All Posts Tagged Tag: ‘Patent’

Apple Wins Anti-Surveillance, Search, Navigation Patents

Yesterday was a big day for Apple when it comes to patents. Late yesterday they were assigned several new patents related to a wide variety of technologies, including one that should make privacy advocates very happy. The first of the patents is related to navigation using a mobile device (i.e., an iPhone). The patent, excitingly titled “Adaptive Mobile Device Navigation” …

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iPhone 5 Rumor: Patent Drawings Confirm Redesign?

There’s been a lot of speculation recently on just what the iPhone 5 (or, more likely, “new iPhone”) will look like. The best information we’ve seen has come from a series of images that have leaked of the new iPhone’s front and rear panels. The first of these images leaked late last month, and showed some major changes to the …

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Apple, Motorola Given One More Day In Court

Last week we brought you news that Judge Richard Posner had tossed out the patent infringement case between Apple and Motorola that was scheduled to begin trial soon. Judge Posner declared that neither company had managed to demonstrate that the alleged infringement was actually causing them harm, and that the case would be dismissed with prejudice, preventing either party from …

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Chicago Judge Tosses Apple-Motorola Suit

Just days before one of Apple’s patent disputes with Google-owned Motorola Mobility was set for trial in Chicago, an exasperated judge issued a temporary order dismissing the case with prejudice (meaning it can’t be re-filed). Reports came in early yesterday afternoon that the start of the trial had been cancelled, but it wasn’t until much later in the day that …

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FTC Opposes Bans Over Standards Essential Patents

Last week Tim Cook spent time on stage during the opening session of AllThingsD’s D10 Conference talking to Walt Mossberg and Kara Swisher about a variety of topics. Among the issues discussed was Apple’s position on patent lawsuits. After from stating that patent litigation is “a pain in the ass,” Cook spent some time talking about how he believes the …

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RIM Facing Patent Lawsuit As Stock Woes Continue

Research In Motion, makers of the once-ubiquitous BlackBerry smartphone, can’t seem to catch a break lately. They continue to hemorrhage market share to iOS and Android, and their stock recently tumbled below the $10 mark for the first time in almost ten years, bringing the company’s market cap to $5.09 billion, just one sixteenth of their value in 2007. Now, …

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Apple Facing Patent Suit Over iOS Developer Program

On Tuesday evening Tim Cook gave an interview during the opening session of AllThingsD’s D10 Conference. During that interview he spoke at some length about patent litigation, which he called “a pain in the ass.” That very same day, it seems, a company called Cathas Advanced Technologies filed suit against Apple in U.S. District Court in Delaware. The suit accuses …

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Android’s Next Patent Challenge Comes From Nokia

Nokia could be considered the grandfather to the modern cellphone. The company obviously owns a lot of patents and receives royalties from those who make smartphones. Heck, patent royalties net Nokia €8 per every iPhone sold. Now they want a little something out of Android. After just coming off of a patent lawsuit win over Oracle on software patents, Google …

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Sony Filed a Patent for In-Game Commercials

There is a lot of current experimentation when it comes to video game revenue models. Publishers and developers are adding disc-locked content, day-one downloadable content (DLC), and overpriced collector’s editions everywhere you look. Mobile games and MMO‘s alike are free-to-play, using micro-transactions to monetize. It should surprise no one, then, that Sony has filed a patent for commercial advertisements in …

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Apple, SimpleAir Reach Settlement In Patent Lawsuit

Apple and SimpleAir have reached a settlement in their ongoing patent infringement lawsuit, according to a joint motion filed in court yesterday. The specifics of the agreement are not known, but it appears that the two companies have entered into a licensing agreement whereby Apple will license SimpleAir’s patents. SimpleAir filed suit in 2009 against AWS Convergence Technologies, Apple, RIM, …

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Supreme Court Declines to Rule on Hulu Case

The Supreme Court this week sent a case involving broad patents back to the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit for reconsideration. The case surround a patent that was granted to the company Ultramercial. The patent is for the concept – not the technology, mind you – of ads supporting online videos. Just the idea that an ad …

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Apple Sued Over Rotating Windows On iOS Devices

A company called Rotatable Technologies has filed suit in U.S. District Court in Texas against Apple and several other defendants for patent infringement. The suit seeks injunctions against the infringing technologies (mostly apps, it seems), and unspecified damages. The patent in question was awarded to Steven John Robbins in December of 2001. It covers “a display method for selectively rotating …

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