patents

Apple files patent for wireless charging from up to 1 meter away

The guys from Cupertino have been busy with patents lately, and today we have one more to report on. It appears that 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.

Judge allows Samsung to peek in on HTC and Apple’s patent deal

In case you haven't been following along, 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 vs. Microsoft patent trial wraps up with big claims

Hearings in the patent lawsuit between 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 and LG going back to court over OLED displays

You'd think that with all of the lawsuits Samsung has been a part of lately, the company would want to take a little breather. You'd be wrong, apparently, because 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.

Motorola back-pedals, drops ITC lawsuit against Apple

Here's a bit of interesting news added to this casual Tuesday evening. Back in August 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.

Federal court gives Judge Koh jurisdiction over Galaxy Tab 10.1 sales ban

Here's a bit of good news for ol' 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.

Steve Wozniak on Samsung-Apple verdict: ‘I don’t agree with it’

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.

Samsung plays offense, will sue Apple if they release an LTE iPhone

Just when we thought it was almost over, we realize the party has only just started. New reports today are clearly stating that while Samsung might have lost the battle, in the end they'll win the war. According to the 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.
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