Patent Infringement

Apple, Samsung Resume Patent Infringement Dispute in Court

Resuming their long standing patent infringement dispute that dates all the way back to 2011, Apple and Samsung have once again returned to a San Jose district courtroom today, in order to determine the financial damages Samsung owes Apple for infringing on design patents covering the original iPhone, USA Today is reporting. While Apple has been seeking the full profits attributable...

Filing Reveals Google and Rockstar Have Agreed to Settle Patent Litigation

According to a court filing made public this week, Google has agreed to settle litigation with Rockstar, a patent consortium which counts Apple as an investor. Reuters is reporting that even though terms of the deal have not been disclosed, both parties have "agreed to settle all matters in controversy”, according to a recent filing in a Texas federal court....

Apple Allegedly Pushed Sports Organizations to Infringe a Video Patent

At the start of a federal trial yesterday, a lawyer for Israel based Emblaze Ltd. told the jury that Apple pushed organizations such as Major League Baseball to adopt its format for streaming live video, causing them to infringe a video patent, Bloomberg reports. The company is arguing that Apple infringed its U.S. patent that covers a process for...

No. 1 Target of Patent Lawsuits in 2013 was Apple

In an interesting article at Fortune, Philip Elmer-DeWitt has highlighted how 2013 was a record year for patent trolls, especially for Apple. Not only was Apple the No. 1 target of patent lawsuits during the year, it was also the top defendant in most new cases filed against technology companies. Here are some of the most interesting facts...

German Court Dismisses $2 Billion Damage Claim Against Apple

A German court has dismissed a $2 billion damage claim filed against Apple by IPCom, a patent licencing company based in the Munich area, reports Florian Müller of Foss Patents. The decision comes from two different panels of judges of the Mannheim Regional Court. Two lawsuits against Apple, including one involving a €1.57 billion ($2.2...

Korea FTC Grants Samsung Use of Standard Essential Patents Against Apple

Samsung is not infringing Korea's fair competition rules, the country's Fair Trade Commission has found, after analyzing the patent disputes between the South Korean tech giant and Apple, reports the Korea Times. Also, Apple may be liable for a violation of Samsung's wireless patents, as Samsung is not violating the fair, reasonable and non-discriminatory (FRAND)...

Patent Trolls File 92 Lawsuits Against Apple in Three Years

We pointed out last year, based on available data, that Apple is the No.1 target of patent trolls. In a recent filing, the iPhone maker itself pointed to the long list of patent litigations that has kept the company's lawyers busy during the past three years. "No firm has been targeted by PAEs more than...

New Patent Infringement Lawsuit Targets Apple’s A7 Processor

A new patent infringement lawsuit concerning Apple's latest A7 processor and the products that it powers, has been filed by the Wisconsin Alumni Research Foundation (WARF), alleging that Apple has incorporated the technology of WARF's '752 patent into its newest processor to achieve enhanced efficiency and performance, PatentlyApple reports. The A7 processor currently powers the iPhone 5S, the...