Tagged #patent troll

Nov 22 AT 4:28 PM Dustin Earley 17 Comments

HTC loses pivotal patent battle against Apple

Back in July of 2011, HTC bought a company known as S3 Graphics for $300 million to help bolster their patent portfolio. Among one of the many cases between the two companies, was a case where HTC claimed Apple was violating patents they held after the S3 acquisition was completed. A ruling on that case ... 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 »