Items tagged with patent infringement

Intel is on the hook for a massive $948.8 million judgement after a federal jury in Texas decided it infringed on a key patent held by VLSI Technology, a silicon valley firm that designs and manufacturers custom and semi-custom integrated circuits. It's the latest showdown in what's become an ongoing saga between... Read more...
Wireless speaker pioneer Sonos has a tenuous history with Google. The two companies have been embroiled in lawsuits and countersuits over various patents, finally settling the first of these earlier this year in Sonos’ favor. Google is now reopening the conflict with allegations that Sonos has violated several more of... Read more...
Apple has been denied hearings by the Supreme Court over two Qualcomm patents that were part of lawsuits filed in 2017. Apple requested the hearings to potentially invalidate the two patents, which played a major role in Qualcomm's 2017 attempt to ban iPhones, iPads, and Apple Watch sales. Qualcomm and Apple duked... Read more...
Barring a successful appeal, Intel is already on the hook for $2.18 billion in damages a jury awarded to VSLI Technology LLC last month, over a series of patent infringement claims. In the second of three lawsuits, VSLI was seeking an additional $3 billion in damages for a different set of patents, but this time Intel... Read more...
Many argue that Apple has their finger on the pulse of technology trends. This claim may be more literal than originally anticipated. A cardiologist is currently suing Apple for stealing his Atrial fibrillation (AFib) detection technology and using it in Apple Watches. Dr. Joseph Wiesel is a cardiologist and... Read more...
Device makers of all sorts have had to fight patent trolls in courts in the Eastern District of Texas where judges are much more friendly to the plaintiffs than to the defendants in patent cases. Courts in the Eastern District of Texas became a playground for patent trolls going back a decade. Apple has been tied up... Read more...
Apple is going to have to feed a recognized patent troll hundreds of millions of dollars for infringing on a patent that has to do with processor efficiency. Initially Apple was on the hook for $234 million, owed to the University of Wisconsin-Madison Alumni Research Foundation (WARF) after it won a patent dispute... Read more...
A U.S. federal appeals court on Friday overturned a 2014 jury verdict that found Samsung guilty of infringing on three of Apple's smartphone patents, and in doing so negated the $119.6 million award amount Apple was to receive. It's a big win for Samsung, which has typically been on the losing side of Apple's patent... Read more...
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... 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... 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... 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... 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... 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 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... 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... 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... 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... 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... 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... 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... 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... Read more...