Just how much is a mobile patent worth? If it keeps your company from losing millions of dollars every quarter alone, quite a bit. Still, there is no real number value yet, since most patent portfolios have been bought at auction. And as the threat of legal battles grows every bigger, prices have gone up. ... Read More »
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 »
We’ve been following Android’s patent war very closely here at Android and Me, bringing you bad news after bad news about the whole issue. However, today is a “good news” kind of day. And I’m happy to tell you things just might start to turn around for our little green friend.
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As we all know, Google is neck-deep in bogus lawsuits with patent troll companies. One of those patent trolls is Oracle. The company has decided to go after Android with claims that the OS infringes on Oracle’s Java code.
Well, the funny thing is, Oracle did not own Java when Android was released in ... Read More »
Here we go again. According to Bloomberg, Google and Apple are among the companies looking to acquire InterDigital’s patent war chest. As you all know, Google recently lost Nortel’s patent bid at the last minute. Apple decided to join forces with Microsoft, RIM and others to outbid Google. Yes, these days Apple is ... Read More »
Speaking at Google’s Mobile Revolution conference in Tokyo, Japan, Eric Schmidt, executive chairman of Google, talked about the growing number of patent lawsuits levied at Android. The ex-Google CEO had a lot to say about the way competitors have decided to go after Android using lawsuits and bogus patent infringement claims.
As we’ve seen lately, ... Read More »
There’s a war going on in the mobile world. A war between the old and the new. The old and outdated (i.e. Microsoft, Nokia) are trying to feed off the success of the new and innovative (i.e. Google, Apple). On the Apple vs. Nokia front, we heard today that the two companies have Read More »
Evil patent troll Oracle has come out from under the bridge once again to do what it does best: sue other companies. A new filing in the Oracle vs. Android lawsuit indicates the company wants more money in damages than all the profit Google has earned from the OS since it was released. Let me ... Read More »
While fragmentation is at the top of most developers and consumers list of top issues with Android, most manufacturers are typically worried about issues on the intellectual property side. Android may be developed and managed by Google, but that has not stopped various companies from suing the companies that manufacture Android powered smartphones.
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Apple fired the first shot when they sued HTC over 20 patents, then HTC responded with a suit of their own which claimed Apple infringed on five of its patents. Some claimed the initial suit might have been a bluff, but Apple is back at the table and recently filed another ... Read More »