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In patent deal, HTC will pay Nokia to bury the hatchet

by: Bogdan PetrovanFebruary 7, 2014
After months of legal battles, HTC and Nokia announced today a “patent and technology collaboration agreement” that will end all their legal conflicts.
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Google patent reveals a dual e-ink device, reminiscent of Microsoft Courier

by: Andrew GrushFebruary 7, 2014
A recently published Google patent shows off a dual-screen e-ink device that is at least somewhat reminiscent of the canceled Microsoft Courier project.
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Samsung to pay Ericsson $650 million in cross-licensing deal

by: Bogdan PetrovanJanuary 27, 2014
Samsung will close another front in the patent war after agreeing to a cross-licensing deal with Swedish network equipment maker Ericsson.
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Google and Samsung sign a 10 year cross-license patent agreement

by: Andrew GrushJanuary 26, 2014
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.
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Qualcomm buys Palm, IPAQ, and Bitfone patent portfolio from HP

by: Bogdan PetrovanJanuary 24, 2014
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.
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Galaxy S5, Galaxy Note 4 concepts bring new Samsung design patents to life

by: Chris SmithJanuary 5, 2014
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!
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Google tries to protect partners, Nexus devices from Rockstar

by: Shawn IngramDecember 26, 2013
Google is trying to protect its Nexus line and partners from the Apple- and Microsoft-backed Rockstar patent troll.
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Samsung patents rear touch control for future devices with transparent displays

by: Shawn IngramDecember 4, 2013

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 obscure parts of the screen when interacting [...]

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Microsoft and Apple lobby Congress in favor of patent trolls

by: Gary SimsNovember 25, 2013
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.
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Apple vs Samsung retrial: Samsung ordered to pay $290 million, for a grand total of $890 million

by: Bogdan PetrovanNovember 21, 2013
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.
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