Samsung Patent Details Holes Under Display for Front Cameras; Expected on the Galaxy Note 9

With ‘fullscreen’ smartphones galore in all of last year, 2018 is expected to be the year when smartphone manufacturers take it to the next level in terms of display technology. According to news reports, Samsung has filed a patent that has a concept which uses holes within the phone’s screen to incorporate components like the front camera […]

Apple, Others Warn EU Over Patent Fees Guidelines That Favour Qualcomm, Ericsson

Apple, Volkswagen, BMW, and Daimler have warned EU regulators that adopting patent fee guidelines which favour Qualcomm and Ericsson could hurt consumers and hinder innovation. The companies’ lobbying group, the Fair Standards Alliance (FSA), voiced their concerns in a letter dated Oct. 16 to European Commission President Jean-Claude Juncker, Competition Commissioner Margrethe Vestager, Industry Commissioner Elzbieta Bienkowska and their colleagues. The move comes […]

BlackBerry Patent Licensing Director Victor Schubert Says He Has Left the Company

A key attorney executing BlackBerry Ltd’s patent licensing strategy has left the company, the second recent departure from the team tasked with making money from the Canadian company’s intellectual property. Victor Schubert, who was a licensing director for BlackBerry, told Reuters in a brief LinkedIn message that he was no longer with the company. He did […]

Qualcomm’s iPhone Patent Complaint to Be Reviewed by US ITC

  The US International Trade Commission on Tuesday said it will look into Qualcomm’s complaint that Apple is violating its patents in some iPhones. The step, arguably procedural, means that the commission will assign Qualcomm’s complaint to an administrative law judge for evidentiary hearings instead of dismissing it out of hand. Qualcomm last month escalated a legal battle […]

Microsoft Offers Patent Troll Defence for Cloud Customers

Microsoft Corp has thought up another way to attract potential customers to its cloud computing service: deterrent against patent trolls. Companies new to the cloud are vulnerable to non-practicing entities, which do not make any products themselves but use their arsenal of broad technology patents to sue other firms in order to extract royalties or […]

AMD Files Patent Infringement Complaint Against LG, MediaTek, Sigma Designs, and Vizio

ent Late last month, AMD filed a legal complaint against a number of companies accusing them of infringing its patents covering graphics processing technologies. The company requested the United States International Trade Commission (US ITC) to investigate the matter and, if the ITC finds in their favor, ban products based on chips that infringe on […]

AMD wants some LG, Vizio products banned in US as part of patent infringement complaint

We’re used to hearing about patent infringement cases in the tech world, but recent years have seen most of these high-profile lawsuits involve Apple and Samsung. Now, semiconductor manufacturer AMD has filed a patent complaint. The firm has requested the United States International Trade Commission (ITC) investigate claims that several companies infringed its graphics processing patents. The complaint, […]

AMD hits LG, Vizio products with patent infringement

AMD filed the claim last month, saying that the four companies are manufacturing products that infringe on two patents filed by ATI, and one owned by AMD as well. The patent infringements claim that the companies are infringements with unified shaders, graphics processing architecture, and parallel pipeline graphics systems. An interesting take on AMD’s pursuit […]

Apple Raises the Stakes With New Patent for Waterproof Phone (Watch)

A new patent granted to Apple suggests that the tech giant could be working on a waterproof smartphone. Currently, the company doesn’t offer any waterproof models, while one of its main competitors, Samsung, offers three. But keeping up with the competition likely isn’t the only reason Apple is working toward this new goal. Creating more […]

Groupon Sues ‘as soon as-fantastic’ IBM Over Patent

the net marketplace Groupon Inc has sued IBM Corp, accusing it of infringing a patent associated withtechnology that allows corporations solicit customers based at the customers‘ places at a givenmoment. Groupon filed its lawsuit on Monday with the federal court docket in its homeland of Chicago, two months after IBM accused Groupon of patent infringement […]