Patent,mobile

04.08.13
Patent troll Lodsys sues Gameloft, Disney and more for using in-app purchases
04.08.13

Patent troll Lodsys sues Gameloft, Disney and more for using in-app purchases

A company named Lodsys has filed suit against a number of mobile game developers, including Gamelof...

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09.25.12
Google patent delivers close-up photos when your phone can't, Blade Runners would approve
09.25.12

Google patent delivers close-up photos when your phone can't, Blade Runners would approve

It's been 30 years since we saw Deckard track down replicants by having a machine "enhance" pictur...

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09.21.12
German court rules that Motorola, Samsung don't violate Apple touch event patent
09.21.12

German court rules that Motorola, Samsung don't violate Apple touch event patent

Motorola and Samsung just caught a break from the law after a few hard knocks. A Mannheim, Germany...

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09.20.12
Apple patent application has iPhones text when calls don't reach spotty coverage areas
09.20.12

Apple patent application has iPhones text when calls don't reach spotty coverage areas

If you're already using Android 4.0 or iOS 6, you're likely familiar with the option to send a pre...

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07.26.12
Apple patents NFC tech for controlling gadgets with iThings
07.26.12

Apple patents NFC tech for controlling gadgets with iThings

Apple has been issued a patent (this one) that outlines virtually every conceivable way in which an...

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07.21.12
Uniloc sues Mojang over alleged patent infringement in Android version of 'Mindcraft'
07.21.12

Uniloc sues Mojang over alleged patent infringement in Android version of 'Mindcraft'

Texas-based tech-patent collector Uniloc has filed suit against Mojang, claiming that the Android v...

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06.07.12
FTC tells ITC that bans over standards-based patents aren't kosher, looks warily at Motorola and Samsung
06.07.12

FTC tells ITC that bans over standards-based patents aren't kosher, looks warily at Motorola and Samsung

Most of the scrutiny over abuse of standards-based patents has come through European Union investi...

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05.20.12
Samsung chief: we're open to a cross-licensing deal with Apple, but 4G chip shortage might last until the fall
05.20.12

Samsung chief: we're open to a cross-licensing deal with Apple, but 4G chip shortage might last until the fall

The at times very heated legal battle between Apple and Samsung might be softening just a bit ahea...

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05.14.12
NVIDIA, Intellectual Ventures partner to acquire 4G patents from IPWireless
05.14.12

NVIDIA, Intellectual Ventures partner to acquire 4G patents from IPWireless

It's hard to read the word 'patent' and not leap immediately to 'infringement,' given the tech indu...

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