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.
Earlier this week Google entered into a patent cross-licensing deal with Cisco and just before that it did the same with Samsung. Now to complete the group Cisco has entered into a patent cross-license agreement with Samsung.
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.
Nokia has won a permanent inunction against HTC phones in Germany, including the HTC One family of devices, over Android Beam functionality.
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.
The intensity and scale of the global patent war just went up a notch. Yesterday, a company that is co-owned, among others, by Apple and Microsoft filed lawsuits against Google and seven of the largest Android manufacturers.
The mobile industry is infamous for its patent lawsuits, with Apple and Samsung being some of the worst culprits. But the Obama administration is looking a new legislation which could help to fix the issue.
In a show of good faith towards the open source community, Google has pledged not to sue “unless first attacked” regarding ten of its patents.
Score another one for Samsung as Judge rules their patent infringements against Apple were unintentional
Judge Koh has ruled in favor of Samsung once again, stating that their patent infringement was unintentional. What does this mean for Samsung?
Samsung strikes back – a Korean news portal reported today that “Samsung Electronics has brought a lawsuit against Apple in a court in South Korea over its ‘Notification Center’ patent infringement.”