Patent Infringement

Apple, Samsung discuss long-term supply relationship

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.

Verizon loses ActiveVideo patent suit, owes $115M

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 Takes Wowza to Court Over Flash Patents

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.

Red Hat’s Secret Patent Deal and the Fate of JBoss Developers

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?