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  • Spring Design Inc. Wins Key Dual-Screen Patent

    Spring Design’s story so far has been less about its dual-screen ereader and more about a lawsuit against Barnes & Noble. That’s sad. No one wants to go down as a lawsuit troll. B&N eventually agreed to license Spring Design’s patents and the world went on. Today, the company announced that it was awarded another patent, this one dealing specifically with… Read More

  • Barnes & Noble Settles With Spring Design, Licenses Its Alex E-Reader Patents

    Barnes & Noble this morning announced that it has settled a lawsuit it was served by Spring Design back in November 2009 in connection to the latter’s Alex Reader (which, perhaps not so coincidentally, is in the process of being phased out). Under the terms of the settlement agreement, Spring Design will grant B&N a “non-exclusive, paid-up royalty free license” for… Read More

  • Spring Design's Lawsuit Against Barnes & Noble Nook Must Continue

    Bad news for Barnes & Noble this morning. A judge has decided that the lawsuit being pursued by Spring Design against it can continue. Spring Design alleges that B&N ripped off its idea of a dual-screen e-book reader, and must now feel the wrath of its mighty lawyers. Read More

  • Alex eReader shipping tomorrow

    We told you all the rumors, we told you it was available for pre-order, and now we’re here to tell you, it’s finally shipping! The Spring Design Alex eReader is shipping their pre-orders (at least the US ones) tomorrow. The Alex is that dual screen, Android based reader that many consider to be a very feasible alternative to the iPad. Read More

  • Alex eReader now on sale in the U.S. for $399 a pop, starts shipping mid-April

    Spring Design this morning announced that its dual screen Alex eReader will be available online today (the rumors were true!) for $399. Customers can thus start pre-ordering the Android-based multimedia e-reader, which supports eBooks in EPUB, PDF, HTML and TXT formats. Spring Design says due to localization of international versions with partners, pre-orderded units placed on the Web in the U.S. Read More

  • Spring Design Strikes Deal With Google To Bring More Books To Its Alex eReader

    Spring Design, developer of the dual-screen Alex eReader, has struck a deal with Google that gives users of the device access to more than one million Google Books online or downloaded using Alex’s touch-screen browser and search apps. Spring Design is set to debut its Alex eReader at the Consumer Electronics Show in Vegas later this week. The device will feature a Google… Read More