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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.

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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 […]