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White House Takes Steps Against Patent Trolls

The U.S. White House will launch new efforts aimed at combating abusive patent lawsuits, including a website to assist defendants of patent lawsuits brought by so-called patent trolls. President Barack Obama’s administration on Thursday launched a website at USPTO.gov/patentlitigation with information to assist people and businesses targeted in patent lawsuits or receiving patent demand letters.  Reference:  White […]

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TechVoice Applauds Administration's Leadership on Patent Trolls, Urges Timely Legislation

TechVoice, the grass roots advocacy network partnership between CompTIA, TECNA and participating state technology councils, today issued the following statement regarding the Obama administration’s executive actions on patent reform. The statement can be attributed to Elizabeth Hyman, vice president, public advocacy, CompTIA.  Reference: TechVoice Applauds Administration’s Leadership on Patent Trolls, Urges Timely Legislation

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White House Taking Charge of Patent Trolls with More Initiatives

Companies that launch patent lawsuits against others in order to get licensing fees for products or services that aren’t even based on the patents — better known as patent trolls — are getting out of hand, and the Obama administration is looking to control these trolls with tighter initiatives.  Reference:  White House Taking Charge of […]

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InvenSense and STMicroelectronics settle patent litigation

STMicroelectronics and InvenSense have settled all pending proceedings  between them and have entered into a patent cross license agreement. The two companies had instituted various proceedings beginning in May 2012 in the United States District Court for the Northern District of California, the United States District Court for the Eastern District of Texas, the United States Patent and […]

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Samsung sues Dyson for calling it a patent copycat

Given itsmiserable track recordin patent battles with Apple (AAPL), Samsung’s legal team must have taken great solace in Dyson Ltd’s decision to drop the patent infringement suit it filed against the company in September. At issue was the steering mechanism in the “Motion Sync” vacuum cleaner that Samsung introduced at a Berlin consumer electronics show […]

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Licensees need not prove infringement in declaratory judgment actions

The Supreme Court’s decision in Medtronic v Mirowski Family Ventures, LLC clarifies once again that patent holders bear the burden of proving patent infringement – even in declaratory judgment actions brought by licensees. The Federal Circuit had held that licensees must prove non-infringement in declaratory judgment actions in which they are challenging a patent while continuing to pay […]

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Phil Schiller to Testify in Second Apple, Samsung Patent Trial

Just as it did in its first U.S. patent infringement trial against Apple, Samsung will be calling the company’s senior vice president of worldwide marketing Phil Schiller to the stand. The trial over allegations that the two companies are infringing on each other’s mobile device patents is set to start in March and Samsung is hoping for […]

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Patent trolls target White Castle

White Castle is always seeking new and innovative ways to provide more value to our customers. Unfortunately, there is an increasing threat to the company and others who are providing customers with the best experience, and that is patent trolls.  Reference:  Patent trolls target White Castle

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Apple vs. Samsung Patent Lawsuit: Apple Inc, Samsung Electronics Co. CEOs Fail to Agree on Agreement Ahead March Trial, Says Report

The top executives from Apple Inc. and Samsung Electronics Co. have met in the United States (U.S.) for a possible agreement in their patent infringement lawsuits. The result of the meeting was a failure. According to ZDNet Korea, Apple Chief Executive Officer Tim Cook and Samsung’s CEO JK Shin followed mitigation orders issued by a San […]

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Nokia settles patent disputes with HTC

Nokia says it has settled all pending patent litigation with HTC in a deal that should help strengthen the firm’s licensing offering. The patent dispute between the two companies was one of many in the fast-growing market for smartphones with market leader Apple, South Korea’s Samsung, Google and Microsoft all embroiled in disputes of their […]

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