Patent Tag

Just when we thought it was over, Motorola and Apple are heading back to the  courts. This time it is to Appeal a ruling by Judge Posner last month. According to FossPatent, Apple and Google subsidiary Motorola Mobility have both decided to appeal every single decision that Judge Posner made that wasn’t in their favour. Mueller reports, “When Judge Posner dismissed an Apple v. Motorola Mobility patent infringement lawsuit in Chicago about a month ago, I analyzed his decision in detail and agreed with him in many ways, though I also predicted that the partiesRead More
Google is now Google General Counsel Kent Walker is recommending that some of Apple’s current patent in smartphones should be treated the same as standards-essential patents (SEPs). In an article for AllthingsD, John Paczkowski writes, “In attempting to fend off Appleand Microsoft’s suits against Motorola Mobility and advancing its own patent litigation against both companies, Google, which is facing a lot of regulatory scrutiny in the U.S. andabroad over what some allege is abuse of SEPs, has been arguing that proprietary non-standardized technologies that become ubiquitous due to their popularity with consumers should be considered de facto standards.”  Google General Counsel KentRead More
It’s not long now before Samsung and Apple patent case goes on trial (ten days to be exact), however this did not stop Samsung from trying to seek a late advantage. According to FossPatent: Samsung had asked the court to interpret two disputed terms: one each from the “overscroll bounce” ‘381 patent (yesterday I attended a Munich trial over that patent) and the “tap to zoom and navigate” ‘163 patent. Apple asserts claim 19 of the “overscroll bounce” (or “rubber-banding”) patent. Samsung asked for construction of the term “electronic document” and proposed to define the termRead More
The Finnish mobile phone gaint Nokia is fighting to stay relevant in the age of Apple iOS and Google’s Andriod. It appears that its partnership with Microsoft will not be able to save the slide. The Wall Street Journal reports that, “Nokia posted heavy losses as shipments of its new line of Lumia brand phones failed to make up for slumping sales of its older models, but its cash position proved stronger than expected alleviating fears that a rapid cash burn could hamper a turnaround.” The states that, Nokia’s net lossRead More

Posted On July 19, 2012By Storm WilliamsIn Google News

Google granted Patent to Stop Impersonators

Google has been granted a patent by the USPTO to stop people from impersonating others on the web. This phenomenon has grown very quickly over the years, especially on social networking sites such as Twitter. Google’s Patent Background: A social network can be an online system that provides a forum for geographically separated users to interact with one another. Social networks can be aimed at different types of social interaction, such as friendship and business networking. A user of a social network can have a profile page (e.g., a webRead More
The UPSTO has granted Apple a patent for Multi-dimensional thread grouping for multiple processors. This patent allows an application to perform a task using any available processing resources, such as CPUs (Central Processing Units) and one or more GPUs (Graphical Processing Units) capable of performing the task. Apple’s Patent Background: As GPUs continue to evolve into high performance parallel computing devices, more and more applications are written to perform data parallel computations in GPUs similar to general purpose computing devices. Today, these applications are designed to run on specific GPUs using vendor specificRead More
Motorola is experiencing a bitter-sweet time at the moment. In a it’s battle with Apple, Motorola has been successful in thawing Apple’s efforts to stop the sale of it’s Motorola’s Xoom tablets in Germany. Dow Jones is reporting that, “a German court Tuesday ruled the Xoom tablet, made by Google Inc.’s Motorola Mobility, doesn’t infringe on the design of Apple Inc.’s iPad, but it rejected a claim made by Motorola that the iPad’s design patent is invalid. Apple initially sued Motorola for allegedly infringing three iPad designs with the Xoom. It sought to haveRead More

Posted On July 17, 2012By Storm WilliamsIn Apple News, Google News

Apple granted patent for iOS interface

Apple again has added another major iOS interface patent to its arsenal. Jack Purcher of Patently Apple writes, “Today, Apple is embroiled in a series of lawsuits against Samsung, HTC and others over many aspects of the iPhone, iPad and iOS features. In 2007, Samsung, HTC, Google and all others in the industry didn’t have a smartphone with the likes of Apple’s iPhone features. They didn’t have the solutions that Apple eloquently brought to market to make a smartphone truly smart. Apple carefully and meticulously crafted a full end-to-end smartphone solution.Read More

Posted On July 15, 2012By Storm WilliamsIn Apple News, Google News, Tech News

Patents Litigations: Roundup.

The mobile computing space is currently dominated by two companies at the moment, Apple iOS and Google Android OS. However, the success of the Android OS has drawn the wrath of Apple’s late CEO Steve Jobs. As a result, Apple has launch an astounding legal attack on OEMs for infringing Apple’s Hardware and Software patents. The legal battles is closely followed and enjoy huge coverage on the web. I personally found Florian Mueller’s Blog FossPatent to be the most informative. The Tech Storm will endeavour to provide the latest and bestRead More

Posted On July 13, 2012By Storm WilliamsIn Apple News

Apple’s Patent: Roundup.

The USPTO has published a series of patents that were granted to Apple and a few that Apple has filed for. The list include: Apple Invents New iDevice Power Clip & Docking Station System: Apple’s patent generally relates to systems and methods for using a clip member of a portable user device to provide electrical coupling to a docking device. A clip member may include one or more electrical terminals that may engage with a receiving receptacle of the docking device which may include electrical terminals which mate with those of theRead More