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Patents Post-Grant: Juror Confusion over Patent Laws to Doom Apple Samsung Verdict?
Posted on 15 Oct 2012 by Scott A. McKeown

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... Read More

Is Our Reality Becoming a Patent Reality? Apple’s Building Patent Suggests It Is
Posted on 19 Jul 2012 by Travis Burchart

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... Read More

California Federal Jury Awards $290 Million in Apple, Samsung Retrial
Posted on 22 Nov 2013 by Melissa Ritti

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... Read More

Google’s Patent Grab Invokes the Old Nuclear Doctrine “Mutual Assured Destruction”
Posted on 6 Jan 2012 by Travis Burchart

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... Read More

LG Electronics Accused of Infringing Smartphone Touch-Screen Patents
Posted on 6 Jul 2012 by LexisNexis Patent Community Staff

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 Nos: 7,184,031 , ... Read More

Troutman Sanders LLP: Apple v. Samsung: Irreparable Harm and Obviousness in Preliminary Injunction Analysis
Posted on 8 Jun 2012 by Troutman Sanders

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... Read More

California Federal Jury Awards $290 Million in Apple, Samsung Retrial
Posted on 22 Nov 2013 by Doug Esten

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... Read More

Apple Asserts New Intellectual Property Claims Against Samsung
Posted on 15 Jul 2011 by Lee Berlik

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... Read More

Apple’s Recent Patent Grant Invokes Old R.E.M. Lyrics: “It’s the End of the World as We Know It”
Posted on 19 Jul 2012 by LexisNexis Patent Community Staff

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 and documents In a computer-implemented method, a portion... Read More

Troutman Sanders LLP: District Judge O'Grady Dismisses Fraud, Interference and Antitrust Claims in Patent Suit
Posted on 10 May 2012 by Troutman Sanders

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... Read More

Tags: Nike , 35 USC 291 , Apple

Judge Posner Expresses Software Patent Doubts after Apple/Motorola Dismissal
Posted on 6 Jul 2012 by LexisNexis Patent Community Staff

Richard 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... Read More

Google’s Patent Grab Invokes the Old Nuclear Doctrine “Mutual Assured Destruction”
Posted on 6 Jan 2012 by Travis Burchart

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... Read More

Apple's New Cloning Patent: A Defense against Orwellian Big Brother?
Posted on 20 Jun 2012 by LexisNexis Patent Community Staff

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... Read More

Patents Post-Grant: Apple Jury Confuses Obviousness Analysis in Arriving at Record Damage Verdict?
Posted on 31 Aug 2012 by Scott A. McKeown

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... Read More

Personal Audio Seeks Another Bite Out of Apple Inc. Verdict in First Lawsuit Leads to Second Complaint Accusing iPod, iPhone and iPad of Patent Infringement
Posted on 22 Jul 2011 by LexisNexis Patent Community Staff

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... Read More