Tag: patent infringement

Qualcomm Wants China To Ban Sale Of Apple iPhone XS And XR

After securing a temporary injunction against Apple, Qualcomm requested to ban the sales of iPhones XS, XS Max, and XR in China. The Cupertino, California-based company, meanwhile, insisted the units with iOS 12 weren't part of the order.

Business Tech December 14, 2018

Nintendo Switch Under Investigation For Possible Patent Infringement: Here’s What The Switch Allegedly Copied

Nintendo takes another legal blow as Gamevice, fresh from a filed lawsuit against the Switch last year, seeks to end Switch imports in the country. Like the first attempt, the investigation will likely go nowhere.

Video Games May 2, 2018

Qualcomm Wants To Ban iPhone X Sales On AT&T And T-Mobile

Qualcomm requested the U.S. International Trade Commission to stop the imports of certain iPhone models, including the iPhone X, that run on AT&T and T-Mobile. These devices use rival Intel's modems, while those on Verizon and Sprint use Qualcomm's.

Apple December 1, 2017

Apple Finally Wins ‘Slide To Unlock’ Patent Battle: Samsung Must Pay $120 Million For Infringement

Samsung just lost its longstanding patent war against Apple. After a lengthy legal battle involving slide to unlock and quick links patents, the court is now upholding its original verdict that requires Samsung to pay nearly $120 million in damages.

Apple November 8, 2017

Nintendo Switch Controllers Hit With Patent Dispute: Legitimate Lawsuit Or Attempt To Leech Off Hybrid Console's Success?

Accessory maker Gamevice claimed that Nintendo infringed on a patent that it holds with the Joy-Cons of the Nintendo Switch. Is this a legitimate lawsuit, or is Gamevice looking to leech off the success of the hybrid console?

Video Games August 12, 2017

Apple Legal Issues Continue: Court Orders $506 Million Payment To University Of Wisconsin-Madison For Patent Infringement

Apple has been ordered to pay $506 million in damages to the patent licensing arm of the University of Wisconsin-Madison over a patent infringement lawsuit. Apple will appeal the decision, but there are other legal battles ahead for the company.

Apple July 26, 2017

US Supreme Court Makes New Ruling On Patent Litigation To Fend Off Patent Trolls

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

Fitbit Withdraws Patent Complaint To Prevent Jawbone Products From Entering the US: A Christmas Gift Or Something Else?

Fitbit has withdrawn its patent case that seeks to block the entry of rival fitness tracker maker Jawbone's products into the United States. The move is revealed just before Christmas, but it is nowhere near being a gift.

Wearable Tech December 26, 2016

Samsung Beats Apple In Supreme Court: Reassessing Damages In Federal Circuit

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

Apple vs. Samsung: US Supreme Court Takes First Design Patent Case In More Than A Century

The Apple vs. Samsung patent dispute has escalated all the way to the highest court in the United States, marking the first time in 120 years that the Supreme Court will hear a patent design case.

Business Tech October 10, 2016

Samsung vs Apple Patent Wars: Apple Wins $120 Million Slide-to-Unlock Patent Case

The Apple vs Samsung battle may seem never-ending. The latest is all about Apple coming away victorious in a $120 million lawsuit against Samsung over the Slide to Unlock feature.

Phones/Tablets/Mobile Tech October 7, 2016

Apple Owes VirnetX $302.4M After Losing FaceTime Patent Retrial: Is The 2010 Case Finally Over?

A federal jury in Texas ordered Apple to pay $302.4 million in damages to VirnetX over a patent lawsuit that started in 2010. Is the case over, or will there be more damages for Apple to pay down the line?

Apple October 2, 2016

Apple vs Samsung Wars: More Than 100 Leading Designers File Amicus Briefing Siding With Apple

The Apple vs. Samsung infringement lawsuit gets richer with an amicus brief signed by more than 100 top world designers backing Apple. Until the Supreme Court rules in the ongoing case, more support is expected to land on both sides.

Business Tech August 5, 2016

Crazy Patent Claims: Man Sues Apple For Stealing 'iPhone' Sketches From 24 Years Ago

A man from Florida wants a piece of Apple’s profits, as he claims the company used his patent in manufacturing iPhones and iPads. Unfortunately, there was only one problem with Thomas S. Ross’ patent filing application from 1992.

Apple June 30, 2016

Qualcomm Takes Legal Action Against Meizu Smartphone Maker Over Alleged Patent Infringement

United States-based chipmaker Qualcomm Inc. has sued China-based smartphone maker Meizu for patent infringement. Qualcomm asserts that the MediaTek-powered smartphones from Meizu are infringing the company's 3G and 4G connectivity patents.

Business Tech June 25, 2016

Citigroup Sues AT&T Over 'Thanks' Word: Copyright Infringement

Citigroup sued AT&T after the carrier began a customer-loyalty program. In truth, the credit card company has trademarked the term 'ThankYou' and is furious that AT&T uses it.

Business Tech June 12, 2016

Caltech Sues Apple And Broadcom Over Wi-Fi Patents

Caltech has taken Apple and Broadcom to court in a technology patent infringement case. The university claims that four of its Wi-Fi patents are being deployed in a large assortment of Apple products.

Business Tech May 31, 2016

Huawei Sues Samsung Over Smartphone Technology Patent Infringement

Huawei filed lawsuits against Samsung in the United States and China over patent infringement. Huawei claims that Samsung has infringed about 12 Huawei patents.

Business Tech May 25, 2016

Court Favors Fitbit In Patent Dispute With Jawbone

Fitbit recently won a ruling invalidating Jawbone patents at the center of a dispute. See how the Fitbit versus Jawbone saga develops, as the latter says it will pursue a separate lawsuit against its archenemy in wearable fitness devices.

Business Tech April 30, 2016

Nintendo 3DS Patents Found Not Guilty Of Infringement: Higher Court Fully Reverses 2013 Verdict

The New York federal court passed a judgment in favor of Nintendo this week, completely reversing its 2013 verdict. The company was found not guilty of infringing a patent of Tomita Technologies, thus relieving it from a fat damage payment.

Business Tech April 27, 2016

Segway 1, Copycats 0: US Bans Importation Of Certain Personal Transporters, Hoverboards

Segway chalks up a victory while hoverboard manufacturers and resellers notch yet another loss. The U.S. International Trade Commission officially bans Segway copycats.

Legal March 17, 2016

Appeals Court Overturns $120 Million Verdict On Apple-Samsung Case, Rules Samsung Did Not Infringe Apple Patents

Samsung has won its appeal in $120 million patent fight with Apple. An Appeals Court has overturned the decision that found the former had infringed on Apple patents.

Legal February 28, 2016

Apple Asks US Supreme Court To Reject Samsung's Appeal: It's 'Legally Unexceptional'

Samsung filed a petition to the U.S. Supreme Court, in a last attempt to overturn the verdict from its patent lawsuit with Apple. Apple retorted and qualified Samsung’s appeal as 'legally unexceptional,' urging the Court to refuse prolonging the action.

Legal February 6, 2016

Apple Ordered To Pay $626 Million For Infringing Patented Technology Used In iMessage, VPN On Demand

A jury of a federal court in East Texas has ordered Apple to pay $626 million over four patent infringements used in iMessage and VPN on Demand. The plaintiff widely considered as a 'patent troll' comes after the Cupertino brand once again.

Legal February 4, 2016

Apple Sales Ban On Samsung: Here's Why It's Mostly Symbolic

After dragging Samsung through courts for years, Apple finally scored a victory. A number of Samsung Galaxy devices are now banned from selling in the U.S., but it's more of a symbolic win for Apple.

Legal January 20, 2016

Apple Wants Samsung To Pay $180 Million More In Smartphone Patent War

Apple seeks a new court ruling that would demand Samsung to pay additional money of up to $180 million. The company believes that Samsung should pay for interest and supplemental damages incurred from infringing Apple’s patents.

Legal December 26, 2015

Patent Troll Targets Xiaomi: Unannounced Mi 5 and Mi 5 Plus Are Involved

Blue Spike has filed a lawsuit against Xiaomi alleging the unannounced Mi 5 and Mi 5 Plus infringed its patents. The patent troll could be wishing that Xiaomi would pay up to settle the matter quickly as the announcement of the new smartphones draws near.

Legal December 7, 2015

Samsung To Pay Apple $548M To Settle Patent Infringement Dispute

The Samsung vs. Apple patent infringement dispute entered the settlement stage. Samsung agreed to pay the $548 million in damages to the Cupertino-based company, but it's hoping to see the sum back.

Money December 4, 2015

Apple Ordered To Pay $234M To University Of Wisconsin-Madison For Patent Infringement

A United States jury ordered Apple to pay over $234 million in damages to the Wisconsin Alumni Research Foundation of the University of Wisconsin-Madison. Apple said that it will appeal the verdict.

Legal October 17, 2015

Apple Found Guilty Of Infringing Processor Patent, Could Face $862 Million In Fines

A U.S. District Court ruled Apple guilty of using the Wisconsin Alumni Research Foundation's processor technology without permission. The iPhone maker could be liable for up to $862 million in damages.

Legal October 14, 2015

Apple Scores Appeals Court Victory Against Samsung, Could Force Galaxy Maker To Change Its Devices

The U.S. Court of Appeals has sided with Apple in a 2-1 ruling on a patent infringement case against Samsung over three features. The ruling entitles Apple to an injunction that would to prevent Samsung from using Apple-patented features in its devices.

Legal September 20, 2015

TiVo Drags Samsung To Court For Patent Infringement

TiVo has filed a patent infringement suit against Samsung and its digital video recorders. The lawsuit is predicted to attract investors.

Legal September 10, 2015

Google Fights Patent Trolls By Giving Away Patents: Want One?

Google proclaims itself the protector of startups against patent trolls. Here is what the Internet search firm plans to do.

Business July 25, 2015

Kyocera And Microsoft Legal Row Over Android Finally Over

Microsoft has dropped the patent-infringement lawsuit it filed against Kyocera, as the two companies have now expanded a prior agreement.

Legal July 3, 2015

Appeals Court Rules Samsung Copied Apple's iPhone Designs Patents But Apple Will Not Get $930 Million

The court of appeals has found that while Samsung may have infringed upon Apple's patents related to design, it didn't do so on patents related to trade dress, or presentation of the device. This could save Samsung up to $382 million.

Legal May 19, 2015

Ericsson Hauls Apple To European Courts Over Royalty Payments Row

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

Samsung May Become Apple's Unlikely Savior In Smartflash Patent Battle

Samsung might end up coming to Apple's rescue, simply by saving its own skin in court. Apple was charged by the same company and for the same patents as Samsung, and if Samsung wins the case, the case against Apple will have to be dropped.

Legal April 6, 2015

Court: Apple Not Guilty Of Wireless Technology Patent Infringement

Apple was cleared from alleged infringement of five wireless technology patents. Core Wireless Licensing, a subsidiary of Conversant Intellectual Property Management, was seeking damages worth $100 million.

Legal March 17, 2015

Microsoft Wants Kyocera Android Smartphones Off US Market

Microsoft is looking to stop Kyocera's Brigadier, Hydro and DuraForce devices from being sold in the United States.

Legal March 9, 2015

Ericsson Sues Apple For Copyright Infringement, Seeks iPhone Sales Ban In US

Ericsson has filed nine lawsuits against Apple, saying that Apple infringed on a total of 41 patents. The news comes after licenses for Apple to use those patents expired last month, after which the company rejected new terms proposed by Ericsson.

Legal February 28, 2015

Apple To Pay $532.9 Million in Patent Infringement Case: Smartflash Leaves Court Smiling

A federal jury has ordered Apple to pay an obscure Texas company more than half a billion dollars for patent infringement.

Legal February 25, 2015

BlackBerry Butt Heads Again With Ryan Seacrest Startup Over Typo Keyboard

Despite a redesign, the Typo 2 case of Typo Products still infringed on patents held by BlackBerry, prompting the company to file a new complaint.

Legal February 19, 2015

Apple Sues Ericsson over LTE Wireless Connectivity Licensing Fees

Apple has sued Ericsson over licensing fees for LTE wireless technology-related patents. The iPhone maker argues that the patents in question are not essential to the LTE networking standard and that Ericsson's royalty fees for the patents are excessive.

Legal January 14, 2015

Patriot Settles HTC Chip Patent Battle, 8 More IP Fights Ahead

Patriot is claiming victory in the first of what may be nine patent battles regarding its microprocessor patent portfolio as HTC has agreed to a settlement regarding intellectual property infringement claims. HTC avoids paying six years worth in damages and Patriot says its claims have been validated, empowering it to go after eight more companies.

Computers January 9, 2015

ITC Will Probe Samsung Complaint of Patent Infringement Against NVIDIA

The patent wars are far from over, at least for Samsung, whose case against NVIDIA moves forward in the International Trade Commission.

Legal December 24, 2014

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