Microsoft, and Apple. For those not following along at home Microsoft holds multiple key patents and has inked deals with just about everyone in the Android tablet and smartphone market for royalties. Now that Nikon has an Android camera, they're also getting thrown in the Microsoft coin jar.
Motorola Mobility, or in this case Google and Microsoft. This latest decision has a judge ruling that a few of the Motorola Mobility patents are invalid. The ruling was brought down by U.S. District Judge James Robart in Seattle this past Thursday.
Google seems intent on remaining in the cloud in terms of device sales, one thing has recently been made clear -- should they decide to go the retail route with stores of their own, they should not have them looking like an Apple Store. The reasoning here, Apple has recently been granted an official US trademark (from the USPTO) for their retail stores.
Project Glass deals with input. We have seen some bits showing how the glasses will be able to capture images and video, however what happens when you want to send one of those newly captured images. Or, how about when you want to get some information such as directions.
Apple has recently agreed to drop the Galaxy S III Mini from its patent case with Samsung. If you remember back, Apple had asked the courts to include the handset (along with a few tablets) to the patent case back in November. That however has changed since Samsung has never released the Galaxy S III Mini for sale in the US market.
Samsung is no stranger to public patent cases, thanks to Apple, however it now seems another company going after the Galaxy Note 10.1 tablet. That company is LG Display and they are looking to stop the sale, manufacture and importation of the Note 10.1. And on top of that, they are also going after compensation for damages should the tablet remain available for sale.
Apple has filed for a patent regarding wireless charging. Yes, a feature we enjoy in our Nexus 4, the new Nokia Lumia, and multiple other devices. Better hide those Nexus 4's before it's too late. The patent is based around wireless charging technology using magnetic resonance -- something that's been around for some time. More details after the break.
Motorola and Microsoft wrapped up last month, but today Motorola was dealt a pretty serious blow by federal Judge James Robart. Robart denied Motorola's request for an injunction on Microsoft products today, which of course means that Microsoft can continue selling the allegedly infringing products here in the US. That isn't the best sign for Google, which shelled out billions of dollars to buy Motorola, partly so it could have access to the company's massive patent portfolio.
Samsung and Apple have been fighting in court quite a bit this year. Earlier this month Apple and HTC settled their differences and came up with a 10-year agreement deal. While this is good for HTC, Samsung has still been getting beat up pretty bad by those Cupertino lawyers but recently a Judge has thrown them a bone in regards to the HTC deal. Read on for more details.