U.S. Closes Samsung Patent Abuse Investigation

The U.S. Department of Justice (DOJ) today officially closed its investigation into Samsung’s possible abuse of patents. The decision was made following the U.S. Trade Representative (USTR) decision to overturn previously awarded bans on Apple products in the U.S. As…

Google and Samsung to Share Patents

The years-long legal fight between Apple and Samsung is continuing to rage in courts around the world. Other high-profile patent lawsuits have come and gone in recent years, creating an uneasy climate in which tech companies are now engaging in…

Mark Cuban, Notch Donate 500K For Patent Reform

The Electronic Frontier Foundation (EFF), a nonprofit organization that champions the public intrest in digital rights battles, today announced that it has received two huge donations from very different entrepreneurs. Mark Cuban and Markus “Notch” Persson have each donated $250,000…

Apple, HTC Settle All Their Patent Lawsuits

Apple and HTC announced this weekend that they have reached a global settlement that dismisses all current patent lawsuits between the companies. In addition, the companies have signed a ten-year license agreement that extends to current and future patents held…

FTC Staff Recommending Google Lawsuit [RUMOR]

According to a Bloomberg report, staff members of the U.S. Federal Trade Commission (FTC) are formally recommending to commissioners that Google be sued for violations of antitrust law. The report cites four unnamed people “familiar with the matter,” and states…

Samsung Galaxy Nexus Injunction Lifted by Court

A federal U.S. Appeals Court this week threw out a lower court’s preliminary injunction that Apple won against the Samsung Galaxy Nexus. Samsung had requested the injunction be lifted, though sales of the Galaxy Nexus were disrupted for only a…

iPhone 5 Added to Samsung Patent Lawsuit

Samsung had already announced in a court filing that it was going to take on the iPhone 5 for suspected violations of patents it holds, and the company has stayed true to its word. Apple Insider is reporting that this…

iPhone 5 Added to Samsung vs. Apple Lawsuit

According to Foss Patents, Samsung this week filed a case management statement with the U.S. District Court for the Northern District of California stating that it believes the iPhone 5 will infringe on 8 of its patents “in the same…

Samsung Waiting to Sue Apple Over iPhone 5’s LTE

Though Apple managed total victory in its U.S. patent lawsuit against Samsung, the most valuable company in history hasn’t fared quite so well in places such as Korea and Japan. Still, Apple is taking its win and running with it,…

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…