Patent Infringement

The Tweet Beat: Samsung and Apple's Legal Grapple

The Tweet Beat: Samsung and Apple's Legal Grapple

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We've been here before, haven't we? Apple and Samsung are in court for their patent infringement trial, part deux, and it's not pretty.

Obama vs. the Patent Trolls

Obama vs. the Patent Trolls

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The White House shines a bright light on frivolous patent infringement suits, urging the introduction of rule changes and online help for unwitting defendants.

Senate Judiciary Committee Takes Patent Trolls to Task

Senate Judiciary Committee Takes Patent Trolls to Task

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Fee demand letters extorting marketing vendors and their clients take center stage at Senate Judiciary Committee meeting led by Sen. Patrick Leahy.

House Passes Innovation Act, Whacks Patent Trolls

House Passes Innovation Act, Whacks Patent Trolls

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Goodlatte bill is a setback to "non-practicing entities" that file frivolous lawsuits and a win for the direct marketing industry.

Google's Motorola unit files patent complaint against Apple

Google's Motorola unit files patent complaint against Apple

Google's reinvention of the Motorola Mobility business it acquired last year continues apace.

Microsoft buys 800+ AOL patents for $1 billion

Microsoft buys 800+ AOL patents for $1 billion

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AOL's shares shot up roughly 37% following reports on April 9 that the ink is drying on a deal to sell Microsoft Corp. more than 800 patents for $1.056 billion, AOL confirmed to Direct Marketing News.

Yahoo sues Facebook for patent infringement

Yahoo is suing Facebook for allegedly infringing on 10 patents, according to a complaint filed on Mar. 12 with the U.S. District Court in San Jose, California. Four of the patents in question relate to methods and technology for advertising, while others relate to privacy, customizing user experiences, social networking and instant messaging.

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