Nokia, Motorola and RIM unlikely to let Nortel's intellectual property go without a fight
In a note to clients issued Tuesday, J.P. Morgan's data networking team smelled danger in Monday's report that Apple (AAPL) and Google (GOOG) have bid on part of the patent portfolio being auctioned off in the wake of Nortel Networks' January 2009 bankruptcy.
There are more than 4,000 patents at stake, organized into six "buckets" by related technologies, MOREPhilip Elmer-DeWitt - Dec 14, 2010 1:48 PM ET
Ten patents published last week show how hard it's working on fixing your snapshots
Apple (AAPL) files a ton of patents, and you never know when one is published whether the technology covered will ever see the light of day. But the filings do tell you a lot about where the company is focusing its R&D efforts.
That's what makes the flurry of imaging-related patents published last week -- and summarized in MOREPhilip Elmer-DeWitt - Dec 12, 2010 7:16 AM ET
A high-tech patent expert has reduced the legal disputes to a 13-part timeline
With the exception of the patent attorneys at each of the litigant's firms, there may be nobody who has followed the legal battles surrounding Apple's (AAPL) iOS and Google's (GOOG) Android better than Florian Mueller of FOSS Patents.
On Friday, Mueller published a long post summarizing the 42 patents-in-suit between Apple and Motorola (MOT) in several venues, from the MOREPhilip Elmer-DeWitt - Dec 6, 2010 12:49 PM ET
The USPTO today awarded Google a patent for what looks like Google Instant Search.
Google has been thinking about Instant for a while it seems. United States Patent 7836044 covers Anticipated query generation and processing in a search engine and was filed in June of 2004. It is described as:
A search system monitors the input of a search query by a user. Before the user finishes entering the search query, the MORESeth Weintraub - Nov 16, 2010 4:03 PM ET
Reports of a big win for Nokia in its patent fight with Apple may be premature.
Florian Mueller, who has forgotten more about high-tech patents than most of us will ever know, says we should take with a grain of salt what Bloomberg, Reuters and the IDG News Service are reporting about Apple vs. Nokia, the patent trial that opened Monday before the U.S. International Trade Commission in Washington.
The ITC staff MOREPhilip Elmer-DeWitt - Nov 4, 2010 10:57 AM ET
The social graph of telecom litigants just got a little more convoluted
With thanks and apologies to InformationIsBeautiful.net, whose lovely graphic we've updated to put Apple's (AAPL) countersuit against Motorola (MOT) late Friday into context.
Note, as David McCandless and James Key pointed out three weeks ago when they posted the original, that the companies whose revenues are shrinking tend to launch more lawsuits than those that are growing.
Who is suing whom
[Follow MOREPhilip Elmer-DeWitt - Oct 31, 2010 8:18 AM ET
Asks the U.S. to halt the importation and sale of all iPhones, iPads and iPods
Making its first formal response to a pair of Apple patent infringement suits, Taiwan's HTC Corporation filed a complaint with the U.S. International Trade Commission on Wednesday charging Apple (AAPL) with violating five of its patents.
"As the innovator of the original Windows Mobile PocketPC Phone Edition in 2002 and the first Android smartphone in 2008, HTC MOREPhilip Elmer-DeWitt - May 12, 2010 1:34 PM ET
Including patents for video iChat, virtual keyboard and multi-touch error compensation
Apple (AAPL) just added more than a dozen warheads to its stockpile of intellectual property holdings.
On Wednesday, the U.S Patent and Trademark Office published 16 newly granted Apple patents, including some that have been pending for more than seven years and several that would seem to apply to the iPad.
Patently Apple has the story, including patent numbers and a link MOREPhilip Elmer-DeWitt - Apr 7, 2010 11:09 AM ET
Answers charges of patent "theft" with a polite press release and a Google e-mail address
Two weeks after Apple (AAPL) filed a pair of lawsuits against HTC for allegedly infringing on 20 iPhone-related patents, the Taiwanese smartphone manufacturer broke its silence. In a series of press interviews and a statement released early Thursday morning, it said:
HTC advocates intellectual property protection
It has always respected other innovators' technologies and will continue to do MORE
An obscure patent by three Frenchmen describes a new way of controlling touchscreens
With speculation about the Apple (AAPL) tablet computer rising to a fever pitch, Gus Sentementes at the Baltimore Sun has scored what may be an important scoop.
He's put his hands on a patent filing, recently assigned to Apple, that describes in detail a graphical user interface "for navigating three-dimensional virtual spaces and manipulating three-dimensional objects in the virtual MOREPhilip Elmer-DeWitt - Jan 5, 2010 5:22 AM ET
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