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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

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Qualcomm acquires 2,400 Palm, iPAQ, and Bitfone patents from HP

Qualcomm on Thursday announced that it has acquired a patent portfolio that includes content spanning Palm, IPAQ, and BitFone. Of the 2,400 total patents, roughly 1,000 come from the U.S.

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Patents tip possible design for Samsung Galaxy Note 4

Patents uncovered in August and again surfacing in the new year could spell the possible design for Samsung’s Galaxy Note 4. The drawings associated with the patents show the familiar

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Google patents tip shearing, sliding, and squeezing for future smartphones

Recently discovered patents suggest that Google may be looking to make it easier for users to operate smartphones with only one hand. The patents, which were filed in Q2 2012,

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Samsung alleges iPhone 5 violates eight patents; hearing set for 2014

Samsung, in its ongoing war with Apple, has asked to include the iPhone 5 on a list of devices they claim violates its own patents.  According to details listed on USA Today

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Google patents mutli-user face unlock, first step to multiple user accounts?

Back at the end of July we discovered some information on what could become multiple user accounts for Android devices. Now the pieces are beginning to come together, as Google has just

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HTC not allowed to use patents it does not own, says ITC

The International Trade Commission has refused to let HTC use the patents it has on loan from Google in its current battle with Apple for patent infringement. Google loaned 5

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Samsung can’t learn from Sony’s mistakes, patents a dual-screen tablet

Remember the Sony Tablet P? Yea, neither do a lot of people. It was clunky, impractical, hard to use, and most of all, really served a purpose to nobody. Aside

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Google adds 217 more patents to their arsenal, courtesy of IBM

In the latest patent war news, Google has recently acquired 188 granted patents and 29 pending patents from IBM. The deal went through on Dec. 31, 2011, and the information

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HTC Files Suit Against Apple, Uses Patents Obtained by Google

It’s about time we saw a manufacturer fire back at Apple’s extraneous patent lawsuits. I suppose it doesn’t surprise me that HTC fired the first shots today. That’s right, HTC

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About Those HTC Patents…

As we reported yesterday, HTC has filed a suit against Apple for infringing upon five of their patents.  We’ve learned what these particular issues are and are listing them below. 

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Google Patents a Game Changer – Telcos Aren’t Going to Like This One

Imagine having carriers submitting bids directly to your handset for the lowest cost data and cellular service.

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Dropping ‘Motorola’ hurts, but it’s the right thing for Lenovo to do

We learned on Thursday at CES 2016 that Lenovo, one of the largest electronics companies in the world and owner of Motorola, would be shuttering the Motorola name. Lenovo bought

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Google’s new smartwatch could draw your blood without needles

Gone are the days when smartwatches used to perform only basic tasks such as timekeeping, calculation and light entertainment. Nowadays, when market is witnessing an unprecedented upsurge in wearable technology, most

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Asus devices will come bundled with Microsoft Office to avoid a lawsuit

After years of suing everyone in sight, it appears that Microsoft is in the market to make some friends. This week they’ve announced a deal to end a patent war