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Google, Apple, Microsoft given go ahead to buy up Kodak patents

Google, Apple, Microsoft given go ahead to buy up Kodak patents

Back when Kodak announced that it would be filing for bankruptcy and selling off a large number of its patents to help with restructuring efforts, we all knew this sell off would be huge. As it turns out, that feeling was correct, with major players in the tech field like Google, Apple, and Microsoft all vying for a slice of that patent pie. Today a Judge approved the deal for those three tech giants to buy up Kodak's patents, to the tune of $527 million.

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Microsoft suggests a flat fee while Motorola wants a cut in Xbox patent case

Microsoft suggests a flat fee while Motorola wants a cut in Xbox patent case

It would appear that one of the many titanic battles in the patent universe is coming to fisticuffs for Motorola and Microsoft as they duel between one another over how much the latter owes the former for patented technology used in the Xbox. The trial at hand was held on November 13th through the 20th down in the Western District of Washington in a federal court designed to settle on how much Microsoft owes Motorola for two of its standard, essential patents used in the Xbox gaming console as well as products such as Windows 7. Now the talks have hit monetary amounts with suggested sums equalling out to be millions of dollars apart from one another.

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Microsoft chalks up another patent win against Motorola

Microsoft chalks up another patent win against Motorola

Motorola just cannot catch a break when it comes to patent suits in Germany. Motorola has already come out as the loser in patent disputes against Microsoft and Apple, and today, Microsoft announced that it has once again secured victory. A German court has found that multiple devices made by Motorola are infringing on a Microsoft patent for technology that allows a keyboard to communicate with an app, and Microsoft asserts that this technology has been built into Android.

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Apple patents licensed to Microsoft while Samsung declined

Apple patents licensed to Microsoft while Samsung declined

It seems that one of the bigger stories to come out of the Apple vs Samsung trail over the past few days has gotten just a bit more complicated, as the patents Apple offered to Samsung several years ago - the same that are on trial now - were also offered to Microsoft. As Apple's director of patent licensing and strategy Boris Teksler noted in the case, Microsoft and Apple have had a long-running cross-licensing deal going in which all of the patents in the case at hand were and are included. With that deal came "specific rules" in which both companies are not allowed to make "clone" products.

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Microsoft MagSafe rival packs power and data tips patent application

Microsoft MagSafe rival packs power and data tips patent application

Microsoft is apparently readying a challenge to Apple's MagSafe connector, filing a patent application for a magnetically-clinging connector with both power and data links for mobile devices. According to the freshly-filed application, Microsoft envisages "a mechanically simple and aesthetically pleasing mechanism for delivering power and/or data to and/or from an electronic device" with a "substantially smooth surface" pleasing in both aesthetic and engineering terms left on the gadget itself.

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Microsoft applies for dual-module mobile patent

Microsoft applies for dual-module mobile patent

Microsoft has recently filed for a patent that's worth some attention. The concept is quite intriguing and involves a mobile device comprised of two parts that can work together or independently. The two parts could be two displays that can connect to form one display and they would operate together through magnetic attraction.

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Microsoft Android patent hunting hits Pegatron

Microsoft Android patent hunting hits Pegatron

The group known as Pegatron Corp. have become the next in a line of companies creating hardware based around Android and Chrome OS to have signed a patent agreement with Microsoft. It's been some weeks since we heard the last case of this happening, but what each of these cases have amounted to is the same as what's going on here: Microsoft owns a gigantic batch of patents, many of which cover devices whose functionality lends itself to Android. In this case, both Android and Chrome devices made by Pegatron might otherwise have fallen under Microsoft's lawsuit umbrella unless Pegatron made an agreement with Microsoft like they're doing here to give them cash per unit sold.

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