Tag Archives: Patent

Microsoft Surface Phone May Be a Foldable Smartphone, Tips Patent

Samsung is largely expected to launch its foldable device in Q3 this year, LG in Q4, and even Nokia is now tipped to launch a flexible device soon. Iin tow, Microsoft has also been granted a patent that shows its possible plans to make a flexible display smartphone. The patent reveals Microsoft is envisioning a smartphone that opens up to ... Read More »

Nokia Foldable Smartphones May Be in Development, Recently Granted Patent Hints

Laptops have embraced the flexible design, and 360-degree hinges are now seen on most of the new launches out there. Smartphones are expected to see the same trend, and Samsung is heavily expected to launch a flexible display smartphone in Q3 this year – as is LG for Q4 2017. Expected to join the party is apparently Nokia, which has ... Read More »

Nokia Shares Fall on Patent Dispute With Apple

Nokia shares fell by nearly 5 percent on Thursday in Helsinki as analysts warned a legal battle with Apple could delay for years royalty payments that are vital to shoring up the Finnish company’s profits. Nokia’s patent licence contract with Apple expires at the end of the year. This week, both sides have taken legal action – with Nokia accusing ... Read More »

iPhone Dual-SIM Variants May Be Coming Soon, If Recent Patent Applications Are Indications

Apple has been the only major handset manufacturer that has not integrated dual-SIM functionality on its smartphones, but this may change soon. A couple of new patent filings suggest that Apple is considering adding the dual-SIM functionality to iPhones. Forbes in a report cites two patent filings in China and US that suggest the Cupertino-based giant may launch a dual-SIM ... Read More »

Samsung Wins Over Apple in $399 Million Patent Appeal in US Supreme Court

The US Supreme Court on Tuesday sided with Samsung in its big-money smartphone patent fight with Apple, throwing out an appeals court ruling that the South Korean company had to pay a $399 million penalty to its American rival for copying key iPhone designs. The 8-0 ruling, written by Justice Sonia Sotomayor, held that a patent violator does not always ... Read More »

Apple-Samsung iPhone Patent Feud Leaves US Supreme Court Struggling

  The fierce, big-money patent fight between Apple and Samsung left the US Supreme Court groping for a solution on Tuesday, as the justices puzzled over how to discern the value of individual design elements in a complex product like an iPhone. (Also see: Apple Wins Appeal Reinstating $119.6 Million Samsung Verdict) The eight justices heard arguments in Samsung’s bid ... Read More »

Designers Come Out for Apple in Patent Fight With Samsung

Apple deserved the hundreds of millions of dollars in damages Samsung Electronics paid for infringing patented designs of the iPhone because the product’s distinctive look drives people to purchase it, a group of design industry professionals told the US Supreme Court on Thursday. Setting up a clash with a number of Silicon Valley companies that have come out on the ... Read More »

Huawei Has Filed New Patent Suit Against Samsung, Reveals Chinese Court

Huawei Technologies Co Ltd has filed another patent lawsuit against smartphone rival Samsung Electronics Co Ltd in China, adding to the legal battle between the two Asian electronics giants. Quanzhou intermediate people’s court spokesman Wang Zhiwei told Reuters the court accepted the case recently but did not provide further details, including what infringements Huawei is claiming in the lawsuit and ... Read More »

iPhone 6 Infringes on Patent, Says Beijing, Orders Halt of income in metropolis

Apple violated the design patents of a chinese language tool maker and might have to halt sales of its modern-day iPhones in Beijing, the city’s intellectual assets authority dominated, handing america corporation its today’s setback in a pivotal marketplace. The iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus infringe on Shenzhen Baili’s patent rights due to similarities to its 100C phone, the ... Read More »

Xiaomi, Microsoft enter Patent Licensing settlement; Xiaomi to Preload workplace, Skype

software program maker Microsoft Corp is promoting approximately 1,500 of its patents to chinese tool maker Xiaomi, a rare departure for the U.S. business enterprise and a part of what the 2 corporations say is the start of an extended-term partnership. The deal, introduced on Wednesday, also includes a patent go-licensing association and a dedication through Xiaomi to put in ... Read More »