patent disputes

  • With HTC Patent Deal, Apple Is Going For Android’s Jugular

    With HTC Patent Deal, Apple Is Going For Android’s Jugular

    Editor’s note:¬†Ansel Halliburton¬†is a lawyer at ComputerLaw Group, a boutique law firm in Palo Alto specializing in intellectual property litigation and entrepreneurship. Apple and HTC announced yesterday that they have settled all outstanding patent litigation between them. What little detail the mirror-image press releases contained was that it’s a 10-year cross-licensing… Read More

  • Does Apple’s HTC Agreement Indicate A Softening Of Its Approach To Patent Litigation?

    Does Apple’s HTC Agreement Indicate A Softening Of Its Approach To Patent Litigation?

    Apple and HTC today announced jointly a settlement of all ongoing patent litigation between the two, in a licensing agreement with a 10-year term, any further terms of which were not released. Many will be wondering if this is a sign that Apple’s hard-line stance with regards to its IP and patent litigation may be experiencing a general softening, but it’s much more complicated… Read More

  • Nokia and Qualcomm kiss and make up

    Nokia and Qualcomm kiss and make up


    Just when we were finally going to see LIVE coverage of a technology patent hearing, Nokia and Qualcomm have settled their lengthy legal battle, at least for the next 15 years. Settling a licensing dispute that has spawned lawsuits in three countries and dragged on for more than 3 years, Nokia agreed to pay Qualcomm an upfront payment as well as royalties for use of some pretty basic mobile… Read More