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Apr 03 AT 8:37 AM Anthony Domanico 13 Comments

Google and Oracle settlement talks stall, trial set for April 16th

Settlement talks in the ongoing legal battle between Google and Oracle have stalled in the past few weeks. Just last week, Judge Paul S. Grewal asked the two companies to give settlement talks one last chance, requesting a final decision on the matter by April 9th. After a few days of talks, the companies ... Read More »

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Mar 28 AT 10:32 AM Anthony Domanico 34 Comments

HTC to make an iPod Touch competitor?

PatentBolt has gotten their hands on a new HTC device design which indicates that HTC might be working on a competitor to Apple’s iPod Touch. HTC filed a patent back in early 2011 for a “handheld electronic device” which makes no reference to cellular bandwidths, essentially ruling out the possibility of the device being a phone. ... Read More »

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Mar 23 AT 3:08 PM Dustin Earley 62 Comments

Google wants to monitor your phone calls’ background noise to better serve you ads

Google is no stranger to collecting your information in order to better serve you advertisements, but if a recently filed patent ever comes to life, the company will be taking it to the next level.

Google has made a fortune out of organizing information. They’ve created algorithms and catalogued the Internet. They’ve taken pictures all ... Read More »

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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 26 AT 10:30 AM Edgar Cervantes 26 Comments

Motorola sues Apple with Google’s support, retaliation continues

The battle between Apple and Google (and company) has been fierce. Lawsuit after lawsuit, Apple has been bombarding Android manufacturers with patent infringement cases. This drama is no where near its end, but this time the tables are turning around. Motorola Mobility has just filed another patent infringement lawsuit against Cupertino’s giant. This time ... Read More »

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Jan 12 AT 10:57 AM Anthony Domanico 28 Comments

Microsoft inks patent agreement deal with LG, now makes money on 70% of Android devices

Microsoft has added LG to its list of Android handset makers it makes money off of. Microsoft has inked a patent agreement deal with LG that will have LG pay Microsoft a small fee for every LG Android (and Chromebook) device sold.

Microsoft’s latest deal brings their total up to a massive 70% of Android ... Read More »

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Jan 04 AT 3:03 PM Anthony Domanico 41 Comments

The Problem with Patents [Infographic]

By now, you’ve probably grown tired of the seemingly endless lawsuits that have been launched in the mobile industry. We have even lamented that companies on both sides of the fence would rather spend time litigating than truly innovating and bringing new products to the table.

It seems many people are sick of the patent ... Read More »

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