Patent Infringements

  • BlackBerry sues startup founded by Ryan Seacrest over keyboard design January 4, 2014

    San Francisco: Troubled smartphone maker BlackBerry Ltd. is accusing a company backed by "American Idol" host Ryan Seacrest of being a ripoff artist. The allegations emerged in a patent infringement lawsuit filed Friday in a San Francisco federal court by BlackBerry. The suit targets an iPhone keyboard made by Typo Products...
  • Micromax vs Ericsson: Competition Commission of India to investigate November 29, 2013

    Stockholm: The Competition Commission of India (CCI) is to investigate Swedish telecoms equipment maker Ericsson in regard to a dispute over charges levied on Indian group Micromax for the use of Ericsson's patents. Ericsson had sued Micromax in March 2013 for patent infringement and the Indian company responded by filing a...
  • Micromax sued by Ericsson over patent infringement March 26, 2013

    New Delhi: The smartphone patent wars have so far managed to steer clear of Indian courts, but acting on a suit filed by Swedish telecom giant Ericsson, the Delhi High Court has told Micromax to pay royalties on every device it sells as part of an interim arrangement. The two...
  • Ericsson sues Samsung for patent infringement November 28, 2012

    Stockholm: Ericsson, the world's biggest telecom network equipment maker, said it was suing Samsung Electronics Co for patent infringement after two years of talks failed to yield a license agreement. Sweden's Ericsson, which reckons more than 40 per cent of the world's mobile traffic passes through its networks, filed a lawsuit...
  • Samsung accuses iPad Mini, new iPad of patent infringement November 22, 2012

    New Delhi: Over the last few months, Apple and Samsung have been seen including new products in their legal battles. Samsung, which of late succeeded in including the iPhone 5 to its patent battle, has now accused Apple's iPad Mini, the 4th generation iPad and the latest iPod Touch of...
  • Apple, Sony, 4 others sued by Graphics Properties March 28, 2012

    New York: Apple Inc, Sony Corp and four other companies were sued by Graphics Properties Holdings Inc, formerly known as Silicon Graphics Inc, for allegedly infringing a patent through their sale of mobile phones and other electronic devices. The lawsuits against Apple, Japanbased Sony, Taiwanbased HTC Corp, South Koreabased LG Electronics...
  • EU probes Samsung and Apple over patents November 4, 2011

    Brussels: EU regulators are investigating whether Samsung Electronics Co Ltd and Apple Inc have breached EU antitrust laws with patent infringement claims in their global legal battle, the European Commission said on Friday. The two technology companies have been locked in legal disputes in 10 countries involving smartphones and tablet computers...
  • Rovi sues Hulu over program guide patent July 30, 2011

    Wilmington: Rovi Corp sued Hulu, accusing the online video site of infringing patents that cover electronic program guides. Rovi, created from Macrovision Corp's acquisition of GemstarTV Guide International Inc in 2008, provides technology that powers the streaming services provided by Blockbuster On Demand and Best Buy Co Inc's CinemaNow, according to...
  • Apple wins initial ITC ruling on HTC phone July 16, 2011

    Washington: Apple Inc won a preliminary ruling from a US trade panel that Taiwanese handset maker HTC Corp infringed on two of the California company's patents. HTC, which uses Google's Android operating system for its smartphones, said it would "vigorously fight" the infringement finding. An International Trade Commission judge on Friday made...
  • Google, Microsoft sued over map technology July 6, 2011

    Wilmington: Google Inc and Microsoft Corp were sued for infringing a Louisiana company's patent with their map websites, which let users navigate streetlevel views of towns and cities. Transcenic Inc asked a Delaware District court to prevent Google and Microsoft from continuing to infringe its patent and asked the court to...
  • Microsoft loses $290 mn Word patent case June 10, 2011

    Washington: Microsoft Corp suffered a defeat on Thursday when the Supreme Court upheld a record $290 million jury verdict against the software giant for infringing a small Canadian company's patent. The justices unanimously agreed with a US appeals court ruling that went against the world's largest software company in its legal...
  • Apple wins skirmish in Nokia patent war March 26, 2011

    Washington: Apple Inc won a round in its patent fight with Nokia on Friday as a US trade panel judge ruled that the US company did not violate any of five Nokia patents. In its complaint, Nokia asked the trade panel to bar the importation of Apple devices that infringe Nokia...
  • Kodak wins round in AppleRIM dispute March 26, 2011

    San Francisco: A US trade panel has agreed to review Eastman Kodak Co's claim that Research in Motion Ltd and Apple Inc are infringing on its patents in a case that could mean hundreds of millions of dollars in royalties. The shares of Kodak a company once synonymous with home...
  • Microsoft sues Barnes & Noble over Nook reader March 22, 2011

    Seattle: Microsoft Corp filed lawsuits for patent infringement on Monday against bookseller Barnes & Noble Inc over its Nook electronic book reader, widening the software company's legal assault on devices running on Google Inc's Android system. Microsoft, which has already sued Motorola Mobility Holdings Inc over its Android phone handsets, said...
  • Microsoft cofounder relaunches tech patent suit December 30, 2010

    Seattle: Microsoft Corp cofounder Paul Allen relaunched a wideranging patent lawsuit against Apple Inc, Google Inc, Facebook and others with specific allegations that the companies are illegally using technology owned by his company. Interval Licensing LLC, a small research company set up by Allen in 1992, originally filed a broad patent...
  • Sony sues to block LG from shipping phones to US December 30, 2010

    New York: Sony Corp has filed a patent infringement complaint seeking to block LG Electronics Inc from shipping smartphones such as its Rumour 2 model to the United States. In a filing late Wednesday with the US International Trade Commission, Sony said LG violated US trade rules by importing mobile phones...
  • RIM sues app maker over BlackBerry Messenger patent December 2, 2010

    Toronto: After software giant Microsoft which is embroiled in a legal battle over Word patent, now BlackBerry maker Research In Motion (RIM) too is entangled in a patent battle. The Canadian wireless giant has dragged a fastgrowing app developer called Kik Interactive Ltd to court for infringing on its wildly popular...
  • Apple sues Motorola over iPhone patents November 1, 2010

    New York: Apple Inc sued rival Motorola Inc, claiming the Droid smartphone maker infringes on three iPhone patents. Cupertino, Californiabased Apple says Motorola is purposefully using its touchscreen software, as well as other display technologies. "Motorola's infringing activities have caused and will continue to cause Apple irreparable harm, for which it has...
  • Microsoft sues Motorola over Android phones October 2, 2010

    Seattle: Microsoft Corp sued Motorola Inc, alleging patent infringement on the handset maker's line of Android phones, in the latest development in a web of legal actions in the evolving smartphone business. Microsoft, the world's largest software company, charged that former ally Motorola infringed nine of its patents in the Androidbased...
  • Apple takes legal battle with Nokia to Britain September 29, 2010

    Helsinki; Apple has sued Nokia in Britain, extending the two technology giants' legal battle over patents beyond US borders. "We are investigating the claims, which appear to be based on nine implementation patents already in suit between the two companies in the United States," said Nokia spokesman Mark Durrant. The two firms...
  • Microsoft cofounder's firm sues Silicon Valley giants August 28, 2010

    San Francisco: A company linked to Microsoft Corp cofounder Paul Allen is suing 11 major corporations, including Apple, Google and Facebook, accusing them of infringing on technology patents. Interval Licensing is asserting four patents against a cluster of defendants, including also AOL, eBay, Facebook, Netflix, Office Depot, OfficeMax, Staples, Yahoo and...
  • Chimei sues Sony over patents August 24, 2010

    New York: Taiwan's Chimei Innolux Corp sued Japan's Sony Corp for infringing on patents used in PlayStation 3 video game consoles, televisions, computer notebooks and cameras. Sony engaged in "widespread infringement" of three patents dating back to 1998 Chimei said in its lawsuit filed in the U.S. District Court in Delaware...
  • Oracle sues Google over Android August 13, 2010

    New York: Oracle Corp sued Google Inc, alleging patent and copyright infringement in the development of the popular Android smartphone software. The suit, filed on Thursday in California federal court, claims that Google "knowingly, directly and repeatedly infringed Oracle's Javarelated intellectual property" in developing Android, Oracle spokeswoman Karen Tillman said in...
  • Rambus wins patent fight with Nvidia, others July 27, 2010

    Washington: Chip designer Rambus won its fight with graphic chip maker Nvidia and other companies on Monday, as a trade panel ruled that Rambus patents had been infringed and ordered a halt to the import of infringing chips. But Nvidia Corp said it would appeal the decision, extending an already lengthy...
  • Discovery accuses Amazon of infringing patents with Kindle July 16, 2010

    Wilmington: Discovery Communications Inc accused Amazon.com Inc of infringing patents covering electronic book delivery and security with its Kindle ebook reader and said the Internet retailer should be forced to pay royalties. Discovery Patent Holdings LLC filed a complaint Wednesday in Delaware's federal district court, claiming the infringement of two patents....
  • eBay sued for $ 3.8 bn, patent case tied to PayPal July 14, 2010

    New York: eBay Inc has been sued for at least $ 3.8 billion by XPRT Ventures LLC, which accused the online auctioneer and retailer of infringing six patents to develop online payment systems such as PayPal. The lawsuit was filed on Tuesday in the US district court in Delaware, lawyers for...
  • TVS Motor set to rekindle Flame with a new engine February 28, 2008

    Mumbai: The TVS Motor, India’s third largest two-wheeler maker, has confirmed the launch of its new 125CC motorcycle, Flame, next month with a new engine developed in Austria. The production of the original version of the motorcycle had been caught in a litigation after Bajaj Motors sued them for patent infringement....
  • Madras HC restrains sale of TVS 'Flame 125’ February 16, 2008

    New Delhi: In a major set back for TVS Motors, Madras High Court has restrained the company from manufacturing, marketing and selling its new bike 'TVS Flame 125'. This is after Bajaj Auto had filed a patent infringement case against TVS for using its DTSi technology for the bike. TVS-Motors had...