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Exelis, Blackberry Settle Litigation about Assisted GPS Technology

Last week Exelis announced that they has reached a license agreement with Blackberry regarding patent infringement claims related to their assisted Global Positioning System (GPS) technology. The company stated that the “license agreement resolves all issues regarding the company’s claim that the mobile devices and components sold or supported by Blackberry, incorporating assisted GPS technology, infringed Exelis patent rights.“ […]

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Blizzard wins court case over patent troll Worlds Inc.

A Boston court ruled in Blizzard’s favor last week against a lawsuit brought on by Worlds Inc. (aka that claimed the studio infringed on four patents that Worlds Inc. made in the mid-1990s. This ruling is the latest development in a case that spans back to 2012, when Worlds Inc. filed the suit. The company claimed that Blizzard violated patents […]

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Google Told to Pay SimpleAir $85 Million in Web Patent Trial

Google Inc. (GOOG:US) was ordered today by a jury in Texas to pay $85 million to SimpleAir Inc. for using the closely held company’s technology for transmitting Internet-based data to computers and mobile devices without a license. SimpleAir, a technology licensing company, had been seeking as much as $146 million in the trial before a federal jury […]

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Google may end up in ‘Patent War II’

The Apple vs. Samsung smartphone patent litigation is expected to expand a battle between Apple and Google. According to the IT industry on Sunday, Apple decided to call Andy Rubin, vice president of Google, to testify in the second patent suit starting March 31 in San Jose District Court in California. Rubin is the founder […]

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Twitter Paid $36 Million for IBM Patents, Avoids Lawsuits; How Twitter Is Combatting Patent Trials and Trolls

Patent infringement lawsuits have become an ongoing topic for the tech community, and Twitter has avoided a battle by paying off IBM. In a filing with the Securities Exchange Commission (SEC), Twitter revealed it paid IBM (International Business Machines) $36 million over intellectual property, or patents.  Reference: Twitter Paid $36 Million for IBM Patents, Avoids Lawsuits; How Twitter Is Combatting […]

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Samsung Drops Patents Claims Against Apple; Apple Names Its Amount for Damages

The patent war between Apple and Samsung has been going on since August 2012, when a California jury awarded Apple nearly $1 billion in damages.  But on March 6, 2014, Judge Lucy Koh of the U.S. District Court for the Northern District of California, denied Apple’s renewal for a permanent injunction against Samsung, finding no causal […]

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MMRGlobal and Cerner Announce Patent Agreement

MMRGlobal, Inc. (OTCQB: MMRF) (“MMR”) today announced an agreement with Cerner Corporation relating to MMR’s MyMedicalRecords, Inc. Personal Health Record patent portfolio, including U.S. Patent Nos. 8,117,045; 8,117,646; 8,121,855; 8,301,466; 8,321,240; 8,352,287; 8,352,288; 8,498,883, 8,626,532 and 8,645,161. The confidential agreement includes other terms and conditions related to an ongoing business relationship between the parties.  Reference: […]

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Google Unmasks Patent Accuser in Tangled Goldman Link

Google Inc. (GOOG:US) wanted to find out who was behind a company called Suffolk Technologies LLC that accused the world’s largest search engine’s owner of using its Internet-search technology without permission.  Reference:  Google Unmasks Patent Accuser in Tangled Goldman Link

Read more » Announces Jury Verdict in Patent Infringement Case , Inc.  today announced that a federal jury in Charlotte, North Carolina, returned a verdict in the patent infringement case against defendants Zillow, Inc., Adchemy, Inc., and NexTag, Inc.  The jury found the defendants did not infringe LendingTree’s U.S. Patent Nos. 6,385,594 and 6,611,816 and determined that those patents are invalid. The jury found in favor […]

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At upcoming trial, Apple wants Samsung to pay $40 per device for only five software patents

I have sometimes, maybe even quite often, but not always agreed with Apple. And I have disagreed with Apple on more occasions than parts of the Android and open source communities have acknowledged. Now that I have obtained the public transcript (which you can find at the end of this post) of a January 23 hearing […]

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