Patent lawsuits are common in Silicon Valley, but the one that NVIDIA filed over graphics technology will make many in the smartphone and gaming industry take notice.
Bose just fired a major shot across the bow of Apple-owned headphone-maker Beats, accusing it of infringing on five patents related to noise-reduction.
Apple is taking steps to end some of its long-running patent battles — but not with Samsung. It asked a San Jose judge for a recount on a jury award and for an injunction on Galaxy products.
Apple was the main winner of Round 2 of an interminable patent showdown, but for the first time Samsung also won a small victory after it showed that Apple too had infringed a patent.
A Silicon Valley firm called NoiseFree says it showed Apple its secret noise cancellation technology in a series of meetings but that Apple then turned around and used the technology without permission for its iPads and iPhones.
On Friday morning the Mannheim Regional Court in Germany ruled in favor of Motorola Mobility in one of the patent infringement cases brought by the company against Apple. It’s a significant ruling that represents a major victory for the company Google is buying.
Earlier this week, we heard that Samsung would be responsible for the production of Apple’s A6 processor, and now there’s confirmation that executives of the two companies have sat down to talk about their supply-side relationship. Both appear interested in continuing those arrangements.
Monday morning, Google announced plans to acquire Motorola Mobility. Google cites Motorola’s commitment to Android as one reason, but it also briefly mentions the hardware company’s extensive mobile patent portfolio, which is the real driving force behind the $12.5 billion deal.
Video-on-demand startup ActiveVideo was awarded $115 million by a jury in a patent infringement against Verizon. The decision comes after three weeks of deliberations and little more than a year after ActiveVideo took the telco to court over patents related to interactive TV and VOD applications.
Adobe is taking Wowza Media to court, suing it for patent infringement related to its Flash Media Server. Adobe filed its lawsuit in the U.S. District Court for the Northern District of California last week, alleging patent infringement, false advertising and unfair competition.
When patent troll Acacia sued Red Hat in 2007, Acacia’s patents were invalidated by the court, and all software developers had one less legal risk to cope with. So, why is the outcome of Red Hat’s next tangle with Acacia being kept secret?
It wasn’t that long ago when Nokia (s nok) and Apple (s aapl) started trading lawsuits over patent violations involving the iPhone…