Tag Archive: Patent


Samsung and Huawei settle their protracted (and costly) patent dispute beef

What you need to know Smartphone venders Samsung and Huawei reached a settlement. They’d reportedly lobbed more than 40 lawsuits back and forth since 2016. Companies likely will turn focus to global slowdown in smartphone demand.

Another one of the smartphone world’s biggest cases was settled today: the three-year patent battle between Samsung and Huawei. Media in reported Tuesday that the two companies reached the settlement after receiving reconciliation with the Guangdong High People’s Court in southern China,  [Read More…]

Patent settlement with Apple nets Qualcomm a cool $4.5 billion (or more)

Apple and Qualcomm ended their two-year legal battle abruptly last month with a surprise settlement, but for how much has been the million-dollar question on everyone’s mind. Thanks to Qualcomm’s Q2 earnings published this week, we now have an approximate number: $ 4.5 billion to $ 4.7 billion, not counting future royalties for Apple’s use of their chips.

The dispute started in 2017 when Apple sued Qualcomm over contentions with its patent licensing practices. The chip company’s near  [Read More…]

Qualcomm and Apple have finally settled its ongoing patent dispute

It’s time for Apple to pay up.

For what seems like forever at this point, Apple and Qualcomm have been going back and forth at one another over various royalty disputes.

However, on April 16, 2019, the two companies issued out a press release to announce that they’ve reached a settlement.

Per the release:

Qualcomm and Apple today announced an agreement to dismiss all litigation between the two companies worldwide. The settlement includes a payment from Apple  [Read More…]

This patent possibly reveals the design of Motorola’s foldable RAZR phone

Motorola’s latest RAZR appears to be a mix of old and new.

Last week on January 16, a report came out claiming that Motorola is working on a new smartphone that’ll feature its iconic RAZR branding. It’s expected to cost around $ 1,500 and be an exclusive to Verizon Wireless here in the U.S.

The report mentioned that the phone will be “foldable”, but it wasn’t really clear as to what exactly that meant. However, thanks to  [Read More…]

Apple ordered to stop selling iPhones in China due to patent infringements

Qualcomm has scored another victory in its ongoing dispute with Apple.

Qualcomm and Apple have been at each other’s throats for seemingly endless months over various patent disputes, and in the latest development of this saga, Qualcomm’s seeing another victory. In a press release issued by the company on December 10, 2018, it announced the following:

The Fuzhou Intermediate People’s Court in China has granted the Company’s request for two preliminary injunctions against four Chinese subsidiaries of  [Read More…]

Samsung and Apple settle ongoing patent dispute from 2011

It’s unclear how much Samsung will need to pay under the settlement terms.

Samsung and Apple have been at each other’s throats for over seven years due to patent infringements, but on June 27, 2018, it was revealed that the two companies had finally reached a settlement.

A filing from the U.S. District Court for California’s Northern District confirmed this news, and while the exact details of what this settlement entails are still unclear, we can officially  [Read More…]

Apple wins $539 million in damages from Samsung in design patent infringement retrial

This could be the end … well, no, probably not.

In what feels like a never-ending technology patent spat, Apple has just been awarded a hefty amount of damages from Samsung related to design patent infringement. In a retrial of the ongoing lawsuits from Apple that alleged Samsung took its patented designs for its own products several generations of phones ago, the court awarded Apple just shy of $ 539 million in damages. Bloomberg’s Mark Gurman is  [Read More…]

New Samsung patent shows off embedded fingerprint scanner

A new patent has been granted which reveals Samsung’s plans for an embedded fingerprint scanner. However, it’s unlikely that this technology will be seen in the Galaxy Note 9.

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BlackBerry is suing Snap Inc. for BBM patent infringements

Nobody is safe.

Snap Inc. – the parent company behind Snapchat – is being sued by BlackBerry over digital messaging patents it’s supposedly infringed on. These patents are owned by BlackBerry and were used to help create the company’s once-iconic BBM messaging service.

BlackBerry’s accusing Snap Inc. of infringing on six patents that were filed between 2012 and 2014, and two of them are the same ones that Facebook reportedly infringed on, too.

Just about a month  [Read More…]

BlackBerry sues Facebook, Instagram, and WhatsApp for patent infringements

Facebook will be contesting the suit.

Facebook, Instagram, and WhatsApp are three of the biggest names in the social media space, and they’re all being sued by BlackBerry for infringing on patents the company holds for its BlackBerry Messenger app.

BlackBerry officially filed the lawsuit on Tuesday, March 6, 2018, in Los Angeles, CA, and the company is requesting that the claims are heard by a jury in court.

The lawsuit measures in at a hefty 117-pages,  [Read More…]