Posts Tagged ‘patent’

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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 … Continue reading

Steve Wildstrom / December 20th, 2012
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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 … Continue reading

Ben Bajarin / August 28th, 2012
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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 … Continue reading

Patrick Moorhead / August 27th, 2012
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Of Apple, Samsung, and Obviousness (Updated)

*+-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 … Continue reading

Steve Wildstrom / August 27th, 2012
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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 … Continue reading

Tim Bajarin / August 5th, 2011