Apple and Google Spent More Money on Legal Fees Than R&D Last Year (And …

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Without any explanation Motorola has withdrawn its complaint with the International Trade Commission that Apple is infringing on seven of its patents.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 Will Reportedly Sue Apple Over a 4G LTE iPhone 5 (Updated)

The $1.05 billion Samsung has been ordered to pay Apple has not ended fight between the two companies. In fact, the battle might get even more complicated. According to the Korea Times, Samsung will sue Apple once again over LTE patents the iPhone 5 reportedly infringes on. » 9/10/12 2:28pm 9/10/12 2:28pm

Samsung Throws a Temper Tantrum in Court Battle Against Apple and…

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

Galaxy Nexus Pulled From Google Play Store

Last week US courts ruled in favor of Apple by granting a preliminary injunction against Samsung's Google-designed smartphone, the Galaxy Nexus. Now, the phone has been pulled from the Google Play store, and Goggle is hurrying to put together a software patch to get around the ban. » 7/04/12 6:00am 7/04/12 6:00am

Samsung and Apple CEOs Will Meet and Hash Out Their Patent Woes

Is there a light at the end of the clusterfuck of a tunnel that is the industry-wide patent wars? According to Foss Patents, Apple CEO Tim Cook and Samsung's chief Gee-Sung Choi will supposedly meet in a San Francisco courtroom within the next 90 days to talk about a possible settlement. » 4/17/12 3:49pm 4/17/12 3:49pm

Report: Apple Opts for Detente in Patent War Against Motorola and…

Steve Jobs was once quoted as saying he'd go to "thermonuclear war" against patent-infringing Android makers. Now that Jobs is gone, however, Apple appears to be ready to negotiate with Motorola and Samsung. » 3/07/12 1:00am 3/07/12 1:00am

US Court Rules That Samsung Can Keep Selling Galaxy Products... For Now

Galaxy fans can finally breathe a sigh of relief as Apple's request for a preliminary injunction against Samsung has been denied. But while the judge's ruling allows them to continue selling their products, it also suggests they infringed on Apple's patents. » 12/03/11 6:30pm 12/03/11 6:30pm

Samsung: Galaxy Nexus Was Designed Specifically to Avoid Apple Patents

Samsung's mobile president, Shin Jong-kyun, had some interesting comments regarding their brand spanking new Galaxy Nexus and ongoing patent war with Apple. He said that the Galaxy Nexus was specifically designed to avoid Apple's patents. In other words, this is finally all Samsung. » 10/19/11 8:27am 10/19/11 8:27am

Apple Wants to Halt All Motorola Patent Lawsuits

One of Apple 3rd Reich's patent war fronts is Motorola. Out of desperation, Motorola sued Apple first; then Apple sued Motorola. Now, Apple has asked the court to halt all Motorola patent suits, alleging they can't defend themselves. » 9/14/11 4:49pm 9/14/11 4:49pm