Google and Apple crack the top 20 in patents and the search giant has a slight edge in patents awarded.
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The search giant snaps up patents, thought to relate to Google Glass, previously owned by Foxconn, ahead of a U.S. manufacturing rollout.
The FTC has issued a number of decisions in its complex investigation of Google, ranging from changes to search business practices to licensing Motorola-owned patents.
Google is expanding its patent search engine with millions of submissions to the European Patent Office.
Google's move to slash and burn 4,000 jobs worldwide is more about the search giant's move to return Motorola Mobility to profitability, months after Google engorged itself on 17,000 patents.
Digital entertainment company Rovi will license out patents to Google, as the search giant pushes ahead with a bid to boost its Google TV service.
The removal of the ability to search for web and local content at once appears to be a pre-emptive move, given that Apple has used the same patent to win an injunction against the Galaxy Nexus
Google's annual shareholder meeting threw open some interesting questions. Was the Googorola deal all about the patents? According to the search giant, "no," but it helped.
The search giant's Motorola acquisition, which on the surface looks like it's all about Android and patents, may ultimately turn out to be about the living room.
The British telecoms giant says widely used products ranging from Android to Google Maps and Google Search infringe on BT's intellectual property
Ipsum, the Intellectual Property Office's free search facility, is aimed at making it cheaper and easier for businesses and people to get documents about patents and patent applications
Google and Oracle continue to bicker over whether their courtroom battle over whether Android infringes on Java patents, but there's at least a hint that the search giant may want to settle out of court.
Weak intellectual property protection and preference for Chinese companies leave foreign companies trying to break local market on shaky ground, say analysts, who add bribes common in tier 2 and below cities.
The brief admits this is a wholesale reversal of previous positions. Thousands of human gene patents have already been issued, covering 20 percent of the genome.
When legal wrangling turns serious and lawyers send corporate IT departments a barrage of emails looking for information to use as evidence in an upcoming trial, the IT geeks often aren't up to the challenge.
Singapore company says it owns patent to technology used by millions of online sites worldwide to link graphics and pictures to other Web pages.
Klausner Technologies, a company founded by Judah Klausner who invented the PDA, is suing Apple, AT&T over iPhone's visual voicemail patents. For good measure Klausner is suing Comcast, Cablevision and eBay's Skype.
Ever go thru a list of incoming BlackBerry emails, repeatedly scrolling down until you find that message with the all-important attachment.Well, a new BlackBerry Patent application entitled System, Method and User Interface For Searching For Messages With Attachments On A Mobile Device proposes to make this task easier.
Now that the "first ever" suit for patent infringement has been lodged against two major Linux distributors, many Microsoft watchers are looking for the smoking gun that will somehow connect Microsoft to the case. So far, at least, that gun is nonexistent.
A Google Patent application newly published on the United States Patent & Trademark Office website this morning appears to furnish extensive details on Google's plans for enhanced local searches via mobile devices.Fittingly enough, the Patent app is entitled, Local Search and Mapping for Mobile Devices.