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Apple most targeted company by patent trolls

Apple most targeted company by patent trolls

At a conference at Stanford University today, Winston & Stawn's Vice Chair of Intellectual Property Michael Brody spoke about patent trolls during a presentation, detailing the harm they present to companies and numbers related to them from the past few years. Although patent trolls target a variety of companies, Apple, HP, and Samsung have become the most common targets, with Apple being at the top.

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Google secures pay-per-gaze patent

Google secures pay-per-gaze patent

Google recently secured a patent for pay-per-gaze technology that may influence the cost of advertising for products like Google Glass. The patent notes that eye tracking systems already exist but have been limited to mostly research applications. They have never been leveraged for practical applications used in everyday life and this patent may make it possible to bill based on how many times a user looks at an advertisement, both online and off.

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Samsung Display sets up patent firm to milk exclusive screen tech

Samsung Display sets up patent firm to milk exclusive screen tech

Samsung's display division has quietly set up a patent company in the US, Intellectual Keystone Technology (IKT), already responsible for buying up former Seiko Epson patents believed to be around LCD and OLED tech. IKT is entirely owned by Samsung Display, and was described by a company spokesperson to The Korea Times as an attempt to "strengthen" its intellectual property base. It cost around $25m to launch the Washington D.C. based company, Samsung Display confirmed.

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EU sees Motorola’s anti-Apple patent ploy as antitrust, Commission warns

EU sees Motorola’s anti-Apple patent ploy as antitrust, Commission warns

Motorola abused its dominance in wireless patents when it tried to block Apple's iPhone in Germany, the European Commission has judged, potentially paving the way to official antitrust penalties against the Google-owned smartphone firm. The EU had been investigating Motorola's use of standards-essential GSM patents to spar with Apple in Europe, citing the company's intention to chase sales injunctions over use of technologies that had been agreed as core to the GSM standard, despite Apple suggesting it was willing to license them.

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CopyTele sues Skype in its “patent monetization” scheme

CopyTele sues Skype in its “patent monetization” scheme

CopyTele, or more specifically, its Secure Web Conference Corp. division has sued Microsoft's Skype due to patent infringement. Copytele says that Skype infringed on 2 of its patents, one regarding a "method and apparatus for securing e-mail attachments", and the other for a "portable telecommunication security device." However, CopyTele didn't sue Skype because it was trying to protect its patent portfolio. It sued Skype because it saw an opportunity to generate more money off its patents. Yes, unfortunately, CopyTele is known as a patent troll.

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Apple to challenge the VirnetX Facetime patent infringment ruling

Apple to challenge the VirnetX Facetime patent infringment ruling

Apple has decided that it will be challenging a ruling made last November that found it guilty of infringing on several of VirnetX's patents. The ruling required Apple to pay VirnetX $368.2 million in damages. However, in Apple's recent quarterly report, the company filed Form 10-Q with the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) stating that it intends on challenging the verdict and has not "recorded a loss accrual at this time."

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US International Trade Commission sides with Apple in Motorola patent case

US International Trade Commission sides with Apple in Motorola patent case

In late 2010, a Motorola complaint against Apple spurred what has been a long-lived legal squabble between the two companies, something Google has been on the losing end of. Earlier today, the U.S. International Trade Commission sided with Apple in a case started by Motorola over a sensor patent. Google sought to have certain varieties of the iPhone that used the patent's feature blocked in the US, but instead the patent was invalidated.

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Xbox doesn’t infringe Motorola patent says judge

Xbox doesn’t infringe Motorola patent says judge

A US International Trade Commission Judge has sided with Microsoft in what has been a long legal battle over whether the company infringed on Motorola patents. This concerns the last of what was several patents that were originally claimed, four of which were found back in April to be infringing. After the ruling, the Commission stated that it had to be revisted, and soon after they were dropped.

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