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HTC stops selling phones in the UK due to patent dispute

Taiwanese smartphone manufacturer HTC isn't dead, although it may as well be in the UK. Due to a patent dispute with Munich-based research and development company Ipcom, the company has pulled its smartphones from the UK market. The patent specifically pertains to car phones, which HTC agreed in 2012 to sell their phones in the...

Samsung and Huawei agree to settle dispute over smartphone patents

Patent laws are incredibly complex and can vary from country to country. Both Samsung and Huawei are two massive companies that have been familiar with this stuff for decades. Samsung has had its share of patent lawsuits against other tech giants such as Apple, but Samsung has also been hit with a couple of suits...

Apple & Samsung settle lawsuit over alleged copying of iPhone design

Apple and Samsung's long-standing patent dispute over alleged copying of the iPhone's design is finally coming to an end. The two companies have settled the dispute that started way back in 2011 when Apple first accused Samsung of copying the iPhone's design in their Galaxy smartphone. This news comes from a court filing from the U.S....

Google Patents Dual-Screen Convertible Laptop

Patents don't always make it into consumer products, but there's always a chance they might. And that's what makes Google's patent for a dual-screen convertible laptop so exciting. The newly uncovered United States Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO) filing follows another, related Google patent for an automated and motorized laptop lid. This one shows a device made up...

Samsung Patent Details User Interface of a Potential Foldable Phone

For some years now, we have been hearing that foldable phones will be launched in the future. In 2009, Samsung demoed a flexible AMOLED display, but it was extremely bulky and the resolution was low. Since then, the company has confirmed that it is interested in the foldable phone space, but until this year, we...

Qualcomm Files Patent Infringement Complaints Against Apple with the ITC and US Federal Court

The legal tussles between Apple and Qualcomm expand into newer territories, as Qualcomm has now filed patent infringement complaint against Apple with the US International Trade Commission to ban the import of infringing Apple products, and with the US District Court for the Southern District of California seeking damages and injunctive relief. In its ITC complaint,...

BlackBerry Will Receive $940 Million from Qualcomm in Arbitration

Back in April, we informed that Qualcomm would have to pay almost $815 million to BlackBerry over a royalties dispute. New numbers arrived, and the chipmaker must pay $940 million to BlackBerry for its patent practices. The final settlement agreement obliges Qualcomm to pay the full amount before May 31. Qualcomm is the biggest chipmaker for mobile...

SCOTUS to Hear Apple v. Samsung Patent Case

The Supreme Court of the United States (SCOTUS) announced this morning that they will hear part of the patent dispute between Apple and Samsung. The order, published on the Supreme Court web site, limits the hearing by SCOTUS though to only the second of two questions presented. Samsung filed the request back on December 14th...