patents

Apple Ordered to Pay $145 Million to Ottawa Patent Licensing Company WiLan

Ottawa-based patent licensing company, WiLan, has won in court versus Apple over a patent infringement dispute. A San Diego, California jury ordered Apple to pay $145 million USD in damages, for infringing on two patents related to wireless communications technology. The decision was made earlier today. According to WiLan’s update on their trial against Apple:...

Nokia Sues Apple for Patent Infringement in the U.S. and Germany

Today, Nokia announced that it has filed several complaints against Apple in Germany and the United States. The company is accusing Apple of infringing on their patents. The lawsuit seems to stem from a disagreement between the two companies over licensing fees for Nokia's technology. This morning, Apple filed an antitrust lawsuit against several patent...

U.S. Jury Clears Apple of Infringing Wireless Patents from Canadian Firm

Apple has won in court tonight down in Tyler, Texas, a hotbed for patent infringement cases in the United States. According to Reuters, Ottawa-based Conversant’s subsidiary, Core Wireless Licensing, sought $100 million in damages from Apple alleging the latter had infringed on five wireless patents used in iPhones and iPads. The jury tonight sided with...

Rockstar Consortium is Selling its 4,000 Patents for $900 Million

According to a report by The Wall Street Journal, Rockstar Consortium has agreed to sell over 4,000 of its telecommunications patents to San Francisco-based patent clearinghouse RPX Corp. The publication highlights that the consortium of big technology companies, which includes Apple, Microsoft, BlackBerry, Ericsson and Sony, is selling its patent assets for less than a quarter of the $4.5 billion it paid for...

Nintendo Patents Game Boy Emulation for Mobiles and In-Flight Entertainment

A new Nintendo patent published by the US Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO) reveals an invention that allows the emulation of company's mobile game consoles, including the Game Boy line of devices, on mobile devices including smartphones, as well as in other settings, including on seat-back displays in airplanes and trains, TechCrunch is reporting. The source...

Steve Jobs Still Winning Patents, Years After His Death

Remember how the late iconic rapper Tupac Shakur kept releasing albums after his death? Looks like the late Apple co-founder and CEO Steve Jobs is continuing to do the same, but with his names on patents. According to a report by MIT Technology Review, almost a third of the 458 patented inventions and designs credited...

Google and Samsung Agree to 10 Year Licensing Agreement

Today, Google and Samsung have reached an agreement to license each other’s patents for the next decade. The deal between both companies includes existing patents as well as any patents filed over the next 10 years. The two companies have, for the most part, been on the same side of the global patent wars over...

Apple No. 1 Target of Patent Trolls

Non-practicing entities (NPEs), or in other words, patent trolls, have attacked Apple the most (alongside HP and Samsung) during the past five years, according to Michael Brody, a Silicon Valley lawyer speaking at the Hot Chips conference at Stanford University on Tuesday (via TechHive, Tinh te). (more…)