In what seems to be Kodak’s last try at survival, the company has decided to take both Apple and HTC to court with a patent infringement lawsuit. The almost bankrupt camera manufacturer has filed complaints with the International Trade Commission and the Western District of New York, claiming that Apple and HTC infringe ... Read More »
United States District Judge Lucy Koh issued a ruling late on Friday that denied Apple’s request to halt sales of four Samsung Galaxy devices in the US. The ban would have immediately stopped sales of the Galaxy Tab 10.1 and three Galaxy smartphones in the US. In the ruling, Judge Koh indicated that:
Samsung was ... Read More »
The Carrier IQ saga continues this morning. As we’re all still digesting just how big this issue is, and how big it may become, we attempted to make a little sense of it all in our recap last night. The picture will likely change over the next few weeks, as Senator ... Read More »
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It’s usually Android manufacturers that get hit by the big guys in patent lawsuits. Our friends have been getting ready, though, and it seems the war is slowly starting to turn around. This time Motorola is going after Apple in a German court, claiming that Apple has infringed upon its patents. Good ... Read More »
Apple has scored a potentially key victory in the Great Patent Race of 2011. The United States Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO) has granted Apple a patent on the “Slide to Unlock” functionality that was made popular with the introduction of the iPhone and is now found in many Android devices. The details ... Read More »
In today’s episode of the patent wars, it seems Microsoft has finally proven they’re ready to get serious. Standing before the US International Trade Commission today, Microsoft has requested a ban on all imports of Motorola smartphones. The company claims Motorola devices infringe upon seven different patents Microsoft controls.
The filing includes everything from contact ... Read More »
It’s not every day we see some good news come out of this whole mobile patent war, but today’s one of those days. As we all know, Apple has managed, through some shady tactics, to ban sales of the Samsung Galaxy Tab 10.1 in Europe. The company claims the Galaxy Tab 10.1 is ... Read More »
Up to this point, all of Android’s patent related woes have come from what Google calls a “hostile, organized campaign” against the company. Major manufacturers and software developers have been ganging up left and right. Public statements are being used against previous partners. And things are about to get a lot worse.
You see, if ... Read More »
Last time we talked about the Apple vs. Samsung saga, sales of a specific model Galaxy Tab 10.1 had been halted in Australia. Since Samsung wasn’t actually selling the model that was put on hold, sales of the tablet were unaffected. Today, that’s not the case.
Apple has won a preliminary injunction in ... Read More »
As we all know, Google is neck-deep in bogus lawsuits with patent troll companies. One of those patent trolls is Oracle. The company has decided to go after Android with claims that the OS infringes on Oracle’s Java code.
Well, the funny thing is, Oracle did not own Java when Android was released in ... Read More »