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.
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.
Google and Microsoft are winding down, and with the final day of testimony came one whopper of a claim from Motorola. Yesterday, Motorola sent expert Michael Dansky to the stand, who testified that Microsoft stands to make as much as $94 billion through 2017 with the allegedly illegal use of Motorola patents. His estimate includes products like the Xbox 360 and Microsoft Surface, but Reuters points out that Dansky didn't say how far back he was going to arrive at his estimate.
Samsung announced today that its hitting LG Display with a lawsuit. As it turns out, Samsung wants a court to invalidate a number of LG Display patents relating to OLED technology, an area where both companies fiercely compete.
Apple and Samsung have had their fair share of up and downs in court this past few months, but Samsung recently took a pretty big beating. Today however things are about to take a large change in direction. Apple's "bounce back" feature also known as rubber-banding has been ruled invalid today by the USPTO. More details below.
Motorola filed a lawsuit with the International Trade Commission against Apple for multiple devices like their iPhone and iPad. Many thought Motorola's patent portfolio had a good chance against Cupertino, and many believe that is in part why Google snatched up Motorola. Today things have clearly changed.
Sammy: a US Federal circuit court of appeals has given Judge Lucy Koh jurisdiction over the Galaxy Tab 10.1 injunction that was put in place earlier this year. Before all of that courtroom drama went down between Apple and Samsung last month, Samsung was hit with a preliminary injunction against the Galaxy Tab 10.1, banning its sale in the US. That ban was put in place because it was presumed at the time that the tablet was infringing on one of Apple's design patents.
Apple and Samsung's high-profile patent case riled up a lot of people on both sides of the argument, and today legendary Apple co-founder Steve Wozniak gave his take on the whole tussle. In a new interview with Bloomberg, Wozniak said that he doesn't agree with the decision. He also said that he thinks companies should just share patents with each other, which would allow for the development of the best devices possible.
Korean Times Samsung holds just over 10% of all 4G LTE (long term evolution) patents and is prepared to play some offense of their own in the courtroom.