patents

Google bites back, practically calls Rockstar a patent troll

Just in time to become a rather strange Christmas present, Google has filed a lawsuit against Rockstar, a company that has sued Google and its Android OEM partners over a variety of patents owned by the now bankrupt Nortel Networks. Aside from the legalese saying how its Nexus devices do not infringe on those patents, Google is calling out Rockstar for what it really is: a patent troll.

Samsung and Apple back in court for retrial of original landmark case

The Samsung vs. Apple retrial started this morning, kicking off the next chapter in what has become the most storied, and obnoxious, technology legal tussle in recent memory. An initial judgement of over $1 billion was cut nearly in half when Judge Lucy Koh — who is preceding over this latest trial as well — deemed the jury hadn’t adequately explained why they awarded such damages.

Samsung patent filing details Google Glass competitor

A Samsung patent filing has recently been discovered for a pair of "sport glasses." This particular filing is coming out of Korea and was registered in October. More to the point though, the fling included some basic details along with a few sketches. These appear like they are similar to Google Glass and the filing mentions smartphone connectivity as well as some of the functionality.
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