Apple and Google Spent More Money on Legal Fees Than R&D Last Year (And Google Apparently Thinks Apple Wants It That Way)

We've said it on multiple occasions: The American patent system is fucked. And a sprawling feature appearing in today's NY Times—collecting years worth of tech-related patent tragedies and follies—only makes that fact more apparent. But it wasn't just recapping old news; the Times put forth a couple of tidbits, which,… » 10/08/12 1:04pm 10/08/12 1:04pm

Motorola Renegs on Patent Complaint Against Apple

Without any explanation Motorola has withdrawn its complaint with the International Trade Commission that Apple is infringing on seven of its patents. Just a guess, but maybe it has something to do with the $1.05 billion dollars Samsung was recently ordered to pay Apple for copying the designs of the iPhone and iPad. » 10/02/12 4:15pm 10/02/12 4:15pm

Samsung Throws a Temper Tantrum in Court Battle Against Apple and Leaks Dismissed Evidence to the Press

When a judge decides to dismiss evidence you feel would make your case in a patent lawsuit, you have one of two options: a) You can sit back and deal with it like a timid little tktkt or b) you can fire back and choose another public-facing channel to disseminate your information. Samsung chose the latter, opting to … » 8/01/12 9:29am 8/01/12 9:29am