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Apple and Google fighting for Kodak’s patents?

07/27/2012, Another day, another patent dispute – at least that’s what the current state of the tech world is. It looks like there’s now another war over patents between Apple and Google. According to reports online, both Apple and Google have been...

Kodak granted approval to auction its patent portfolio

07/04/2012, Kodak won an approval from the Bankruptcy Court earlier this week to auction its patent portfolios. Both Apple and FlashPoint have previously asserted ownership of a few of Kodak’s 1,100 patents, however, the Bankruptcy Court has finally ruled that...

Apple wins 27 new patents, obtains patent for inductive charging

06/26/2012, Remember Apple’s inductive charging concept that featured a multi-orientation dock that supports inductive charging? We mentioned that Apple filed a patent for the technology, but so far, no update has been heard. But a new report from Patently...

RIM granted patent for automatic volume adjustment based on ear seal

03/27/2012, A patent that was filed by Research In Motion (RIM) in 2007 was granted today after 5 years. The patent would give RIM the technology to make smartphones have the ability to adjust earpiece volumes based on the “estimated degree of seal of an ear around...

Samsung hits back at Apple in Germany

12/23/2011, Remember our story earlier this week about Samsung expanding the patent row with Apple in Germany? Here is some interesting bit of news – apparently, Samsung Electronics has managed to make enough changes to their Galaxy Tab 10.1 so that it is no...

HTC “very open” to future acquisitions

10/21/2011, We know that HTC has been having some patent infringement woes with Apple, and despite Google throwing some patents their way, it still looks like HTC may not have enough patents to give Apple a run for their money, which is why it is not surprising to...

Samsung Galaxy Nexus designed to bypass Apple’s patents

10/19/2011, As most of you are probably aware by now, some of Samsung’s products are being accused on infringing upon Apple’s patents, and that the South Korean company had copied Apple’s product designs, namely the iPhone and the iPad, which has resulted in...

Apple to license only lower level patents

10/17/2011, So Samsung is trying to get the iPhone 4S banned in Japan as well as Down Under, but if history were to be studied, chances are they would fail in their attempt since a similar move in the Netherlands last week failed to yield the desired results. Well, I...

Samsung to start paying Microsoft royalties for Android devices

09/28/2011, We know that Microsoft has been quietly collecting royalties for patents used in Android products. HTC has been reported in the past that they’re paying $5 to Microsoft for every Android device they put out, and not too long ago we reported that...

Samsung seeks to ban iPhone and 3G iPad in the Netherlands

09/23/2011, We had only just reported that Samsung had plans to take a more aggressive approach to the ongoing legal battles with Apple, and true to their word Samsung has recently launched an offensive against Apple in the Netherlands where they are seeking the ban...

Samsung to start getting aggressive with Apple

09/23/2011, If you’ve been following the saga of Apple vs Samsung, it would appear that so far Apple has been the one throwing punches while Samsung sits there and takes them, appealing injunction after the other. All things considered, from an outsider’s...