BlackBerry is Now Suing Facebook for Copying Its Messaging Technology

BlackBerry Ltd. filed a lawsuit against Facebook on Tuesday, claiming that the social media giant and its wholly owned apps, Instagram and WhatsApp, infringed on the former smartphone maker’s messaging patents. “Defendants created mobile messaging applications that co-opt BlackBerry’s innovations,…

Jury Awards Apple $290 Million In Samsung Lawsuit

The AFP and the San Jose Mercury News reported an important update today on the lawsuit between Apple and Samsung: an eight-person jury from Silicon Valley has awarded Apple $290 million for Samsung’s apparent copying of iPhone and iPad designs,…

Marvell To Pay $1.2 Billion In Patent Infringement Judgement

Marvell Technology, a semiconductor business out of Santa Clara, has just been handed what could be the biggest patent infringement verdict of the year. A jury in Pennsylvania hit the company with a $1.17 billion verdict after it was found…

Cisco Sues TiVo Over Patents

On May 30th Cisco Systems filed a federal lawsuit in California against TiVo, over four patents related to DVRs. Cisco supplies TiVo-based DVR boxes to Virgin Media in the UK and Spanish cable operator Ono. TiVo likewise suing Verizon Communications…

Jury Voted 9-3 in Favor of Google in Oracle Case

It was recently reported that the jury in the Android/Java patent infringement case sided with Google, and Joe Mullin at Ars Technica reports that the 12 were split 9-3 in the search giant’s favor. Jury foreman Greg Thompson spent some…

Yahoo’s Claim Against Facebook Proven False in Court

When Facebook hit Yahoo back with their own claim for patent infringement, Yahoo claimed that Facebook made fraudulent claims on some of their patents. In reality, they didn’t even check court records to verify. Back in late April, Yahoo filed…

Google Trial May Only Net Oracle $150,000

Earlier this week we brought you news that the jury that was deciding the first part – the copyright phase – of the ongoing trial between Oracle and Google had returned a peculiar verdict: they ruled that Google’s use of…

Google Found Partially Guilty in Oracle Case

On Friday it appeared as if the jury in Oracle’s case against Google regarding copyright infringement was possibly deadlocked, due to a potential disagreement surrounding the concept of de minimis copying of protected content. Basically, this would mean the jury…