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#Patents

# patents - Saturday 22 May, 2021

Countries urge broader patent waivers beyond Covid-19 vaccines
# Patents
# Patents

Countries urge broader patent waivers beyond Covid-19 vaccines

May 22nd 2021, 5:41 PM 11,012 Views 1 Comment

More than 60 countries support the waiving of patents for medical tools needed to fight the pandemic for three years.

# patents - Saturday 8 May, 2021

EU seeks 'concrete' US plan on lifting vaccine patents
# Copycat Jabs
# Copycat Jabs

EU seeks 'concrete' US plan on lifting vaccine patents

May 8th 2021, 2:18 PM 10,584 Views 13 Comments

EU leaders have adopted a sceptical approach to lifting the patents.

# patents - Friday 27 May, 2016

Now Apple's Facetime and iMessage could be under threat
# Under Threat
# Under Threat

Now Apple's Facetime and iMessage could be under threat

May 27th 2016, 4:51 PM 20,278 Views 8 Comments

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
# Clickety Click Click

Tech companies are frantically searching for ways to make us click on ads

Sep 27th 2015, 10:15 AM 10,705 Views 14 Comments

Will this one work?

# patents - Saturday 3 May, 2014

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

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

May 3rd 2014, 7:28 AM 12,907 Views 23 Comments

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
# Peace Talks
# Peace Talks

Google and Samsung call truce with cross-license patent deal

Jan 27th 2014, 2:00 PM 7,382 Views 8 Comments

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
# Referendum
# Referendum

Ireland will need referendum to create EU court for patents

Jan 27th 2013, 7:30 AM 5,721 Views 22 Comments

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
# Red Alert

7 colours that might get you sued in the US

Oct 6th 2012, 9:45 AM 16,623 Views 11 Comments

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
# Fight Fight Fight
# Fight Fight Fight

Samsung and Google are meeting to discuss Apple

Sep 26th 2012, 1:27 PM 8,374 Views 17 Comments

This should be a triple-whammy patents triangle.

# patents - Friday 24 August, 2012

Court bans some Samsung and Apple products in South Korea
# Tech Wars
# Tech Wars

Court bans some Samsung and Apple products in South Korea

Aug 24th 2012, 7:59 AM 4,625 Views 18 Comments

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
# Handbags
# Handbags

Jurors begin deliberations in Apple/Samsung patent trial

Aug 22nd 2012, 9:18 PM 7,226 Views 27 Comments

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
# Good Idea

How to... patent an invention

Jun 17th 2012, 8:45 AM 17,873 Views 15 Comments

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
# Motorola
# Motorola

EU launches two antitrust probes against Motorola

Apr 3rd 2012, 11:15 AM 129 Views 0 Comments

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
# Patent Wars
# Patent Wars

Just weeks before IPO, Yahoo hits Facebook with patents lawsuit

Mar 13th 2012, 9:36 AM 3,774 Views 6 Comments

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
# Tablet Wars
# Tablet Wars

EU to investigate Samsung as Germany blocks sale of its tablets

Jan 31st 2012, 1:37 PM 3,578 Views 11 Comments

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
# Exports

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

Nov 22nd 2011, 3:26 PM 2,915 Views 14 Comments

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?
# Patent War
# Patent War

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

Aug 15th 2011, 8:58 PM 255 Views 0 Comments

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
# Patent War
# Patent War

Apple turns up the heat on HTC in the patent war

Jul 12th 2011, 1:42 PM 414 Views 9 Comments

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
# Patents
# Patents

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

Jun 14th 2011, 10:29 AM 165 Views 1 Comment

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
# Inventors
# Inventors

Junior Inventor Awards 2011 launched

Mar 1st 2011, 4:12 PM 1,028 Views 0 Comments

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!
# Patents
# Patents

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

Aug 30th 2010, 12:28 PM 429 Views 0 Comments

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