Tag: patents

Judge Approves Kodak Patent Sale To Apple, Google

Judge Allan L. Gropper has just approved Kodak’s sale of 1,100 patents to Apple, Google and other tech companies. This sale includes many digital imaging...

Samsung Gained Almost 5 Times As Many Patents As Apple In 2012

The tech industry is certainly one that places a high importance on patents. We regularly see stories of companies suing each other over patents, buying...

Apple, Google Still Want To Purchase Kodak Patents

A bankruptcy court has just extended Kodak’s bankruptcy deadline until February of 2013 after they filed for bankruptcy earlier this year. According to Reuters, Kodak,...

Google Lawyer Says “People Are Treating Patents Like Lottery Tickets”

Google and Oracle have been fighting over certain patent disputes for a while, and when Oracle came out the loser, Google lawyer Kent Walker cynically...

HTC Stopped At US Border By International Trade Commission

HTC seems to be having a little trouble with getting their One X and EVO 4G LTE into the U.S.A. due to checks for compliance...

Patents show that Apple is looking into noise-canceling technology

Say what? Apple has filed four patents that are all about technology for reducing background noise to improve voice detection and parsing on Apple devices....

Kodak shopping patents around to very interested buyers, including Apple

In the high stakes game of patent portfolio wars, Kodak revealed on July 20th that it may be willing to part with over a thousand...

Apple hates the telcos as much as we do. A new patent proves it.

There are few things in this world that irk me more than cellphone carriers. It doesn’t help that most of them also provide internet services...

Apple files patent for social networking/shopping app

Today, the United States’ Patent & Trademark Office filed a patent application from Apple. It details an application shoppers can use to communicate with friends...

Patent wars: Apple vs. Nokia

In October 2009, Nokia complained to a United States federal court that Apple, Inc. infringed on 10 of their telecommunications patents. The below graphic neatly...

Microsoft, Apple, EMC, and Oracle team up to buy Novell patents

According to FOSS Patents’s Florian Mueller, Microsoft, Apple, EMC, and Oracle have teamed up as CPTN Holdings LLC in order to purchase 882 Novell patents...

Apple awarded patent to control SMS content

Apple has been awarded a patent for technology that would allow user control to be extended over the content in SMS messages. The obvious use...