cross pond high tech
Follow
Find tag "Patents"
27.3K views | +4 today
cross pond high tech
light views on high tech in both Europe and US
Your new post is loading...
Your new post is loading...
Scooped by Philippe J DEWOST
Scoop.it!

FOSS Patents: Analysis of 222 smartphone patent assertions: more than 90% go nowhere, rest lacks impact

FOSS Patents: Analysis of 222 smartphone patent assertions: more than 90% go nowhere, rest lacks impact | cross pond high tech | Scoop.it

Based on where things stand now, more than 90% of 222 smartphone patent infringement assertions by major players against other large organizations have gone nowhere, with 109 assertions (49%) having failed (so far) and 93 assertions (42%) having been dropped outside the context of a comprehensive settlement or having suffered a comparably negative fate

 

Out of the 9% of cases (20 of the 222 assertions) in which liability was established (and not reversed so far, or not before a settlement), only 10 -- 4.5% -- resulted in lasting injunctive relief. And that number would most likely be closer to 3% if, for example, the patents underlying Nokia's German injunctions against HTC had come to judgment in the Federal Patent Court. What's more important than alternative scenarios is that none of the injunctions against the Android operating system itself (including its key apps) had enough impact to force someone into a settlement.

Philippe J DEWOST's insight:

Interesting chart on patent wars (in)efficiency : in most cases only the lawyers win. Even if Microsoft received more than $1bn from Samsung in patent fees in 2013 for using a technology of the company in Samsung phones, as has been recently revealed.

more...
No comment yet.
Scooped by Philippe J DEWOST
Scoop.it!

Google Sells Motorola To Lenovo For $2.9 Billion

Google Sells Motorola To Lenovo For $2.9 Billion | cross pond high tech | Scoop.it
Google has signed an agreement to sell Motorola to Lenovo for $2.91 billion, the company announced after markets closed on Wednesday. Google will keep the "vast majority" of around 10,000 patents it acquired when it bought Motorola in 2012 for $12.5 billion.
Philippe J DEWOST's insight:
So roughly Google acquired 10.000 patents at $1 million each on average ? [Update: patent average price looks closer to 1/10th of my initial guesstimate as it seems that Google acquired closer to 17.000 patents for 1.6Bn$ net as evidenced by http://bgr.com/2014/01/30/google-motorola-lenovo-sale-patents-earnings/]
more...
No comment yet.
Scooped by Philippe J DEWOST
Scoop.it!

The 6 Apple Patents Samsung Violated

The 6 Apple Patents Samsung Violated | cross pond high tech | Scoop.it

So Apple won its big patent lawsuit against Samsung (at least 1st round) and everyone commented about the consequences and the Apple Tax, but what about the ground ?

 

Business Insider have pulled together the six patents the jury says Samsung violated.

 

For instance Utility Patent 163: Enlarging documents by tapping the screen : you know when you double tap text that is too small and it enlarges? Or when you double tap and the text centers?

 

Well Apple owns that patent and the jury agreed that Samsung violated this one with 12 of its phones

 

Maybe Steven Spielberg or John Underkoffler should have patented most of Minority Report's gestures after all as evidenced in http://fon.gs/minority-report-ui-analysis

more...
No comment yet.
Scooped by Philippe J DEWOST
Scoop.it!

Today’s a tough day for technology patent trolls

Today’s a tough day for technology patent trolls | cross pond high tech | Scoop.it
The US Supreme Court just issued a rare unanimous ruling that will make it harder for technology companies to patent ideas and processes—and harder for patent trolls to force companies to choose between paying up for violating broad patents or facing time-consuming, expensive litigation. The case, between two financial companies, concerned software for clearing financial...
Philippe J DEWOST's insight:

amusing in the context of Tesla's recent IP move

more...
No comment yet.
Scooped by Philippe J DEWOST
Scoop.it!

Apple would patent a ham sandwich if it could. That doesn't mean we're getting an iSandwich.

Apple would patent a ham sandwich if it could. That doesn't mean we're getting an iSandwich. | cross pond high tech | Scoop.it

In 2006, when Apple was about to release the iPhone, patents came up in a senior management meeting. Apple's leaders were wondering what they should patent. 

Jobs had a simple, decisive answer: "We are going to patent it all."


and by "all," Jobs meant all.

Philippe J DEWOST's insight:

Apple Patent Strategy for the rest of us

more...
No comment yet.
Scooped by Philippe J DEWOST
Scoop.it!

Tim Cook On Facebook, The iPad, And Just About Everything Else

Tim Cook On Facebook, The iPad, And Just About Everything Else | cross pond high tech | Scoop.it
Speaking in front of some of the smartest people in tech, Cook delivers.
more...
No comment yet.