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
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...
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