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53% of Android phones pay license fees to Microsoft

Apple's patent tyranny against every Android manufacturer they can find gets a lot of ink, but it appears that Microsoft is getting the bank....

Samsung: Galaxy Nexus was designed to avoid Apple’s lawyers

Now that the Galaxy Nexus has finally been unveiled to the world, Samsung has admitted that the device was specifically designed with the thought...

ITC sides with Apple over HTC in latest patent case

Android can't catch a break when it comes to patents. After enduring a few months of Apple's legislative offensive in 2010, HTC acquired some...

Motorola shareholders will vote on Google acquisition on November 17th

Google made waves in the tech world when it announced its intention to buy Motorola Mobility outright back in August. The $12.5 billion deal...

U.S. District judge says Samsung tablets violate Apple’s patents

Samsung is having a hard day. (They never got the hang of Thursdays.) After Australia upheld Apple's injunction against the Galaxy Tab 10.1 with...

Microsoft signs more Android patent agreements, this time with Quanta

Microsoft is at it again, wasting no time signing deals covering royalties and patent agreements from everyone involved in the Android OEM business as...

Apple’s win in Australia could shut down Android competition for good

Google has steadily argues that Apple's patent fight with Samsung isn't about intellectual property, it's about shutting down the competition. Apple's injunction against the...

Google & T-Mobile file to support HTC in Apple lawsuit

T-Mobile and Google have both filed friends of the court briefs supporting HTC against Apple's patent lawsuit. The two corporations are protecting interests in...

Samsung attempts iPhone 4S ban in Italy and France, files for iPad rejection

Can't we all just get along? When it comes to international tech megacorps, apparently not. Fresh off of Apple's refusal to accept a settlement...

Eric Schmidt: Motorola acquisition “Won’t screw up the ecosystem”

Many industry insiders, not the least of whom being Motorola's competitors, have worried that Google's acquisition of Motorola Mobility might make the hardware company...
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Microsoft’s Android patents could be worth $444 million a year

Microsoft has been collecting licensing agreements from Android manufacturers like Samsung and HTC for months now. According to ZDNet, this adds up to some...

Google calls out Microsoft for extorting Android OEM’s, Microsoft says “Waaaah”

Earlier today, Microsoft and Samsung finally came to terms regarding their patent lawsuits. Just like previous lawsuits before them aimed at HTC and others...

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