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Why Apple-Samsung patent clash is more standoff than war

Apple’s patent clash with Samsung is looking more like a standoff than a war. As the iPhone maker waits for its Korean rival to pay last year’s $600 million verdict, the tech giants are inching toward another trial next year, and maybe even a third. Such judicial delay pushes patent holders to sue overseas or […]

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Boston University patent suit over Apple's iPhone 5 could net $75M

Apple’s iPhone is at the center of another patent dispute, as the Trustees of Boston University have filed suit against the Cupertino company, alleging that not only the iPhone 5 but also the iPad and MacBook Air infringe on a BU professor’s patent.    Boston University patent suit over Apple’s iPhone 5 could net $75M

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Patent disputes decried as cover for protectionism

Trade friction over intellectual property rights is being cited by some countries as a pretext to implement protectionism, a senior Chinese government official said, according to Shanghai Securities News. Spokesman for the Ministry of Commerce Shen Danyang made the remarks on June 25 at a news conference in response to a new round of patent […]

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Siri patent infringement case begins in China

A case against US technology giant Apple brought by a Chinese firm for alleged patent infringement in its digital personal assistant Siri has begun in a Shanghai court, state media said Wednesday. Lawyers representing Apple and Zhizhen Network Technology on Tuesday argued over the technical specifications of Siri and the Chinese company’s Xiao i Robot, […]

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16-Year-Old Inventor Goes Bananas for Bioplastics

Here’s a 16-year-old that will make your high school days of acne and awkwardness seem exceptionally inadequate. Turkish student-scientist Elif Bilgin, from Istanbul, has spent two years experimenting with ways to produce a bioplastic out of used banana peels—and now her really hard work has paid off.    16-Year-Old Inventor Goes Bananas for Bioplastics

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Inventor hopes new system could end cash machine fraud

A NOTTS inventor has developed a PIN (personal identification number) system designed to protect people from cash machine fraud. Graphic designer Glynn Reynolds, 35, came up with the idea after £7 was taken from his bank account.    Inventor hopes new system could end cash machine fraud

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Patent Blast – MOSAID Technologies Blasted (US5422887)

Press Release: Gurgaon, India – January 01, 2013 Today PatentBlast released invalidity search report for the patent US5422887, as per our initiative to counter the Non-Practicing Entities (NPEs). MOSAID Technologies has used the patent US5422887 to file over 1 suits, against over 33 companies (listed below). Apart from ‘887 patent, MOSAID has cited 5 more […]

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Digitech puts a lot on stake by filing more cases basis a single patent

Today again the patent litigation landscape was dominated by “Digitech Image Technologies. With at least 27 cases of patent litigation, Digitech has serious intentions. Everybody and anybody involved in image processing, right from Xerox to Canon. At the heart of it is a patent titled “device profiles for use in a digital image processing system”. […]

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SmartFit Solutions case filed against over 26 companies last year, severed into multiple seperate cases for each defendant

SmartFit Solutions sued a large number of companies last year (September 14, 2011) using single patent US6626800. Click here to check the case filed last year. On Sept 27, 2012, Judge Leonard Davis an order to sever each defendant in the original 11-487 matter into its own separate case following a motion to sever made […]

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NPEs are hiring big time now

NPEs are hiring big time now. Post Samsung-Apple $1B verdict, NPE activity has increased suddenly. They are now hiring best patent licensing talents from corporations. Today, Paul Bawel (Senior Attorney at Microsoft) moved to Acacia Research Corporation, one of the biggest NPEs. Acacia operates using over 200 shell companies to litigate its patents. Paul joined […]

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