With the current uncertainty surrounding the future of BlackBerry and its patent portfolio, Envision IP analyzed the US patent application filing statistics of BlackBerry to understand if the company has continued to innovate and invest resources to R&D efforts in recent years.
Fresh from its recent deal with Microsoft, Nokia may be well poised to acquire BlackBerry’s patent portfolio in whole or part, if the patents are made available for sale. Nokia sold its Devices & Service business to Microsoft for EUR 3.79 billion, and licensed its utility patents for another EUR 1.65 billion, for a total […]
BusinessWeek reported today that Nintendo suffered a setback as the company was denied a listing on the Nikkei 225. With the increasing popularity of smartphones and tablets as gaming devices, many analysts have questioned the future of Nintendo’s traditional gaming focus of handheld game-only devices.
Microsoft announced on Monday that it is acquiring Nokia’s smartphone business. Microsoft will pay €3.79 billion ($5 billion) for Nokia’s “Devices and Services” division and another €1.65 billion ($2.2 billion) to license Nokia’s patents.
The New York Times reported today that Microsoft has offered Barnes & Noble $1 billion for the bookseller’s Nook e-reader business. Envision IP reviewed Barnes & Noble’s US patent portfolio to determine if intellectual property behind the Nook business played a part in Microsoft’s offer.
Yesterday, Vringo, Inc. announced that it had filed a patent infringement lawsuit against Microsoft through a wholly owned subsidiary, I/P Engine, Inc. The complaint involves US 6,314,420 and US 6,775,664.
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.
The rise of cloud computing in the recent decade has fueled many traditional technology powerhouses to develop cutting-edge products for shared and distributed data storage and access.