Patent infringement

Xiaomi headphone button looks almost identical to Kickstarter’s Pressy

Xiaomi Pressy clone

Xiaomi’s Hugo Berra yesterday showed off a new gadget that the Chinese company is working on. Still nameless, the small gadget is effectively a small button that plugs into your Xiaomi phone’s headset jack. Different click types trigger up to 10 different actions such as taking a picture or recording a phone call. If it sounds familiar, it’s because it’s […]

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 […]

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 […]

Samsung unwilling to settle lawsuits with Apple

Hopes that Samsung and Apple could settle their legal battles out of court appear to have been dashed. Speaking to Korea’s Yonhap News Agency, J.K. Shin, President and Head of IT & Mobile Communications Division, said that Samsung would look to a legal resolution rather than a settlement. “We don’t intend to (negotiate) at all,” he explained, apparently leaving little […]