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Microsoft signs Android licensing deal with Samsung

Microsoft has announced that it has landed a patent agreement with Samsung that will allow Samsung access to the patent portfolio that has to...

Motorola Mobility has 17,000 Patents, 18 Are Important to Android

When the news broke that Google had acquired Motorola everyone was surprised to say the least. The patent wars of late have been getting...

Google fined $5m for Linux patent infringement: Is Android next?

Google has been fined $5m after a Texas court found the company guilty of infringing a Linux kernel patent, in a move that experts...

Motorola Applies for Trademark Patent Over “Stadia” for New Device

The big "M" has gone in for a trademark patent over the name "Stadia" with an attached note saying that the name be fixed...

Microsoft Files Patent Lawsuit Against Motorola

In a public statement, Microsoft has announced that they have filed a patent lawsuit against Motorola with the International Trade Commission, based on the...

HTC Has To Pay Microsoft To Use Android?

This came completely out of left field. Microsoft made a few claims that HTC infringed on a few of their patents. HTC obviously agreed...

Courts could insist HTC remotely strip Android functionality?

Over the years we've learnt to take these doomsday predictions with a pinch of salt, but according to an IP expert one potential outcome...

HTC sued by Apple over alleged patent infringement

Apple have announced that they are suing HTC over various smartphone patents.  In their release, Apple claims HTC have impinged on 20 patents regarding...

Google Patent Application Influenced G1 Design?

A patent application filed by Google was recently uncovered, showing design ideas for a device not too unfamiliar to the Android-devoted. The application, filed...

Google axed Android multitouch at Apple’s request

Multitouch support was dropped from the Android platform, and therefore the T-Mobile G1, after Apple requested it not be included.  That's the latest rumor,...

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