patent litigation

Boston Dynamics sues Ghost Robotics over robot dog patent infringements

If you know anything about Ghost Robotics, it’s likely one of two things: 1) They make robot dogs. 2) Sniper rifles can be mounted to those robots. A majority of the Philadelphia firm’s press cove

U.S. federal court jury finds Apple infringed three Qualcomm patents

Mobile chipmaker Qualcomm has chalked up another small legal victory against Apple in another patent litigation suit. A jury in a U.S. federal court in San Diego found Friday that Apple owes Qualcomm

Apple is selling the iPhone 7 and iPhone 8 in Germany again

Two older iPhone models are back on sale in Apple stores in Germany — but only with Qualcomm chips inside. The iPhone maker was forced to pull the iPhone 7 and iPhone 8 models from shelves in i

Groupon finally settles IBM patent suit with a $57M payment

A patent suit between IBM and Groupon that has been underway for over two years has finally been settled. Today, the two companies announced that Groupon will pay IBM $57 million both to settle infrin

Apple judged to be infringing OpenTV’s video streaming patents in Germany

A German court yesterday ruled against Apple in a video streaming patent case brought by Swiss company Kudelski's OpenTV unit against the Cupertino company back in 2014.

How Tech Can Shut Down Patent Trolls

Patent trolls, more formally known as Patent Assertion Entities (PAEs), pose a major threat to American businesses. A study published by the Boston University School of Law revealed that more than six

Foxconn Becomes Largest Microsoft Patent Licensee, Pays Royalty Per Android And Chrome Device

Microsoft just scored a coup on the patent royalty front, with a new deal with Taiwanese phone maker, Hon Hai, which owns Foxconn. Under the terms of the deal, Microsoft will get paid a flat fee per A

More Bad News For Mobile Maker HTC As Haptics Company Immersion Applies To Restart Patent Litigation & Push For Damages

HTC has something else to worry about: it's facing the prospect of having to fork out for damages if it loses a patent litigation court case to haptics company Immersion. Immersion had been content to

Apple Vs. Samsung: U.S. Judge Denies Apple’s Request For Permanent Injunction, Tosses Samsung’s Call For New Trial

The U.S. judge in the Apple vs. Samsung court battle that's being played out in the district court of Northern California has denied Apple's request for a permanent injunction on Samsung devices, Reut

Apple Vs. Samsung: Judge Koh Makes Plea For “Global Peace” As Pair Muster Latest Round Of Legal Arguments

In the latest episode of the Apple vs. Samsung legal drama that's been playing out in the U.S. district court of Northern California, the pair met again at an appeal hearing on Thursday to argue thei

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

<b>Editor's note: </b><em>Brian J. Love is an assistant professor of law at <a target="_blank" href="">Santa Clara University School of Law</a>, where

Ericsson Files Patent Suit Against Samsung In The U.S. After Nearly Two Years’ Of FRAND Talks Fail To Reach A Deal (Updated)

Swedish telecoms kit maker Ericsson has filed suit against mobile maker Samsung in the US for patent infringement. The move follows nearly two years of negotiations to renew a FRAND patent licensing a

An Entrepreneur’s Guide To Patents: How To Determine Whether They Are Right For Your Company

<b>Editor's note:</b> <em>This is the second in a series of articles by Brad Woodcox that explores the patent system for entrepreneurs. The <a href="

Apple Vs Samsung: U.S. Court Orders Apple To Disclose Details Of HTC Licensing Agreement To Samsung

A U.S. court has ordered Apple to provide Samsung with details of a licensing deal it reached with HTC earlier this month, as part of ongoing patent battles between Cupertino and the Korean mobile mak

An Entrepreneur’s Guide To Patents: The Basics

<b>Editor's note:</b> <em><a target="_blank" href="">Brad Woodcox</a> is a <a target="_blank" href="">technical spec

10 Ways Startups Can Deal With Patent Troll Demands

<b>Editor’s note:</b> <em>Colleen V. Chien is an assistant professor of law at Santa Clara University School of Law. Stefani E. Shanberg is a partner at Wilson Sonsini Goodrich & Rosati.</em>

Apple’s Siri, Google’s Voice Recognition Technology Targeted By Patent Troll

A company that has acquired 100% ownership of a patent for an off-site transcription system -- United States Patent 6,298,328 -- in order to, in its words, "effectively administer certain patents for

Samsung Strikes Back Against Apple: Files Patent Suit Against iPhone 5 In U.S. Court

As expected, Samsung has filed a lawsuit against Apple's latest iPhone -- the iPhone 5 -- alleging the smartphone infringes patents it holds. Commenting on the action in a statement given to Reuters,

Samsung Galaxy Tab 10.1: U.S. Court Lifts Sales Ban Granted Prior To Apple Vs Samsung Patent Trial

The Northern District Court of California has overturned a sales ban against the Samsung Galaxy Tab 10.1 won by Apple in patent litigation against Samsung, Reuters is reporting. This follows a rul

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

There's no question that the <a href="">cost of patents is rising.</a> Google is paying $12.5 billion for Motorola <a href="https://techcrunch.c