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Alcatel-Lucent Should Consider More Aggressive Patent Monetization Strategies

Over the past year, Alcatel-Lucent has explored a number of options with regards to monetizing its patent portfolio. In February 2012, ALU signed a deal with RPX Corporation, whereby RPX would offer ALU’s patent portfolio to RPX’s member-clients. This fact is important as RPX did not serve a general broker which reached out to the […]

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Lacking Market Share, These Telecom Giants May Flex Their Patent Muscle

On Tuesday, the New York Times reported that Ericsson filed suit against Samsung, alleging that Samsung infringes patents “involving GSM, GPRS, 3G and LTE mobile phone standards.”  Also, Reuters reported today that RIM lost a dispute over the use of Nokia patents, in a case which could halt the sale of RIM products if a […]

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Smartphone Design Patents: Samsung’s Quantity versus Apple’s Novelty

This past August, Samsung lost a $1 billion jury verdict against Apple in a case that involved Apple’s patents related to the design of its iPhone and rounded square corners on icons.  As smartphone patent litigation enters into the arena of designs related to device hardware, interfaces, and ergonomics, Envision IP analyzed the US design […]

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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.