Tag Archive: Patent


Apple says Samsung illegally won patent reversal

The Samsung vs. Apple patent war has been raging for years now, but it took an interesting twist recently when a three-judge panel in federal appeals court reversed a $ 120 million jury verdict in favor of Apple. The reason it’s interesting? Because, according to Apple at least, doing so was a violation of the U.S. […]

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Apple and Ericsson settle patent dispute just in time for Christmas

It’s nearly Christmas: the time of mince pies, good cheer, and, apparently, settling patent disputes with the potential to cost you hundreds of millions of dollars each year. With that in mind, Apple has agreed a patent licensing deal with Swedish telecom company Ericsson, ending a dispute in which Ericsson was accused by Apple of engaging in, […]

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Samsung is taking its patent fight with Apple to the Supreme Court

Samsung agreed to finally pay Apple $ 548 million for the patent infringement case the iPhone-maker won way back in 2012, but it appears Samsung has had a change of heart and is now taking the fight to the U.S. Supreme Court. The company filed a 219-page appeal to the Supreme Court today, claiming that the […]

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Samsung is taking its patent fight with Apple to the Supreme Court

Samsung agreed to finally pay Apple $ 548 million for the patent infringement case the iPhone-maker won way back in 2012, but it appears Samsung has had a change of heart and is now taking the fight to the U.S. Supreme Court. The company filed a 219-page appeal to the Supreme Court today, claiming that the […]

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Apple makes a splash with new waterproof iPhone patent

Apple today published an intriguing patent application with a unique method for waterproofing future devices — by covering ports, like those for USB or headphones, with self-healing seals. Described as an, “electronic device with hidden connector,” the invention describes how self-healing elastomeric material could seal each of the ports, which would then be opened by puncturing […]

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Samsung will finally pay Apple the patent infringement damages it owes

Following quite literally years of appeals and retrials, Samsung is finally paying Apple the $ 548,176,477 it owes for infringing on patents owned by the Cupertino company. Four months before the fifth anniversary of the original complaint, Apple will receive the money from Samsung by December 14 — with Apple and Samsung filing a joint case […]

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Apple faces $862m fine for infringing university’s patent

Apple may face $ 862 million in damages for allegedly infringing on a patent owned by the University of Wisconsin-Madison’s patent troll patent licensing wing, the Wisconsin Alumni Research Foundation. The Apple technologies which take advantage of said patent for increased processor efficiency? None other than the A7, A8 and A8X chips, which are found in the iPhone 5s, […]

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German court invalidates Apple’s slide-to-unlock patent

Swiping a finger across a smartphone screen to unlock it may soon become a universal gesture, even on devices not made by Apple, because Germany’s top civil court has decided Apple didn’t invent “slide to unlock.” German judges ruled Tuesday that Apple’s method for unlocking the iPhone didn’t reach a high enough level of sophistication […]

Apple takes aim at Facebook with photo-sharing patent

The U.S. Patent and Trademark Office today published a patent application from Apple, describing a way of identifying people in digital images using facial recognition technology, before sending a copy of the image to everyone featured in it by pulling their contact details from your device. The concept is highly reminiscent of Facebook’s recent Moments app, […]

Apple’s pile of money is patent trolls’ favorite target

A whopping 9 out of 10 patent lawsuits filed against tech companies in the first half of 2015 were brought by NPEs (non-practicing enterprises, a.k.a patent trolls), a new report reveals. Thanks to its status as the world’s most valuable company,…

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