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Patent Dispute Between Apple and Samsung Heats Up Over Anti-Cloning Provision

Before Apple and Samsung reconvene in court on March 31, a judge has encouraged the two companies to reconcile their differences in the interim. But according to FOSS Patents, reaching a settlement without the intervention of a judge seems unlikely, as Samsung doesn’t quite agree with Apple’s insistence on including an “anti-cloning provision.” If Apple is to […]

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Big Pharma Accused Of Patent Plot Of 'Satanic Magnitude' By South African Health Minister

Here on Techdirt we’ve written a number of times about India’s efforts to provide key drugs to its population at prices that they can afford, and how its approach is beginning to spread to other countries. That’s a big worry for Western pharma companies, which see their business model of selling medicines at high prices threatened by newly-assertive nations. […]

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Apple offers Samsung patent settlement deal tied to anti-cloning provision

Apple and Samsung are gearing up for a second U.S. patent lawsuit slated to begin March 31, but were requested by the court to at least attempt to reach a settlement before that date. According to a report by Florian Mueller of FOSS Patents, a primary barrier to reaching a deal may be Apple’s stipulation that it include […]

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Google set to face Intellectual Ventures in landmark patent trial

Intellectual Ventures is set to square off this week against Google Inc’s Motorola Mobility unit in the first trial that the multibillion-dollar patent-buying firm has undertaken since it was founded. Privately-held Intellectual Ventures sued Motorola in 2011, claiming the mobile phone maker infringed patents covering a variety of smartphone-related technologies, including Google Play. Motorola has denied the allegations and […]

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Amazon wins patent for ship-before-you-buy system

Amazon believes that, with your purchase history, it can predict your buying habits before you do — and can have your package in transit before you’ve even made an order. The company has been awarded a patent for a system designed to have your items in your hands at record speeds.  Reference:  Amazon wins patent […]

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Spansion and Macronix fight over patent violation in flash memory manufacturing

Semiconductor memory chip makers Spansion and Macronix are fighting out legal battle over patent violations. In the month of August 2013 Spansion has filed complaints against macronix over the Spansion’s patents violations in NOR Flash memory chips XtraROM memory chips made by Macronix. While this is from the Spansion.  Reference: Spansion and Macronix fight over […]

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Marvell stuck with $1.7 billion patent bill

Fabless chip vendor Marvell Technology has lost the latest round in its patent battle with Carnegie-Mellon University, with a judge denying its bid to have its penalty reduced. The university had sued Marvell over two patents, US 6,201,839 (here) and US 6,438,180 B1 (here), in a complaint first filed in 2009.  Reference:  Marvell stuck with $1.7 billion […]

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HTC wins delay of Nokia antenna patent lawsuit in Germany

Taiwanese smartphone maker HTC Corp. has won a motion filed in German court to delay a complaint brought by rival Nokia Oyj regarding an antenna patent. The District Court of Mannheim on Jan. 17 ruled in favor of staying a complaint by Nokia against HTC, on grounds of “serious doubts over the validity” of Patent […]

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Apple FaceTime Invention Boasts Of Face Morphing And Image Matching To Ensure That Video Remains Smooth

Earlier this morning, the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office published an Apple invention which replaces the frames that are dropped during a low-bandwidth FaceTime call, relying on pre-recorded as well as doctored images to get the job done. This is a transparent process which to the end user, it would seem as though the entire […]

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Google Doubles Down in Patent Race With Apple

Google (NASDAQ:GOOG) has nearly doubled the number of patent filings it made in 2013 as it tries to secure an arsenal of intellectual property to use in its ongoing patent-infringement warwith Apple (NASDAQ:AAPL), reports Apple Insider. According to United States Patent and Trademark Office data cited by Apple Insider, Google acquired almost 2,000 patents last year, compared to the just over 1,000 patents […]

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