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Microsoft and Dell sign Android royalty agreement

by: Gary SimsMarch 27, 2014
Microsoft and Dell have signed a deal covering patents relating to Android and Chrome OS. Dell will now pay Microsoft for every device it sells running Android or Chrome OS.
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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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