Patent

  • Apple says Samsung knew iPhone would be a big seller 02-04-2014 10:10 AM

    San Jose: Samsung knew Apple's iPhone would be a big seller when it first went on the market, but the South Korean company didn't have a product that could compete so it stole Apple's technology, an attorney for Apple told jurors on Tuesday. "The evidence in this case will be...
  • Apple's 'transparent texting' lets you see what's ahead while you are texting and walking 31-03-2014 04:59 PM

    Washington: US tech giant Apple has filed a patent for new technology that aims to make texting while walking safer by replacing the text background with a live video feed of whatever is in front of the smartphone user. Many smartphone users keep their eyes glued to the screens while...
  • Apple, Samsung once again accuse each other of ripping off designs, features 31-03-2014 10:27 AM

    San Jose: The fiercest rivalry in the world of smartphones is heading back to court this week in the heart of the Silicon Valley, with Apple and Samsung accusing each other, once again, of ripping off designs and features. The trial will mark the latest round in a long-running series...
  • Nokia appeal over asset transfer to Microsoft rejected by Supreme Court 15-03-2014 11:35 AM

    New Delhi: India's Supreme Court on Friday ordered Nokia to give a 35 billion rupees ($572.5 million) guarantee before it transfers one of its biggest mobile phone plants and other assets in the country to Microsoft Corp. The ruling upheld a lower court verdict over the plant in Chennai, which...
  • Court rejects Apple's request for a permanent US ban on Samsung smartphone sales 07-03-2014 07:05 AM

    San Francisco: A US judge on Thursday rejected Apple's request for a permanent sales ban in the United States against some older Samsung smartphones, a key setback for the iPhone maker in its global patent battle. US District Judge Lucy Koh in San Jose, California, ruled that Apple had not...
  • Google, Samsung ask China to limit Microsoft-Nokia deal: Report 03-03-2014 06:01 PM

    Bangalore: Google Inc and Samsung Electronics Co Ltd have asked Chinese regulators to ensure that Microsoft Corp's bid to acquire Nokia Oyj's phone business did not lead to higher licensing fees on patents that remain with the Finnish company, Bloomberg reported on Monday. The companies joined Chinese mobile phone makers...
  • Nokia settles patent claims with HTC 11-02-2014 12:17 PM

    Helsinki: Nokia Corp. says it has settled all pending patent litigation with HTC. The Finnish company says it has signed a patent and technology collaboration agreement with Taiwan's HTC Corp. The deal should help strengthen Nokia's licensing offering. Though HTC will make payments to Nokia, no financial details were disclosed...
  • Twitter buys 900 IBM patents; companies enter into a cross-license agreement 01-02-2014 11:51 AM

    New York: Twitter says it has bought 900 patents from IBM and that the companies have entered into a cross-license agreement. Financial terms weren't disclosed. Ben Lee, the short messaging service's legal director, says the deal provides Twitter with greater intellectual property protection and freedom to innovate. Twitter said in...
  • Google, Samsung announce global patent cross-licensing agreement 27-01-2014 08:32 AM

    Google and Samsung Electronics, which are frequently involved in patent infringement lawsuits but not against each other, announced on Sunday that they have reached a global patent cross-licensing agreement. The deal covers patents currently owned by the companies, as well as any filed in the next 10 years, the companies...
  • Qualcomm buys Palm patents from HP 24-01-2014 02:29 PM

    San Diego: Cell-phone chip maker Qualcomm said Thursday it has acquired patents once owned by smartphone maker Palm from Hewlett-Packard for an undisclosed amount. Qualcomm says the purchase covers 1,400 US patents and about 1,000 more foreign patients for the company's mobile computing technology. Hewlett-Packard paid $1 billion for Palm...
  • BlackBerry sues startup founded by Ryan Seacrest over keyboard design 04-01-2014 11:29 AM

    San Francisco: Troubled smartphone maker BlackBerry Ltd. is accusing a company backed by "American Idol" host Ryan Seacrest of being a rip-off 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...
  • Apple didn't violate Samsung patents: Seoul court 13-12-2013 02:34 PM

    Seoul: A Seoul court rejected Samsung's claim that iPhone and iPad models violated three of its patents, another setback for the South Korean electronics giant in a global battle with Apple over rights to technologies that power smartphones and tablets. A Seoul Central District Court judge ruled Thursday that Apple...
  • Samsung loses bid to ban sales of Apple's iPhones, iPads in South Korea 12-12-2013 10:15 AM

    Seoul: Samsung Electronics Co Ltd on Thursday lost its bid to ban sales of Apple Inc's older iPhone and iPad in South Korea, as a court dismissed a lawsuit claiming the US firm had infringed three of Samsung's mobile patents. The lawsuit was part of the tech giants' global courtroom...
  • Don't become a 'patent troll', EU warns Nokia 10-12-2013 08:10 AM

    Amsterdam: Europe's top regulator has warned Nokia not to try to become a "patent troll" after the Finnish company sold most of its cellphone-making business to Microsoft this year but retained its patent portfolio. Joaquin Almunia said in a speech in Paris on Monday he had approved the $7.2 billion...
  • Apple spends over $60 million on US lawyers against Samsung 07-12-2013 02:32 PM

    San Francisco: Apple Inc has paid its leading outside law firm approximately $60 million to wage patent litigation against Samsung Electronics Co Ltd in a California federal court, according to Apple legal documents filed late on Thursday. Apple and Samsung are engaged in global litigation over each other's intellectual property....
  • US Supreme Court case could mean 'death' of software patents 07-12-2013 08:30 AM

    Washington: The US Supreme Court decided Friday to hear an appeal of a lower court decision that a federal judge called the "death" of software patents. In a worst-case scenario for the high-tech industry, if the Supreme Court upholds the ruling it could invalidate many existing software patents or at...
  • Apple wants Samsung to pay $22 million for legal bills 07-12-2013 08:27 AM

    San Jose: Apple wants Samsung Electronics to pay $22 million of the legal bills that the iPhone and iPad maker has rung up so far defending its mobile device patents in a courtroom battle. The money sought in documents filed Thursday would be in addition to the $930 million in...
  • Micromax vs Ericsson: Competition Commission of India to investigate 29-11-2013 01:11 PM

    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...
  • 5 things to know about $290 million Apple verdict 24-11-2013 04:22 PM

    San Jose: A jury ordered Samsung Electronics to pay Apple $290 million for copying features of the iPhone and iPad. That was in addition to $640 million the South Korea-based Samsung already owed Apple from a previous trial. Samsung plans to appeal the $930 million in damages in a San...
  • Samsung ordered to pay Apple $290 million in damages 22-11-2013 06:21 AM

    San Jose: A US jury awarded Apple about $290 million in a damages retrial against Samsung Electronics, restoring a large chunk of a historic verdict the iPhone maker won last year. After a week long trial, the jury deliberated for nearly two days before reaching a decision on Thursday in...
  • Jury set to decide how much Samsung owes Apple for copying iPhone, iPad features 20-11-2013 04:28 PM

    San Jose: A Silicon Valley began its second day of deliberations Wednesday in a trial to determine damages owed by Samsung Electronics for infringing on Apple's patents. The jury asked the judge for calculators Tuesday to help it determine how much Samsung owes for copying key features of the iPhone...
  • Apple demands Samsung pay $380 mn; Samsung says it owes only $52 mn 14-11-2013 10:59 AM

    San Jose: Apple is demanding that Samsung Electronics pay it $380 million for copying vital iPhone and iPad features. An Apple attorney made the demand Wednesday during opening statements of a Silicon Valley patent trial. A previous jury already has concluded that 26 Samsung products copied Apple's scrolling function, iPhone...
  • Nokia, Samsung extend patent licence agreement for five years 04-11-2013 03:25 PM

    Helsinki: Finland's Nokia on Monday said Samsung Electronics has extended a phone patent license agreement between the two companies for five years. According to the deal, Nokia will receive additional compensation from Samsung, starting in the beginning of 2014. Nokia is planning to retain its patent portfolio despite the proposed...
  • Google, Samsung, HTC, Huawei sued over Nortel patents 02-11-2013 01:02 PM

    San Francisco: The group that owns thousands of former Nortel patents filed a barrage of patent lawsuits on Thursday against cell phone manufacturers including Google, the company it outbid in the Nortel bankruptcy auction. Rockstar, the consortium that bought the Nortel patents for $4.5 billion, sued Samsung Electronics, HTC, Huawei...
  • Nokia wins mobile patent judgement against HTC in UK 31-10-2013 10:10 AM

    Helsinki: Finnish telecoms group Nokia scored another victory on Wednesday in its patent battle against Taiwan-based rival HTC Corporation with a British court ruling in its favour over mobile telecoms technology. After hearing the case in the Patents Court in London, the judge decided that HTC had infringed on a...
  • Patent filing shows Samsung's Google Glass rival 25-10-2013 04:42 PM

    Seoul: A patent filing shows Samsung Electronics is working on a device it calls sports glasses in a possible response to Google's Internet-connected eyewear. A design patent filing at the Korean Intellectual Property Office shows a Samsung design for smartphone-connected glasses that can display information from the handset. It said...
  • Microsoft wins patent trial against Google's Motorola 05-09-2013 09:15 AM

    Seattle: Microsoft said on Wednesday a jury decided in its favour in the second of two trials in federal court in Seattle concerning Motorola Mobility's licensing of so-called standard, essential patents used in Microsoft products. The jury agreed with Microsoft's claim that phone maker Motorola, owned by Google, broke agreements...
  • Why Nokia didn't sell its patents to Microsoft 04-09-2013 10:12 AM

    San Francisco: Nokia may have sold its handset business to Microsoft Corp, but by hanging on to its valuable patent portfolio, the Finnish company could also get a big future payoff at the expense of Android phone makers. Microsoft agreed on Tuesday to pay 3.79 billion euros ($5 billion) for...
  • Microsoft, Motorola set for second round of trial over patents 26-08-2013 10:38 AM

    Seattle: Microsoft Corp takes on Google's Motorola Mobility unit this week in the second of two landmark trials between the companies that delve into hot disputes over the patents behind smartphone and Internet technology. The jury trial, starting Monday in federal court in Seattle, is set to resolve whether Motorola...
  • Google buys virtual image technology patents from Hon Hai 24-08-2013 01:28 PM

    Taipei: Taiwan's Hon Hai Precision Industry said it sold Google part of a patent portfolio involving the superimposition of virtual images on real-world photos. The technology, dubbed Head Mounted Display, is commonly used in aviation and ground displays, engineering and scientific design applications, gaming devices and training and simulation tools,...