Android has earned Google more than US$31 billion to date

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An Android lawsuit between between Google and Oracle has now dragged on for more than five years. Oracle alleges that Google has infringed some of its Java patents and copyrights in its mobile operating system and is seeking damages. The case this week revealed some interesting information about how much money Google may have made to date from Android. A lawyer for Oracle […]

NVIDIA document suggests HTC-built Google Nexus 9 coming in Q3

NVIDIA legal document reveals Nexus 9

NVIDIA recently filed a patent infringement suit against Qualcomm and Samsung. The suit, the first of its kind for NVIDIA, alleges that the two companies are are infringing seven GPU patents and have so far been unwilling to negotiate licensing fees for those patents. In documents filed in support of this lawsuit, NVIDIA has inadvertently confirmed what weeks of rumours […]

Apple and Google put end to their smartphone patent litigation


Surprising news tonight as Apple and Google have announced that they are burying the hatchet and putting an end to all their smartphone patent litigation. While the settlement does not include a cross license to their respective patents, the two have agreed to “work together in some areas of patent reform.” It’s not clear what triggered this sudden change of […]

BlackBerry wins court order blocking sales of Typo iPhone keyboard accessory

Typo Keyboard

When a company called Typo unveiled a physical keyboard accessory for the Apple iPhone 5 and 5S back in late 2013, BlackBerry was quick to sue the company for patent infringements, alleging that the startup backed by Ryan Seacrest “blatantly copied” its keyboard. U.S. District Judge William Orrick today imposed a court order barring further sales of the US$99 iPhone […]

Typo responds to BlackBerry patent lawsuit

Typo Keyboard

BlackBerry yesterday announced that it was suing Typo over its iPhone 5 keyboard case, alleging that the company “blatantly copied” its iconic and patented keyboard design. BlackBerry warned that it would “vigorously protect our intellectual property against any company that attempts to copy our unique design.” Typo last night responded to the lawsuit with a statement provided to Mashable. In […]

BlackBerry sues Typo over keyboard infringement

Typo Keyboard

The holidays are over and so is any good will that they bring it would appear. BlackBerry today announced that it is suing Typo, the company behind the iPhone 5 Typo Keyboard. BlackBerry alleges that Typo is infringing on patents it owns and “blatantly copied” its keyboard. “This is a blatant infringement against BlackBerry’s iconic keyboard, and we will vigorously […]

Nokia and RIM enter new patent license agreement

Another legal battle has been put to rest. Last month, a dispute between Nokia and RIM over WLAN patents went in Nokia’s favour, putting at risk RIM’s BlackBerry sales, including those of its upcoming BlackBerry 10 devices. Fortunately, the two companies have reached a resolution and existing patent litigations have been settled. “We are very pleased to have resolved our […]

RIM sued by Wi-LAN over Bluetooth patent

Research In Motion is the latest company to be sued by patent licensing company Wi-LAN Inc. The latter accuses RIM of infringing one of its Bluetooth technology patents, U.S. Patent No. 6,260,168. Wi-LAN did not provide any further details, including what damages if any it was seeking from RIM. Wi-LAN has also recently launched infringement lawsuits against Apple and HTC […]