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Sep 28 AT 9:28 AM Nick Gray 30 Comments

Samsung coerced to pay licensing fee to Microsoft for their Android devices

Samsung is the latest manufacturer to get pulled into Microsoft’s web. Samsung and Microsoft have announced a cross-licensing agreement that involves patents from both sides. While the agreement is mutually beneficial, Samsung will be paying royalties to Microsoft for every Android powered device they sell. Not only will Microsoft be getting cash for Samsung’s Android ... Read More »

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Sep 08 AT 1:06 PM Dustin Earley 32 Comments

Microsoft continuing to cash in on Android

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 »

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Aug 23 AT 1:57 PM Dustin Earley 36 Comments

Microsoft files to ban imports of Motorola smartphones

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 »

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Aug 22 AT 4:18 PM Dustin Earley 47 Comments

Are manufacturers prematurely leaving Android after Motorola acquisition?

As the aftermath of Google’s acquisition of Motorola continues to play out, different manufacturers are handling the news in entirely different ways. Samsung has made a commitment to bolstering their software department. They’ve already hired Steve “Cyanogen” Kondik, and rumors of a MIUI partnership are making headlines again. HTC has gone all out ... Read More »

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Aug 03 AT 4:49 PM Dustin Earley 19 Comments

Google goes on the record with complaints about patents

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 »

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