In a 63-page amended complaint
filed on June 16, 2011, in federal court in San Jose, Apple Inc. is
continuing to strongly press its contentions that Samsung Electronics
Co.'s Galaxy smartphones and tablet computers infringe upon Apple's patents and trademarks for the iPhone and the iPad...
On July 20th, Personal Audio filed a lawsuit
accusing Apple's iPod,
iPhone and iPad of patent infringement. The
July 20th lawsuit follows on the heels of a July 8th jury
verdict in Personal Audio's first patent infringement action against Apple. The
July 20th complaint summarizes and differentiates...
As reported by Mashable , Google recently acquired 217 patents from IBM. The
patent acquisition might look developmental, but just as likely, it's a
defensive move intended to build up its patent warheads in defense of trolls or
other IP giants (e.g., Apple).
Time to drag out some
By Dabney Carr
Erick Cherdak brought claims for patent infringement, patent interference under 35 U.S.C. 291 and antitrust violations against several defendants, including Apple and Nike, based on his patent for an "Athletic Shoe with Timing Device." On motions to dismiss, Judge Liam...
By Megan Rahman
On May 14, the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit in Apple, Inc. v. Samsung Electronics Co. Ltd. , No. 2012-1105 (Fed. Cir. May 14, 2012) affirmed-in-part, vacated-in-part and remanded the district court's denial of a preliminary injunction awarded to Apple with respect...
Last Friday, bankrupt Eastman Kodak was dealt a setback in
its attempt to sell patents related to digital cameras. Ownership of these patents
(ten digital imaging patents) have been put into dispute by Apple and Flashpoint
Kodak had requested an order to aid of its planned sale and
As reported by Gizmodo , Apple has successfully patented a process for configuring a "clone" of your identity, the goal being to avoid unwanted internet tracking. As the article states:
You can define a whole host of attributes ("areas of interest" and "feigned confidential...
Posner, the U.S. judge who recently squashed Apple Inc.'s smartphone battle with Motorola Inc.,
has doubts regarding the applicability of patents to software. According to a story in the Chicago Tribune , Posner noted that
smartphones have thousands of features, with all of them having...
by Law360 , the UK's High Court of Justice on Wednesday found
that certain European smartphone patents owned by Apple are either invalid or
not infringed by HTC, Asia's second-largest smartphone maker. HTC was absolved of
allegations that it infringed Apple's slide-to-unlock...
On Monday, Touchscreen
Gestures filed suit against LG Electronics, alleging that LG's smartphones and
tablets infringe touch-screen technology patents. In its complaint , Touchscreen accuses LG of infringing U.S. Patent
entitled "Method and Controller for Identifying...
According to IP
consulting firm Kanzatec IP
Group , Apple Inc. is involved in 60% of ongoing patent lawsuits. Kanzatec's
patent Inforgraphic, Who is Suing Whom ,
can be viewed at Android Authority .
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I'm developing a
phobia of patents. Like germs, they're everywhere and often impossible to identify.
Take the Apple Store for instance. The products carry a microbial layer of
patent security, and unless you're a patent attorney or an inventor, that's very
hard to visualize.
You might rule the world if you owned this patent:
U.S. Patent No. 8223134B1 2012-07-17 Portable electronic
device, method, and graphical user interface for displaying electronic lists
In a computer-implemented method, a
portion of an electronic document is displayed on the touch...
SAN FRANCISCO - ( Mealeys ) After three
days of deliberations, a California federal jury on Friday awarded Apple Inc.
$1,049,343,540 in its high-stakes lawsuit with Samsung Electronics Co. Ltd.,
deeming the software giant's patents both valid and infringed ( Apple Inc. v.
Record Verdict Demonstrates Fallibility of Jury Trials
There has been a ton of armchair quarterbacking since last Friday's one billion dollar damage verdict in the Apple/Samsung patent war. While Apple is generally regarded as a high-tech innovator, many commentators take issue with the mechanism...
Juror Bias/Confusion Alleged in Apple Samsung War
Back in August I explained that the record verdict in the now infamous Apple/Samsung patent row may have been the result of a confused jury foreman . In public statements made shortly after the verdict, the jury foreman explained to Bloomberg ( here...
SAN FRANCISCO — (Mealey’s) In its third day of deliberations, a California federal jury on Nov. 21 awarded Apple Inc. damages of $290,456,793 for Samsung Electronics Co. Ltd.’s infringement of several smart phone patents ( Apple Inc. v. Samsung Electronics Co. Ltd. , No. 11-1846, N...