USPTO Rejects Claims of Apple patent that figures in dispute with Samsung

The U.S. Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO) rejected some claims of an Apple patent that was one of the basis for a recent damages award in a dispute with Samsung Electronics.
The USPTO Office Action ruled that two patents had anticipated claim 18 of Apple’s U.S. Patent no. 8,074,172, according to a filing by Samsung.

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This patent figured in a recent trial in the California court, where in, the jury ruled in May 2014, that Samsung had infringed ‘172 patent’ and should pay Apple about US$119 million in damages. Claim 18 of the ‘172 patent’ was asserted against Samsung.

It is interesting to see that this decision comes to light given that Apple and Samsung agreed to end their patent litigation outside the U.S.

 

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Microsoft files Patent Lawsuit against Samsung

Microsoft Files Patent royalty Lawsuit against Samsung. Microsoft claims a breach of contract by Samsung involving Android patent royalties. On the other hand, Samsung in a statement contested on the fundamental disagreement as to what “contract” means.

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According to earlier agreement, Samsung and Microsoft agreed to cross-license their intellectual property, where in Samsung would pay Microsoft, an undisclosed amount for each Android-based tablet sold.

Microsoft in its blog pointed out that Samsung and Microsoft have a long history of collaboration and expects their partnership to continue, and added that it expects Court to settle the disagreement.

 

Kameshwar Eranki is CEO of VajraSoft Inc. He is author of the eBook – Managing Innovations for Profitable growth. For free download of the eBook, click here.

About VajraSoft Inc. – VajraSoft Inc. is Intellectual Property (IP) Management Software company, helping customers manage innovations and monetize IP’s. Our award winning products empower businesses and IP law firms to automate the patent filing cost estimation process of creating cost estimation quotes for filing a patent in any country globally. VajraSoft Inc. PatFolio helps customers with Invention Disclosures Management, Drafting Patent Applications, filing, managing patent prosecution life cycle and patent maintenance.

VajraSoft Inc. is Master Class IP Solution provider, and its products won several Cloud awards including – UP Start Awards for Best Industry Application for 2012. CIO Review magazine selected VajraSoft Inc. as 100 Most promising Big Data companies for 2014. Silicon India magazine listed VajraSoft Inc. as Top 100 Technology companies in US for 2013. VajraSoft Inc. is also Finalist of StartmeupHK Venture Program, conducted by the Govt. of Hong Kong and UP Start Cloud Award for Best BI / Analytics Application for 2013.

PatFolio not only automates invention disclosure management but also managing patent portfolio and patent prosecution life cycle. In addition, PatFolio provisions various checklists useful for patent filing. Using these checklists IP Professionals can ensure requisite information needed for preparing patent application is available and ready for filing. These patent application checklists save money, time and reduce / eliminate errors in patent application filing with patent office.

Top Patent Recipients in 2013

Top Patent Recipients in 2013

IBM consistently maintained its top position, receiving maximum number of patents.

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IBM topped the list again. Samsung came close second.

Top 10 Patent Recipients for 2012 include: IBM (6,478), Samsung (5,081), Canon (3,174), Sony (3,032), Panasonic (2,769), Microsoft (2,613), Toshiba (2,447), Hon Hai (2,013), General Electric (1,652) and LG Electronics (1,624).

 

Kameshwar Eranki is CEO of VajraSoft Inc. He is author of the eBook – Managing Innovations for Profitable growth. For free download of the eBook, click here.

About VajraSoft Inc. – VajraSoft Inc. is Intellectual Property (IP) Management Software company, helping customers manage innovations and monetize IP’s. Our award winning products empower businesses and IP law firms to automate the patent filing cost estimation process of creating cost estimation quotes for filing a patent in any country globally. VajraSoft Inc. PatFolio helps customers with Invention Disclosures Management, Drafting Patent Applications, filing, managing patent prosecution life cycle and patent maintenance.

VajraSoft Inc. is Master Class IP Solution provider, and its products won several Cloud awards including – UP Start Awards for Best Industry Application for 2012. CIO Review magazine selected VajraSoft Inc. as 100 Most promising Big Data companies for 2014. Silicon India magazine listed VajraSoft Inc. as Top 100 Technology companies in US for 2013. VajraSoft Inc. is also Finalist of StartmeupHK Venture Program, conducted by the Govt. of Hong Kong and UP Start Cloud Award for Best BI / Analytics Application for 2013.

PatFolio not only automates invention disclosure management but also managing patent portfolio and patent prosecution life cycle. In addition, PatFolio provisions various checklists useful for patent filing. Using these checklists IP Professionals can ensure requisite information needed for preparing patent application is available and ready for filing. These patent application checklists save money, time and reduce / eliminate errors in patent application filing with patent office.