Google and Oracle Attempting Settlement Ahead of Trial

After spending more than one year of battling back and forth, Google and Oracle are in court, attempting to smooth things out. A quick primer – Oracle has accused Google of infringing on some of their Java software patents.  The CEO’s for both companies were in front of a magistrate ...

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A Funny Thing Happened on the Way to World Domination

Google purchased the Android, Inc. company back in 2005, then announced the Open Handset Alliance in, 2007.  Then in the Fall of 2008, the lowly T-Mobile G1 was open to the public.  But the initial business model that Google put forth may have gone awry in the time since up to now. In the ...

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Skycast Solutions Introduces TrayVu – Please return Your Android Devices to Their Full Upright Position

Skycast Solutions has created what I believe is an absolute brilliant solution to the ongoing revenue problems airlines have been facing. It’s not only cost effective, but also introduces limitless revenue possibilities via an avenue that passengers are less likely to complain about: ...

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Apple Scores a Win Against Samsung in Europe

Apple has scored a European victory against Samsung which could soon see the ban of three devices from the South Korean smart phone maker.  Tentatively set to take effect on October 15th, said ban will block the import of the Galaxy S, SII, and Ace through Amsterdam.

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Motorola Hearts Google: A Love Story

Way back in September of 2005, Motorola came out with a bold new cellular telephone that could, in fact, sync with your Apple iTunes account.  This auspicious device was dubbed the Motorola ROKR-E1.  At the time it came with a mind blowing 512MB upgradeable SD card that could hold one-hundred ...

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BREAKING: Google Acquires Motorola for 12.5 Billion to ‘Supercharge’ Android

It’s a huge day for Android today as Google just announced that they’ve acquired Motorola Mobility.  Yes, that Motorola.  New CEO Larry Page just put the word out on the official Google blog that they have opened their wallets up to the tune of 12.5 billion in an effort to ...

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Motorola Not Backing Down From Apple Lawsuit, Says it Has “No Merit”

It’s obvious by now, after having sued Samsung, which led to the Galaxy Tab 10.1 being banned from every major European country, that Apple likes to enforce patent infringement on other companies. Their latest victim appears to be Motorola, as Apple mentioned, in a complaint over the ...

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Motorola KORE Found to be Related to Fitness Headphones

A recent peek in the U.S. Patents and Trademarks website tells us that Motorola KORE is not expected to be tablet or service related, but tied to fitness headphones.  Motorola filed for a trademark on KORE a little over one week ago, shortly after buying up a handful of similar domains. ...

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Galaxy Tab 10.1 Blocked in Europe

Well what do we have here? Apple actually gaining ground on one of it’s many ridiculous lawsuits? That’s the current case in Europe. The Regional Court of Dusseldorf has granted a preliminary injunction against the sale and marketing of the Tab meaning it now has to be taken off the ...

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Google: Microsoft, Oracle, Apple Mounting a “Hostile Campaign” Against Android

Google Senior Vice President and Chief Legal Officer, David Drummond, has taken to the official Google blog to shed light on the recent patent war that’s been unfolding over the last few months.  As he puts it, “Android is on fire” and because of that, a number of competitors ...

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Samsung Trademark Filings Point to Potential Android Products

It’s no secret that we love to dig around the US Patents and Trademarks website, hoping to find a nugget of potential Android-related news.  It’s here where we often find names to upcoming smart phones, tablets, or carrier initiatives.  I decided to poke though the site today and ...

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Microsoft convinces yet another Android Vendor to sign a patent protection deal.

The power of Microsoft has struck again! They’ve added another vulnerable vendor, General Dynamics Itronix. It was announced on June 27th that General Dynamics Itronix signed a patent agreement with Microsoft for Itronix devices running Android. General Dynamics Itronics (GDI) have signed ...

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Barnes & Noble Accuses Microsoft of Anti-Android Scheme

In response to a lawsuit brought by Microsoft claiming that Android-based Nook devices infringe on patents, Barnes & Noble has fired back, asserting that Microsoft is misusing their patents in an anti-competitive scheme against Android. You may recall that Microsoft threatened HTC with its ...

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What Android Licensing Means for Developers [Guest Post]

The following is a guest post from Mahshad Koohgoli, CEO of Protecode, Inc. a Canadian-based provider of open source license management solutions.  Koohgoli holds several patents in the computer and communications industry and brings more than 25 years of experience to the field of ...

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FuzeBox Announces Multi-Party HD Video Conferencing for Android Phones and 3.0 Tablets

FuzeBox, a company who specializes in mobile collaboration, has released a significant update to their Fuze Meeting. With this release, Android 2.2+ smart phones and 3.0 tablets can become virtual conference rooms thanks to real-time HD multimedia sharing and annotation. The free app comes with ...

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