Posts tagged as: Patent

German Court rules Apple Infringing Qualcomm Patent – Apple To Halt Some iPhone Sales

Apple today indicated that it will yank at least some versions of the iPhone from store shelves in Germany after a court ruled that Apple is violating patented Qualcomm technology. The court said Apple could not sell devices in Germany that contain a specific part. The part comes from Qorvo and the court says it […]

Apple Announces It Will Update iPhones To Avoid China Ban

Apple plans to issue a software patch to its iPhones to appease Qualcomm and Chinese authorities. Earlier this week, a Chinese court found Apple to be in violation of two Qualcomm patents pertaining to resizing pictures and managing apps with a touch screen. The court issued a ban against Apple, blocking it from importing a […]

Qualcomm Settles Patent Licensing Suit With Taiwan

Qualcomm has reached an agreement with Taiwan to close an investigation concerning its patent licensing practices. Qualcomm will pay a fine of $93 million, and has promised to invest some $700 million in Taiwan over the next five years. Taiwan had accused Qualcomm of improperly pressuring partners that wanted to use its chips with high […]

Jury Votes To Have Samsung Pay Apple $539 Million Over In Design Case

A California jury on Thursday decided that Samsung must pay Apple $539 million for copying its smartphone designs. The decision comes after a retrial concerning the amount of damages owed for the 2012 case that found Samsung guilty of infringing on Apple’s design patents. A jury in that case initially awarded Apple $1.05 billion, though […]

Qualcomm May Lower Cost On Phone Price-Based Licensing Model

Qualcomm is weighing a major change in strategy to ensure that its patent-licensing business continues to earn money. As it functions now, Qualcomm charges device makers a percentage of the total sale price to cover patented technology within. The more the phone costs, the more Qualcomm earns per device. Some believe this practice is unfair, […]

BlackBerry Sues Facebook, Instagram, WhatsApp For Patent Infringement

BlackBerry has filed lawsuits against Facebook, Instagram, and WhatsApp, claiming all three violate its patented messaging technology. “Defendants created mobile messaging applications that co-opt BlackBerry’s innovations, using a number of the innovative security, user interface, and functionality enhancing features,” said the company in its filings. BlackBerry says it has spent years negotiating with all three […]

MoviePass Sues Rival Sinemia Over Patents

MoviePass has filed a patent infringement lawsuit Friday against rival subscription movie ticking service Sinemia, alleging they have stolen many of its key features reports Variety. Both services allow customers to see movies in theaters in exchange for a discounted monthly fee, but operate on different usage frequencies – MoviePass allows customers to see one […]

BlackBerry Order to Pay Nokia $137 Million for Patent Use

BlackBerry today said it has agreed to Nokia pay a fee of $137 million over payments due for licensing certain patented technology. The decision was reached in the International Court of Arbitration and is binding. This particular disagreement did not pertain to allegations of patent infringement, though BlackBerry is pursuing Nokia for patent infringement in […]

Samsung Heads Back to Court in Effort to Reduce Judgement in Patent Fight

Samsung will get another chance to reduce the amount of money it owes to Apple for copying the look of the iPhone. The original verdict is not in question: Samsung is guilty of violating Apple’s design patents in a case that dates back to April 2011. What’s at stake is the jury award, which was […]

ITC Will Review Qualcomm’s Complaints Against Apple

The International Trade Commission today said it will investigate claims made by Qualcomm that Apple is infringing on its patents. Qualcomm says the processor and baseband in the iPhone 7 are violating its patented technology. The ITC will assign the case to an administrative law judge for review. The judge will make an initial ruling that will […]

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