patents

Samsung buys chipmaker CSR’s technology and patents

Today Samsung has acquired the chipmaker company CSR's wireless handset technology and patents for the tune of around $310 million. CSR is a UK technology company that mainly deals in single-chip Bluetooth solutions for smartphones and other mobile devices. Along with buying out their technology they've also acquired a large set of patents. Cheers for playing a little defense Samsung!

Apple lawyers take aim at Samsung’s Galaxy S III

Well folks, we have more bad news to present the world of Android today from the fruit company we all know plenty about. In another dubious move by Apple it looks like Samsung's new Galaxy S III could be facing some problems in the coming weeks. Apple has just filed the same preliminary injunction against the Galaxy S III as it did the Nexus in February -- and is hoping to get it banned before launching in the US.

Google cleared of patent infringement by Jury

Google's near the home stretch and the Google vs Oracle lawsuit has finally reached an end, and a verdict. Today in San Francisco the Jury has officially cleared Google in the lawsuit. Claiming they did not infringe on Oracles patents and thus the trial is over. Big win for Google and team green today folks.

Google stacking up patents to protect Project Glass

Today Google's Project Glass is in the news yet again. After earlier we reported on CEO Larry Page wearing them during a conference today, we are now seeing loads of news that Google's protecting their latest creation with a wide array of patents. Since we all know Google didn't patent much with Android, they look to have learned their lesson and have been granted at least 9 new patents around Google Glass.

Samsung: Apple lawsuits didn’t change the Galaxy S III

After the Galaxy S III launch at the beginning of this month, some of our fellow Android bloggers (whom I have nothing but respect for, by the way) put forth the idea that the flagship phone's somewhat uninspiring design was created specifically to dissuade Apple's legal bulldogs from attacking. While there have been some excellent points made to that effect, Samsung Vice President Chang Dong-hoon categorically denied them, stating that "our change in smartphone design is part of a five-year plan, not a sudden turn-around."
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