Posts Tagged ‘patent’


Patents: That Word Does Not Mean What You Think It Means

Yesterday, the internet was abuzz with reports that the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office had “rejected” another Apple iPhone patent. Many commentators jumped to the conclusion that, since this patent figured heavily in Apple’s recent legal …

by Steve Wildstrom   |   December 20th, 2012

What if Samsung Was a Band?

I’ve been reading a lot of articles the last few days all on the degree in which Apple’s success in a US court over Samsung is good or bad for the industry. In the midst of all of …

by Ben Bajarin   |   August 28th, 2012
Compaq TC1000 (2003)

Apple vs. Samsung: What Doesn’t Compute

I’m not a lawyer, but I am an analyst who unfortunately has participated in some of the largest corporate legal battles, has two immediate family members who are IP lawyers, and has had to decide on industrial design for consumer …

by Patrick Moorhead   |   August 27th, 2012
Calimni's patentent drawing

Of Apple, Samsung, and Obviousness (Updated)

Calimani’s patent drawings (Galla Coffee)

In 1929, an Italian named Attillo Calimani received a patent for a French press coffee maker. The French press is an extremely simple design: a glass beaker, a metal mesh filter attached to a push …

by Steve Wildstrom   |   August 27th, 2012

Why Google Hates Patents

In a rather testy blog yesterday, Google’s Chief Legal Council David Drummond lamented the fact that Android is under attack from competitors who are using a patent war to thwart Androids growth.

Mr. Drummond calls these patents that attack Android …

by Tim Bajarin   |   August 5th, 2011