Intellectual Property - Infoworld http://www.infoworld.com/t/1959 en Sony and Google gang up for an illegal video takedown http://www.infoworld.com/d/open-source-software/sony-and-google-gang-illegal-video-takedown-240357?source=rss_intellectual_property <div id="blog-edit" style="padding: 8px; background: none no-repeat scroll center top #ffffff; position: relative; float: right; width: 243px; height: 182px;"><img src="http://www.infoworld.com/sites/infoworld.com/files/media/image/02FErichmedia_hp.jpg" alt="Sony and Google gang up for an illegal video takedown" width="243" height="182" align="right" /></div><p>Another week, another "mistaken" takedown notice from Big Media -- this time, <a href="http://www.cartoonbrew.com/ideas-commentary/sony-demands-removal-of-open-source-indie-short-sintel-from-youtube-98182.html" target="_blank">Sony took</a></p> Open Source Software Intellectual Property Open Source Software Mon, 14 Apr 2014 10:00:00 +0000 Simon Phipps 240357 at http://www.infoworld.com Apple details $2.2B damages claim against Samsung http://www.infoworld.com/d/mobile-technology/apple-details-22b-damages-claim-against-samsung-240139?source=rss_intellectual_property <p>Apple began to lay out its $2.2 billion damages claim against Samsung Electronics for the first time on Tuesday, arguing to an eight-person jury in California that Samsung's alleged patent infringement was large and significantly damaged Apple.</p> <p>Apple is demanding the money for lost sales and royalties it says it suffered as a result of Samsung's sale of more than 37 million smartphones and tablets between August 2011 and the end of 2013, the company told the court.</p> Mobile Technology Apple Samsung Android Intellectual Property iPhone Wed, 09 Apr 2014 10:58:17 +0000 admin 240139 at http://www.infoworld.com Apple-Samsung jury discovers joys of subroutines, class libraries http://www.infoworld.com/d/mobile-technology/apple-samsung-jury-discovers-joys-of-subroutines-class-libraries-240049?source=rss_intellectual_property <p>The eight-person jury hearing Apple's patent infringement case against Samsung was thrown into the deep end Monday and subjected to some heady talk of subroutines and class libraries.</p> <p>It was a big contrast to last week, when the court got a behind-the-scenes look at the birth of the iPhone and were told of a Steve Jobs email in which the former Apple boss called for a "holy war" against Google.</p> Mobile Technology The Industry Standard Apple Samsung Android Intellectual Property iPhone Tue, 08 Apr 2014 12:35:04 +0000 admin 240049 at http://www.infoworld.com Apple v. Samsung: a 'holy war' for $2 billion http://www.infoworld.com/t/intellectual-property/apple-v-samsung-holy-war-2-billion-239957?source=rss_intellectual_property <p>Apple and Samsung were back in San Jose federal court alst week arguing over more patents and another set of devices. Apple is demanding more than $2 billion in damages, in the second case between the companies in California.</p> <p>Jury selection began Monday with roughly 130 prospective jurors, who were <a href="http://www.macworld.com/article/2138260/with-one-dinosaur-and-one-blackberry-owner-icourt-jury-is-selected.html" target="_blank">whittled down to 10 people</a>. Many are iPhone and iPad users and just one has a Samsung smartphone, but many have Samsung TVs.</p> Apple Samsung Android Intellectual Property iPhone Mon, 07 Apr 2014 11:48:52 +0000 admin 239957 at http://www.infoworld.com In the latest Apple-Samsung battle, Apple's real target is Google http://www.infoworld.com/d/the-industry-standard/in-the-latest-apple-samsung-battle-apples-real-target-google-239702?source=rss_intellectual_property <div id="blog-edit" style="padding: 8px; background: none no-repeat scroll center top #ffffff; position: relative; float: right; width: 243px; height: 182px;"><img src="http://www.infoworld.com/sites/infoworld.com/files/media/image/Google_Scrutiny_hp.jpg" alt="TITLE" width="243" height="182" align="right" /></div><p>Apple and Samsung have <a href="http://www.infoworld.com/d/the-industry-standard/court-allows-apple-samsung-add-recent-products-in-patent-suit-211034">sued each other so often</a> and in so many countries that you can certainly be pardoned for yawning when the subject comes up.</p> Mobile Technology The Industry Standard Apple Google Samsung Android Intellectual Property Thu, 03 Apr 2014 10:00:00 +0000 Bill Snyder 239702 at http://www.infoworld.com Apple demands more than $2 billion from Samsung for patent infringement http://www.infoworld.com/d/the-industry-standard/apple-demands-more-2-billion-samsung-patent-infringement-239587?source=rss_intellectual_property <p>Samsung should pay more than $2 billion for repeated infringement of Apple patents in more than 37 million smartphones sold in the U.S., a Silicon Valley jury was told Tuesday as a trial between the two companies got underway after more than two years of preparation.</p> <p>&nbsp;</p><p>Apple opened its case by declaring, "the reason the damages are high is because the scope of Samsung's infringement is massive," but Samsung hit back soon after, telling the jury that the Apple figure was "a gross, gross exaggeration and an insult to your intelligence."</p> The Industry Standard Android Intellectual Property iPhone Tue, 01 Apr 2014 20:51:29 +0000 admin 239587 at http://www.infoworld.com Supreme Court set for landmark decision -- good or bad -- on software patents http://www.infoworld.com/t/intellectual-property/supreme-court-set-landmark-decision-good-or-bad-software-patents-239585?source=rss_intellectual_property <div style="padding: 8px; background: none no-repeat scroll center top #ffffff; position: relative; float: right; width: 243px; height: 182px;"><img src="http://www.infoworld.com/sites/infoworld.com/files/media/image/patents_vise_0.jpg" alt="Supreme Court set for landmark decision -- good or bad -- on software patents" width="243" height="182" align="right" /></div> <p>The <a href="http://www.infoworld.com/t/technology-business/supreme-court-rule-software-patents-232303">U.S.</a></p> Intellectual Property Software Licensing Tue, 01 Apr 2014 19:20:21 +0000 InfoWorld Tech Watch 239585 at http://www.infoworld.com SOPA backers seek to restrict online rights again -- but this time outside the law http://www.infoworld.com/t/intellectual-property/sopa-backers-seek-restrict-online-rights-again-time-outside-the-law-238424?source=rss_intellectual_property <div id="tw-edit" style="padding: 8px; background: none no-repeat scroll center top #ffffff; position: relative; float: right; width: 243px; height: 182px;"><img src="http://www.infoworld.com/sites/infoworld.com/files/media/image/18OPgripeline_hp.jpg" alt="SOPA backers seek to restrict online rights again -- but this time outside the law" width="243" height="182" align="right" /></div><p>The next threat to online rights may not be posed by a piece of legislation, but rather from a series of tacit agreements worked out between content holders, payment processors, and service providers.</p> The Industry Standard Internet E-commerce Federal Regulations Intellectual Property Fri, 14 Mar 2014 16:35:09 +0000 InfoWorld Tech Watch 238424 at http://www.infoworld.com Juniper Networks not giving up firewall patent fight vs. Palo Alto Networks http://www.infoworld.com/d/the-industry-standard/juniper-networks-not-giving-firewall-patent-fight-vs-palo-alto-networks-238219?source=rss_intellectual_property <p>Juniper Networks' legal battle against Palo Alto Networks claiming infringement of&nbsp;<a href="http://www.networkworld.com/news/2013/121913-juniper-palo-alto-277090.html" target="_blank">application-firewall patents</a> ended in a mistrial being declared in a Delaware court, but Juniper says it intends to haul Palo Alto back into court again.</p> Networking The Industry Standard Intellectual Property Networking Wed, 12 Mar 2014 12:32:24 +0000 admin 238219 at http://www.infoworld.com Apple again denied permanent US sales ban against Samsung products http://www.infoworld.com/d/mobile-technology/apple-again-denied-permanent-us-sales-ban-against-samsung-products-237829?source=rss_intellectual_property <p>Apple has again been denied a permanent U.S. sales ban on 23 Samsung Electronics products that infringe on Apple patents.</p> Mobile Technology The Industry Standard Apple Samsung Intellectual Property Mobile Technology Thu, 06 Mar 2014 12:03:28 +0000 admin 237829 at http://www.infoworld.com Open Source Initiative, Free Software Foundation unite against software patents http://www.infoworld.com/d/open-source-software/open-source-initiative-free-software-foundation-unite-against-software-patents-237362?source=rss_intellectual_property <div id="blog-edit" style="padding: 8px; background: none no-repeat scroll center top #ffffff; position: relative; float: right; width: 243px; height: 182px;"><img src="http://www.infoworld.com/sites/infoworld.com/files/media/image/code_gavel_hp_0.jpg" alt="Open Source Initiative, Free Software Foundation unite against software patents" width="243" height="182" align="right" /></div><p>How important are <a href="http://www.infoworld.com/d/open-source-software/patent-trolls-tread-carefully-in-2014-234329">software patents</a>? Open Source Software Intellectual Property Open Source Software Fri, 28 Feb 2014 11:00:00 +0000 Simon Phipps 237362 at http://www.infoworld.com Got a patent troll demand letter? See if it's legit http://www.infoworld.com/t/intellectual-property/got-patent-troll-demand-letter-see-if-its-legit-236771?source=rss_intellectual_property <div id="tw-edit" style="padding: 8px; background: none no-repeat scroll center top #ffffff; position: relative; float: right; width: 243px; height: 182px;"><img src="http://www.infoworld.com/sites/infoworld.com/files/media/image/patents_vise_0.jpg" alt="Got a patent troll demand letter? See if it's legit" width="243" height="182" align="right" /></div> <p>There's little that's worse than opening the mail and finding correspondence from a patent troll demanding that you pay up for the use of a patent that allegedly covers something you've long done without having to pay a tithe. Intellectual Property Fri, 21 Feb 2014 11:00:00 +0000 InfoWorld Tech Watch 236771 at http://www.infoworld.com Box to enlist CIOs as it targets vertical industries http://www.infoworld.com/d/cloud-computing/box-enlist-cios-it-targets-vertical-industries-236148?source=rss_intellectual_property <p>Box will beef up its consulting team this year with several CIOs as it seeks to grow sales and adoption of its enterprise cloud storage and file-sharing service in specific industries.</p> <p>Manjit Singh, former CIO at Chiquita Brands and the Las Vegas Sands Corp., is the first such hire, and he'll be in charge of the retail, consumer packaged goods, and hospitality segments.</p> Cloud Computing The Industry Standard Cloud Storage Intellectual Property IT Strategy Technology Consulting Technology Business Tue, 11 Feb 2014 19:50:37 +0000 admin 236148 at http://www.infoworld.com Judge rebukes Apple for invoking nationalist bias but denies Samsung a retrial http://www.infoworld.com/t/intellectual-property/judge-rebukes-apple-invoking-nationalist-bias-denies-samsung-retrial-235979?source=rss_intellectual_property <p>A U.S. judge has denied Samsung's request for a retrial in a patent dispute with Apple, but she also chastised Apple's lawyers for making the Korean firm's "foreignness" an issue in closing remarks to the jury.</p> <p>The <a href="http://www.scribd.com/doc/205544289/Judge-Koh-s-order-on-JMOLs-in-Apple-v-Samsung" target="_blank">order from Judge Lucy Koh late Friday</a> means a damages award against Samsung of $290 million still stands. But she clearly took issue with the way Apple summed up its case to the jury, saying it suggested an "American-versus-non-American theme."</p> Apple Samsung Intellectual Property Mon, 10 Feb 2014 12:38:19 +0000 admin 235979 at http://www.infoworld.com Nokia and HTC bury hatchet in patent disputes http://www.infoworld.com/t/intellectual-property/nokia-and-htc-bury-hatchet-in-patent-disputes-235971?source=rss_intellectual_property <p>Nokia and HTC have settled their long-running patent infringement battles, which played out in several countries and have seen a handful of HTC phones banned from sale in Europe.</p> <p>The two companies, both major players in the smartphone industry, said they have agreed on a "patent and technology collaboration" that will settle all outstanding litigation.</p> Mobile Technology The Industry Standard Nokia Intellectual Property Smartphones Sat, 08 Feb 2014 00:52:40 +0000 admin 235971 at http://www.infoworld.com Typo goes on offensive against BlackBerry http://www.infoworld.com/d/mobile-technology/typo-goes-offensive-against-blackberry-235851?source=rss_intellectual_property <p>Typo Products, the <a href="http://www.infoworld.com/d/the-industry-standard/blackberry-sues-ryan-seacrests-typo-over-iconic-keyboard-design-233411">startup being sued by BlackBerry</a> over an iPhone keyboard add-on, has come out swinging against a demand that its product be taken off sale in the U.S.</p> Mobile Technology The Industry Standard BlackBerry Intellectual Property iPhone Thu, 06 Feb 2014 12:47:41 +0000 admin 235851 at http://www.infoworld.com Apple faces $2.1 billion patent damages claim in Germany http://www.infoworld.com/d/the-industry-standard/apple-faces-21-billion-patent-damages-claim-in-germany-235765?source=rss_intellectual_property <p>German patent licensing firm IPCom has accused Apple of infringing a patent on 3G technology and wants €1.57 billion ($2.1 billion) in damages, the Mannheim Regional Court said Wednesday.</p> The Industry Standard Apple Intellectual Property Wed, 05 Feb 2014 14:46:26 +0000 admin 235765 at http://www.infoworld.com Google and Cisco strike patent deal http://www.infoworld.com/t/intellectual-property/google-and-cisco-strike-patent-deal-235614?source=rss_intellectual_property <p>Google has added Cisco to the list of tech companies with which it has struck a long-term patent cross-licensing agreement.</p> <p>The deal covers "a broad range of products and technologies," the companies said in a news release, and helps reduce the risk of future litigation.</p> Google Intellectual Property Tue, 04 Feb 2014 19:05:17 +0000 admin 235614 at http://www.infoworld.com Twitter buys 900 IBM patents, dodging a potential infringement suit http://www.infoworld.com/d/the-industry-standard/twitter-buys-900-ibm-patents-dodging-potential-infringement-suit-235481?source=rss_intellectual_property <p>Twitter has acquired over 900 patents from IBM, a move likely intended to settle IBM's claims that Twitter was infringing on at least three of its patents.</p> <p><a href="http://www-03.ibm.com/press/us/en/pressrelease/43081.wss" target="_blank">IBM said Friday</a> that Twitter acquired the patents in December, and that the companies had entered into a patent cross-license agreement covering other technologies that might be shared between the firms.</p> The Industry Standard Intellectual Property Social Networking Fri, 31 Jan 2014 20:51:32 +0000 admin 235481 at http://www.infoworld.com How Google sold Motorola at a loss and came out ahead http://www.infoworld.com/d/open-source-software/how-google-sold-motorola-loss-and-came-out-ahead-235386?source=rss_intellectual_property <div id="blog-edit" style="padding: 8px; background: none no-repeat scroll center top #ffffff; position: relative; float: right; width: 243px; height: 182px;"><img src="http://www.infoworld.com/sites/infoworld.com/files/media/image/google_lenovo_handshake.jpg" alt="How Google sold Motorola at a loss and came out ahead" width="243" height="182" align="right" /></div><p>I keep reading articles that say Google is losing money by selling Motorola Mobility to IBM's favorite dumping ground for used assets, Chinese manufacturer Lenovo. This is simply wrong.</p> Mobile Technology Open Source Software Google Lenovo Motorola Mobility Android Intellectual Property M&A Open Source Software Fri, 31 Jan 2014 11:00:00 +0000 Simon Phipps 235386 at http://www.infoworld.com