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On paper, South Korean smartphone maker Samsung has lost another patent infringement trial filed against it by Apple, this time to the tune of $119.6 million in damages. However, that amount is no where near the $2.2 billion Apple wanted Samsung to cough up, and it's substantially less than the $930 million (reduced from $1.05 billion) awarded to Apple in a previous trial. As to Samsung's counterclaim of patent infringement, the same jury ruled in its favor and ordered Apple to pay the company $158,400 for running afoul on a single patent -- Samsung had sought $6 million. Monetarily it would appear... Read more...
While the country's biggest music labels all seek out a passing of a "six strikes" scheme - one that would result in your Internet being cut off after your sixth offense - BMG has found another way to both increase its revenue and instill fear in music downloaders. Typically, if a copyright holder detects an infringement on your IP address, your ISP is legally-required to forward you a letter. Usually this letter is nothing more than a warning, and can usually be brushed off. But BMG has just gotten creative. Instead of sending a simple warning letter, BMG's creatively-written letter asks for $20... Read more...
Google only just finished acquiring Motorola Mobility, but the company is already on the war-path to a patent suit. While Apple is going for Samsung's throat in Europe, Google has decided to transfer nine patents acquired from Motorola, Palm and Openwave to HTC, which uses the Android OS on many devices and is currently besieged by an Apple lawsuit of its own. HTC then took the gift and used it to sue Apple in return, on all nine patents. According to Florian Mueller of the FOSS Patents blog, in this case, Google is probably sticking up for its friends: "Google knows that HTC is under... Read more...
Intel And AmberWave Systems Corporation Announce Settlement of Strained Silicon Patent Infringement Litigation and License Agreement SALEM, New Hampshire and SANTA CLARA, Calif., March 5, 2007 - Intel Corporation and AmberWave Systems Corporation have settled all patent infringement suits pending between them related to AmberWave Systems strained silicon patent portfolio. Under the agreement, Intel has received a license to all AmberWave patents and patent applications either existing today or filed during the agreement's ten-year term. The companies also have agreed to continuing discussions... Read more...
The tech world's latest legal case is between two very big companies. IBM, with its enormous cache of patents, has filed suit against Amazan.com over its use of five patents that IBM claims as their own: US 5,796,967 - Presenting Applications in an Interactive Service. US 5,442,771 - Storing Data in an Interactive Network. US 7,072,849 - Presenting Advertising in an Interactive Service. US 5,446,891 - Adjusting Hypertext Links with Weighted User Goals and Activities. US 5,319,542 - Ordering Items Using an Electronic Catalogue. As the article points out though, some of these patents have been... Read more...