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Google stacking up patents to protect Project Glass

Today Google's Project Glass is in the news yet again. After earlier we reported on CEO Larry Page wearing them during a conference today, we are now seeing loads of news that Google's protecting their latest creation with a wide array of patents. Since we all know Google didn't patent much with Android, they look to have learned their lesson and have been granted at least 9 new patents around Google Glass.

HTC EVO 4G LTE cleared from customs, shipping on Thursday

Good news, HTC fans: the belated EVO 4G LTE has been given the stamp of approval by the International Trade Commission, and is now cleared from US Customs. The high-end phone will be resuming its planned activities later this week, and is scheduled to begin its journey of freedom on Thursday, May 24th. The EVO 4G LTE said it was happy to clear its name, but will still fight to get its brother the AT&T One X out of the slammer.

HTC says some phones have made it through customs

If the ITC's blockade of HTC handsets (ostensibly at Apple's request) gets your blood boiling, you may be able to skip the blood pressure medicine this morning. The Taiwanese smartphone maker stated yesterday that some of its models have made it through US customs, where the International Trade Commission is checking them for patent ruling compliance. Unfortunately HTC didn't say which devices were getting through, or how many.

T-Mobile HTC phones could be next on the ITC’s blocked list

Hey T-Mobile users, don't get comfortable watch fans of HTC's One X and EVO 4G LTE wait for the International Trade Commission's customs embargo to lift. According to TmoNews, customers who ordered an HTC Amaze 4G online are being told that due to "an unforeseen issue with receiving the product from the manufacturer", their phones are being indefinitely delayed. The delay is serious enough that T-Mobile recommends going with another phone entirely.

HTC and Apple ordered to lawsuit settlement talks by Delaware court

It looks like the legal system might be starting to get sick of all these lawsuits for IP and trademarks as of late because another round of settlement talks has just been ordered. The United States District for the District of Delaware has issued orders for Apple and HTC to sit down for some friendly conversation and settlement talks instead of drawing this out like a bad divorce.

HTC One X, EVO 4G LTE delayed by US customs after Apple’s ITC complaint

Remember that International Trade Commission file levied against HTC phones for violating one of Apple's software patents? You know, the one that HTC complied with by disabling some of the native functionality of its phones? Yeah, it's back. An HTC official reported that shipments of the AT&T HTC One X and the HTC EVO 4G LTE are being stopped at US customs, and reports indicate that the inspections are to verify that the phones are complying with the ITC's ruling in December.

Project Glass UI still in flux says Google

Google's Project Glass demonstration video is the stuff of dreams, in both a literal and figurative sense. Speaking with CNET, a spokesperson admitted that the augmented reality, full vision overlay seen in the project's most visible demonstration thus far isn't quite what the real thing looks like. It's being described as floating "above" the user's line of vision, about the same place where you'd normally see the edge of an umbrella or hat brim.

Oracle vs Google lawsuit verdict will arrive Monday

It looks like the Oracle vs Google lawsuits might finally be coming to and end here shortly, or have at least reach some sort of verdict. After reports yesterday that the jury was struggling to agree on a verdict new reports today are claiming they've finally come to terms on all arguments but one. Read on below for further details as they become available right from the courtroom.

Microsoft pays $300m for a stake in Barnes & Noble’s ebooks

Business makes some strange bedfellows, and somewhere in the patent suit that Microsoft lobbed at Barnes & Noble a corporate romance bloomed. Now the Redmond software giant has invested a whopping $300 million into the bookseller's newly formed digital and college division, which will almost certainly take over the growing Nook e-reader business. Microsoft will own 17.6% of the unnamed subsidiary, with Barnes & Noble owning the other 82.4% (virtual value: $1.4 billion).