Patent licensing company has filed a suit in the U.S. against the Canadian phonemaker for violating one of its patents.
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[UPDATED] The court in Seoul rules that Apple had "infringed" two of Samsung's patents and will pay US$17,649 for each breach, while the Korean company violated one of Apple's and will pay US$22,000.
Researchers from the company and a Zurich university have directly mapped the formation of a spin helix in a semiconductor, in a step that could one day lead to smaller, more power-efficient computers
Apple has claimed that it isn't infringing on one of Samsung's patents, due to the way the 3G standard the patent relates to is being implemented.
The hardware/software distinction is another of those oft-repeated but intellectually nonsensical distinctions that we need to do away with if we are to have an intelligent discussion about software patents.
AMD is a so-called "solutions company," but it sure sounds like one that wants to be valued for its patents.
In one smooth move, Microsoft is pocketing $550 million by selling hundreds of patents it bought from AOL to Facebook.
Microsoft didn't just buy AOL's patents, they bought what was left of its one time fierce Web browser rival Netscape's intellectual property to use in attacking Google's Android and Chrome.
Facebook has countersued Yahoo with 10 of its own patents. Two of them are very similar, and the last one was granted today, after which Facebook immediately filed its lawsuit.
Microsoft has trimmed one of the patents and narrowed the scope of four others that are at the heart of its Android patent suit against Barnes & Noble.
The U.S. ITC has issued a preliminary ruling in Microsoft's case against Motorola Mobility and has found Motorola to be violating one of seven patents in question.
International Trade Commission rules HTC violated one of Apple's patents and faces import ban in U.S. starting April 2012, but observer says this will not really impact Taiwanese company's business, report notes.
A regional German court has ruled that Apple products, including the iPhone and iPad, infringe on GPRS patents held by Motorola Mobility.The ruling was issued on Friday by the Mannheim Regional Court in Germany and is one of a number of patent disputes between the two companies.
Mobile chipmaker Via Technologies has sued Apple for violating three of its microprocessor-related patents. The folks in Cupertino may have problems with this one.
Proposed new patent-reform law may merely speed up tangled system; one observer suggests doing away with software patents altogether.
Apple has filed a second complaint with the ITC alleging that more than 15 HTC devices infringe on at least one of five patents owned by the company
There will be just one application process for patents in both Australia and New Zealand, following deliberations between Australian Innovation Minister Kim Carr and New Zealand Commerce Minister Simon Power.
The US Patent and Trademark Office has rejected 17 of 21 claims included in one of the patents that Oracle is asserting against Google over its use of Java in the Android operating system.Google requested a re-examination of patent number 6,192,476 in March.
Why does Microsoft have such a large patent portfolio? Maybe because there’s big money to be made in patents. Today’s proof comes from HTC, one of the biggest smartphone handset makers in the world.
The criminal conviction of a Scottish grandmother and nurse for file-sharing is a 'waste of public resources, arbitrary and disproportionate', the Open Rights Group has said.Anne Muir was convicted on Tuesday for contravening section 107(1)(e) of the Copyright, Designs and Patents Act 1988 by distributing £54,000 worth of music files — mostly karaoke files — online, a charge she admitted.