Google has acquired many companies over the years, but it’s taken no chance bigger than buying Motorola. Now just two years after acquiring the Motorola Mobility unit for $12.5 billion, Google is selling the cell phone maker to Chinese technology company Lenovo for just $2.91 billion, far less then its purchase price. The Motorola unit… Continue reading Google to Sell Motorola and Avoid Further Losses
It appears 2014 could be a turning point in the endless battle of patent disputes among major tech companies. Samsung and Google and have just announced a landmark global patent agreement covering both current patent portfolios and any other ones acquired in the next 10 years. Now Samsung and Ericsson have also just agreed to… Continue reading Are the Patent Wars Over? Samsung Ends All Patent Disputes With Ericsson Following Its Collaboration Deal With Google
In a landmark agreement, Samsung and Google have extended their ongoing cooperative partnership with the announcement of a global patent cross-license agreement covering a wide array of technologies. The deal will benefit both Samsung and Google by allowing the companies to share existing patent portfolios and anything new filed over the next 10 years, while… Continue reading Samsung and Google Sign Global Patent Agreement Covering the Next 10 Years
While there were many inventions of note in 2013, like being able to charge your cellphone with coffee and better detection of and quicker treatments for cancer, who actually received the most patents? It appears IBM led all U.S. companies last year with 6,809 patents awarded in 2013. That’s an average rate of almost 19… Continue reading Who Received the Most Patents in 2013?
Apple and Samsung have resumed negotiations to resolve patent infringement disputes that have raged on for the past two years, according to the Korea Times. “As far as I know, the companies recently resumed working-level discussions toward the signing of a potential deal. They are in the process of narrowing differences over royalty payments,” the… Continue reading Apple, Samsung Reportedly Resume Patent Talks
A new report by German news outlet Der Spiegel claims that the intelligence agency’s elite hacking unit, TAO, has been conducting intrusive wiretaps that would make your typical sci-fi movie seem realistic. According to the report, the NSA has been intercepting shipping deliveries for laptops and other computer accessories purchased online in order to secretly… Continue reading NSA Reportedly Intercepting Laptops Purchased Online to Implant Spyware
Each day around the world, millions of people use the Internet for search. We continually want to find out more about our favorite celebrities, shows, heroes, travel destinations or just great places to eat. We search to compare prices of the latest gadgets or find the calorie counts of our favorite foods. In Google’s annual… Continue reading What Did the World Search for in 2013?
Patents were invented to help spur new inventions and protect the intellectual property rights of inventors. Many, however, believe that patents do more harm than good in current affairs. Patents have become a breeding ground for copyright trolls and have led to endless litigation between competing technology companies. The recent patent wars started in 2012… Continue reading Samsung Proposes 5-Year Moratorium on Patent Injunctions to Avoid EU Wrath