The first patent-related court showdown between Apple and Motorola in the US since Google bought Motorola has been scrapped, after a Chicago judge decided neither company could back up the levels of damages they were calling for.Apple sued Motorola in 2010 over Apple patents allegedly used without a licence in Motorola's Android phones and tablets.
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Not to be outdone by the rumors that Apple's iTV will (eventually) arrive with a built-in Siri of its own, Google has filed for a patent for a voice-based remote control that would tie into Google TV.
Inventor Judah Klausner filed a voice mail patent lawsuit on Tuesday against Google, Verizon Communications, and others. Verizon has already sued Klausner over the validity of his patents.
So, on the day the Olympics open, the head of Tellabs – which helps telecommunications carriers deliver high-quality voice, video and data services around the world -- is talking about a looming bandwidth crisis for the Internet, in today’s Chicago Sun-Times. The main cause for the concern: Video, like we’re seeing over the next two weeks from the Olympics and is watched around the world every day, from YouTube.
Ever since the "patent infringement" hissing and dissing match between Microsoft and the open source community flared up earlier this week, I've been wondering how Asterisk open source solution providers are looking at this issue.True, none of the 236 open source patents Microsoft is claiming infringement upon directly relate to voice.
commentary The Computer Technology Industry Association -- better known as CompTIA -- has been quietly and successfully building a name for itself in Australia. Established 23 years ago and headquartered in Chicago, CompTIA's mission is to provide a unified voice, global advocacy and leadership, and to advance industry growth through standards, professional competence, education, and business solutions -- as stated on its Web site.
A court rules that Microsoft did not violate a set of controversial voice digitization patents, in a case that could have roiled the VoIP and computer industries if the patents had been upheld as valid.
Germany adds its voice to those who oppose software patents in Europe, on the grounds that they could kill innovation. Will it make any difference?
CHICAGO -- A hotel room tuned up to the perfect temperature when the guest opens the door? A touch-the-screen bedside terminal that opens and closes the drapes and tucks telephone calls in voice mail when the guest takes a nap?
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