in Kodak's heart
Apple looking to put the final dagger in Kodak's heart
Apple is seeking approval in New York to sue the bankrupt photography pioneer over patent infringement. Kodak, the storied company, filed ...... 15 Feb 2012 - 12 comments
Apple now going after Samsung in the U.S.
Apple now going after Samsung in the U.S.
Apple has moved its attack on Samsung back to the U.S., after spending a year trying to take the company down in Germany and other European nations. ...... 13 Feb 2012 - 16 comments
U.S. DOJ to clear Nortel patent purchase
U.S. DOJ to clear Nortel patent purchase
The U.S. Department of Justice is prepared to clear the massive bid for Nortel patents from a group of tech giants. Apple, Microsoft, EMC, ...... 09 Feb 2012 - 2 comments
RealNetworks sells $120 million worth of patents, software to Intel
RealNetworks sells $120 million worth of patents, software to Intel
RealNetworks has announced they have sold about $120 million worth of video software and patents to Intel. The company retains the right ...... 26 Jan 2012 - 2 comments
Apple sues Samsung for patent violation in Galaxy Nexus
Apple sues Samsung for patent violation in Galaxy Nexus
Apple has sued Samsung today, again, escalating its already massive attack on the company and its smartphones. The latest suit is related ...... 21 Jan 2012 - 7 comments
Is Apple intentionally delaying a W3C Touch interface spec?
Is Apple intentionally delaying a W3C Touch interface spec?
An initiative to standardize the way touch enabled devices interact with web content has had a wrench thrown into the works, at least temporarily, by Apple. ...... 19 Dec 2011 - 4 comments
HP potentially looking to sell webOS division
HP potentially looking to sell webOS division
Could HP be cutting its losses while there is still value? According to Reuters, HP may be looking to unload its webOS division, just 20 ...... 08 Nov 2011 - 3 comments
Google patent attorney says Microsoft sues when they fail in the market
Google patent attorney says Microsoft sues when they fail in the market
Slowly but surely, Google is going on the offensive to defend Android from the threat of patent lawsuits. Google's position in this fight ...... 07 Nov 2011 - 2 comments
Biography details Steve Jobs' anger over Android
Biography details Steve Jobs' anger over Android
A biography of Steve Jobs, set to go on sale Monday, goes into detail about his near obsession with Android. Walter Isaacson worked on the ...... 21 Oct 2011 - 29 comments
Samsung sues Apple to halt iPhone 4S sales
Samsung sues Apple to halt iPhone 4S sales
The saga never ends. Samsung has filed suit against Apple in Japan and Australia this weekend in an effort to stop sales of the iPhone 4S. ...... 17 Oct 2011
Kodak licenses some patents to IMAX
Kodak licenses some patents to IMAX
Kodak has confirmed today that the company has licensed some of its vast patent portfolio to IMAX, in an effort to stave off bankruptcy and stay viable. ...... 17 Oct 2011 - 3 comments
Samsung denied iPhone 4S ban in Netherlands
Samsung denied iPhone 4S ban in Netherlands
A Dutch court has rejected Samsung's request for an injunction barring sales of the iPhone 4S for patent violations. Samsung filed for the ...... 14 Oct 2011 - 8 comments
Samsung to file for iPhone 4S ban in France and Italy
Samsung to file for iPhone 4S ban in France and Italy
Samsung has put an end to speculation over whether they would sue Apple to block sales of the iPhone by announcing plans to do just that in France and Italy. ...... 05 Oct 2011 - 2 comments
Google chairman says they will not play favorites even with Motorola acquisiton
Google chairman says they will not play favorites even with Motorola acquisiton
Google chairman Eric Schmidt has said today that despite the company's $12.5 billion acquisition of Motorola Mobility, the company will not ...... 04 Oct 2011 - 4 comments
Samsung offers Apple a settlement in Australian patent suit
Samsung offers Apple a settlement in Australian patent suit
Samsung appears to be offering Apple a preliminary settlement in their Australian patent infringement lawsuit over the Galaxy Tab 10.1. In ...... 30 Sep 2011 - 4 comments
Will Samsung's patent deal with Microsoft protect them from Apple?
Will Samsung's patent deal with Microsoft protect them from Apple?
According to a Samsung representative, Samsung's decision to enter into a patent licensing deal with Microsoft was intended to protect them from Apple. ...... 29 Sep 2011 - 2 comments
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