Research in Motion, Ltd. (RIM), a former powerhouse in the enterprise mobile communication device market, has consistently lost market share over the past few years as its BlackBerry handsets continue to fail to keep up with current-generation Android or iOS devices.
With 990 issued patents, and approximately 2100 pending patent applications, Yahoo has a sizable patent portfolio. Yahoo owns a suite of patented technologies developed in-house and through patents obtained by acquiring Inktomi and Overture Services (which had previously acquired the pioneering search engines AllTheWeb and AltaVista).
With 21 patents related to portable computing devices and associated software, Amazon is dwarfed by the more established tablet players (as covered in our report, The US Tablet Computing Market, July 2011). With its current patent portfolio, Amazon owns approximately 0.2% of total tablet-related patent filings in the United States. Moreover, Amazon has not filed […]
As the struggle for smartphone supremacy continues, mobile device manufacturers now have a new arena in which to wage battle – the tablet market. Though Apple still claims the lion’s share of the United States market with its iPad line, Apple’s competitors have been hard at work developing innovative tablet technologies to eclipse Apple’s stronghold. […]