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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 can now add Japan to their list of victories. Bloomberg reports that a Japanese court ruled today that Samsung didn’t …

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Apple, Google Are Talking Out Their Patent Dispute

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 had a phone conversation regarding their companies last week, and other executives at the companies are conversing as well. Reuters’ …

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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 dimensionality reduction and consistency learning on visual content items such as videos and still images, resulting in a set of …

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Wall Street: Apple Stock Hits Another Record High, Following Patent Verdict

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 a variety of Samsung devices. Apple shares were already soaring, before the verdict even came out. With the next version …

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Google+ Makes #BoycottApple A Trend (And It’s Quite Visual)

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 don’t relate to the core Android operating system, and several are being re-examined by the US Patent Office. The mobile …

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Apple Vs. Samsung Verdict Has Big Effect On The Market

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 patent system that allows Apple to own the triangle, but it’s not going to change the verdict for now. While …

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Apple Vs. Samsung: South Korean Court Rules Against Both Companies

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 to come out the winner. Funny enough, both companies are losers in South Korea. The Seoul Central District Court ruled …

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Apple vs. Samsung Jury Decision Coming Soon

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 those devices. Samsung promptly countersued Apple, claiming it violated wireless technologies patents it holds. Why exactly Apple decided to break …

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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 are granted only if an invention is new and not obvious,” explains engineering manager Jon Orwant. “To explain why an …

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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 in 2008 by a mobile device management software company called Mformation Technologies. This July, a jury awarded Mformation Technologies $147.2 …

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Malaysia Health Minister Says TPP Is No Good

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 negotiations are beginning to come to their senses. Malaysia is the latest to say no to the treaty. Malaysia Health …

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Google Glass Users May Use Eye Tracking To Unlock Device

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 in a patent granted to Google today. That answer, if it is indeed the route Google is taking, is eye …

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