Patent wars are still raging in plenty of parts of the tech world, but today there's something of a ceasefire between Google and Microsoft. Google has just filed with the ITC to stop attempts to prevent Microsoft from using certain compression techniques with the Xbox 360.
What with companies suing each other into infinity right now, one can see that our patent system is broken. But companies can also appeal to the International Trade Commission to rain the import ban hammer down on their enemies. Only the President could stand stand in their way.
Hyperbole ahoy! Friday's ITC pro-Apple patent ruling against HTC is creating waves this weekend because it theoretically means a number of Android handsets could be barred from sale within the U.S. beginning in December.
The slapping match between electronic giants (and major rivals) Apple and Samsung took another jump upward, with the former filing suit against the latter to execute an import ban. This would take Samsung products off shelves—a major defeat.
Last we heard, Apple brought the you-copied-our-shit fight to Samsung's home turf. Now Samsung's firing back, asking the International Trade Commission to ban US imports of every iPod, iPhone and iPad.
Welcome to the mobile patent wars, Barnes and Noble! It's a unfortunately rite of passage for anyone with a phone or tablet, and it was really only a matter of time before Nook caught somebody's stink-eye. Specifically, Microsoft's.
Apple's patent theft accusations against HTC got a lot of press this week, as they should! But it's just the most recent case in a gun-slinging mobile landscape riddled with patent lawsuits. This'll end about as well as Reservoir Dogs.
In the adorable he said/she said that is the Nokia-Apple patent spat, the ITC has begun its official investigation of Apple. So what? The ITC has the power to ban the sale of Apple products in the US, that's what.
First Nokia sued Apple. Then Apple sued Nokia. Last week, Nokia went to the International Trade Commission and requested a ban on the import of infringing Apple products. Today, Apple asked ITC to ban the import of infringing Nokia products.
The US International Trade Commission has ruled that some Sharp LCD displays violate a patent owned by Samsung and should be banned from being imported into the US. Although, it is probably nothing to get overly excited about.
SE2 Labs let us have a look at the ITC One, an integrated movie, TV, gaming and music system announced last year. The all-in-one approach purports to simplify setting up a high-end home entertainment system easier by cramming everything you could imagine into an expensive box. The concept is interesting, but so is the…
When we last saw the $25,000 all-singing, all-dancing ITC One, the one component it mysteriously lacked was a Blu-ray player, throwing in its lot with an Xbox 360 HD DVD setup. Stepping to the times, it's been updated to support our new optical overlords with a standalone Blu-ray drive. It's a little bizarre they…
SE2 Labs' ITC One theater-in-a-box is a slightly unattractive $20k orgy of convergence. Crammed inside of its dull, 18 x 21 x 19-inch plastic shell is over 100 pounds of brand name home theater goodness: Xbox 360 w/ HD-DVD player, video iPod dock, a DVR, AMX automation, cable and satellite TV tuners, surround-sound…