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A patent filed just days before the launch of Apple’s Siri defines Google’s vision on how we will interact with our TV sets in the near future. The brand new patent describes a dedicated... remote control device or an app that will let users control TVs via voice commands, but also run queries, or program the set to turn on automatically when the user gets close to home.

As Patent...

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On Wednesday, a German court awarded Apple a permanent injunction against Motorola Mobility. This is the first time Apple wins a legal battle against Motorola, which was found to infringe on the iPhone’s... slide-to-unlock feature. Apple’s victory may signal a change of tides in its ongoing legal war against Motorola (and Android in general).

Motorola had previously won two legal decisions against Apple in...

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If you’ve been following our website, you should remember our news on Apple’s lost battle against Proview Technology (Shenzhen). It was a recent post we shared less than 5 days ago. Anyway,... in line with that post, we just found out Apple is currently in the process of suing almost all of its biggest competitors in the tablet/mobile phone field.  While this goes against Apple’s previous c...

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B&N surprises me more and more these days. They were the first to show the potential of an inexpensive $250 Android tablet with the original Nook Color, and continuing to do it with the... upcoming Nook Tablet. This is surprising by itself because they could figure out what a regular Android manufacturer couldn’t – that there may be a market for quality low-end tablets

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Why is it that when Microsoft runs after other companies for patent issues, it does not surprise us at all? Microsoft recently went after Huawei demanding royalty payments for every Android... handset sold by the manufacturer.

Huawei is a fast-growing company and is among the many OEM (original equipment manufacturer) partners of Microsoft,.  Huawei has confirmed that indeed Micros...

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Amazon’s recently announced Android-based tablet named the Amazon Kindle Fire has not only attracted the attention of preordering customers but also of patent companies.

Within just two weeks... after Amazon debuted its 200-dollar Android tablet, SmartPhone Technologies LLC has already found the device allegedly infringing five patents that it owns.

The lawsuit was filed in the T...

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A one-of-a-kind love triangle is trying to bring the fruit-inspired tech company down. We all know how Apple started this legal battle against Samsung and the former recently filed an appeal to put... off importation of such Android-powered Samsung phones into the US.

Samsung was fortunate enough to get support from Verizon and T-Mobile. The two companies joined forces by seeking an adviser...

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Google acquired 1,023 patents from International Business Machines (IBM) last August 17, but the fact was only made publicly known last September 13 (Tuesday) when the United States Patent and Trademark... Office (USPTO) posted the records of the transaction.

A Google spokesperson confirmed to Bloomberg today that the company did acquire new patents from IBM. The spokesperson, however, did not disclo...

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Google’s recent purchase of Motorola Mobility was quite a shock. The buyout changes a lot of things in terms of who’s holding what and what’s going to get made. Make no mistake, Google’s... acquisition is a strategic move to position itself in the marketplace and we’ll be feeling the effects of this purchase for years to come.

One of the prime reasons for Google’s purchase is to p...

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We all know that the patent issue has been getting worse lately for Google. Google needed to solve this quickly before it got out of hand, and it seems they’ve just found the perfect way not only... to get their hands on a huge trove of mobile patents, but to also spearhead their way into becoming a hardware company.

The acquisition is not cheap -$12.5 billion is a lot of money. But I...