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# patents - Friday 27 May, 2016

Now Apple's Facetime and iMessage could be under threat

Another US company claims both services infringe on its patents and wants them shut down.

# patents - Sunday 27 September, 2015

Tech companies are frantically searching for ways to make us click on ads Clickety Click Click This post contains a poll

# patents - Saturday 3 May, 2014

Samsung to pay Apple $119.6 million for 'willfully stealing and copying'

But that’s not a big win for the makers of the iPhone.

# patents - Monday 27 January, 2014

Google and Samsung call truce with cross-license patent deal

The agreement between the two companies will cover the firms’ existing patents as well as those filed over the next ten years.

# patents - Sunday 27 January, 2013

Ireland will need referendum to create EU court for patents

Innovation minister Seán Sherlock has confirmed a referendum will be needed to smooth the way for single patents.

# patents - Saturday 6 October, 2012

7 colours that might get you sued in the US Red Alert This post contains images

7 colours that might get you sued in the US

Big business is very territorial about its trademarks – especially in the States…

# patents - Wednesday 26 September, 2012

Samsung and Google are meeting to discuss Apple

This should be a triple-whammy patents triangle.

# patents - Friday 24 August, 2012

Court bans some Samsung and Apple products in South Korea

A court has found that both tech companies infringed on each others patents which means that some of their products including the iPhone and iPad need to come off the shelves.

# patents - Wednesday 22 August, 2012

Jurors begin deliberations in Apple/Samsung patent trial

Each company is accusing the other of stealing design technology. Take a look back at the legal row here…

# patents - Sunday 17 June, 2012

How to... patent an invention Good Idea This post contains images

How to... patent an invention

Think you have a life-changing invention on your hands? First thing’s first: get a patent.

# patents - Tuesday 3 April, 2012

EU launches two antitrust probes against Motorola

The EU’s competition authority is to investigate whether investigations into whether the company is unfairly restricting competitors from accessing essential patents.

# patents - Tuesday 13 March, 2012

Just weeks before IPO, Yahoo hits Facebook with patents lawsuit

The social network’s preparations for stock market glory are dampened by news of a lawsuit brought by Yahoo.

# patents - Tuesday 31 January, 2012

EU to investigate Samsung as Germany blocks sale of its tablets

Samsung and Apple are engaged in a strategic war over patents in many countries across the world as they try to draw market share away from each other.

# patents - Tuesday 22 November, 2011

€19bn worth of Irish drug exports at risk as drug patents expire Exports This post contains videos

€19bn worth of Irish drug exports at risk as drug patents expire

A predicted fall-off in exports due to patent expiration could account for a sales drop as large as 52 per cent by 2013.

# patents - Monday 15 August, 2011

Was Microsoft about to do a major patent deal with Motorola?

One of the reasons Google paid so much for Motorola may have been because Microsoft was about to strike a deal itself.

# patents - Tuesday 12 July, 2011

Apple turns up the heat on HTC in the patent war

The iPad and iPod maker claims that smartphone and tablet maker HTC has copied aspects if its design.

# patents - Tuesday 14 June, 2011

Apple to pay 'ongoing royalties' to end Nokia patent dispute

The Finnish mobile operator wins out in its dispute with Apple, after each side accused the other of patent infringement.

# patents - Tuesday 1 March, 2011

Junior Inventor Awards 2011 launched

Could your primary school-aged child be the next Hedy Lamarr, one of the pioneers of wireless communication?

# patents - Monday 30 August, 2010

Microsoft co-founder suing Google, Facebook, eBay, Apple and Yahoo!

…among others. Paul Allen’s Interval Licensing accuses 11 companies of patent infringement.