The Leahy-Smith America Invents Act opened the door to more post-grant reviews
FORTUNE -- On Wednesday, Samsung informed a federal court -- and the Wall Street Journal dutifully reported -- that the U.S. Patent Office had "rejected" all claims of an Apple (AAPL) patent (the so-called "pinch to zoom" patent, or '915) that the Journal described as "a cornerstone of its case against Samsung."
In October, the Patent and Trademark Office tentatively concluded MOREPhilip Elmer-DeWitt - Dec 20, 2012 7:13 AM ET
"Causal nexus" is key. Meanwhile, Samsung's jury misconduct claim is a nonstarter
FORTUNE -- Apple (AAPL) lost an important ruling Monday night when a U.S. federal judge denied its request for a permanent ban on a collection of Samsung products that Apple charged -- and a jury ruled -- had willfully infringed Apple's patents.
Samsung, for its part, lost what most court watchers believed was a long-shot bid for a retrial based MOREPhilip Elmer-DeWitt - Dec 18, 2012 6:58 AM ET
The odds are stacked against Samsung on jury misconduct, liability, injunctions etc.
FORTUNE -- "All eyes are on San Jose," writes Christopher Carani in a preamble to his analysis of the big Apple v. Samsung hearing scheduled for Thursday in Judge Lucy Koh's federal court.
"This is a major hearing in an extremely important patent case that impacts one of this country's most critical and fastest growing industries... This case will have implications far MOREPhilip Elmer-DeWitt - Dec 6, 2012 6:54 AM ET
A well-crafted rejoinder, pre-approved for copying and pasting where indicated
FORTUNE -- A reader who called himself "jabberwolf" posted a poorly spelled and ungrammatical comment here Saturday in which he attacked Apple (AAPL) for a variety of alleged transgressions, including a claim that Steve Jobs put his name on hundreds of patents to which he contributed absolutely nothing.
In response, FalKirk, one of our favorite commenters, posted this:
In related news, scientists fear MOREPhilip Elmer-DeWitt - Jun 3, 2012 6:02 AM ET
If you didn't already know about the Smithsonian's exhibit, you'd never find it
FORTUNE -- First you have to find which of the Smithsonian's 19 museums houses the Steve Jobs' exhibit that opened last week -- not an easy task for someone unfamiliar with the monumental geography of Washington D.C.
Then, once you locate the Ripley Center -- a tiny circular building, just to the right of the Institute's big red castle -- MOREPhilip Elmer-DeWitt - May 20, 2012 6:08 PM ET
Steve Jobs last war, the magazine argues, could do his company more harm than good
Click here to read this week's cover story on Apple's (AAPL) war against Google's (GOOG) Android.Philip Elmer-DeWitt - Mar 29, 2012 10:00 AM ET
Not the knockout blow Steve Jobs sought; Google has until April to find a workaround
Apple (AAPL) has won a partial victory in an intellectual property case that Steve Jobs had famously vowed to fight to his "last dying breath."
The U.S. International Trade commission ruled Monday that the software in some of HTC's Android smartphones violated one provision of an Apple patent and that those phones would no longer be allowed into the MOREPhilip Elmer-DeWitt - Dec 19, 2011 5:46 PM ET
A Cold War analysis in which Google plays the part of North Korea's Kim Jong-Il
Daniel Eran Dilger, one of the cleverest writers covering Apple -- both at AppleInsider, and on his own blog, Roughly Drafted Magazine -- has posted an analysis of the latest twist in the smartphone patent wars that reads like a Cold War-era thriller.
Why is Google playing the Cold War patent game in the age of patent terrorism?
Cast of MOREPhilip Elmer-DeWitt - Aug 7, 2011 7:30 AM ET
Google's Android operating system is the big loser as 6,000 patents fall into enemy hands
In the largest exchange of intellectual property rights in the Internet age, a powerhouse consortium led by Apple (AAPL) and Microsoft (MSFT) has agreed to buy from the bankrupt Nortel Corp. access to more than 6,000 patents covering key telecommunications technologies, from Internet services to wireless data networking.
The consortium, which includes Sony (SE), Research in Motion MOREPhilip Elmer-DeWitt - Jul 1, 2011 5:55 AM ET
Said to join Google, Intel, Ericcson and RPX in a bid for 6,000 telephony patents
This was the week we found out how valuable telecommunications patents can be.
On Tuesday, Apple (AAPL) settled its long-running patent dispute with Nokia (NOK) for what analysts estimate could be as much as $1 billion in licensing fees.
On Friday, the Wall Street Journal reported that Apple had joined the crowd of companies bidding for the telephony MOREPhilip Elmer-DeWitt - Jun 17, 2011 3:33 PM ET
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