In the aftermath of Google’s Motorola sale to Lenovo, some are immediately questioning the monetary loss. Did Google just cost themselves $9.5 billion? Fortunately, no. While there is likely an immediate short-term loss, the
As the dust settles on the Lenovo deal for Motorola, we’re left to parse out exactly what’s happening. We know Lenovo gets Motorola as a mobile device company, which encompasses the logo and name. What we are also starting to
The Google-Samsung patent deal is still shrouded in mystery. Though we like that Samsung is working with others in various patent agreements, we’re still curious about what is being shared. According to a blogger who tends to
It looks like Samsung has learned a valuable lesson. A recent agreement with the EU gave them breathing room for five years, in which they promised to ease up on the patent litigation. Yesterday, we learned of their important
Samsung and Google have just struck up an agreement to access each other's patents portfolio for quite a long period of time. Aside from the usual PR about innovation, this license agreement can pretty much be both companies'
Motorola has begun their trial against alleged patent troll Intellectual Ventures this morning. Opening statements were heard in a Delaware courtroom, where a case brought against Motorola in 2011 is finally having its day.
Qualcomm has announced that they’ve acquired about 1,400 patents from HP. The portfolio, which also encompasses patent applications, notably references Palm, iPaq, and Bitphone. It seems to take much of HP’s mobile portfolio
After just a week, a federal jury from the Eastern District of Texas returned a guilty verdict against Google. It has determined that it had infringed on SimpleAir's patent and used it for Android's push notification services.
The war may be far from over, but HTC at least managed to win one legal battle. Despite suffering previous loses in German courts, HTC was just cleared of at least one patent lawsuit that Nokia brought against it. Continue
Two new design patents could highlight the direction for future Samsung devices. While they’re very different from one another, they could highlight new directions in design, or simply more diversity from the top Android OEM.