bill has passed the House of Representatives today making it much more difficult for patent trolls to get away with filing frivolous suits. The Innovation Act, introduced by Bob Goodlatte (R-VA), is aimed at dissuading frivolous lawsuits being filed by penalizing those who attempt vague, often misleading patent suits. The bill passed by a vote of 325 to 91.
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Samsung, whose top tier smartphones are slowly creeping up to that mark, might just have a solution.
threatening the sales of the HTC One mini in the UK, it seems that the patent case filed against it by Nokia caused another but rather indirect damage to HTC. A court document written by the presiding judge has just revealed that the HTC One's successor will launch in the first quarter of 2014 or as early as February next year.
HTC One mini in the UK may be coming to a stop. This would be as result of an ongoing patent infringement case between Nokia and HTC. A London judge recently ruled that HTC would not be able to sell the One mini in the UK after December 6th, however the judge did delay the injunction to give HTC some time to appeal the ruling.
Glass, there are a slew of smart watches coming out weekly, and even Microsoft has something for us. None of those offer a solution for a niche within the wearables market, though. There is one segment that is widely ignored, but Sony is determined to give them what they deserve: a smart wig.
Samsung seems to be having quite a bad end to the month now that there is practically nothing stopping Apple from collecting on damages due to it. District Court Judge Lucy Koh has rejected Samsung's motion to delay the end of the trial due to the uncertain status of one of the most important patents used against it throughout the entire legal saga.
extended a patent licensing agreement with Nokia for another five years. Reports suggest that the talks have been going on for quite some time, and are a continuation of a current deal both companies have agreed to. Terms were not disclosed, but it’s believed that the original terms both parties agreed to are still in effect.
Google and some of its Android device partners are currently being targeted by a patent lawsuit ironically revolving around search and advertising, the very heart of Google's business and profits. The plaintiff, in this case, is the Rockstar consortium that outbid the giant over purchasing patents from the bankrupt Nortel Networks.
Amazon may still be in denial about any plans to put out its own brand of Android-powered smartphones, its actions seem to say otherwise. The online retailer giant has recently been seen making a patent application for an object recognition service that could very well be implemented for a future Amazon smartphone.