Patent Infringement News

Federal Judge Dismisses Patent Lawsuit Between Apple and Motorola Mobility

November 6, 2012 - For the second time this year, a U.S. federal district judge has tossed a patent lawsuit between Apple and Motorola Mobility.

In the first trial, Judge Richard Posner dismissed the two companies' lawsuits against each other because neither had presented a strong case for damages and also because imposing injunctions on either party would not be in the public interest.

Small Business Files Patent Infringement Lawsuit Against Microsoft over Windows 8

November 5, 2012 - A Portland, Maine-based company named SurfCast sued Microsoft for allegedly infringing a patent (one of four held by SurfCast) on a "System and method for simultaneous display of multiple information sources."

SurfCast, which has been in business since 1998 and has tried to monetize its patents in the past through a product called the "Broadband Browser," claims that the animated tiles in Windows 8 infringe the SurfCast patents.

TiVo Says Google Owes It Billions in Patent Infringement Lawsuit

October 18, 2012 - TiVo Inc. claims that its patent damages claim against Google's Motorola Mobility unit is "likely to run into the billions of dollars." The company made this assertion in a filing in federal court in Marshall, Texas, in which TiVo requested that its case against Motorola Mobility be merged with one involving Cisco Systems. Both cases include Time Warner Cable Inc. as a defendant.

ITC to Investigate VirnetX's Patent Infringement Claims Against Apple

October 17, 2012 - The U.S. International Trade Commission announced that its members voted to investigate VirnetX, Inc.'s complaint that Apple is infringing its patent related to a secure connection between two computers over a network. VirnetX claims that Apple's iPhone 5, iPad and other products infringe the patent and thus violate Section 337 of the Tariff Act of 1930.

New Patent Infringement Lawsuit Filed Against Facebook, LinkedIn, Others

October 15, 2012 - A company called Bascom Research is suing Facebook, LinkedIn, Novell, Broadvision, and Jive Software for infringement of four patents. The patents at suit were invented by Tom Bascom of LinkSpace and bought by Lexington Technology Group (LTG), which recently signed a definitive merger agreement with Document Security Systems. Bascom Research is a wholly-owned subsidiary of LTG.

Apple Sued for Patent Infringement on LED Patents

October 13, 2012 - A company called LED Tech Development LLC filed a patent infringement lawsuit against Apple, claiming that the iPad 3 and MacBook Pro infringe on four patents covering the use of pulse-width modulation signals to drive light-emitting diodes.

LED Tech says that during the discovery process, it determined that Apple was willfully infringing its patents. The lawsuit was filed in the U.S. District Court for the District of Delaware.