Patent Infringement News

Apple Drops Galaxy S III Mini from Patent Lawsuit Against Samsung

January 2, 2013 - Apple added the Galaxy S III Mini to its patent litigation against Samsung in November, but withdrew the Mini from the lawsuit after Samsung stated that it is not "making, selling, offering to sell or importing the Galaxy S III Mini in the United States."

Samsung sells the Mini in Europe, where it competes with Apple's iPhone 5.

Jury Finds Apple iPhone Infringes 3 MobileMedia Patents

December 17, 2012 - A federal jury in Delaware found that Apple's iPhone infringes three patents belonging to MobileMedia Ideas, a non-practicing entity owned jointly by Sony, Nokia and MPEG LA.

The lawsuit originally included fourteen patents, but the case only went to trial over three. The jury found that those three patents are infringed by the iPhone's camera and methods of call handling and call rejection.

LendingTree, QuinStreet Settle Patent Infringement Lawsuit

December 10, 2012 - A lawsuit between LendingTree LLC and QuinStreet Inc. has been resolved.

LendingTree brought the lawsuit against QuinStreet in September 2010 for infringement of a patent on coordinating loans over the Internet. Under the terms of the settlement, QuinStreet agreed not to challenge the LendingTree patent's validity and licensed the patent.

Professor's Company Wins $1.6 Million in Patent Infringement Lawsuit Over Board Games

November 26, 2012 - Innovention Toys LLC, a company headed by a Colorado professor named Michael Larson, won its patent infringement lawsuit against MGA, Wal-Mart Stores and Toys "R" Us. A federal jury in New Orleans found that the defendants had infringed Innovention's patent on a strategy board game using lasers and mirrors.

Patent Infringement Lawsuit Filed Against Apple over iCloud

November 19, 2012 - A company called Innovative Automation sued Apple for patent infringement, claiming that the iCloud product and service infringe two of their patents.

Both of the allegedly infringed patents are titled "Method and System for Supplying Products from Pre-Stored Digital Data in Response to Demands Transmitted via Computer Network."

Wealthcare Capital Management Settles Patent Infringement Lawsuit with PIEtech, UBS Financial

November 13, 2012 - Last December, we wrote a blog post about the lawsuit between Wealthcare Capital Management and UBS Financial Services over patented financial planning processes. PIEtech, the maker of the MoneyGuidePro software that UBS was using and which Wealthcare claimed infringed its patents, also joined the lawsuit at the end of last year in order to help defend its client, UBS.