Tag: Google

Google and Apple Do the Right Thing by Settling Smartphone Patent Disputes

Big news in the Smartphone Wars: Google and Apple have settled their patent disputes. This is unequivocally a good thing. As we’ve written a number of times (see here, here, and here), the smartpho...

An Analysis of the Final FTC-Motorola Settlement

Today, the FTC released its Final Order in its settlement with Motorola on the company’s use of standard essential patents (SEPs).  Although there isn’t much “here” here, as the Commission i...

Mueller’s critique against Google off base

Last month, Florian Mueller authored a provocative blog post, criticizing Google for its recent pledge not to assert ten of its patents against any open source project. Mueller has never been a fan ...

News Coverage of House Judiciary Patent Troll Hearing

Here are some links to some good stories on the judiciary committee hearing yesterday on patent trolls.  We are working on a bigger post on this that will be up later today or Monday. Corporate coun...

Standard-Essential Patents in Context: Just a Small Piece of the Smartphone War Puzzle

(Cross-posted on DisCo) There has been a recent flurry of policy and regulatory activity related to standard-essential patents (SEPs).  First, Samsung announced it was dropping its requests for in...

Patents in the News 2/28

FTC-Google public comments round-up #2: Tech companies have their say The Essential Patent Blog February 28, 2013 Yesterday we covered several public comments submitted to the FTC by various professio...

Patents in the News 2/27

  Businesses plan to boost IP litigation spending - survey Thomson Reuters February 27, 2013 Dan Levine More publicly traded companies are planning to increase spending on intellectual property ...

Google Retaliates Against BT Patent Suits in US, UK

In a fresh salvo in the ongoing patent wars, Google launched infringement actions against British Telecom (BT) in California and the United Kingdom (UK) on Wednesday.  The suits appear to be in retal...

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