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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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Nov 18 AT 2:56 PM Edgar Cervantes 32 Comments

Apple’s tables have turned; Motorola brings patent lawsuit, 2.7 billion at stake

It’s usually Android manufacturers that get hit by the big guys in patent lawsuits. Our friends have been getting ready, though, and it seems the war is slowly starting to turn around. This time Motorola is going after Apple in a German court, claiming that Apple has infringed upon its patents. Good ... Read More »


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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 »