Huawei Looking at Patent Licensing to Stay In 5G Game

Huawei is turning to its portfolio of 5G patents in an effort to offset the losses its traditional 5G business has suffered.

Apple Figures Out Longer Battery Life

One of the biggest complaints that people have about smartphones is that they lose battery life like mad. And the newer phones are worse than ever. Just a few years ago, a device like a relatively cheap Blackberry Curve, which…

Google Glass Patent Shows How It Could Be Used To Control Appliances

The smart home is still a few years away as companies are now just dabbling in the idea of a smart fridge or a smart washing machine. Even so, Google is preparing for this future if its latest Glass patent…

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…

Apple Ordered to Pay $396 Million in Patent Case

Apple’s patent lawsuits have begun to turn on them. Though the world’s most valuable tech company slapped down Samsung with a $1 billion verdict in a California court back in August, it has since been forced by a U.K. court…

Samsung Galaxy Tab 10.1 Sales Ban Lifted In United States

To say that Samsung had a rough August would be a massive understatement. The company lost a major patent battle against Apple to the tune of $1 billion, and now faces the possibility of a sales ban being brought against…

U.K. Judge Declares Galaxy Tab “Not As Cool” As iPad

With the patent war between Apple and Samsung raging in courtrooms around the world, it can sometimes be hard to tell who’s winning and who’s losing. Apple wins a battle here, Samsung wins a battle there, but nobody ever appears…

Galaxy Nexus Back In Google Play As Court Stays Injunction

Last week we brought you news that Apple had requested and been granted an injunction against Samsung’s Galaxy Nexus smartphone. Apple claimed that the phone violated a number of its patents. U.S. District Court judge Lucy Koh agreed that Apple…

Nokia Is Suing Google Over Patents (Again)

The Galaxy Nexus is a super sleek Android phone that many people couldn’t wait to get a hold of. Then came Apple (again) suing Google and claiming that the Galaxy Nexus infringed upon their patents. All that bad news led…

Samsung To Appeal Galaxy Nexus Ban As Apple Targets Galaxy S III

Earlier this morning we brought you news that Apple had secured a preliminary injunction against the Samsung Galaxy Nexus in U.S. District Court. The injunction means that the judge in the case – Lucy Koh – believes Apple has a…

Can You Guess How Many Patents Android Has Infringed Since 2011?

It was good news for Google last month when the company’s Android operating system was found to be non-infringing on multiple Oracle patents in regards to Java. One win doesn’t mean that Google is in the clear though. Android and…

Apple Gets Galaxy Nexus Banned With New Injunction

Late last week we brought you news that Apple had won an injunction against Samsung’s Galaxy Tab 10.1 on the grounds that it infringed on some of Apple’s design patents. Now it seems that, as the old saying goes, it…

Judge Tells Apple, Samsung To Keep It Simple

Judge Lucy Koh, the U.S. district judge presiding over the U.S. edition of the ongoing legal battle between Apple and Samsung, has ordered the two companies to keep things brief in the upcoming trial. The goal is to keep the…

Apple Wins Anti-Surveillance, Search, Navigation Patents

Yesterday was a big day for Apple when it comes to patents. Late yesterday they were assigned several new patents related to a wide variety of technologies, including one that should make privacy advocates very happy. The first of the…

iPhone 5 Rumor: Patent Drawings Confirm Redesign?

There’s been a lot of speculation recently on just what the iPhone 5 (or, more likely, “new iPhone”) will look like. The best information we’ve seen has come from a series of images that have leaked of the new iPhone’s…

Apple, Motorola Given One More Day In Court

Last week we brought you news that Judge Richard Posner had tossed out the patent infringement case between Apple and Motorola that was scheduled to begin trial soon. Judge Posner declared that neither company had managed to demonstrate that the…

Chicago Judge Tosses Apple-Motorola Suit

Just days before one of Apple’s patent disputes with Google-owned Motorola Mobility was set for trial in Chicago, an exasperated judge issued a temporary order dismissing the case with prejudice (meaning it can’t be re-filed). Reports came in early yesterday…

FTC Opposes Bans Over Standards Essential Patents

Last week Tim Cook spent time on stage during the opening session of AllThingsD’s D10 Conference talking to Walt Mossberg and Kara Swisher about a variety of topics. Among the issues discussed was Apple’s position on patent lawsuits. After from…

RIM Facing Patent Lawsuit As Stock Woes Continue

Research In Motion, makers of the once-ubiquitous BlackBerry smartphone, can’t seem to catch a break lately. They continue to hemorrhage market share to iOS and Android, and their stock recently tumbled below the $10 mark for the first time in…

Apple Facing Patent Suit Over iOS Developer Program

On Tuesday evening Tim Cook gave an interview during the opening session of AllThingsD’s D10 Conference. During that interview he spoke at some length about patent litigation, which he called “a pain in the ass.” That very same day, it…