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Rockstar Consortium to end patent wars, sells 4,000 patents

Early Christmas gift or hell freezing over (again)? Rockstar Consortium (not to be confused with Rockstar, the game developers) and patent clearinghouse RPX have announced an agreement that would transfer ownership of 4,000 patents that the consortium owns over to RPX. And as part of that agreement, Rockstar has agreed to drop all ongoing patent lawsuits against the likes of Samsung, LG, and HTC. Sadly for Google and Cisco, this announcement comes after they've agreed to settle a similar patent squabble with Rockstar last month.

India bans Xiaomi sales and imports for patent infringement

Xiaomi has been hit with a sales and import ban in India. A court in New Delhi has banned sales and imports due to copyright infringement. The case was brought against Xiaomi by Ericsson India and Ericsson says that it has tried to get Xiaomi to license the standard essential patents it is using in its devices.

New patent filing shows a slimmed-down Google Glass

Although it's almost 3 years since Google Glass was announced (and then sold to "explorers" a year later), it's still too early to say whether it's already a failure or that it will eventually catch on. But a new patent filing from Google shows that they aim to improve the first version, and maybe, just maybe, this will pave the way for more interest in the wearable tech.

Nintendo patent reveals Game Boy emulator plans

Nintendo seems to want to enter the airline industry, as well as, the mobile industry by bringing the Game Boy to airplanes. Nothing is official yet but a patent application was recently spotted: an application to virtualize Game Boy and other consoles and placing then in different devices such as phones and airline entertainment systems. Maybe it’s time for Nintendo to finally and officially go mobile and work on bringing the games to Android or iOS.

Samsung working on a new smartwatch with rotating bezel?

Samsung is cooking up something. Of course, that is always the case but any news or clues of an upcoming smartwatch can be exciting. A patent has recently surfaced about a round smartwatch with rotating bezel. It’s still a concept/patent application but the idea is actually interesting.

Samsung wants to block NVIDIA chips off from the US

Samsung and Apple slapping each other with lawsuits isn’t the only big legal matter to watch out for in the tech industry. Samsung has gotten a new enemy in NVIDIA. Last September, NVIDIA filed patent lawsuit infringements agains the South Korean electronics giant and Qualcomm. That was the first time NVIDIA filed a lawsuit on any company after being in the business for 21 years.

Microsoft wants Samsung to pay interest due, files lawsuit again

South Korean tech giant Samsung reportedly owes Microsoft some money. Samsung is believed to owe the Redmond company a total of $6.9 million in interest. The amount seems small considering Samsung already paid $1 billion last year. However, Microsoft went ahead and sued Samsung again for the unpaid interest.

Rackspace wins rotation patent case against Rotatable Technologies

Rackspace has declared that we are all now free to rotate our smartphones. They announced that they have won their Inter Partes Review (IPR) challenge against "patent troll" Rotatable Technologies over the rotating technology that they were trying to have patented with the US Patent and Trademark Office. Rotatable had previously sued Rackspace over the screen rotation technology, which the former claims they own the patent to.
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