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IBM Wins $83 Million in Groupon E-Commerce Patent Fight

A US jury awarded IBM $82.5 million (roughly Rs. 562 crores) after finding that Groupon infringed four of its e-commerce patents. Friday’s verdict is a boon to IBM’s intellectual-property licencing business, which last year brought in $1.19 billion (roughly Rs. 8,200 crores) for the company, holder of more than 45,000 patents. IBM sued Groupon for $167 million (roughly Rs. 1,150 crores), accusing it of ... Read More »

EU’s Upcoming Patent Fee Guidelines Set to Favour Qualcomm, Ericsson

EU regulators are set to unveil patent fee guidelines which favour Qualcomm, Ericsson, and other patent holders despite intense lobbying by Apple, German carmakers and other users, people familiar with the matter said on Monday. The move by the European Commission is part of a broader push to set new rules for Internet-connected devices for cars, home automation and energy devices and not just for ... Read More »

BlackBerry Patent Licensing Director Victor Schubert Says He Has Left the Company

A key attorney executing BlackBerry Ltd’s patent licensing strategy has left the company, the second recent departure from the team tasked with making money from the Canadian company’s intellectual property. Victor Schubert, who was a licensing director for BlackBerry, told Reuters in a brief LinkedIn message that he was no longer with the company. He did not say when he left ... Read More »

Apple sues Qualcomm over patent licensing and $1B in payments

A nasty spat between Apple and Qualcomm broke into public view on Friday when the smartphone maker accused the chip supplier of charging “exorbitant” licensing fees for its cellular technology. Apple is asking a Southern California court to order Qualcomm to pay it nearly $1 billion that it says Qualcomm is holding back. Apple says it is owed the money ... Read More »

A new Microsoft foldable device patent offers more grist for the Surface phone rumor mill

In 2009, Microsoft enflamed the minds of consumers with Courier, a foldable phone/tablet concept that was eventually cancelled. Years later, a sort-of new patent implies Microsoft hasn’t (or hadn’t) totally given up on the idea. According to the new patent, which was approved on Tuesday, Microsoft envisions a mobile device with a continuous viewing area that extends across the foldable region—similar in ... Read More »

Nokia files even more patent lawsuits against Apple

Nokia has filed new patent infringement lawsuits against Apple on Thursday, a day after it weighed in on a licensing dispute with the company by filing claims in Germany and the U.S. On Wednesday, the Finland-based mobile network vendor filed lawsuits in three German courts and two lawsuits in a Texas court, leveling infringement claims against Apple on the widely ... Read More »

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Nintendo is all set to release its newest hybrid gaming console, the Nintendo Switch, early next year with more details to be announced in January. A member of the NeoGAF forums has shed some light on a bunch of patent applications that were just published in Nintendo’s name. Sometimes we can see some of the planned functions of a product ... Read More »

Another Samsung patent gives a clearer picture of the upcoming foldable phone

It appears the Samsung foldable phone plot is thickening yet again. Another interesting patent has surfaced online, showing a brand new design concept for a foldable handset, with bendable displays and what appears to be a detachable camera module. Samsung foldable phone This comes as yet another piece in a puzzle that has coming together for over three years now. ... Read More »

Samsung was granted yet another patent for flexible display technology

Bendable and flexible screens have been a lot like the iconic self-lacing shoes from Back to the Future for some time now. There has been a lot of of talk about the feasibility of the technology at least as far back as three years ago and we have all grown so accustomed to the thought, that it almost feels weird ... Read More »

Marvell, Carnegie Mellon settle patent dispute over hard drive chips

Chip company Marvell Technology Group has settled with Carnegie Mellon University to end a long-standing patent dispute over chips used in hard disk drives. Under the agreement announced Wednesday, Marvell has agreed to pay CMU US$750 million, with no ongoing royalty payments, which is far lower than the $1.54 billion that a court in Pennsylvania had awarded the university. The ... Read More »