patent lawsuit

  • 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

  • Apple Vs Motorola Mobility: U.S. Judge Dismisses Apple Patent Licensing Lawsuit

    Apple Vs Motorola Mobility: U.S. Judge Dismisses Apple Patent Licensing Lawsuit

    A judge in a U.S court has dismissed a case brought by Apple against Google-owned Motorola Mobility. Apple had complained Motorola was seeking excessive royalties for standards-essential patents. It’s another small blow for Apple in its legal war against Android. The patents in question are among the 17,000 acquired by Google when it bought Motorola Mobility last year. Read More

  • Google Files New Patent Lawsuit Against Apple, Seeks To Block iPhone, iPad & Mac Imports To U.S.

    Google Files New Patent Lawsuit Against Apple, Seeks To Block iPhone, iPad & Mac Imports To U.S.

    According to Bloomberg, Google’s Motorola unit just filed a new patent-infringement lawsuit against Apple with the U.S. International Trade Commission (ITC) in Washington. According to this report, Google’s complaint seeks to block Apple from importing the iPhone, iPad, iPod Touch and “various Apple computers.” Today’s lawsuit is only the latest in a long series… Read More

  • buySAFE Sues Google Over “Trusted Stores” Service, Fears Annihilation

    buySAFE Sues Google Over “Trusted Stores” Service, Fears Annihilation

    Google was hit with yet another patent lawsuit last week, but this one at least makes for some very, very interesting reading. A company called buySAFE, which offers a safe-shopping service to online retailers and their customers, argues that the search and advertising juggernaut not only infringes a patent it owns by preparing the launch of a similar service called Google Trusted Stores… Read More

  • 294 Patent Lawsuits Were Filed In August 2011; Mobile Handset Complaints Up 25 Percent Yearly

    294 Patent Lawsuits Were Filed In August 2011; Mobile Handset Complaints Up 25 Percent Yearly

    There’s no question that the cost of patents is rising. Google is paying $12.5 billion for Motorola mainly for its huge mobile patent portfolio. In July, an anti-Google consortium raised $4.5 billion for Nortel’s patents (and they overpayed). Interdigital, Kodak, and others are looking to sell their patent portfolios. As my colleague Erick Schonfeld wrote recently, we are in the… Read More

  • The Terrible Cost Of Patents

    The Terrible Cost Of Patents

    The cost of patents is going up, and that is not a good thing. After all, Google is paying $12.5 billion for Motorola largely for its huge mobile patent portfolio. In July, an anti-Google consortium ponied up $4.5 billion Nortel’s patents (and they overpayed). Interdigital, Kodak, and others are looking to sell their patent portfolios. We are in the middle of a patent bubble. If… Read More

  • The HTC Complaint Against Apple Has Nothing To Do With How You Use Your Fingers

    When HTC announced earlier today that it is countersuing Apple for patent infringement in response to Apple’s earlier patent lawsuit, it failed to mention which patents it is using to fight back. Well, now we have the official complaint (embedded below)> And despite a propaganda video claiming that HTC changed the way we use our fingers in 2007, its complaint has nothing to do… Read More