Remember Apple's QuickTake cameras? Kodak does.
FORTUNE -- In the early 1990s, long after Steve Jobs left the company, Apple (AAPL) approached Kodak (EKDKQ) executives and asked them to build a camera for the Mac.
The result -- the QuickTake 100, released in 1994 -- was one of the first digital cameras designed for consumers. It was hailed by Time Magazine as one of the 100 greatest and most influential inventions since MOREPhilip Elmer-DeWitt - Jul 22, 2012 6:44 AM ET
Not just patent trolls, but companies with a combined worth of over $1 trillion have filed IP suits
FORTUNE -- FOSS Patents' Florian Mueller used the discovery Friday that Fujifilm has filed a patent infringement suit against Google (GOOG) subsidiary Motorola Mobility to ask why it is that Android attracts so many intellectual property lawsuits.
He's not talking about patent trolls. They sue everybody, including Apple (AAPL).
He's talking about publicly traded companies MOREPhilip Elmer-DeWitt - Jul 15, 2012 7:03 PM ET
Apple is granted two preliminary injunctions in one week; opponents are apoplectic
FORTUNE -- Google (GOOG) made no public comment Friday after Judge Lucy Koh granted Apple (AAPL) a preliminary injunction against the Samsung Galaxy Nexus -- a touchscreen cellphone whose hardware and software were jointly developed by Google and Samsung engineers.
It was the second ban on an Android-based Samsung device in a week (see here), and the first to strike directly MOREPhilip Elmer-DeWitt - Jun 30, 2012 6:53 AM ET
In a ruling sure to be widely cited, an influential jurist put his finger on the problem with Steve Jobs' threat to go "thermonuclear" on Google's Android
FORTUNE -- Toward the end of his long analysis of Judge Richard Posner's ruling Friday that dismissed -- once and for all, with prejudice -- Apple's (AAPL) claim that Motorola's Android phones "ripped off" the iPhone, FOSS Patents' Florian Mueller got to the heart MOREPhilip Elmer-DeWitt - Jun 23, 2012 8:19 AM ET
The judge left open the possibility that he might change his mind, and that's what he did
FORTUNE -- When last we visited Judge Richard Posner's court in the Northern District of Illinois he had issued an order dismissing "with prejudice" the Apple v. Motorola patent infringement case -- an order that was widely reported as the end of the line for both parties.
But the order was tentative, and it came MOREPhilip Elmer-DeWitt - Jun 14, 2012 4:17 PM ET
Having whittled the case down to the nub, Richard Posner tossed out the rest
FORTUNE -- First he characterized a Motorola claim as "ridiculous." Then he called one of Apple's (AAPL) "frivolous" and "untimely," warning Cupertino's lawyers that he'd had his fill of such things. Later he told both sides to rewrite their briefs in language a layperson could understand, and forbade Apple from trying to turn the case into a MOREPhilip Elmer-DeWitt - Jun 7, 2012 4:16 PM ET
The new man comes from the semiconductor side, the old from mobile phones
FORTUNE -- With an Apple (AAPL) patent trial set to begin July 30 and no settlement in sight, Samsung replaced its chairman Thursday.
According to Reuters, the new CEO is Kwon Oh-hyun, a 27-year veteran of the Korean electronics giant. He succeeds Choi Gee-sung, who met with Apple CEO Tim Cook last month in San Francisco for two days of court-ordered mediation MOREPhilip Elmer-DeWitt - Jun 7, 2012 5:28 AM ET
Forbids lawyers from trying to make patent case an Apple-Android "popularity contest"
FORTUNE -- If you're following the smartphone patent wars and have never run into Judge Richard A. Posner before, you're in for a treat.
The federal judge who drew Apple v. Motorola is one of America's most respected -- and outspoken -- jurists. He's had a hand in everything from the Microsoft antitrust trial to the Monica Lewinsky case. He MOREPhilip Elmer-DeWitt - Jun 2, 2012 11:21 AM ET
In the court-ordered talks that begin Monday, the two sides are playing by different rules
FORTUNE -- The federal judge overseeing the Northern California front of the global smartphone patent war has the power to bring the CEOs of Apple (AAPL) and Samsung -- Tim Cook and Choi Gee-sung -- to a mediation session, but even he can't force a settlement.
The differences between the kinds of patents the two companies are MOREPhilip Elmer-DeWitt - May 21, 2012 7:09 AM ET
Two models held for inspection after a December patent ruling in Apple's favor
FORTUNE -- In what is believed to be the first tangible effect of the two-year-old proxy war Apple (AAPL) has waged against Google (GOOG) though the makers of Android phones, U.S. Customs officials have delayed shipment of two of HTC newest models pending inspection.
The delay is indefinite, but may turn out to be brief.
In December Apple won a MOREPhilip Elmer-DeWitt - May 16, 2012 7:12 AM ET
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