Samsung and Google agree to 10-year patent deal

By Cody Lee on Jan 26, 2014

Huge news coming out of Mountain View this afternoon. Google has announced that it has reached a global patent cross-licensing agreement with Android heavyweight Samsung, covering a broad range of technologies and business areas.

Few details are known about the agreement at this time, but the companies have said that it’s a 10-year deal and that it covers all current and future technology patents. The move will bolster the patent positions for both Samsung and Google… Read More

 

Judge tosses two Samsung claims ahead of Apple patent trial

By Cody Lee on Jan 22, 2014

Apple and Samsung are gearing up for round 2 of their landmark US patent trial. The first round ended in Samsung paying nearly $1 billion in damages for infringing on some of Apple’s patents, and this new trial will look for similar infringement in newer devices.

The court proceedings don’t start for another two months, but Samsung has already suffered two big blows. This week, Judge Lucy Koh found the company’s multimedia synchronization patent to be invalid, and found it to infringe on an Apple autocorrect patent… Read More

 
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