Tag: lawsuit

Nvidia launch patent case against Samsung

Samsung are no strangers to the US courts, with their ongoing case against Apple the most well known. This time round they are defendants with Nvidia taking exception to some of the mobile phones and tablets Samsung sell. The mobiles and tablets in question are those that use …

Apple and Android call a truce in the patent wars

We all know how this story starts. Patent spat. Lawsuit. Courtroom drama. Huge amounts of money changing hands. Customer ends up getting penalised somewhere along the way. However, today Apple and Google have agreed to dismiss any lawsuits they’d raised surrounding technology patents. had brought against each other …

Apple lose against Samsung in patent dispute

Apple have infringed on a Samsung patent. That’s the ruling of the International Trade Commission (ITC) in the USA. It could mean that older models of the iPad and iPhone are banned from sale in the country as the companies continue to lock horns of patents. The ruling …

Apple ordered to pay $368m in patent lawsuit loss

  In the past Apple has been quite prolific in the courts when it comes to protecting their intellectual property and other companies have been just as ready and willing to sue Apple. VirnetX was one of those latter companies and they believed Apple infringed their patents in …

Motorola Mobility has devices rubber banned in Germany

The Apple lawyers haven’t been distracted by the launch of the iPhone 5, although I’m sure they all pre-ordered themselves one after getting their latest court victory. This time it’s Google’s very own newly acquired Motorola Mobility (still sounds like one of those old peoples’ shopping buggies) devices …

Bruce Willis to sue Apple? No, not really

Perhaps he’s got a little too much time on his hands. Perhaps he’s just a really big music fan. Either way, Bruce Willis, who featured in great films like “Die Hard” and utterly terrible ones like “Armageddon”, has apparently launched a legal battle against Apple. I know ! …

Google comments on Apple Vs Samsung verdict

AllThingsD are reporting Google has finally issued a statement in response to the “AppSung” verdict. Fairly predictably, it attempts to distance Google, and the ‘core Android operating system’ from the infringements. It will certainly be interesting to see what affect the rulings will have on future versions of …

Google Warned Samsung The Galaxy Tab Was Too Similar To The iPad

Yesterday in the Apple vs Samsung case, Apple introduced 2 documents as evidence that contained quotes from Google showing their concern regarding the similarities between Samsungs Galaxy Tab range and the iPad. Samsung senior designer Hyun Kim sent an email on February 16th 2010 in reference to a …

Samsung Shows Prior Art For Pinch To Zoom

Its Samsung turn to present their evidence in their ongoing trial with Samsung and the evidence presented yesterday surrounds Apples “Pinch To Zoom” patent. Samsung believes they have found evidence of prior art in a Mitsubishi built system called “DiamondTouch” which utilised a similar system. Whilst the video …

Samsung backhanded compliment, now not so backhanded

Ten days ago Samsung won a High Court battle here in the UK against Apple. It should have been a great day, but the judge soured it a little by saying that the Galaxy Tab had obviously not copied the iPad because… They do not have the same …

Opinion: Patents

When you listen to Episode 4 of our podcast later, you’ll hear me rant solidly for about 5 minutes on patents and how they are reported. Today brings a perfect example to illustrate my point. On Tuesday Apple was granted a patent for “wearable displays” and many people …

Patent wars, as seen by Dilbert

Lawsuits, appeals, injunctions, import bans. Today Apple have won a ban on the Galaxy Nexus in the USA and it now looks like Google will be supporting Samsung to get it overturned. Meanwhile, the new Google Nexus Tablet is apparently infringing patents held by Nokia. The patent scraps …

Fraud? Nokia?? Surely Not…..

Nokia, the mobile giant that seems to be able to create trouble like  Bart Simpson in a catapult factory has managed to land itself in another quagmire of issues. Stephen Elop (CEO) and Timo Ihamuotila (CFO) along with Nokia themselves have had a class action lawsuit filed alleging that the …

Apple on the attack, yet again

The un-ending lawsuits look set to continue with Apple now dropping lawsuits against Samsung again. This time there’s eight patents at the heart of the legal fight, four of which have been granted since the last Apple vs Samsung fight. Sigh. Meanwhile Motorola appear to have been beaten …

What’s next for Microsoft?

Yesterday Microsoft got another major Android manufacturer to licence patents from them. This time it was LG. In the past Microsoft have approached Motorola and Barnes and Noble with a ”sign up or we’ll sue you” offer. They both responded by counter suing. It is now said that …

HTC loses Apple patent case… But…

At first look this may seem pretty bad. HTC, according to the courts, are using an Apple patent and, if it’s not removed, handsets would have to be removed from sale all across America. Looking deeper into it and you be right in thinking that this is actually …

Patent pain – BT take aim at Android

In what is fast becoming a strange game show, communications giant BT have become the next contestant to start legal proceedings against Google and the Android OS. Six patents are at the heart of the lawsuit, relating to Google+, eBooks, Docs, GMail and even the Doubleclick and AdWords …

Huawei to licence patents from Microsoft too

Patents. They’re everywhere and money seems to be changing hands with alarming regularity to use intellectual property. Microsoft have been one of the big winners in the mobile patent game, taking cash for handsets using Android because of several royalty fees paid to Microsoft for patent use. Now …

Slide to unlock – Trademarked by Apple

Yesterday something happened, and it wasn’t the launch of a phone. It was the awarding of a trademark to Apple for the slide-to-unlock gesture. The US Patent Office database desribes …. Unlocking a device by performing gestures on an unlock image. A device with a touch-sensitive display may …

Microsoft now earning from over half of all Android handsets

Microsoft are doing pretty well thanks to success of Android. Estimates state that Microsoft will make $444 million (nearly £284 million) from the sale of Android handsets in 2012. It’s all because Android partners are entering into licence agreements with Microsoft, who hold a number of patents relating …