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Samsung, RIM sued over emoticon patent

RIM and Samsung have been hit with yet another patent suit, this one related to the use of emoticons. A company called Varia Holdings Inc. has instituted legal action against the two handset manufacturers for violating an “emoticon input method and apparatus” patent. “It is known that for many users, their email and instant messaging communications… often involve the use of...[Read More]

Samsung, RIM sued over emoticon patent

RIM and Samsung have been hit with yet another patent suit, this one related to the use of emoticons. A company called Varia Holdings Inc. has instituted legal action against the two handset manufacturers for violating an “emoticon input method and apparatus” patent. “It is known that for many users, their email and instant messaging communications… often involve the use of...[Read More]

Apple to start paying dividends

Apple has announced that the company will begin paying dividends and buying back stock using some of the $100 billion in Apple’s coffers. The dividends and stock buybacks will consume funds to the tune of $45 billion over three years, according to reports. Starting from 1 July this year Apple will be paying out a quarterly dividend of $2.65 per share. The stock repurchases have been allocate...[Read More]

Apple to start paying dividends

Apple has announced that the company will begin paying dividends and buying back stock using some of the $100 billion in Apple’s coffers. The dividends and stock buybacks will consume funds to the tune of $45 billion over three years, according to reports. Starting from 1 July this year Apple will be paying out a quarterly dividend of $2.65 per share. The stock repurchases have been allocate...[Read More]

German court delays Apple/Samsung case

The German court overseeing the legal battle between Apple and Samsung has delayed the proceedings in order to wait for the German Patent and Trademark Office to finish hearing Apple’s pending case. Apple’s patent office hearing may result in “”the revocation, in whole or in part, of Apple’s slide-to-unlock utility model.” If Apple is unable to defend its claim ...[Read More]

German court delays Apple/Samsung case

The German court overseeing the legal battle between Apple and Samsung has delayed the proceedings in order to wait for the German Patent and Trademark Office to finish hearing Apple’s pending case. Apple’s patent office hearing may result in “”the revocation, in whole or in part, of Apple’s slide-to-unlock utility model.” If Apple is unable to defend its claim ...[Read More]

Dell, HTC, others face antitrust suit

A company, Cascades Computer Innovation, which owns over 100 patents has filed antitrust charges against LG, Samsung, Motorola, HTC and Dell, saying that the companies involved have colluded to avoid negotiating with Cascades. “Defendants have contracted, combined and conspired to restrain trade by jointly refusing to negotiate or accept licenses under the Cascades patents. Defendants’...[Read More]

Dell, HTC, others face antitrust suit

A company, Cascades Computer Innovation, which owns over 100 patents has filed antitrust charges against LG, Samsung, Motorola, HTC and Dell, saying that the companies involved have colluded to avoid negotiating with Cascades. “Defendants have contracted, combined and conspired to restrain trade by jointly refusing to negotiate or accept licenses under the Cascades patents. Defendants’...[Read More]

Companies sued for privacy invading apps

18 companies have been sued by a group of Android and iPhone users from Texas, alleging that created or sold mobile applications that illegally access a user’s address book.Among the accused are Apple, Facebook and Twitter. The lawsuit claims that, “The defendants — several of the world’s largest and most influential technology and social networking companies — have u...[Read More]

Companies sued for privacy invading apps

18 companies have been sued by a group of Android and iPhone users from Texas, alleging that created or sold mobile applications that illegally access a user’s address book.Among the accused are Apple, Facebook and Twitter. The lawsuit claims that, “The defendants — several of the world’s largest and most influential technology and social networking companies — have u...[Read More]

Yahoo hits Facebook with patent suit

Yahoo have made good on their recent threat to instigate legal procedures against Facebook, allegedly for infringing ten of Yahoo’s patents. Yahoo is claiming that “Facebook’s entire social network model…is based on Yahoo’s patented social networking technology”, according to the court documents filed in California yesterday. Yahoo’s claim goes on to say, ...[Read More]

Apple blocked from patent claims against bankrupt Kodak

A judge has stopped Apple from reinstating patent infringement-related legal action against Kodak. Apple is concerned that the bankrupt company may end up selling the patent in question during restructuring. Judge Allan Gropper, who is presiding over Kodak’s bankruptcy case, refused Apple’s request to get the International Trade Commission (ITC) to unfreeze a patent lawsuit between the...[Read More]

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