Dell signs Android and Chrome royalty agreement with Microsoft

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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 Google’s two platforms because Android employs some of Microsoft’s patents. This ...

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Nokia and HTC put patent litigation behind them

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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 settled all pending litigation and entered into a collaborative arrangement. According to the press release, ...

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Samsung and Cisco sign cross-licencse patent deal

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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 this week, the two companies will benefit by licensing patents from the other party. This works for existing stuff as ...

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Google and Cisco sign cross-license patent deal

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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 attempt to promote innovation and freedom of operation. Rather than fight it out in court and waste time with litigation and ...

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HP to sell mobile patent portfolio, report says

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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 operating system that Hewlett-Packard bought back in 2010. It’s unclear what HP might be ...

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Samsung trusts that consumers ‘prioritize innovation over litigation’

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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 done covering it here) On the contrary, Samsung still has a little something to say . A ...

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

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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 patents to the Taiwanese manufacturer in September of last year with the specific purpose of fighting off Apple’s ...

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Previously filed patent could bring voice commands to Google TV

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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 would use an Android phone as a transmitter of sort, and the user could give voice commands to Google TV through ...

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

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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 comes straight from the US Patent Office, so we can rest assured its legit. This isn’t the first time we’ve ...

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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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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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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 an effort to halt iPhone, iPad and iPod imports into the US. Deals, Discounts, Freebies, and More! Click ...

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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.  Before Android came about, they were the company responsible for making Windows Mobile look nice with Touch Flo and Touch ...

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