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Google releases statement, Samsung sends out internal memo on $1 billion US patent battle verdict

Google releases statement, Samsung sends out internal memo on $1 billion US patent battle verdict

Rich Edmonds 27

We're already aware of the result for the Apple versus Samsung US patent battle, which left Samsung with a $1 billion bill. It really couldn't have gone worse for the smartphone manufacturer who has interest in both Android and Windows Phone (the penalty phase returns on September 20th though). Google remained fairly quiet on the front, but has released a statement that details an...

Nokia design patent finally reveals mysterious Phi Windows Phone 8 device

Nokia design patent finally reveals mysterious Phi Windows Phone 8 device

Daniel Rubino 146

The Nokia Phi as seen by the USPTO Adding to the earlier news about the new Nokia phone, codename ‘Phi’ coming to AT&T, the site Liveside have managed to uncover a new patent filing that appears to reveal the new device in submitted drawings. At first brush, the device looks a lot like the Lumia 800 and 900 but upon closer inspection, it matches nearly to the ‘t’ the previous images...

Apple licensed 'design patents' to Microsoft, protecting Windows Phone and tablets

Apple licensed 'design patents' to Microsoft, protecting Windows Phone and tablets

Daniel Rubino 81

Say what you will about Microsoft and Apple but the two companies either appear to be the only adults in the room or alternatively, they have formed an alliance against Android. Or maybe both. Evidence has come forth in the Apple-Samsung trial that the former has licensed so-called ‘design patents’ to Microsoft, which indemnify them against lawsuits from Apple over their Windows Phone...

Google complains about antitrust issues, pointing fingers at Microsoft and Nokia

Google complains about antitrust issues, pointing fingers at Microsoft and Nokia

Rich Edmonds 63

Just when we thought the patent wars were over, Google has announced yesterday that they've filed an antitrust complaint in Europe, pointing a finger at Nokia and Microsoft regarding patents. The search giant is arguing that both companies are using third-party agencies (which are internally branded "patent trolls") to increase the costs for mobile devices, which would in-turn provide a...

Nokia files patent lawsuits against HTC, RIM and Viewsonic in the US and Germany

Nokia files patent lawsuits against HTC, RIM and Viewsonic in the US and Germany

Rich Edmonds 25

The Finnish manufacturer has announced in a press release today that they have filed patent lawsuits and will be taking on HTC, RIM and Viewsonic. Nokia has filed the patent claims in the U.S. and Germany, alleging that products from the three manufacturers infringe a number of owned patents. Louise Pentland, chief legal officer at Nokia, had the following to comment on the situation...