The dust has yet to settle on the first wave of patent disputes targeting iOS and Android app developers, but that isn’t stopping Lodsys, LLC from reloading and firing a second round, this time aimed squarely at the video game giants who hang their shingle on these platforms.
While Apple wages war over patents on a number of different fronts against Google’s Android, a new report claims that the company’s chief patent attorney is planning to leave the company soon, in what can only be considered bad timing.
In the latest update from the current rumble in the tech world jungle, Samsung is again putting up its dukes with Apple. This time, the company has filed a complaint with the U.S. International Trade Commission. The move could mean the company is looking for a ban on the importation to the U.S. of the iPhone, iPad and iPod.
You may recall that Apple’s copycat suit against Samsung took an interesting turn recently when the accused requested to see Cupertino’s forthcoming products, including the unannounced iPhone 5 and iPad 3. That won’t be happening, since the judge claims that Samsung isn’t entitled to see them.
Well, would you look at that: Those big kids in the mobile phone playground can play nice together after all, especially when cash money is in play. After nearly two years, the patent disputes between Apple and Nokia have come to a close, with Cupertino throwing a pile of money at the problem to make it go away.
Coming straight from the "Wait For It..." Department, Apple has been sued over use of the name "iCloud". Arizona-based iCloud Communications filed its formal suit against Apple for infringement of its name, which has been in existence since 2005.
After having its patent case against Apple thrown out back in March, cell phone giant Nokia is back for more, having been granted a partial review of two of their five patent claims with the U.S. International Trade Commission.
On Thursday, two Google executives were the central focus of the company’s new Google Wallet initiative -- and are now at the center of a PayPal lawsuit over breaching contracts and misappropriating trade secrets from their former employer.
Apple added Amazon.com to its crap list back on March 18 in an effort to prevent the e-tailer from using the term “App Store” for its Android Market wannabe. Amazon fired back by saying the term was “generic,” which Apple is now disputing as well.
In a move that surprised virtually no one in the tech community, Korean electronics giant Samsung has lobbed a countersuit right back at Apple, claiming Cupertino has infringed on 10 of their own patents involving power reduction, 3G technology and wireless data communication.