The U.S. Supreme Court has issued a new ruling regarding patent litigation and it deals a heavy blow to patent trolls. The ruling was not for technology companies in particular, but it will benefit them nonetheless.
Business Tech May 23, 2017
Samsung scored a major win against Apple on Tuesday, in a long-standing patent dispute. The Supreme Court overturned a previous federal court ruling awarding Apple nearly $400 million in damages for Samsung products that infringed on its design patents.
Business Tech December 6, 2016
Google and Microsoft call truce and agreed to drop regulatory complaints against each other. The two tech giants announced that they are ready to work together moving forward, thus ending their long history of bitter rivalry.
Business Tech April 23, 2016
Nokia has ended a lengthy patent dispute with Samsung. However, investors were disappointed with how the deal ended financially, with shares of the Finnish company dropping by more than 10 percent.
Legal February 1, 2016
Samsung has finally agreed to pay Apple $548 million in an effort to resolve a long-running patent dispute, however there is a catch. Samsung said that it reserves the right to a reimbursement should the amount change due to an appeal.
Legal December 7, 2015
Google and Microsoft have settled a years-long patent dispute out of court, saying they have agreed to collaborate on patent matters and that they would likely work together on projects in the future.
Legal September 30, 2015
A Federal Court of Justice in Germany nullfied Apple's patent for the swipe-to-unlock feature for iPads and iPhones. The court ruled that the patent was not based on a new invention.
Legal August 27, 2015
The legal battle over patent use could be a lucrative win as Ericsson may be entitled to $240 million to $725 million in annual royalty patents.
Legal May 9, 2015
Microsoft and Samsung have settled the Android patent royalties dispute between the two companies, though terms of the settlement remain confidential.
Legal February 10, 2015
After striking a 10-year cross-licensing agreement with Samsung, Google turns to another Korean electronics maker to offer the same deal.
Deals November 6, 2014
Score one victory for Nvidia against Samsung and Qualcomm, with the ITC agreeing to probe its complaint that the smartphone maker and the chip maker infringed upon Nvidia’s GPU patents.
Legal October 7, 2014
Apple and Samsung agree to peace talks but blame each other for failing to reach a settlement. The battle ensues but one analyst believes Apple is only looking for a “face-saving strategy” and will give in before long.
Legal May 21, 2014
Samsung and Google are on the offensive in the court battle over patents and infringement of Apple technology in their Android devices.
Legal April 13, 2014
Once again, Apple's proposed ban on Samsung products that allegedly infringe on its patents is shot down. U.S. District Judge Lucy Koh stated that Apple did not present a persuasive case for the ban.
Legal March 9, 2014
Apple and Samsung are gearing up to lash out at each other hard at the scheduled trial for patent infringement in the U.S. next month after the mediation process broke down last week.
Legal February 25, 2014
Twitter has acquired over 900 patents from IBM.
Deals February 3, 2014
Apple has been sued by Texas-based Hilltop Technology for allegedly violating its patent for capacitive touch display technlogy used in iPad Air and other iDevices.
Legal February 2, 2014
Samsung reached a cross-licensing patent pact with Google on Monday, Jan. 27. In less than 24 hours, Galaxy smartphone maker, which is embroiled in a patent dispute with Apple, also sealed a patent pact with Ericsson.
Legal January 27, 2014
Apple has insisted inclusion of anti-cloning provisions in every potential patent litigation settlement with Samsung, according to a recent court filing.
Legal January 21, 2014
A Seoul court KOs Samsung claiming that Apple did not steal the South Korean firm's patent.
Legal December 12, 2013
Samsung will have to pay Apple $290 million in damages per the jury verdict.
Legal November 22, 2013
Assumptions as to when Samsung may have started working around Apple patents isn't enough for the iPhone maker to go after lost profits, says Judge Lucy Koh.
Legal November 19, 2013
Apple's SVP of Worldwide Marketing, Phil Schiller, is miffed that Samsung "copied" the company's "bet the company" product.
Legal November 16, 2013