Last November a jury in Texas decided that Apple was to pay VirnetX, a firm that holds patents relative to Apple services FaceTime and iMessage, royalties that amount to $368 million. On Tuesday evening that ruling was upheld and the four patents in question were reaffirmed as infringed. The patents relate to creating a virtual private network between two devices (or VPN)....
(2 months and 21 days ago)
SAP has filed a court action against patent holder Pi-Net International, which it says has filed patent infringement lawsuits against a number of SAP customers. The alleged infringements, which concern three Pi-Net patents, are associated with SAP's Financial Fusion software, which is used for online banking and other purposes. SAP gained the software through its 2010...
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Until now it's mainly been Samsung beating the drum for oddly-shaped phone technology with its flexible displays, but Apple may soon join in if two recently unearthed patents are any indication.The Apple patents (1 and 2) in question are titled "curved battery cells for portable electronic devices" and "non-rectangular batteries for portable electronic devices."Unearthed by...
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The Apple vs. Samsung legal kerfuffle continues, with the latest round going in favor of Apple. According to a UK court, Apple was not found guilty of infringing upon three of Samsung's patents. Samsung had claimed in court that Apple was infringing upon three of its patents related to processing and transmitting data over 3G mobile networks, however, the court found all...
(2 months and 13 days ago)
The audio-visual tech firm claims Apple's speakers — especially those on the iMac — infringe on its patents.
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Until now it's mainly been Samsung beating the drum for oddly-shaped phone technology with its flexible displays, but Apple may soon join in if two recently unearthed patents are any indication. The Apple patents (1 and 2) in question are titled "curved battery cells for portable electronic devices" and "non-rectangular batteries for portable electronic devices,...
(11 days ago)
Nokia has won an injunction against the sale in Germany of some HTC handsets that infringe on a power-saving technology for mobile phones. The District court of Mannheim ruled Tuesday that HTC infringes on a Nokia patent for power reduction, court spokesman Joachim Bock said in an email. The injunction can be enforced against all HTC entities in the case if Nokia pays a...
(2 months and 1 day ago)
Taiwanese smartphone maker HTC said that a German court has ruled that it hasn't infringed two patents held by Nokia, but the Finnish company said it is confident it will "prevail" in other pending complaints against HTC.
(2 months and 13 days ago)
In a 3G patent damages trial held in the popular court of Mannheim, HTC has reported that its shipments for Germany have been held by the customs officers after IPCom, a license manager for patents had applied for import ban of the company's 3G smartphones. The patent monetization company had failed to get the HTC devices held by customs during the CeBIT trade show, last...
(3 months ago)
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