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iPhone 5 Could Get Banned Thanks To HTC Patents iPhone 5 Could Get Banned Thanks To HTC Patents
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Apple likes to sue other handset makers for patent infringement. The companies on the receiving end of Apple’s legal tactics reciprocate with their own patent lawsuits. The resulting patent wars exploded into a mess that hasn’t been remotely cleaned up …

The Patent Wars Are An Absolute Mess [Infographic] The Patent Wars Are An Absolute Mess [Infographic]
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The big news this week was a California court handing a massive patent victory to Apple. It finally brought mainstream attention to a problem that has been plaguing the tech world for quite a while now. There are just too …

After Losing In The U.S., Samsung Beats Apple In Japan After Losing In The U.S., Samsung Beats Apple In Japan

It was a pretty big deal when the jury handed Apple the victory in their patent dispute with Samsung. It was a rarity, however, as Samsung has won the majority of its patent disputes with Apple around the world. They …

Apple, Google Are Talking Out Their Patent Dispute Apple, Google Are Talking Out Their Patent Dispute
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Reuters is reporting that Apple and Google are having serious conversations aimed at coming to an agreement on “a range of intellectual property matters,” including, of course, their patent disputes. Evidently, Apple CEO Tim Cook and Google CEO Larry Page …

The Terminator Potential Of Google’s Latest Patent The Terminator Potential Of Google’s Latest Patent

Google has been granted a patent for “Automatic large scale video object recognition“. The technology described would enable Google to recognize objects (not just faces) in videos. The abstract explains: An object recognition system performs a number of rounds of …

Wall Street: Apple Stock Hits Another Record High, Following Patent Verdict Wall Street: Apple Stock Hits Another Record High, Following Patent Verdict
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On Friday, as you have probably heard, Apple was granted a big legal win over Samsung, though an appeal is expected. Nevertheless, the ruling has major implications for the mobile industry, and for Google’s Android operating system, which comes on …

Google+ Makes #BoycottApple A Trend (And It’s Quite Visual) Google+ Makes #BoycottApple A Trend (And It’s Quite Visual)
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As you may know, a jury awarded $1.049 billion to Apple in the Apple vs. Samsung case, and Google has responded with: The court of appeals will review both infringement and the validity of the patent claims. Most of these …

Apple Vs. Samsung Verdict Has Big Effect On The Market Apple Vs. Samsung Verdict Has Big Effect On The Market
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Unless you were away from the news this weekend, you no doubt know about Apple being awarded a little over $1 billion in their patent dispute with Samsung. We can argue all we want about the jury’s incompetence or a …

Apple Vs. Samsung: South Korean Court Rules Against Both Companies Apple Vs. Samsung: South Korean Court Rules Against Both Companies
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Apple vs. Samsung: The hearing just wrapped up in the U.S. and we’re now waiting for the jury’s decision. The decision could lead to consequences, good or bad, in patent law and technology innovation. Either way, one company is going …

Apple vs. Samsung Jury Decision Coming Soon Apple vs. Samsung Jury Decision Coming Soon
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The Apple vs. Samsung lawsuit has been long, frustrating, and bizarre. When Apple first sued Samsung over one year ago, it appeared as if Apple was simply protecting its iPhone and iPad designs from companies who were beginning to mimic …

Google Launches Big Improvements To Patent Search Google Launches Big Improvements To Patent Search

Google announced today that it has added European patents to go along with its U.S. patents in its patent search tool. In addition to adding millions of patents, Google has added a feature called the Prior Art Finder. “Typically, patents …

RIM Escapes $150 Million Patent Penalty RIM Escapes $150 Million Patent Penalty

The judge presiding over a patent lawsuit involving RIM has saved the company from having to pay the nearly $150 million verdict handed down by a jury last month. That verdict was the result of a lawsuit filed against RIM …

Malaysia Health Minister Says TPP Is No Good Malaysia Health Minister Says TPP Is No Good
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TPP is a major cause of concern among those in the tech community. Its expansion of copyright and forcing U.S. copyright law onto other countries is troubling to say the least. It seems that some countries involved in the TPP …

Google Glass Users May Use Eye Tracking To Unlock Device Google Glass Users May Use Eye Tracking To Unlock Device
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Have you ever thought about how you might unlock your Google Glass, should you ever own one? After all, it’s supposed to be like smartphone for your eye, and you lock and unlock your phone. We may have the answer …

SHIELD Act Is A Patent Troll’s Worst Nightmare SHIELD Act Is A Patent Troll’s Worst Nightmare
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I think we all agree that something has to be done about patent trolls. The patent system that they abuse is broken and it does nothing to better the economy. In fact, recent studies say patent trolls actually cost the …

Apple Vs. Samsung: The War Continues In U.S. Federal Court Apple Vs. Samsung: The War Continues In U.S. Federal Court
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The ongoing patent dispute between tech giants Apple and Samsung continues today in federal court in San Jose. Apple alleges that Samsung has copied the design of its iPhone and iPad products. Last week, Samsung was banned from selling its …

Latest Patent Troll Sues Foursquare Over GPS Latest Patent Troll Sues Foursquare Over GPS

Patent trolls are the scum of the technology world. Ask anybody and they will tell you the exact same thing. Frivolous lawsuits being brought against small companies in the hopes that they settle. Most of these patents don’t even have …

Apple Is Buying Mobile Security Firm AuthenTec Apple Is Buying Mobile Security Firm AuthenTec
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It appears that Apple is buying mobile and network security provider AuthenTec. 9to5Mac points to an SEC filing shared by Reuters, which says: On July 26, 2012, AuthenTec, Inc., a Delaware corporation (the “Company”), entered into an Agreement and Plan …

Galaxy Tab 7.7 Banned From Being Sold In 27 European Countries Galaxy Tab 7.7 Banned From Being Sold In 27 European Countries
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The Samsung Galaxy Tab 7.7 has been banned from being sold in Europe, following a ruling in a German court. That’s certainly not good news for Samsung, nor is it good news for Google, who is trying to gain ground …

Google’s Chrome Mobile Browser At The Center Of New Patent Lawsuit Google’s Chrome Mobile Browser At The Center Of New Patent Lawsuit
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Google has just landed in the crosshairs of EMG Technology, who has filed a patent lawsuit claiming that the company has infringed on a particular mobile patent involving navigating systems on smartphones and tablets. Google’s Chrome mobile browser is the …

Yahoo And Facebook Put An End To Hostilities Yahoo And Facebook Put An End To Hostilities
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We have extensively covered the patent war between Facebook and Yahoo in the past. The fight was going to have no winners and looked to just drag on as both companies accused each other of incriminating patent infringement. Thankfully, it …