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HTC and Apple Settle Patent Dispute with 10 Year License Agreement

HTC and Apple Settle Patent Dispute with 10 Year License Agreement

One patent battle in the mobile space is off the table. Apple and HTC settle....

Nov 11 2012, 8:37am CST

Apple Wins Design Patent on Original iPad Shape

Apple Wins Design Patent on Original iPad Shape

Apple owns the patent on a rectangle with rounded corners...

Nov 8 2012, 12:55pm CST

LG Display Sues Samsung Display for Patent Infringement

LG Display Sues Samsung Display for Patent Infringement

A new patent suit over OLED tech rages...

Sep 27 2012, 8:34am CDT

Apple Facial Recognition Feature to Lock and Unlock iPhone appears in Patent Application

Apple Facial Recognition Feature to Lock and Unlock iPhone appears in Patent Application

Apple tries to patent facial recognition solution for unlocking and locking of Apple devices....

Sep 20 2012, 6:55am CDT

New Apple Smart Cover Patent reveals cool Peek Mode Feature

New Apple Smart Cover Patent reveals cool Peek Mode Feature

Smart Cover Peek Mode: Partial lifting of Smart Cover would only activate part of the screen....

Sep 11 2012, 6:30am CDT

First Bids in Kodak Patent Auction Are in, and They're Low

First Bids in Kodak Patent Auction Are in, and They're Low

Kodak is a long way from its estimated patent worth...

Aug 7 2012, 12:38pm CDT

Apple scores a Win against Samsung in Patent Battle. Galaxy Tab Tablet Sales halted in US.

Apple scores a Win against Samsung in Patent Battle. Galaxy Tab Tablet Sales halted in US.

U.S. District Judge Lucy Koh issued a ruling granting Apple’s request for a preliminary injunction banning sales of the Galaxy...

Jun 27 2012, 4:37am CDT

BMW Patent Unveils Seven-Speed Manual Transmission

BMW Patent Unveils Seven-Speed Manual Transmission

Transmission tech wouldn't let the driver pick the wrong gear...

Jun 7 2012, 1:30pm CDT

HTC One X and HTC EVO 4G LTE Delayed because of Apple Patent Infringement

HTC One X and HTC EVO 4G LTE Delayed because of Apple Patent Infringement

Here we go. The new HTC One X and HTC EVO 4G LTE to go on sale this week are held up at US customs because of an ITC exclusion...

May 16 2012, 9:17am CDT

Nokia blasts HTC, RIM and Viewsonic with Patent Suits

Nokia blasts HTC, RIM and Viewsonic with Patent Suits

Nokia announced today that the filed Patent lawsuits against HTC, RIM and Viewsonic....

May 2 2012, 9:28am CDT

Microsoft Patent Application Shows Dual Display Smartphone

Microsoft Patent Application Shows Dual Display Smartphone

Outter screen would be low power to save battery life...

Apr 23 2012, 1:32pm CDT

Apple CEO Tim Cook and Samsung CEO Gee-Sung Choi ordered to Meet for Patent Settlement Talks

Apple CEO Tim Cook and Samsung CEO Gee-Sung Choi ordered to Meet for Patent Settlement Talks

Judge does the right thing and orders Apple and Samsung to a face-to-face mediation session....

Apr 18 2012, 3:14am CDT

Samsung and RIM Sued over Emoticon Patent in Dumbest Court Case Ever

Samsung and RIM Sued over Emoticon Patent in Dumbest Court Case Ever

Dumbest court case in a long time...

Mar 20 2012, 2:35pm CDT

Apple Patent App shows Face Detection and Presence Detection

Apple Patent App shows Face Detection and Presence Detection

these features would be great for iPads...

Dec 30 2011, 12:30pm CST

Steve Jobs Patent wins Samsung Galaxy Tab Sales Ban in Australia

Steve Jobs Patent wins Samsung Galaxy Tab Sales Ban in Australia

Court puts a temporary sales ban on the Galaxy Tab in Australia....

Oct 13 2011, 7:24am CDT

Google complains about Patent Attacks against Android

Google complains about Patent Attacks against Android [Update]

One of Google's moats around their search business is under attack....

Aug 4 2011, 3:20am CDT

Google to help HTC against Apple in Patent Dispute

According to Eric Schmidt, Google is going to help HTC to not lose patent case against Apple....

Jul 19 2011, 9:42am CDT

Nokia and Apple reach Patent License Agreement

Nokia and Apple reach Patent License Agreement

Apple pays Nokia on-going royalties. Nokia has a new revenue stream....

Jun 14 2011, 12:53am CDT

Understanding Patent Lawsuits: Why Google Bid $900 on Nortel's Carrion

Understanding Patent Lawsuits: Why Google Bid $900m on Nortel's Carrion

Sometimes selling out makes sense....

Apr 4 2011, 2:59pm CDT

Vizio and LG Settle Patent Suits

Vizio and LG Settle Patent Suits

Vizio and LGE are friends again...

Jan 19 2011, 8:07am CST

Apple Patent Suggests An Apple-Branded 3D TV Set?

Apple Patent Suggests An Apple-Branded 3D TV Set?

This is something from Back to the Future...

Dec 2 2010, 10:22am CST

Apple Patent Apps Surface, Hint at New MagSafe Cable and more

Apple Patent Apps Surface, Hint at New MagSafe Cable and more

Patent apps show cool new features and gear...

Dec 1 2010, 8:13am CST

New iPad Patent confirms Landscape Docking

In Spring of 2011 at latest, we will see a new iPad. There are rumors of a new smaller iPad still c...

Oct 18 2010, 6:58am CDT

Microsoft files Patent Infringement Action against Motorola regarding Android Phone Features

Microsoft is about to launch Windows Phone 7 and besides Marketing they also fight on the Patent front...

Oct 1 2010, 2:12pm CDT

Apple iMac touch Patent appears

Apple iMac touch Patent appears

An Apple iMac with touchscreen could come soon....

Aug 24 2010, 2:31am CDT

NVIDIA Loses Patent Ruling to Rambus

NVIDIA Loses Patent Ruling to Rambus

Rambus is a company that owns a wide range of patents in the electronics market. The company makes...

Jul 27 2010, 12:53pm CDT

Apple Patent App Tips Haptics Tech for Multitouch

Apple Patent App Tips Haptics Tech for Multitouch

A new patent app has turned up that Apple filed back in April of 2009. The application is interesti...

Jun 24 2010, 11:32am CDT

LG Patent App Seeks to Patent a Variety of Flexible Screen Uses

LG Patent App Seeks to Patent a Variety of Flexible Screen Uses

Sony showed off that sweet new rollable, flexible OLED screen today that is very cool. Sony isn’t t...

May 26 2010, 2:00am CDT

Nokia Cries Patent Infringement Over iPhone, iPad 3G

This news kind of makes you think Nokia's legal team has been pouring through the iPhone and iPad s...

May 10 2010, 12:28am CDT

iPad Infringes on Patent Says EMG Technology

Another day, another alleged patent infringement. This time a technology company called EMG has acc...

Apr 6 2010, 9:00am CDT

Apple Sues HTC Over Phone Patent

With phones like the Droid and gained quite a bit of traction in the smartphone race, but now Apple...

Mar 2 2010, 10:05am CST

Rumor: iPhone Front-Facing Camera Patent

Rumor: iPhone Front-Facing Camera Patent

The launch of the next incarnation of the iPhone is only a few months away. Now is when the rumors...

Feb 20 2010, 12:06pm CST

Full Hand Multi-touch Patent Filed By Apple

Full Hand Multi-touch Patent Filed By Apple

Today Multi-touch means you can use multiple fingers at the same time for gesture input on a touchs...

Oct 2 2009, 1:37am CDT

Discovery Communications Files for Patent on eBook Reader

Discovery Communications Files for Patent on eBook Reader

Last week information on a patent application filed by Discovery Communications -- the company behi...

Aug 31 2009, 12:00pm CDT

TiVo Files Patent Infringement Against AT&T and Verizon

TiVo Files Patent Infringement Against AT&T and Verizon

A judge in the Eastern District of Texas, United States District Court has opened the floodgates fo...

Aug 27 2009, 10:00am CDT

New Apple iPhone nano Patent Filing surfaces

New Apple iPhone nano Patent Filing surfaces

For all you fans of a tiny iPhone, a new Apple patent surfaced that is about an iPhone nano. Apple...

Jul 30 2009, 1:43am CDT

Acer Joins WiMax Open Patent Alliance

WiMax is not that strong in America, but in other countries, the 4G service is popular and enjoys a...

May 12 2009, 11:00am CDT

Ennova Biometric Flash Drive Receives Patent

Ennova Biometric Flash Drive Receives Patent

Ennova has announced that it has been granted a patent on a new USB flash drive with a retractable...

Apr 29 2009, 1:00pm CDT

Vizio Asks FCC to Stop Unreasonable Funai Patent Enforcement

Vizio recently announced that it had become the second largest shipper of HDTVs in America after a...

Feb 23 2009, 7:00am CST

Microsoft got its 10,000th Patent

Microsoft got its 10,000th Patent

Microsoft announced today that the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office recently awarded Microsoft Corp...

Feb 10 2009, 12:49pm CST

Apple iPhone versus Palm Pre - a Look at a fictive Patent Battle

Apple iPhone versus Palm Pre - a Look at a fictive Patent Battle

As reported Apple and Palm drummed up (or got drummed by the media) some attention to a potential p...

Jan 29 2009, 2:00am CST

Palm Not Scared of Apple Multi-touch Patent

Palm Not Scared of Apple Multi-touch Patent

Yesterday I talked about the patent that Apple had been issued for multi-touch and gesture based co...

Jan 28 2009, 6:43am CST

Apple Gets Patent for Multi-Touch

Apple has been granted US patent number 7,479,949 for multi-touch interfaces. The patent describes...

Jan 27 2009, 6:37am CST

Apple Files Patent on Method for Automatic Volume Control

Apple Files Patent on Method for Automatic Volume Control

Apple is always looking to innovate more for its products with new methods to make them better and...

Jan 23 2009, 3:00pm CST

O2 Micro Gets Patent for PC/PDA Architecture

O2 Micro Gets Patent for PC/PDA Architecture

O2 Micro has announced that it has been granted a patent on a new PC Integrated with a PDA architec...

Jan 21 2009, 6:40am CST

Sony lost PSP Patent Infringement Case

Sony lost a patent infringement case involving the Sony PSP. The company has been ordered to pay $1...

Nov 23 2008, 2:00am CST

Microsoft and Pioneer Enter Patent Cross-Licensing Agreement

Microsoft and Pioneer Electronics announced today that they have entered into a patent cross-licens...

Sep 17 2008, 8:36am CDT

Microsoft and Nikon enter into Patent Cross-Licensing Agreement

Microsoft and Nikon have signed a patent cross-licensing agreement to further the development of ea...

Aug 28 2008, 2:29am CDT

Apple Patent Application for Solar Panels behind LCD Shows Up

High on the list of improvements for any gadget or cell phone user is longer run time and faster ba...

May 27 2008, 9:10am CDT

NIM Gets Patent for GPS Social Networking System

Networks in Motion (NIM) has been granted a U.S. patent for a social networking application that us...

May 12 2008, 6:35am CDT

Blu-ray under Investigation by ITC on Laser Diode Patent Infringement

The U.S. International Trade Commission has agreed to hear a case filed by Columbia University Prof...

Mar 21 2008, 3:41am CDT

Apple Patent Application may show future iPhone

Apple Patent Application may show future iPhone

Patents are ever the fodder for speculation about what sorts of products they will produce. A paten...

Mar 19 2008, 8:58am CDT

Vonage and Nortel Agree to Settle Patent Dispute

Vonage and Nortel today announced that they have agreed in principle to end the litigation pending...

Dec 31 2007, 9:24am CST

Asus responses to IBM Patent Lawsuit

Yesterday IBM filed a lawsuit against ASUSTeK and its North American subsidiary, ASUS Computer Inte...

Dec 7 2007, 1:30am CST

TomTom and Garmin settle Patent Dispute

TomTom and Garmin settle Patent Dispute

Garmin Ltd. announces today a confidential global settlement of all of its intellectual property li...

Nov 15 2007, 2:00am CST

Vonage & Verizon Settle Patent Suit

Vonage & Verizon Settle Patent Suit

The long running lawsuit between Verizon and Vonage has been resolved. The suit originated over Ver...

Oct 26 2007, 10:45am CDT

Vonage settles Patent Lawsuit with Sprint

Vonage settles Patent Lawsuit with Sprint

Today Vonage announced that it has settled its pending patent dispute with Sprint Communications LP...

Oct 8 2007, 9:10am CDT

Apple files for Charge Denying Patent

Apple files for Charge Denying Patent

Electronics are expensive and that makes them targets for thieves. Apple is trying to find ways to...

Jul 19 2007, 2:48pm CDT

Microsoft and Linspire announce Agreement including Patent Covenant

Microsoft and Linspire announce Agreement including Patent Covenant

Microsoft and Linux desktop provider Linspire Inc. announced a broad interoperability, technical co...

Jun 14 2007, 9:48am CDT

Nokia sues QualComm for Patent Infringement

Nokia hits back in the ongoing patent battle with QualComm. The company asks a Texas court to stop...

Jun 11 2007, 4:19am CDT