Samsung Vs Apple Planets collide patent lawsuit

The fallout from one of the major legal conflicts between Samsung and Apple has come to a somewhat anticlimactic conclusion. The U.S. Justice Department is closing its investigation into Samsung’s use of standards-essential patents to attack rival Apple in a 2013 case that saw some Apple devices temporarily banned from sales in the U.S.

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Five cable companies are attempting to get Rockstar to stop bullying tech companies, while in a motion filed this week both Huawei and Rockstar jointly requested dismissal of the patent lawsuit which Rockstar brought against Huawei last year.

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House Judiciary Chairman Bob Goodlatte has created an amendment for his very own bill that removes a provision which allowed those being sued by patent trolls to challenge the validity of software patents at the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office. His change of heart came after a big lobbying effort from certain parts of the tech industry.