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Mar 22 AT 10:29 AM Nick Gray 30 Comments

Apple tried to negotiate with Samsung on patent disputes before the madness began

Through a filing with the California Federal Court, Apple claims that Samsung is knowingly infringing on Apple’s patents since they met with Samsung back in 2010 to discuss the matter. The documents show that Apple met with Samsung on four separate occasions and was shown a presentation named “Samsung’s Use of Apple Patents in Smartphones” ... Read More »

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Jan 03 AT 9:21 PM Dustin Earley 20 Comments

Google, still working to bolster patent portfolio, acquires 200 more from IBM

Back in July and September of 2011, Google acquired 1,000 patents from IBM, bumping the total number of  patents acquired from IBM to 2,000. But they weren’t done for the year. On December 30, Google made their final patent purchase of the year, buying 200 more IBM patents for a grand total of 2,200.

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Dec 21 AT 9:08 PM Anthony Domanico 169 Comments

Lawsuits Galore! Hasbro sues ASUS over Transformer Prime name

Who knew we’d cover so many lawsuits and patents today? This evening’s lawsuit actually makes a bit of sense, though it leaves us asking what the heck took so long. Toy maker Hasbro is suing ASUS, claiming that naming ASUS’s latest tablet the Transformer Prime is in violation of Hasbro’s brand copyright. Hasbro is seeking ... Read More »

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Dec 21 AT 12:21 PM Anthony Domanico 242 Comments

Apple wins key patent on using apps during phone calls

Apple scored a key patent victory yesterday, with the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office granting Apple a patent on using applications during a phone call. You probably remember seeing iPhone commercials lauding the fact that they can look up information on the internet, make an appointment, as well as numerous other tasks while on a phone ... Read More »

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Oct 19 AT 4:06 PM Dustin Earley 12 Comments

Samsung says Galaxy Nexus has been patent proofed against Apple

If you thought the Galaxy Nexus would be the latest device to get caught up in the Apple vs Samsung lawsuits currently taking place around the globe, think again.

Samsung’s mobile president, Shin Jong-kyun, told South Korea’s Yonhap News Agency that the Galaxy Nexus was designed with the company’s current legal problems in mind. He ... Read More »

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