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BuySafe Sues Google, Claiming Patent Violation, Favoritism in Search & More BuySafe Sues Google, Claiming Patent Violation, Favoritism in Search & More
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Update: A Google spokesperson gave us the following statement: “We believe this suit is without merit, and will defend vigorously against it.” Google is being sued by a company called BuySafe, which basically claims Google is ripping off its business, …

Google Driverless Cars: Now Patented Google Driverless Cars: Now Patented

I’m sure you’ve heard about the driverless cars Google has by now. It’s just one of those interestingly wacky things Google does. Now, the company has actually got the patent on the technology. Specifically, the patent granted to Google this …

Apple: All Your Unlocking Mechanisms Are Belong To Us Apple: All Your Unlocking Mechanisms Are Belong To Us
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How many of you use a “swipe to unlock” mechanism to gain access to your smartphones? Quite a few I would guess. The finger-dragging-across-the-touch-screen method of unlocking phones is probably most known for being a feature on the iPhone, but …

Google Says “Anti-Google” Patent Analyst Gets Microsoft Funding for Patent Study Google Says “Anti-Google” Patent Analyst Gets Microsoft Funding for Patent Study
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It’s no secret that Google and Microsoft don’t like one another. Now, Google is pointing out that a patent analyst, which Google’s Matt Cutts says “often takes anti-Google stances,” is conducting a study on FRAND-committed patents, which is being commissioned …

iPhone 5 Rumor: A6 Processors Supplied By Samsung? iPhone 5 Rumor: A6 Processors Supplied By Samsung?

According to industry sources, Apple will continue their relationship with Samsung and use their processors in the upcoming iPhone. The source said that Samsung is ramping up production of quad-core A6 processors, the Apple-designed chip, at their manufacturing plant in …

Business Wire Patents SEO Strategy Business Wire Patents SEO Strategy
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Press release distribution service Business Wire announced that it has been awarded a U.S. patent for the technological process of optimizing and distributing press releases to maximize their ability to be found and tracked in the search engines. So, basically …

iPhone 5 Rumor: Samsung To Block Sales In Korea? iPhone 5 Rumor: Samsung To Block Sales In Korea?

According to Samsung execs, there’s already a plan in motion to stop the sales of the upcoming iPhone 5 in Korea. Of course the phone is not only unreleased but at this point is still unannounced. But that hasn’t stopped …

Google’s Strategic Move to Buy Motorola: Will It Work? Google’s Strategic Move to Buy Motorola: Will It Work?
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Can Google pull off its bid to buy Motorola Mobility for $12.5 billion? This is the question that many people in the tech and mobile spaces are asking. There’s no doubt that it’s a strategic move on Google’s part, but it does raise some issues.

Apple Sued for Patent Infringement Apple Sued for Patent Infringement

Apple is being sued by Operating Systems Solutions for patent infringement. OSS claims that Apple is selling computer systems “including but not limited to the MacBook Pro, that utilize the Mac OSX operating system that infringes,” on a claim in …

Mark Cuban: End All Software Patents Mark Cuban: End All Software Patents

Patent disputes are in the tech news all the time, but last week when Google and Microsoft got into a heated public debate, it drew a lot of attention and discussion around the nature of patents. Mark Cuban, (entrepreneur, VC, …

Google Should Treat Innovations Like Prized Assets Google Should Treat Innovations Like Prized Assets

Editor’s Note: This guest post is a reaction to a blog post from Google, which we covered here. Google’s Chief Legal Officer really has two complaints. The main complaint might be justified, but the other is essentially an attempt to …

Google Calls Microsoft, Apple Patent Strategy Anti-Competitive [Updated] Google Calls Microsoft, Apple Patent Strategy Anti-Competitive [Updated]
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Google ran an interesting post from its Senior Vice President and Chief Legal Officer David Drummond on the Official Google Blog today called “When Patents Attack Android.” It tells a tale of two tech giants teaming up to impede the …

Search Engine Patents and Panda Search Engine Patents and Panda

Bill Slawski is the president and founder of SEO by the Sea, and has been engaging in professional SEO and internet marketing consulting since 1996. With a Bachelor of Arts Degree in English from the University of Delaware, and a …

Future iPhones to Include Speech-To-Text and Text-To-Speech? Future iPhones to Include Speech-To-Text and Text-To-Speech?
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Ever been in a loud room and unable to understand your friend over the phone? What if they could instead convert their voice communication to a text? This may be possible on upcoming iOS devices, according to a new Apple …

DISH Settles with TiVo, Forms Partnership to Promote Blockbuster Services DISH Settles with TiVo, Forms Partnership to Promote Blockbuster Services

DISH Network and parent company EchoStar have agreed to a half-billion dollar settlement with TiVo over litigation regarding DVR patents. A couple weeks ago, a federal appeals court decision ordering DISH and EchoStart to shut down DVRs due to their …

Beneficial Innovations Sues the Internet Beneficial Innovations Sues the Internet

Beneficial Innovations, Inc. is suing a bunch of media companies and publishers over their alleged infringement upon two patents its owns. Among the companies are: Amazon, Demand Media, Advance Publications (which owns Conde Nast magazines and several newspapers), AML media …

Google Bids $900 Million For Nortel Patents Google Bids $900 Million For Nortel Patents
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Although the timing may be coincidental, Larry Page’s new career as CEO of Google has gotten off to an interesting start.  Google announced this morning that it’s bid $900 million for about 6,000 patents and patent applications owned by Nortel. …

Nokia Files Complaint Against Apple (Again)
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Apple and Nokia have been going at it for a while. In 2009, Nokia filed a patent infringement suit against Apple, and since then the two companies have been throwing arounds suits and complaints like hotcakes. Nokia says Apple in …

Will Google Fill In Its Own Search Gaps, Demand Media-Style? Will Google Fill In Its Own Search Gaps, Demand Media-Style?
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Last year, a Google patent application was released for “Identifying inadequate search content“.  This is described as, “systems and methods for identifying inadequate search content are provided. Inadequate search content, for example, can be identified based on statistics associated with …

Paul Allen Refiles Lawsuit Against Top Tech Companies
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Whatever his faults, Microsoft cofounder Paul Allen is at least persistent and ambitious.  Allen proved this yesterday by refiling a patent infringement lawsuit against AOL, Apple, eBay, Facebook, Google, Netflix, Office Depot, OfficeMax, Staples, Yahoo, and YouTube.

Facebook Effort To Trademark “Face” Moves Forward
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A certain social network is now one step closer to owning a trademark on the term "face."  Yesterday, the United States Patent and Trademark Office sent Facebook a Notice of Allowance, indicating that it doesn’t take issue with the idea.

One significant point: this doesn’t mean that Facebook’s preparing to sue anyone who uses words like facelift, facemask, and face-off.  Or "face" by itself, for that matter.