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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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Dell signs Android and Chrome royalty agreement with Microsoft

Dell has signed a patent-licensing deal with Microsoft which centers around the usage of Android and Chrome operating systems. Hardware maker Dell agrees to pay Microsoft for the integration of

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Nokia and HTC put patent litigation behind them

Nokia and HTC have settled their ongoing patent disputes and now look to be forming a working relationship. An announcement on Nokia’s press page tells us the two companies have

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Samsung and Cisco sign cross-licencse patent deal

Samsung and Cisco have inked a deal which should lead to more innovation across multiple fronts over the next decade or longer. Like the agreement between Google and Cisco from

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Google and Cisco sign cross-license patent deal

Google and Cisco today announced a new deal which sees the two benefiting from playing nice with each other. The two companies will license patents to the other in an

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HP to sell mobile patent portfolio, report says

HP is looking to sell some of its mobile patent portfolio, reports a Bloomberg source “with direct knowledge of the matter”. The patents figure to include those related to WebOS, the

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Samsung trusts that consumers ‘prioritize innovation over litigation’

Given all the Monday morning quarterbacking that has taken place since the Apple and Samsung verdict was handed down, you’d think there’s nothing left to talk about.  (Editor note: We’re

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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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Previously filed patent could bring voice commands to Google TV

It appears that Google quietly applied for a patent back in September, that might just make Google TV a lot easier to use. Essentially, the technology they’re trying to patent

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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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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

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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.

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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

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HTC Returns Fire, Sues Apple for Patent Infringement

HTC Corporation has gone on the offensive today and is taking legal action against Apple. Today found the handset maker filing a complaint with the International Trade Commission (ITC) in

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Future Android UI Could Be Found in HTC Patent

HTC’s Sense UI is a big hit.  Pretty much everyone who has played with it will agree that what HTC has done with the stock Android experience is something special.