Tag Archive: Patents

PlayStation 5: New patents indicate potential backward compatibility

Sony is gearing up for the PlayStation 4’s eventual successor.

While development on the PlayStation 4’s successor has likely been going on for years, Sony has officially confirmed that it’s in the works. Here’s everything we know about it so far.

The latest information

We’ll keep this article up to date with any new information that comes out regarding the PlayStation 5. We’ll try to stay away from unsubstantiated rumors, but we will occasionally update this with  [Read More…]

LG publishes patents for two foldable phone concepts

The slow march to a foldable smartphone future continues.

The mobile industry has been dreaming about folding smartphones for years at this point, but in 2018, we’re closer to this becoming a reality than ever before. New details recently emerged about Samsung’s “Galaxy X” foldable phone, and following this, new patents have been discovered for two folding phone concepts that LG has in the works.

Looking at LG’s first concept, the device is made out of  [Read More…]

U.S. judge says NVIDIA violated Samsung graphics chip patents

A U.S. International Trade Commission judge has ruled in favor of Samsung, saying that some of the company’s patents had been infringed upon by NVIDIA. The case concerns three Samsung patents revolving around how graphics processors are made, which Samsung claims NVIDIA violated when making its own processors.

Google wants to keep patents away from patent trolls with new ‘Patent Purchase Promotion’

Google will purchase your unwanted patents in order to keep them out of the hands of “patent trolls.”

With company dynamics constantly changing, often times companies find themselves in possession of patents that they no longer need. Selling a patent, especially for smaller companies, can be a difficult task, and Google looks to make that easier with an experimental Patent Purchase Promotion.

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Judge upholds 2 patents, invalidates 3, in HTC haptic feedback suit

A district court judge has issued rules on preliminary motions today over a lawsuit in which Immersion Corporation has accused HTC of infringing on several of its patents concerning haptic feedback technologies. In his opinion, the judge has agreed to go forward with litigation over two of the patents in question, but has dismissed three others.

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Samsung files for 11 new patents and trademarks

Samsung has hinted at lowering their overall mobile device lineup by about 30%.  The driver behind this is cost.  Having less devices to launch should lower the overall cost of doing business in the ever expanding Android market.  That does not mean they have slowed down.  Samsung has recently filed for trademarks for five new devices:  The Galaxy E3, J7, J5 and J3.  Rumors of a Galaxy J1 tend to suggest that the J series of devices will  [Read More…]

RPX will buy 4,000 patents from the Rockstar Consortium for $900 million

RPX has announced it will acquire the remaining 4,000 patents held by the Rockstar Consortium for $ 900 million. The agreement will also end the lawsuits that Rockstar had previously filed again a number of Android smartphone companies, including Samsung, HTC, LG and Huawei

Xiaomi found to be infringing on Ericsson patents, faces sales ban in India

After finding that Chinese handset manufacturer Xiaomi was infringing on select Ericsson patents, the Delhi High Court has issued an injunction against the vendor, which prohibits Xiaomi from selling, manufacturing or importing devices in the country. The ban is set to be in effect at least until February 5, 2015.

LG, Google to cross-license patents in long-term agreement

LG and Google announced a long-term cross-licensing patent agreement. The agreement covers existing patents and those that will be filed over the next ten years. According to both companies, the licensing agreement covers a broad range of products and technologies.

Samsung’s latest smartwatch design patents reveal rounded displays

If Samsung’s latest patent filings are anything to go by, it looks like the manufacturer is mulling smartwatches with rounded displays, much like Motorola’s upcoming Moto 360.