Items tagged with patent infringement

Samsung can breathe a little easier today following the revelation that it won’t have to fork over as much money to competitor Apple for patent infringement. But that doesn’t mean that Samsung is completely off the hook when it comes to compensating the folks from Cupertino, California. U.S. Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit partially reversed the $930 verdict that was originally handed down against Samsung way back in 2012. The appeals court found that Samsung had indeed violated Apple’s design patents and two utility patents related to the iPhone, but concluded that Samsung’s actions didn’t... Read more...
Microsoft is asking a federal judge in Seattle to issue an injunction against several of Kyocera's smartphones, claiming they infringe on seven of the company's patents. According to the lawsuit, the cellphone models belong to Kyocera's Duraforce, Hydro, and Brigadier lines, all of which are Android-based devices.Though patent lawsuits can often be downright nasty, as we've seen several times over in various lawsuits filed between Samsung and Apple, it appears Microsoft is making an effort to keep things civil in its dispute with Kyocera."We respect Kyocera but we believe they need to license the... Read more...
Just days after winning a patent infringement lawsuit against Apple to the tune of $532.9 million, Smartflash LLC is again suing the Cupertino outfit over the exact same patents. The Texas-based company feels confident it can squeeze more money out of Apple by again claiming infringement, this time focusing on devices that were introduced after the prior case had begun. According to Reuters, Smartflash wants Apple to pay additional damages for using its allegedly infringed patents without permission in devices like the iPhone 6, iPhone 6 Plus, and iPad Air 2, none of which were included in the... Read more...
It's a good thing Apple has plenty of cash on hand because the Cupertino outfit has just been ordered to pay $532.9 million after a federal jury in Tyler, Texas found that its iTunes software infringed on three technology patents belonging to Smartflash LLC. That's hundreds of millions of dollars less than the $852 million Smartflash was seeking, though far more than the $4.5 million Apple argued it should owe at most. Apple's reaction to the verdict is one of disgust, as it pretty much insinuated that Smartflash is a patent troll, at least in this instance. "Smartflash makes no products, has no... Read more...
Tis the season of giving, and the U.S. International Trade Commission has given NVIDIA a heads up that it will investigate claims by Samsung that it infringed on some of the South Korean company's patents covering graphics technology. Samsung's complaints of patent infringement are the result of a countersuit it filed against NVIDIA in November after NVIDIA sued Samsung, also for allegedly infringing patents, a few months prior. In response to the ITC's decision, NVIDIA penned a blog post explaining its position and why it feels Samsung is playing dirty. On the surface, NVIDIA... Read more...
Samsung has 930 million problems and Apple is behind each and every one of them. That figure represents the number of dollars Samsung owes Apple for infringing iPhone patents with its Galaxy line of mobile devices. In short, Apple accused Samsung of copying the look and feel of its iPhone family and eventually won a monstrous award, which Samsung is now trying to get overturned. The U.S. Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit listened to Samsung argue why it should toss out an earlier decision from the U.S. District Court for the Northern District of California, which ordered the South Korean... Read more...
NVIDIA has announced that it has filed complaints against Samsung and Qualcomm stating that both companies are infringing on NVIDIA GPU patents. The complaints were filed at the International Trade Commission and the U.S. District Court in Deleware. NVIDIA states that the patents being infringed cover technology that includes programmable shading, unified shaders, and multithreaded parallel processing. “Our patented GPU inventions provide significant value to mobile devices,” said NVIDIA ceo Jen-Hsun Huang. “Samsung and Qualcomm have chosen to use these in their products without... Read more...
A company called Intertrust Technologies has filed a lawsuit against Apple in the U.S. Federal Court in the Northern District of California alleging the Cupertino outfit infringed on more than a dozen patents. Intertrust's lawsuit lists several Apple products and services, including iOS devices such as the iPhone and iPad, Mac systems, Apple TV, iTunes, iCloud, and even the company's App Store. "Apple makes many great products that use Intertrust’s inventions," said Talal Shamoon, Intertrust’s chief executive officer. "Our patents are foundational to modern Internet security and trusted... Read more...
Samsung is certainly feeling spunky these days. After launching a pretty hilarious ad campaign poking fun at Apple users who wait in long lines to purchase every new iPhone iteration, the smartphone maker is again going on the offensive, but in a more serous manner. Reportedly, Samsung said it expects to sue Apple for alleged patent infringement over the iPhone 5, a device that launches to retail tomorrow. "Based on information currently available, Samsung expects the iPhone 5 will infringe the asserted Samsung patents-in-suit in the same way as the other accused iPhone models," Samsung's legal... Read more...
After knocking Samsung to the mat by winning a damages award in excess of a billion dollars for copyright infringement in the U.S., Apple is ready to pounce on its rival and go for the kill by seeking a swift ban on the sale of eight devices in the States. These are older model devices though, such as the Galaxy S2 and Droid Charge, so even if Apple is successful in banning Samsung's products, the company will still have a fighting chance in the mobile market with its highly popular Galaxy S III device. That is, if and until Apple decides to sue Samsung over the S III as well, which it may very... Read more...
It's probably way too early to start playing Taps, but holy hell, Samsung's uphill battle just got exponentially steeper after a U.S. jury finished deliberating in the high profile patent trial waged by Apple. The verdict? Samsung is guilty, of copying the look and feel of iPhone and iPad devices, of patent infringement, of rainy weather on sunny days, and everything else that added up to $1.051 billion in damages, of which Apple is to be paid (and maybe more). Somewhere out there, Dr. Evil is abandoning his plans of building weapons of planetary destruction and beefing up his patent portfolio... Read more...
What's good for the goose is good for the gander, and while Apple tries to sue Samsung and other Android players into submission, Google's Motorola Mobility division just lobbed a patent grenade of its own. Several of them, in fact. In a complaint filed with the U.S. International Trade Commission (ITC), Motorola accuses Apple of infringing on seven different patents. "We would like to settle these patent matters, but Apple's unwillingness to work out a license leaves us little choice but to defend ourselves and our engineers' innovations," Motorola Mobility told Bloomberg in an email. Among the... 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...