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Google and LG sign a 10 year cross-license patent agreement

by: Rob TriggsNovember 5, 2014
LG Electronics and Google Inc. have entered into a long-term patent cross-licensing agreement covering a broad range of products and technologies.
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Blaming Nokia deal, Samsung doesn’t want to pay Microsoft royalties anymore

by: Eric McBrideNovember 3, 2014
Samsung is refusing to pay Microsoft royalty feels for Android due to Microsoft's purchase of Nokia. Samsung argues that this has made Microsoft a direct competitor, and nullifies the original cross licensing deal reached in 2011.
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Another patent troll vanquished, you can now rotate your smartphone without paying a license fee

by: Gary SimsSeptember 23, 2014
Rackspace didn't capitulate when a patent troll demanded $75,000, instead it decided to fight, and won. Now Rotatable Technologies has been vanquished, it is now an ex-troll. It can no longer harm us!
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Samsung files for a mind-bending flexible phone patent

by: Bogdan PetrovanAugust 19, 2014
A Samsung patent application shows the concept of a bending smartphone that users could fold like a wallet or bend into a V shape and use as a desk clock or calendar.
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Patent that Apple used in recent trial against Samsung found to be invalid

by: William Neilson JrAugust 8, 2014
Samsung has informed Judge Lucy Koh that the USPTO has deemed an Apple patent invalid.
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Apple and Samsung announce truce in patent war, but only outside US

by: Bogdan PetrovanAugust 6, 2014
Apple and Samsung agreed to drop all suits against each other, with the exception of current cases on trial in the US. The agreement suggests Apple and Samsung are engaged in negotiations that could soon bring a true peace between them.
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Wireless infrastructure could be the next target of a large patent troll

by: William Neilson JrJuly 18, 2014

FOSSPatents

Intellectual Ventures (IV) is a company that buys old patents and extorts forces productive businesses to pay IV licensing fees. Patent Trolls such as IV account for 67 percent of all new lawsuits.

But over the last few year, the New York Times, NPR and even the Wall Street Journal have all turned against companies such as IV. One reason for the turn in public opinion is the growing number of studies which show that patent trolls are causing a number of businesses to be forced into near bankruptcy by defending these lawsuits.

Studies put litigation expenses at $29 billion a year due to patent trolling and estimate that complaints from [...]

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Supreme Court rules software patents need to be more than general ideas

by: Edgar CervantesJune 19, 2014
Today we have a reason to celebrate, as the Supreme Court is making some changes to our amazingly flawed patent system. Patent trolls should start worrying.
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Google Chromebook with dock-able Android device could be in the works

by: Edgar CervantesMay 19, 2014
The idea of having multiple devices working together is certainly engrossing - but is it what we are looking for? Google is willing to bet on this idea!
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Kill the patent trolls says CEO of the Consumer Electronics Association

by: Gary SimsApril 3, 2014
It is reckoned that 90 percent of all patent troll activity is aimed against small businesses and startups. In other words against those who don't have the money to fight back. This makes patent trolls no better than common bullies.
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