Over the weekend, the ongoing patent war between Samsung and Apple took an interesting turn. No new devices have been banned, but a rather unlikely third-party has made their opinion on the situation known. The unlikely third-party is Verizon, and it looks like the carrier may become the voice of reason.
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Selling patent licenses and “protecting” smaller companies is nothing new for Microsoft. Earlier this summer, Microsoft made headlines several times for doing just that. Microsoft has been doing this for years now, so what’s made these latest licensing deals headline worthy? It’s because the patents haven’t gone out to cover Windows manufacturers. Instead, Android manufacturers ... 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 was just four days ago now, August 15th, when evidence surfaced online proving Apple had manipulated pictures of Samsung’s Galaxy Tab 10.1 in a submission to the German court system. Essentially, Apple altered a picture of a Galaxy Tab to be the same size as the iPad. The argument has been made that ... Read More »
Just how much is a mobile patent worth? If it keeps your company from losing millions of dollars every quarter alone, quite a bit. Still, there is no real number value yet, since most patent portfolios have been bought at auction. And as the threat of legal battles grows every bigger, prices have gone up. ... Read More »
When we last visited the sad saga of Samsung’s legal battles, Apple had won a preliminary injunction in the German courts, putting sales of Samsung’s Galaxy Tab 10.1 on hold in Europe. It seemed that, after being presented evidence that Samsung was essentially copy-catting Apple in the design of the Galaxy Tab 10.1, courts ... 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.
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It’s been no secret in recent months that Android has drawn enough attention to become the centerpiece for several ongoing patent-related lawsuits. While the numbers constantly show Android leading the pack in smartphone growth again and again, Google’s patent portfolio is severely lacking compared to their competitors. Today David Drummond, Google Senior Vice President and ... Read More »
Ready for your daily dose of “did that seriously just happen?” Thanks to a federal injunction filed by Apple in Australia, sales of Samsung’s Galaxy Tab 10.1 have been put on hold until Apple’s patent suit has been taken care of in court.
Apple claims Samsung has infringed upon ten different patents–everything from touchscreen technology ... 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) for ... Read More »