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Patent wars rage on, and with the unsuccessful acquisition of Nortel in a 2011 auction, Google may be losing the battle. The consortium ‘Rockstar’ owns thousands of patents and is targeting Google, Samsung, and other companies that created Android devices for infringement on patents.…Read More »
After what can be considered downtime between the two tech giants, Apple is out for Samsung’s blood yet again. Apple has recently filed an amendment adding Samsung’s latest device, Galaxy S4, to the list of infringing devices in a lawsuit that is schedule to take place in 2014.…Read More »
In an interview with Bloomberg, Google Chairman Eric Schmidt has made comments that should stir up fanboy wars all over. Despite all the different players, it’s pretty safe to say that it all comes down to Android versus Apple — a battle that Eric Schmidt believes Google is winning.…Read More »
Google withdraws complaint against Apple in ITC, is no longer trying to ban iDevices from the United States
Well now, what do we have here. In August Google’s subsidiary Motorola Mobility filed a complaint with the International Trade Commission alleging Apple’s iPhone, iPad, and Mac devices infringe on seven of Motorola’s patents. This complaint gained particular attention not only because it was, more or less, Google’s first offensive against Cupertino but also because this complaint was in regards to seven non-FRAND patents — patents Motorola did not have to, by law, license to Apple.…Read More »
In typical frenemy fashion, Apple and Samsung are once again bumping heads in court (not that they ever stopped). Recently Apple was awarded $1 billion in a lawsuit against Samsung. Apple has now filed with the court that it wants an additional $707 million on top of that — $400 million for design infringement, $135 for willful utility patent infringement, $121 million for damages caused by Samsung sales that occurred in between the trial start and end, $50 million in interest.…Read More »
Amid all commotion of patent wars, it looks like two giants are secretly negotiating on the sidelines. Whom might these two giants be? None other than Google and Apple themselves.
Quoting “people familiar with the matter”, Reuters is reporting Larry Page (CEO of Google) and Tim Cook (CEO of Apple) conducted a phone conversation last week.…Read More »
Appeal aside, Apple has effectively defeated the largest Android manufacturer — and coincidentally Apple’s biggest competitor — in the United States. There are the obvious upfront consequences of this loss, such as Samsung paying Apple a handsome sum of a little more than $1 billion and potential injunctions against guilty Samsung devices in the United States.…Read More »
Apple vs Samsung is raging, as is Microsoft vs Motorola. Time to open a new front in the war of smartphones: Android vs Micro-ple.
Eastman Kodak Co., once a booming photography company, is filing for bankruptcy. As part of the bankruptcy proceedings, Kodak is sell 1,100 patents it owns.…Read More »