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U.S. patent office rejects Apple’s autocomplete patent claim Samsung was found to infringe

Apple has just given up its thermonuclear ambitions and practically agreed with Google’s 2011 statement that “bad software patent litigation is a wasteful war that no one can win”, but even in the U.S., the only jurisdiction in which Apple is still trying to at least collect a face-saving amount of money, there’s bad news. The United States […]

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Google asks appeals court to move Rockstar patent cases against Android device makers out of Texas

Google really doesn’t want its Android device makers to mess with the Rockstar Consortium (which is owned by Apple, BlackBerry, Ericsson, Microsoft, and Sony) in Texas. Last December it brought a declaratory judgment action against the Rockstar Android cases in the Northern District of California, and the chief district judgeheld that California was a proper venue because […]

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Vringo v. ZTE: DHC vacates injunction against ZTE

As a background, Vringo had filed two different law suits against ZTE.  One law suit was filed by Vringo / Vringo Infrastructure Inc.  against ZTE India, and Xu Dejun in November 2013 (“Nov. law suit”), and we had covered this law suit in our post in great detail.  The Nov. law suit alleged that ZTE […]

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Apple Inc. Involved in More Patent Infringement Cases

Apple Incorporation is dealing with an ongoing patent infringement lawsuit which is now being heard in a federal trial. Apple Inc . was sued by Emblaze Ltd., an Israeli software company, which claims to have issued a patent in 2002 directed at covering the process for delivering live-streaming video through wireless networks.  Reference:  Apple Inc. Involved […]

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Google Wins Bid Against Vringo To Overturn Multimillion-Dollar Patent-Infringement Verdict

The U.S. Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit in Washington has settled a dispute between Google and Vringo over filtering technology that determines placement of advertisements in search query results. The court determined that Vringo’s claim that it owns the fundamental technology used in Google’s AdWords and AdSense for search products is invalid. The […]

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Max Sound Corp. Files Two Lawsuits Against Google, Accusing Search Giant of Misappropriating Proprietary Digital Video Streaming Technology

Leading audio technology company Max Sound Corp. (OTCQB: MAXD) has simultaneously filed trade secret and patent infringement lawsuits in two separate courts against Google and its subsidiaries YouTube and On2 Technologies. The suits allege that Google misappropriated proprietary and patented digital video streaming technology owned byVedanti Systems Limited, a London-based technology company, and its U.S. parent company, VSL Communications, Inc. Max Sound, under agreement with […]

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Tech-ni-fold Ltd. Files Patent Lawsuit Against Rosback

Tech-ni-Fold Ltd., the UK-based print finishing manufacturer, has filed a patent infringement lawsuit against F. P. Rosback Company, based in Michigan, USA. The suit, Tech-ni-Fold Ltd. v. F.P. Rosback Company, No. 14-cv-5737, is now pending before Judge Virginia M. Kendall in the United States District Court for the Northern District of Illinois. Tech-ni-Fold’s complaint states […]

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Apple Says Wi-LAN Unit Can’t Escape Patent Suit

Apple Inc. urged a California federal judge on Monday to reject a bid by a Wi-LAN Inc. subsidiary to sever itself from the tech giant’s suit to invalidate a group of data transmission patents, saying the subsidiary is a direct extension of Wi-LAN and that they each asserted patents in bad faith.  Reference:  Apple Says Wi-LAN […]

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How the Supreme Court’s reverse payments decision may affect general patent litigation

Last summer, the Supreme Court held that so-called “pay for delay” settlements of pharmaceutical patent litigation, in which the branded company pays the allegedly infringing generic firm to “delay” its entry into the market, are subject to scrutiny under the antitrust laws. These “reverse payments,” in which the money flows from the patentee to the […]

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SAP profit falls 23% on litigation costs

SAP SE raised its full-year revenue outlook for cloud applications, but the German business software maker’s second-quarter profit fell due to provisions from patent litigation. SAP now sees full-year revenue for cloud subscriptions and support of 1.00 billion to 1.05 billion euros ($1.35 billion to $1.42 billion), up from an earlier expectation for EUR950 million […]

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