Articles about Patents

The End of Apple and Samsung’s Patent Wars

Samsung and Apple Inc.’s seven-year legal battle over smartphone patents has finally reached a resolution. The companies agreed to an undisclosed settlement at the end of June, resolving the most prominent of several lawsuits, in which Apple alleged that Samsung had “slavishly” copied the design of Apple’s vaunted iPhone. The cases played…

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Lawsuit alleges Apple Pay Patent Violation

Kenneth Weiss, the former CTO and Chairman of the Board at RSA Security, sued Apple Inc. and Visa in May 2017. Mr. Weiss is the founder of Universal Secure Registry (USR) and the inventor of RSA’s SecurID technology, and he is alleging that Apple Pay violates various patents he owns related to…

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Jury Finds Apple Infringed Smartphone Patent

A patent trial in the District of Delaware between MobileMedia Ideas (MMI) and Apple ended with a jury finding of infringement by Apple and an award of $3 million to MMI. The patent at issue, U.S. Patent No. RE 39,231, described the invention of the “polite ignore” feature on cell phones for…

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Nazarian Provides Deposition Testimony in BIOS Cases

Quandary Peak Research expert Dr. Shahin Nazarian was deposed in several IPR cases on March 15, March 16, April 4 and April 6, 2016. He was the lead testifying expert witness on six contested patents. Nazarian was asked to opine on the invalidity of US patents 6,519,659, 6,487,656, 6,633,976, 6,373,498, 6,401,202, and…

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Relying on Sole Expert Witness, Samsung Wins Patent Case…Twice

Samsung prevailed in the retrial of a patent infringement case earlier this month as the jury found the asserted patents to be valid but not infringed. Quandary Peak software expert Dr. Nenad Medvidovic was called as an expert witness by Samsung in both the original trial, which took place in July, and…

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Quandary Peak Client ROY-G-BIV Successfully Defends Patents in Inter Partes Review (IPR)

Brad Ulrich, a software expert at Quandary Peak Research, recently provided source code review in the matter of ROY-G-BIV Corp. vs. ABB, Inc. et al., a patent infringement action relating to technology for hardware-independent motion control software. Mr. Ulrich is representing the plaintiff, ROY-G-BIV Corporation, in Civil Action No. 6:11-CV-622 being litigated…

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How to Choose an Expert Witness for a Software Patent Case

The importance of software patents has increased dramatically in recent years. The high profile patent disputes between Apple, Google, and other smartphone companies have attracted the most attention in the press, but patent battles are being waged all across the software industry. As a computer scientist who has been retained as an…

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Alice Corp v. CLS Bank: The Technology Court Battle of the Year?

High profile patent cases involving well-known brands and huge financial stakes, like Apple v. Samsung and Samsung v. Ericsson, grab virtually all of the media attention out there. In a sense, they’re the media darlings of patent litigation — easy targets with lots to report on. There is one case, however, that…

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Quandary Peak Assists in Nokia v. HTC Patent Litigation

Nokia’s recent settlement with HTC over smartphone patents was widely reported in the media on Friday, resulting in the dismissal of all pending patent litigation worldwide between the two companies. Industry observers widely cited the outcome as an important step for Nokia in its effort to generate royalties from its patent portfolio.…

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Innovation Act Aims to Curb Patent Trolling

On December 5, the House passed H.R. 3309, also known as the Innovation Act, by a wide margin of 325-91. The bill now moves to the Senate, where it’s expected to receive limited opposition and could be signed into law by the end of the year. Proponents of the bill included industry…

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