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Will Head Mounted Augmented Reality be the Next Disruptive Technology?

With the recent unveiling of Apple’s iPhone 5, many analysts and consumers are speculating on what will be the next industry-changing technology.The Wall Street Journal reported last Tuesday on Google’s new wearable Internet-enabled glasses, which include a heads-up display that reportedly operate much like a wearable smartphone.

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Samsung Dwarfs Apple in 4G LTE Related US Patents

On Tuesday, The Korea Times reported that “Samsung Electronics will sue Apple over its release of the iPhone 5 for infringing on its fourth-generation (4G) long-term evolution (LTE) connectivity patents, according to industry sources.”   In light of the recent US federal court decision holding Samsung liable for infringing a number of Apple patents related to […]

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Apple Wins a Patent Battle, but Samsung Owns Core Smartphone Technology

On Friday, a federal jury found Samsung guilty of infringing several patents owned by Apple in a high-stakes lawsuit in which Apple was awarded $1.05 billion in damages. Reports state that Apple is now seeking injunctions to block the sale of a number of Samsung devices.In July of 2011, Envision IP analyzed the tablet-related US […]

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Varying Kodak Patent Valuations Make Auction Price Difficult to Predict

On Friday, the Wall Street Journal reported that multiple technology heavyweights are lining up to bid for Kodak’s digital imaging and digital capture patent portfolio. One consortium consists of Apple, Microsoft, and patent-aggregation firm Intellectual Ventures, while another consortium comprises Google, Samsung, LG, HTC, and another patent-aggregation firm, RPX Corp.

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Nokia Has a Valuable and Relatively Young US Patent Portfolio

According to a Wall Street Journal report yesterday, Nokia’s patent portfolio is being valued at “$6 billion” by analysts.  As the company struggles to keep pace with other players in the mobile and wireless space, Nokia’s CEO Stephen Elop suggested that the company may start looking at its patent portfolio to “generate cash”.

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Kodak Patent Portfolio Value Likely Reduced by Invalidity Ruling at ITC

On Monday, the U.S. International Trade Commission (ITC) declared that Kodak’s U.S. Patent No. 6,292,218 was invalid.  The ‘218 patent has claims that apparently cover previewing low-resolution versions of a moving image while capturing static images at higher resolutions.  Kodak has claimed that most modern smartphones incorporating cameras use this technology.