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12.02.17

Qualcomm, BlackBerry and Nokia Are Being Reduced to Mere Patent Trolls Without Any Products, Only Patents

Posted in Apple, Courtroom, Patents at 5:40 am by Dr. Roy Schestowitz

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Summary : A roundup of legal action in the domain of mobile phones and other mobile devices; a growing wave of patent-assertion activity is observed, led by companies that no longer make any devices (they do patent licensing instead)

T HE world of mobile devices is rife with surveillance and patents. A lot of hardware patents are still valid because of the age of such devices. As for …

05.27.17

Patent Dangers to Linux and Android: Qualcomm, Apple, and Nokia

Posted in Antitrust, Apple, GNU/Linux, Patents, Samsung at 6:24 am by Dr. Roy Schestowitz

Summary : The prevailing problem which is companies with mountains of patents going after OEMs, using a bulk of infringement accusations, and demanding ‘protection’ money

I N the US, Qualcomm has just made a move to stop Apple , which already stopped paying Qualcomm and is leading somewhat of a rebellion against Qualcomm (under trouble in multiple continents).

In Korea, Qualcomm is …

01.28.17

Good Luck to Apple in Its Fight Against Qualcomm’s Patents (Some of Them Software Patents), Not Just Against Nokia

Posted in Apple, GNU/Linux, Google, Patents at 9:54 am by Dr. Roy Schestowitz

Qualcomm still one of the worst companies and most lethal patent aggressors out there…

Summary : OEMs that actually manufacture/sell phones rather than slap a patent fine on them need to (re)group around Apple and help ensure that the patent thicket is removed (or made a lot thinner)

“N o One Should Listen to Qualcomm About Patents,” Matt Levy wrote yesterday , having …

12.23.17

Ericsson and Microsoft-Led Nokia Crush Companies That Make Phones With Linux, BlackBerry Becomes Litigation Firm

Posted in Apple, Asia, Courtroom, GNU/Linux, Google, Microsoft, Patents at 2:20 pm by Dr. Roy Schestowitz

Nokia used to make phones, now it’s just doing Microsoft's 'Jihad' in the dark (back room)

Summary : With an abundance of software patents which target ‘apps’ or designs of phones, companies that no longer make phones (or barely sell any) go preying on those who do, Huawei being one of the latest victims (it will hereon pay Nokia ‘protection’ money)

T HE MOBILE …

10.14.17

Patents Are Turning BlackBerry and Nokia, Which Used Android, Into Anti-Android Fronts That Tax Android OEMs

Posted in America, Courtroom, GNU/Linux, Google, Microsoft at 4:53 am by Dr. Roy Schestowitz

When patents are treated like an ‘insurance’ plan for the moment business runs dry

Summary : The Canadian BlackBerry has sued BLU in the US only to compel it to pay ‘protection’ money; Nokia’s patents are being scattered to trolls, which are doing something similar (without risking litigation themselves)

M R. Kokes has left BlackBerry , but his ugly and …

08.13.17

The Farce Which is Nokia’s Patent Portfolio, a Ripoff of Other People’s Ideas (and Patents)

Posted in Europe, Microsoft, Patents at 5:07 am by Dr. Roy Schestowitz

Summary : The untold story about Nokia’s alleged ripoff (plagiarism) of other people’s patents, which are now being used aggressively in a shakedown campaign even against OEMs that distribute Linux

T HE patents of Nokia have been weaponised by Microsoft against Microsoft’s competition. We have been writing many articles about it since 2011 and recently we showed that Nokia is …

07.24.17

Qualcomm-Apple Dispute Escalates Further (Lawsuits Come to Europe) With the Cost of Linux-Powered Devices Also at Stake

Posted in Antitrust, Apple, Courtroom, Patents at 2:57 am by Dr. Roy Schestowitz

The latest twist is, Qualcomm ended up suing Apple — using rather dubious patents — in Munich and in Mannheim

Mannheim, Germany

Summary : Another catchup with a high-profile case (complaints and lawsuits ad infinitum) that will help determine one’s ability to leverage patents in bulk — including software patents — against phone-making OEMs

T HE summertime has been full …

04.25.17

In the US and Elsewhere, Qualcomm’s Software Patents Are a Significant Tax Everyone Must Pay

Posted in America, Patents at 8:26 am by Dr. Roy Schestowitz

Welfare for a fossil of a company which bullies real companies (like Microsoft still does ) without really creating anything

Summary : The state of the mobile market when companies such as Qualcomm, which don’t really produce anything, take a large piece of the revenue pie

Q ualcomm does not make phones. At least not anymore. The same is true for Microsoft (with rare, …

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