10/20/2011, Yesterday we reported that it seemed that the Samsung Galaxy Nexus was designed in such a way to avoid any potential legal disputes with Apple. As it turns out, that wasn’t entirely true according to Samsung’s Executive Vice President of Product Strategy, Dr. Won-Pyo Hong. He was quoted as saying he had “no idea” as to how those rumors came about towards the end of the AsiaD conference.
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 some of Samsung’s products being banned from selling in certain countries. If you were worried that Samsung’s latest handset, the Galaxy Nexus, could very well end up seeing […]
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 guess the spat between South Korean Samsung and Apple looks set to continue, with Apple telling Samsung that Cupertino will only […]
10/14/2011, Microsoft has been rather aggressive lately in their attempt to license some of their patents to Android manufacturers, such as HTC and Samsung, and recently they have managed to land a rather big fish in the form of Quanta, who is the hardware manufacturer for other companies to sell under their own brand, such as Amazon’s recent Kindle Fire and RIM’s Blackberry Playbook.
10/10/2011, One of the interesting features of Apple’s new iPhone 4S is its antenna system, which apparently is intelligent enough to switch between multiple antennas, and while that might seem like a groundbreaking feature to the layman, its a feature that has apparently been around for quite a while and more importantly, its patents belong to none other than… Samsung.
09/28/2011, While RIM may have been one of leading platforms in the smartphone market a couple years back, based on several studies and surveys, RIM has been steadily declining in terms of market share, with the majority currently held by Android and followed by iOS. This combined with the flop of the Blackberry Playbook has caused investors some concern, with Jaguar’s CEO writing a letter urging RIM to consider selling itself […]
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 ViewSonic and Acer had also entered in an agreement with Microsoft to pay them royalties for any Android products they made, and now it looks like Samsung […]
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 of Apple’s smartphones and tablets.
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 perspective it does make Apple look like a bully, but it looks like Samsung has had enough and plans to get aggressive.
09/23/2011, While Apple vs Samsung is probably the biggest headline grabber as far as patent legal battles are concerned, the battle between Apple vs Motorola has taken an interesting turn of events. A little over a week ago, Apple requested that the lawsuit by Motorola against them be stayed until the Google and Motorola acquisition deal had gone through, but now (and unsurprisingly) Motorola is against that idea.
09/21/2011, Remember those horror stories of fake Apple Stores in China that even fooled the employees of those stores into thinking that they were actually working for Cupertino? Well, it seems that the legal eagles at Apple has done quite the job in making sure they have the upper hand in China, by obtaining 40 patents in that part of the world which covers the iPad, iPhone and even retail stores. […]
09/15/2011, In our current situation of patent wars happening left and right, naturally the more patents you have under your name, the more well protected you will be, not to mention you’ll probably have more “weapons” to use against your competitors should a patent dispute arise. Looking to protect their Android mobile platform from future patent lawsuits, Google has just bought a little over 1,000 patents from IBM.
09/08/2011, While Windows Phone 7 may not be doing as well as Microsoft had hoped, unlike Apple, Microsoft has been more or less content with sitting by the sidelines and try to make money off their competitors through royalties and licensing. One such example is where HTC is currently paying $5 to Microsoft for every Android handset that they sell, and now it looks like Microsoft has added more companies to […]
09/07/2011, RIM is not doing well in the smartphone market, a fact that has been pointed out many times in various market reports and statistics. At the moment the two platforms leading are iOS and Android, with RIM in third place although that’s on a decline. Now it seems that one of RIMs shareholders, Jaguar, thinks that the best move for RIM right now would be to sell.