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 »
The legal war between mobile manufacturers is never a tame one, but lately Apple seems to be getting out of hand. The Apple vs. Samsung case continues on, but Android’s nemesis isn’t stopping there. Last Friday, July 8th, Apple filed a complaint (Complaint # 2828) against HTC with the U.S. International Trade Commission, ... Read More »
While the mighty Apple vs. Samsung war rages on, our loyal Android manufacturer is being attacked by yet another technology leader. Microsoft is demanding Samsung hand over a $15 fee per Android device. Microsoft owns an extensive range of patents being used by Google’s Android OS and request that they are credited (financially) ... Read More »
In response to Apple asking they hand over their upcoming devices, Samsung filed a request a couple weeks ago asking Apple to do the same. Said devices include the iPhone 5 and iPad 3, which have been kept secret, safe and sound at Apple headquarters. The war continues, and Apple has responded to ... Read More »
Always evolving, mobile technology has become quite competitive. Manufacturers are constantly going at it, suing each other for everything they can. Last month, Apple sued Samsung for copying the look and feel of the iPhone’s hardware and software. Taking Apple’s side, the court decided (last week) that Samsung would hand over samples of their upcoming ... Read More »