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Apple Infringes VernetX Patents with FaceTime Technology

In November of last year, VirnetX took on Apple in a case regarding patents covering the FaceTime video chat system.  Ap...
In November of last year, VirnetX took on Apple in a case regarding patents covering the FaceTime video chat system. Apple was found to have infringed on four patents, resulting … https://www.globalpatentsolutions.com/blog/apple-infringes-vernetx-patents-facetime-technology/

Google Purchases Foxconn Patents for Wearable Tech

Google has been hard at work on its Project Glass, a program intended for researching and developing an augmented reality hea...
Google has been hard at work on its Project Glass, a program intended for researching and developing an augmented reality head-mounted display unit. These futuristic eyeglasses, … https://www.globalpatentsolutions.com/blog/google-purchases-foxconn-patents-wearable-tech/

Obama Vetoes Ban on Apple iPhones, iPads

The Obama Administration’s recent decision to veto an International Trade Commission ruling against Apple, Inc. is a big deal...
The Obama Administration’s recent decision to veto an International Trade Commission ruling against Apple, Inc. is a big deal for patent holders everywhere. The first such veto i… https://www.globalpatentsolutions.com/blog/obama-vetoes-ban-apple-iphones-ipads/

Apple Looks to the Future with Fingerprint & Liquidmetal Patents

Liquidmetal, the maker of an amorphous metal alloy “with a unique atomic structure” has apparently made an exclusive agreemen...
Liquidmetal, the maker of an amorphous metal alloy “with a unique atomic structure” has apparently made an exclusive agreement with Apple. The company’s recent patent covering “B… https://www.globalpatentsolutions.com/blog/apple-looks-future-fingerprint-liquidmetal-patents/

A Brief Evolution of Mobile Phones (and Google's Latest Patent)

Mobile phones may be a part of our everyday lives now, but they weren’t always around.  Before the iPhone 5 and the Gala...
Mobile phones may be a part of our everyday lives now, but they weren’t always around. Before the iPhone 5 and the Galaxy S4, people survived with just a home phone (and maybe an… https://www.globalpatentsolutions.com/blog/brief-evolution-mobile-phones-and-googles-latest-patent/

European Commission Accuses Motorola of Patent Abuse

The European Commission recently filed a formal statement of objections against Motorola Mobility, claiming that the Google s...
The European Commission recently filed a formal statement of objections against Motorola Mobility, claiming that the Google subsidiary used its standards-essential patents to try … https://www.globalpatentsolutions.com/blog/european-commission-accuses-motorola-patent-abuse/

Investment Banking and the Patent Marketplace

Investment banks are taking advantage of the rise in patent sales and litigation as a way to grow their business, as the volu...
Investment banks are taking advantage of the rise in patent sales and litigation as a way to grow their business, as the volume of merger and acquisition deals falls. Traditional… https://www.globalpatentsolutions.com/blog/investment-banking-and-patent-marketplace/

Google Files Patent Suit Against BT - "We Will Defend Ourselves"

Back in 2011, Google purchased Motorola Mobility for $12.5 billion, acquiring 17,000 patents and another 7,000+ patents pendi...
Back in 2011, Google purchased Motorola Mobility for $12.5 billion, acquiring 17,000 patents and another 7,000+ patents pending. The purchase was seen as a defensive move on Goog… https://www.globalpatentsolutions.com/blog/google-files-patent-suit-against-bt-we-will-defend-ourselves/

Patent Trolls Target Small Business & Startups

Over the years, patent assertion entities (more commonly referred to as “Trolls”) have made a scene in the industry, earning ...
Over the years, patent assertion entities (more commonly referred to as “Trolls”) have made a scene in the industry, earning millions of dollars from their threatening lawsuits ag… https://www.globalpatentsolutions.com/blog/patent-trolls-target-small-business-startups/

larklife Fitness Band Aims to Inspire Healthy Living

You may have seen the new trend of fitness bands in the form of the Nike FuelBand, Jawbone UP or Fitbit Flex, but a new compa...
You may have seen the new trend of fitness bands in the form of the Nike FuelBand, Jawbone UP or Fitbit Flex, but a new company has recently entered the market. larklife, origina… https://www.globalpatentsolutions.com/blog/larklife-fitness-band-aims-inspire-healthy-living/

IBM Remains Number One in Patents for 20th Straight Year

IBM was top dog in 2012 when it came to the number of patents received for the year.  The company remains number one for...
IBM was top dog in 2012 when it came to the number of patents received for the year. The company remains number one for its 20th straight year, having received well over 6,000 pa… https://www.globalpatentsolutions.com/blog/ibm-remains-number-one-patents-20th-straight-year/

Patent Law Treaties Implementation Act of 2012

Recently, President Obama signed the Patent Law Treaties Implementation Act of 2012 intended to streamline the design patent ...
Recently, President Obama signed the Patent Law Treaties Implementation Act of 2012 intended to streamline the design patent process. The new law, expected to take effect in abou… https://www.globalpatentsolutions.com/blog/patent-law-treaties-implementation-act-2012/

Looking Back on Some of 2012's Top Patent Cases

 After surviving the holidays and making it past the “End of the World,” we’re all getting ready to push forward into 20...
After surviving the holidays and making it past the “End of the World,” we’re all getting ready to push forward into 2013. Many are hoping that the New Year will bring higher co… https://www.globalpatentsolutions.com/blog/looking-back-some-2012s-top-patent-cases/

Apple Patent for Intelligent Caller ID, Invalidation of Multi-Touch

Apple recently received a patent for a new “intelligent” caller ID system.  Patent No. 8,331,916 for "Image selection fo...
Apple recently received a patent for a new “intelligent” caller ID system. Patent No. 8,331,916 for "Image selection for an incoming call" describes a system in which an image is… https://www.globalpatentsolutions.com/blog/apple-patent-intelligent-caller-id-invalidation-multi-touch/

Apple to Pay $368 Million in Damages to VirnetX

Apple Inc. is expected to pay nearly $370 million in damages after losing a recent patent lawsuit to Connecticut-based compan...
Apple Inc. is expected to pay nearly $370 million in damages after losing a recent patent lawsuit to Connecticut-based company VirnetX. The case focused on Apple’s FaceTime techn… https://www.globalpatentsolutions.com/blog/apple-pay-368-million-damages-virnetx/

Apple Update: Mighty Mouse and Passbook's Patent Violation

Whether it’s dealing with lawsuits, putting new patents into action or simply pushing the limits of innovation and design, Ap...
Whether it’s dealing with lawsuits, putting new patents into action or simply pushing the limits of innovation and design, Apple is constantly in motion. Here's a quick look at s… https://www.globalpatentsolutions.com/blog/apple-update-mighty-mouse-and-passbooks-patent-violation/

RIM/Microsoft Patent Licensing Deal and the BlackBerry 10

BlackBerry distributer and designer Research in Motion recently popped back up on the smartphone market’s radar after signing...
BlackBerry distributer and designer Research in Motion recently popped back up on the smartphone market’s radar after signing a patent licensing deal with Microsoft in regards to … https://www.globalpatentsolutions.com/blog/rimmicrosoft-patent-licensing-deal-and-blackberry-10/

Kodak Considers Alternative to Patent Auction

After filing a motion to auction its digital patent portfolio back in June, Kodak has announced its efforts to explore altern...
After filing a motion to auction its digital patent portfolio back in June, Kodak has announced its efforts to explore alternative financial options. Already postponed three time… https://www.globalpatentsolutions.com/blog/kodak-considers-alternative-patent-auction/

GooPhone i5 Beats Apple iPhone 5 to the Patent

Watch out iPhone fans, the GooPhone i5 is ready for launch.  This Apple knock-off was recently patented over in China wi...
Watch out iPhone fans, the GooPhone i5 is ready for launch. This Apple knock-off was recently patented over in China with a design supposedly created from leaked images and infor… https://www.globalpatentsolutions.com/blog/goophone-i5-beats-apple-iphone-5-patent/

The New York Times vs. Helferich Patent Liscensing

The New York Times Co. has entered the tech patent arena and is now leading a defense of underdogs in a battle against Helfer...
The New York Times Co. has entered the tech patent arena and is now leading a defense of underdogs in a battle against Helferich Patent Licensing. Founded by inventor Richard Hel… https://www.globalpatentsolutions.com/blog/new-york-times-vs-helferich-patent-liscensing/

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