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Aug 27 AT 3:14 PM Dustin Earley 44 Comments

Google speaks out on Samsung vs Apple, says Android is safe for the most part

After the verdict in the Samsung vs Apple case was delivered on Friday afternoon, both Samsung and Apple released statements reflecting their thoughts on the initial outcome of the trial. Now Google has released a short statement that addresses how Apple’s victory will affect stock Android, and a few words on the state of the ... Read More »

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May 20 AT 2:48 PM Sean Riley 11 Comments

Motorola devices could face US importation ban following ITC ruling on Microsoft patent

Hot on the heels of US customs imposing an International Trade Commission ban on select HTC devices we have yet another exclusion order from the ITC, but this time around it’s Microsoft winning their patent claim against Motorola.

The patent in question dates back to 1998 and relates to scheduling a meeting with ... Read More »

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May 02 AT 11:28 AM Anthony Domanico 15 Comments

Nokia sues HTC, RIM, and Viewsonic for patent infringement

The number of patent infringement cases has grown again this morning. In an official press release, Nokia has announced that it is suing RIM, Viewsonic, and HTC for violating as many as 45 Nokia patents. The Finnish handset maker has filed a complaint to the US International Trade Commission (ITC) against HTC, filed US ... Read More »

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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 61 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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