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Microsoft has trumped Google in court by winning an Appeals court ruling that Google charged unfairly for royalties on patents that covered Wi-Fi and video downloads
Google has been awarded a new patent for a wearable that emits pleasant smells upon detection of physical activity. Weirdly enough, it also has a feature that lets you avoid nearby friends.
Google and LG have entered into a long-term agreement that will let each company make use of the other's patents. The deal stretches for ten years into the future and includes all new patents.
Thanks to new court documents that have been cleaned up from the Microsoft vs Samsung case over royalty payments, we can now figure out roughly how much Microsoft earns per handset sold.
Moving forward towards resolving their disputes and once again closing the chapter on their patent woes, Microsoft and Samsung have reportedly restarted negotiations over the matter.
Microsoft has been pursuing Android vendors and pinning them against the wall with its massive catalog of patents, and now we finally know which patents Microsoft has been using to earn its royalties.
Apple has submitted a proposal for an injunction that would see a permanent ban on sales of nine Samsung handsets in the United States, claiming that it would otherwise suffer "irreparable harm".
Apple and Samsung will begin a second round of legal battles today in a U.S. courtroom over a number of software patents, nearly two years after the first round went to Apple.
Nokia and HTC have announced they have ended their protracted patent battle in the courts and have signed an agreement to license each other's patents and technology.
Microsoft is publicly supporting the End Anonymous Patents Act, a new bill making its way through the US Congress that, if made into a law, would disclose the real name of patent owners.
Today is s World IP Day and Microsoft is noting the occasion by posting up a new video that puts the spotlight on two employees which have been awarded patents for their creations.
2012's biggest drama looks set for a 2013 sequel with the ITC finding Samsung to have infringed on a key part of an Apple patent. That patent? Something to do with text selection methods on mobile.
Apple's iPad might be one of the most famous devices of the last decade, but it seems that their iPad Mini's name is too descriptive for the US Trademark Office to consider it trademark-able.
Microsoft has announced it will launch a new Patent Tracker website tool that will allow anyone to view a list of all of the patents that Microsoft currently holds.
Apple has appeared in court, accused of copying software used in Siri, and the company behind the claim says it plans to demand that Apple stops selling those devices that infringe its patent rights.
Two of Twitter's co-founders have been granted a patent for the service described as a 'system (and method) for device-independent point to multipoint communication is disclosed.'
While the beginning of the month brought HTC a victory against Nokia it seems the Finnish company has caught up. Nokia was awarded a patent injunction against HTC today in a regional court in Germany.
Sony and Red Digital Cinema are lawyering up over allegations of patent infringement, with two patents in particular coming under scrutiny, amid calls for the infringing products to be destroyed.
A judge has thrown out 13 of the patent claims that Motorola Mobility, and its parent company Google, have made against Microsoft in the ongoing legal battle between the two tech giants.
Microsoft is among one of many technology companies who have joined together to acquire a number of patents from Kodak, for a total of $527 million. which is much less than what Kodak wanted.
All AOL employees will be getting a nice $1,056 year end bonus, thanks in part due to the recent sale of a number of patents it owned to Microsoft, which in turn sold some of those patents to Facebook
Microsoft and Motorola have both filed a request to keep certain elements of their recent US patent trial a secret as the judge prepares to make his final decision in the case.
A federal judge has ruled Motorola, owned by Google, can't seek injunctive relief against Microsoft in its ongoing patent dispute, which effectively lifts a German ban on Xbox 360 and Windows 7 sales.
The patent trial between Microsoft and Motorola has concluded, and we now know that the Judge will have to decide on how much of a percentage Motorola can charge for Microsoft's use of its patents.
The dust hasn't yet settled after HTC's patent battle with Apple came to an end. Now Nokia is preparing for war against the Taiwanese OEM, taking action over 32 alleged patent infringements.
A long contested patent battle between Microsoft and Motorola Mobility, now owned by Google, is scheduled to begin its trial today in a Seattle federal court room.
HTC may be pay Apple $6-$8 per device it sells in patent settlement which would include both Android and Windows Phone devices, according to analyst Shaw Wu.
HTC and Apple have announced that the two companies have now settled their ongoing patent dispute and have also signed a new 10 year license agreement. Specific terms of the deal were not revealed.
Judge Barbara Crabb has binned a case between Apple and Motorola Mobility over the licensing of patents for use in iOS devices, with both companies willing to continue to negotiate on pricing.
A recently-assigned US patent describes a system to remotely control and (if needed) censor manufacturing of 3D objects infringing copyrighted products and brands.
Apple has won the first round in the Patent War(s), with their attention expected to shift to HTC. But HTC has stated they will not settle and are confident they can face Apple in a legal battle.
In celebration of Apple's huge victory over Samsung, Apple CEO Tim Cook has released a statement to employees regarding Samsung's 'flagrant copying' of Apple, and proclaiming that 'values have won.'
Apple and Samsung are currently puffing out their chests at each other in the court room. Now Motorola have claimed Apple infringed their patents and are looking for a ban on Apple devices in the US.
In this article we test the theory if more research and development spending leads to increased intellectual property, and the number of patents might not be a good guide to a company's innovation.
During the Apple/Samung trial, Apple has reveled that it licensed its portfolio of patents to Microsoft with an agreement that they cannot clone their devices. Make the jump to learn more.
Is nothing sacred any more? Microsoft has filed a patent that would take advertising in e-books to a whole new level by bringing contextual, targeted advertisments to your favorite literature.
A new report claims that Microsoft and Apple could team up to purchase patents owned by Kodak after the photo company filed for Chapter 11 bankruptcy earlier in 2012.
Location networking service FourSquare has been hit with lawsuits for infringing on two obscure U.S. Patents relating how GPS is used to share information.
Two more companies that make Android smartphones, Aluratek and Coby, has signed new patent deals with Microsoft that also cover products based on Google's Chrome OS.
Samsung's Galaxy Nexus is now available for sale again on Google Play, a number of days after it was removed due to a Android-based patent dispute with rival Apple.
A federal appeals court has lifted the US sales ban on the Samsung Galaxy Nexus smartphone at the company's request, at least until Apple can respond with a new request to ban the phone.
A new report claims that Facebook and Yahoo have now agreed to a settlement in their ongoing patent dispute, which will include a new joint advertising sales effort.
Judge Richard Posner, who threw out the Apple/Motorola case in June, says he believes that patents are not needed in the tech industry or indeed in most businesses.
The International Trade Commission has sent the Motorola patent infringement case against Microsoft's Xbox 360 console back to the judge, delaying a possible US import ban on the Xbox 360.
Motorola has issued a settlement proposal to Microsoft regarding the two companies' ongoing patent disputes. Microsoft's wondered if the proposal is even serious, however.
AOL has announced that it has officially concluded its previously announced deal to sell over 800 patents to Microsoft for $1.056 billion. Microsoft will sell many of those patents to Facebook.
After a communication app was removed from Apple's iTunes Store due to supposed infringement on copyrights, a family has been left unable to communicate with their four-year-old daughter.
Nokia has fired back at Google following Google's filing with the European Commission yesterday. Google's filing alleged Nokia colluded with Microsoft to extract money from Google and its partners.
Judge Richard A. Posner had harsh words for Apple's recent motions against Motorola, saying he's fed up with Apple's frivolous filings.