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Microsoft Signs Compal to Android and Chrome Patent Deal

October 24, 2011 No Comments

Microsoft is leaving no stone unturned in it’s quest to protect its patented technology and at the same time, slowly chip away at Google’s image of the word free. Compal has signed up for Microsoft’s popular Android Patent deal. The deal also includes Chrome and seeks compensation for all Android and Chrome devices sold. Compal […]

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Microsoft Patents Smartphone With Detachable Accessories (Remote, Gaming Pad)

September 23, 2011 1 Comment

Not sure if this will ever see the light of day but Microsoft has just patented a smartphone device which slides out and supports multiple accessories. The accessories in question can range from a remote control, a gaming pad, extra battery, etc. mobile communication device comprises a first device with a first display and multiple […]

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Microsoft and Google Continue to Butt Heads

August 5, 2011 No Comments

Google waged an all out war against Microsoft when David Drummond, Google’s Chief Legal Officer and Senior VP, made claims that Microsoft joined forces with Apple and other companies to purchase patents from Novell in order to work against Google. Microsoft employees fired back at Drummond that Google was in fact asked to join in on […]

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Microsoft and Google: The Gloves Are Off

August 4, 2011 No Comments

Being rivals in the same industry is bound to raise some bad blood in many situations. As is the case for Microsoft and Google. Google’s Senior Vice President and Chief Legal Officer, David Drummond published a blog post calling out Microsoft and Apple among others for buying out patents that will then require phone manufacturers to […]

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After 4 Recent Successful Patent Deals – Microsoft Focuses on Samsung

July 6, 2011 1 Comment

Yesterday we detailed how Microsoft is after patent licensing for every Android and Chrome manufacturer. Recently they have successfully signed four Android manufacturers to licensing agreements for the use of Android. Now Microsoft sets it’s eyes on the biggest Android manufacturer of them all… Samsung. Reuter reports that Microsoft is looking for $15 per Android handset that […]

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Microsoft Signs Another Patent Deal With a Android Manufacturer (That’s 4 in 9 Days)

July 5, 2011 No Comments

Microsoft announced today that it has signed a patent deal with the manufacturing company Wistron. That makes 4 patent deals in nine days. Recently Microsoft also made similar deals with General Dynamics Itronix, Velocity Micro and Onkyo. Just late last year Microsoft also made a deal with HTC that brings home a reportedly $5 per Android […]

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Apple Finally Agrees to Pay Nokia For Mobile Patents ($600 Million + Royalties?)

June 14, 2011 1 Comment

Apple and Nokia finally come to an agreement over the many patents that  currently holds. Most manufactures have deals with Nokia in place as soon as they get into the mobile game because Nokia’s mobile patent portfolio seems to cover it all. The deal is said to contain a one time payment to Nokia and royalties attached […]

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Microsoft Now Owns Patent For Apps That Sells Stuff

April 22, 2011 No Comments

Microsoft recently received some more patent muscle as they just got granted their 2004 filing for apps that sell the user stuff. That ‘stuff’ can either be products from amazon, eBooks, pretty much anything you can think of. The patent is pretty broad so it should hold with anything you throw at it. Wonder what […]

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Nokia Begins to Advertise the Lumia 710 – Welcome to the Amazing Everyday (video)

With the Lumia 800 being Nokia’s flagship Windows Phone at the moment, its no wonder that it has been getting...

Lenovo LePhone S2 Running Windows Phone Coming 2012

Lenovo announced yesterday its LePhone S2 running Android which seemed to kill any chance of them making a Windows...