On Tuesday, December 27, Apple was granted yet another key patent, this time related to how the iPhone’s multitouch display functions. The patent covers the method in which an “oscillator signal interacts with a signal,” or how touch is interpreted by the operating system. While it would seem that this is a massive win for ... Read More »
At this point, it’s been pretty well established that Samsung is going to have to make some changes to their devices if they want to avoid any more legal trouble from Apple. But just what kind of changes can they make? They’ve already altered the appearance of the Galaxy Tab 10.1 in Germany, but it ... Read More »
Those that have been following the patent wars know that it has become quite a mess. One of Apple‘s most notable moves thus far was a ban on the Samsung Galaxy Tab 10.1 in Germany due to the similarity in the Devices’ front look. Apple may have won that battle, but it seems like ... Read More »
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You would think Microsoft would be happy with the money it is taking from some of the bigger Android manufacturers – but no. Now they are trying to get some money from our little buddy, Huawei. While this company is not among the most recognized, it is gaining its place in the Android ... Read More »
Apple has scored a potentially key victory in the Great Patent Race of 2011. The United States Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO) has granted Apple a patent on the “Slide to Unlock” functionality that was made popular with the introduction of the iPhone and is now found in many Android devices. The details on ... Read More »
It’s no secret that Apple and Microsoft have very different views on how to handle patent infringement. Apple chooses to take everyone to court instead of licensing patents. The Cupertino-based company recently went on the record saying that, even if they win their current court cases with manufacturer Samsung, they will still only ... Read More »
Over the weekend, the ongoing patent war between Samsung and Apple took an interesting turn. No new devices have been banned, but a rather unlikely third-party has made their opinion on the situation known. The unlikely third-party is Verizon, and it looks like the carrier may become the voice of reason.
Verizon has filed the ... Read More »
If you thought Motorola’s 17,000 patents were enough to satisfy Google, think again. The Mountain View company just acquired a whopping 1,023 patents from IBM. And unlike July’s patent purchase, this batch seems to be almost exclusively about 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 »
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 »