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BlackBerry cutting staff following buyout rumors

BlackBerry has fallen pretty far since its glory days several years ago. However, the company’s brand, along with its thousands of patents, are still worth a fair chunk of cash, which is why we’ve been hearing about several big tech firms looking in to acquiring the company. Microsoft, Apple and …

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On-Live to shut down, Sony acquires patents

On-Live has been struggling ever since launch, the cloud gaming service never really performed up to par and as a result, most people gave up on the service and the idea of cloud-gaming entirely. Now, the company is finally closing its doors this month and Sony will be picking up …

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Google and LG to share patents for the next decade

Google and LG have entered in to a new cross-licensing deal, allowing the two companies to freely use each other’s patents, including old and new ones, for the next ten years. There’s no official word on why the two entered this new partnership but there are some possibilities. For a …

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Apple sued over location technology patents

Apple is facing a lawsuit over its use of  mobile location detection technology as Colorado based company, TracBeam, has filed for patent infringement. TracBeam previously filed suits against Google, T-Mobile and AT&T earlier this year over the same patents. The company’s complaint states that Apple is infringing on four of …

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Samsung wants us to start waving at our watches

Samsung has a history of filling its flagship devices with gimmicky gesture based controls that people rarely find a good use for and now, it wants to bring similar features to its smart-watches. The Korean based device maker has patented a circular smart-watch to battle with the Moto 360 and …

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Nintendo to face yet another lawsuit

Philips, the Dutch electronics firm, is attempting to get the sale of Nintendo’s Wii U banned in the US. Nintendo has once again been targeted by a company that thinks it owns patents relating to technologies found inside of its consoles. The patents that Philips own end in 379 and 231, …

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Microsoft spends $150 million on wearable tech assets

Microsoft is starting to make moves in the wearable tech and virtual reality space as it has reportedly spent $150 million on augmented reality and head-mounted computing technology patents. The intellectual properties and patents were bought from Osterhout Design Group, a not so well known tech company that worked with industrial …

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Even Microsoft thinks patent lawsuits are silly

Microsoft has always appears to be against patent lawsuits and attempting to get injunctions against competitors’ products. So much so, earlier this year we learnt that Microsoft turns over more revenue from patent licencing fees from the likes of Samsung and HTC than it gets from its own Windows Phone 7 …

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