Samsung will close another front in the patent war after agreeing to a cross-licensing deal with Swedish network equipment maker Ericsson.
Google and Samsung have now announced a new cross-license patent agreement between the two companies that covers a “broad range” of different patents over the course of the next 10 years.
Qualcomm and HP announced a deal involving the sale of thousands of patents from HP’s Palm, IPAQ, and Bitfone portfolio to the mobile chipmaker.
Two designers imagined Samsung’s Galaxy S5 and Galaxy Note 4 using two of the company’s recently awarded design patents. Check out the images!
Google is trying to protect its Nexus line and partners from the Apple- and Microsoft-backed Rockstar patent troll.
Samsung was recently granted a patent for a smartphone with a transparent display with both front and back-touch. The Samsung patent takes display technology beyond flexible displays and into the realm of science-fiction by putting a see-through display on a smartphone. The patent describes several ways that users might interact with a smartphone with a transparent display, which fluctuate between a replacement for the AirView feature of the Galaxy Note 3 and the back-touch features of the PlayStation Vita. Many of the uses of the transparent display outlined in the patent seem to solve the problem of having a finger…
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.
Samsung was ordered to pay approximately $290 million for infringing five of Apple’s patents, including one that referred to the design of the original iPhone. The new verdict brings the award that Samsung will have to pay (if it loses the upcoming appeals) to a grand total of $890 million.
Microsoft might still be struggling to make a major dent with its own mobile platform, but they do have at least one major mobile cash cow: Android. Reportedly Microsoft now makes roughly $2 billion per year from Android patent fees.
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.