Patent Infringement News

Patent Infringement Lawsuit Settled Over Speech App

October 12, 2012 - A patent suit over an iPhone and Android app called Speak for Yourself, which helps nonverbal people communicate, has been settled. The plaintiffs were Semantic Compaction Systems and Prentke Romich Company, who are the patent owner and licensee of patents related to a keyboard with keys that dynamically change.

Samsung Sued by LG for OLED Patent Infringement

September 27, 2012 - Fresh from its defeat by Apple, Samsung faces a patent lawsuit from LG over seven patents on organic light-emitting diodes, or OLEDs.

OLED technology is used in the screens of mobile phones and tablet PCs because it is lighter, brighter and thinner than LCD screens. LG claims that five of Samsung's products infringe the patents, including the Galaxy Tab 7.7, the Galaxy S3 phone and the Galaxy Note "phablet."

Facebook, Amazon and LinkedIn Sued for Infringing Ad Targeting Patent

September 12, 2012 - A Memphis-based company called B.E. Technology LLC sued Facebook and LinkedIn for infringing U.S. Patent No. 6,628,314 by delivering targeted ads according to demographics. The plaintiff sued Amazon for infringing a different patent, No. 6,771,290, by serving up ads in Kindle devices "in a personalized manner."

SAP Will Pay $306 Million in Damages in Copyright Lawsuit with Oracle

August 3, 2012 - SAP agreed to pay $306 million in damages to its competitor Oracle Corp. in order to avoid a new trial over copyright infringement. Under the agreement, which requires court approval to finalize, SAP has also paid Oracle $120 million in legal fees.

In 2010, a jury determined that SAP's now-defunct subsidiary TomorrowNow was liable for copyright infringement for wrongfully downloading millions of Oracle files related to its business management software.