Patent Infringement

  • Box Defeats Preliminary Injunction In OpenText’s $268M Patent Infringement Case

    Box Defeats Preliminary Injunction In OpenText’s $268M Patent Infringement Case

    Some positive legal news for Box, the cloud services company that is preparing for an IPO. A judge has denied a motion for a preliminary injunction of one of its products — originally requested by the Luxembourg-based subsidiary of Canada’s OpenText, one part of a larger, $268 million patent infringement suit covering 12 patents. Read More

  • Ensygnia Sues Paddle Over Alleged Mobile Payment Patent Infringement

    Ensygnia Sues Paddle Over Alleged Mobile Payment Patent Infringement

    In a move that isn’t very, well, startup-y, two London-based mobile payment startups look set to meet each other in the UK’s High Court. TechCrunch has learned that Wayra-accelerated Ensygnia is suing Paddle for alleged patent infringement — an infringement that Paddle disputes and believes will be dismissed. The patents relate to log-in and payments. Read More

  • Past Unlawful Injunctions Shouldn’t Cloud Samsung Galaxy S III’s Future

    Past Unlawful Injunctions Shouldn’t Cloud Samsung Galaxy S III’s Future

    Editor’s note: Brian J. Love is an assistant professor of law at Santa Clara University School of Law, where he teaches courses in patent law and remedies. On the heels of losing a jury trial and a billion-dollar verdict to Apple in August, Samsung must now attempt to persuade U.S. District Judge Lucy Koh not to issue an injunction banning sales of phones found to infringe… Read More

  • Samsung Adds iPad Mini, 4th Generation iPad And 5th Generation iPod Touch To Patent Lawsuit

    Samsung Adds iPad Mini, 4th Generation iPad And 5th Generation iPod Touch To Patent Lawsuit

    Last time we checked in with Apple’s ongoing court battle with Samsung in the upcoming Galaxy Nexus case, which will be tried by the same court that awarded Apple $1.05 billion in damages this past summer, Apple was adding the latest Samsung devices to the suit. Now Samsung has responded in kind, adding the iPad mini, 4th generation iPad and 5th generation iPod touch to the mix. Read More

  • Orinda says Sony PS3 infringes on their patent, sues, needs a kick to the balls, too

    Orinda says Sony PS3 infringes on their patent, sues, needs a kick to the balls, too


    Why is America so freakin’ sue-happy. The latest comes from Orinda Intellectual Properties USA as they claim that the Sony Playstation 3 infringes on patent #5,438,560. Said patent depicts the methods by which you record and reproduce information on an optical disc. Sounds absurd, right? What a bunch of jackasses. Seriously, they want a jury trial and the immediate injunction on… Read More

  • PatentMonkey: Sony PS3 Down, Kicked with More Litigation

    PatentMonkey: Sony PS3 Down, Kicked with More Litigation

    Sony PS3 has to work through a couple litigation suits and can now add the PS3 cell processor to the list. Sony is on the receiving side of a litigation suit that claims that the PS3 infringes an almost 20 year old patent (via the magic of continuations). Parallel Processing Corporation, which claims to be International Parallel Machines exclusive licensee, claims rights to US patent 5056000. Read More

  • Patent Monkey:  Sony Sued On Blu-ray Technology

    Patent Monkey: Sony Sued On Blu-ray Technology

    Target Technologies has filed a patent suit against Sony stating that its Blu-ray technologies infringe on a Target Technologies patent covering Sony’s use of a less corrosive and less costly Silver based alloy layer for its Blu-ray discs. Target Technologies has a series of related patents dating back to filings in June 1998 covering the use of metal alloys for the reflective layer of… Read More

  • Patent Monkey: Verizon Bills Vonage $58 Million for Infringement

    Patent Monkey: Verizon Bills Vonage $58 Million for Infringement

    Bubbly, nationally advertised Vonage may lose the right to offer VOIP services at the hand of Verizon. On Friday, Verizon won its patent infringement case against upstart Vonage by being awarded a 5.5% royalty for use of patented technologies with $58 million in past damages due. Specifically, Verizon holds a series of patents, including US 6430275 covering a means for tracking customer… Read More

  • IBM Attacks Amazon in Court

    IBM Attacks Amazon in Court

    IBM has announced that it has filed against Amazon two patent infringement suits in two courts in the Eastern District of Texas. The manufacturer stated that it has attempted to resolve with the retailer the issues for four years. According to The Inquirer, the patents in question are: 5,796,97 – presenting apps in an interactive service; 5,442,771 – storing data in an… Read More