BlackBerry sues Nokia for patent infringement
BlackBerry filed a patent infringement case against Nokia for use of protected technology in the …
Lawyers want more time for talks as interested parties scramble for a share of the …
Rockstar Consortium sued over patent suits
Rockstar Consortium, the group that holds former Nortel patents and is backed by Apple, Microsoft, …
Apple, Microsoft group mulling sale of Nortel patents – report
The consortium including Apple and Microsoft which spent $4.5 billion acquiring patents from Nortel is …
Google/Motorola deal picks up EC, US clearance
The European Commission and the US Department of Justice gave the green light to Google’s …
Google exec: Android subject of hostile, organised campaign
David Drummond (pictured), SVP and chief legal officer of Google, used the company’s official blog to argue that the company is the subject of “a hostile, organised campaign against Android by Microsoft, Oracle, Apple and other companies, waged through bogus patents.”
US planning patent probe, as Google strengthens hand
The Wall Street Journal reported that the US Justice Department is “intensifying” an investigation into whether companies including Apple, Microsoft and RIM could use the patent portfolio they recently acquired from Nortel Networks to “unfairly hobble competing smartphones using Google’s Android software,” as it was separately reported that Google had strengthened its own patent armoury with an acquisition of intellectual property from IBM.
Apple pays US2.6B for Nortel patent portfolio
Cash-rich Apple contributed more than half of the US$4.5 billion paid last month for Nortel’s 6,000-strong patent portfolio. The Cupertino-based technology giant was part of a winning consortium that also included EMC, Ericsson, Microsoft, Research In Motion and Sony.
Judges in the US and Canada yesterday approved the US$4.5 billion patent sale of Nortel’s patent assets to a consortium of companies including Apple, Microsoft, RIM, Ericsson and Sony.
Google gets scientific over Nortel bids
Google’s failed efforts last week to secure Nortel’s 4G patent portfolio saw the search giant make a number of seemingly random bids that in reality displayed a high degree of science.