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Yaniv Feldman / Geektime:
Sources: Snapchat acquired geofilter patent from defunct Instagram competitor Mobli for $7.7M   —  After 6 years, 86 Million Dollars in funding, a peak of 23 Million users and 4 different products, today marked the what seems to be the final chapter for Mobli, with the sale of one of its patents to Snap Inc.
Apr 20, 2017, 11:25 PMIn context
Johana Bhuiyan / Recode:
Alphabet's Waymo sues Otto and parent company Uber for trade secret theft, unfair competition, and patent infringement, claiming Otto founder took LiDAR designs   —  The Alphabet subsidiary is accusing its former employee, Otto co-founder Anthony Levandowski, of downloading 14,000 confidential files before he left the company.
Feb 23, 2017, 6:08 PMIn context
Federal Trade Commission:
FTC sues Qualcomm over anticompetitive tactics in monopolizing baseband processor market, says firm elevated patent royalties for vendors using competing chips   —  Company's sales and licensing practices hamper Qualcomm's competitors and threaten innovation in mobile communications, according to FTC
Jan 17, 2017, 4:05 PMIn context
Lawrence Hurley / Reuters:
Supreme Court throws out $399M penalty judgment against Samsung in patent dispute with Apple over iPhone design, sends the case back to the lower court   —  The Supreme Court on Tuesday sided with Samsung in its big-money smartphone patent fight with Apple, throwing out an appeals court ruling …
Dec 6, 2016, 10:27 AMIn context
Jeff John Roberts / Fortune:
Palantir files suit against early investor Marc Abramowitz, claiming the investor stole confidential info about key projects, then filed patents independently   —  Palantir, a secretive firm that supplies data analytics to companies and governments, filed a dramatic lawsuit against one of its early investors …
Sep 6, 2016, 11:25 AMIn context
Eva Dou / Wall Street Journal:
Apple ordered to stop iPhone 6, iPhone 6 Plus sales in Beijing, as regulator finds it violated design patent; Apple says devices are still on sale during appeal   —  Intellectual property regulator rules the design is too similar to a Chinese phone  —  BEIJING—Beijing's intellectual property regulator …
Jun 17, 2016, 9:10 AMIn context
Jason Del Rey / Re/code:
Amazon files patent for a process allowing users to authenticate by performing an action or gesture while taking a selfie   —  Amazon Wants the Patent for Pay-By-Selfie  —  First, Amazon patented one-click purchasing buying.  Now it wants a patent for pay-by-selfie.
Mar 16, 2016, 1:55 AMIn context
David Pierce / Wired:
Keyboard apps are becoming more capable by adding new functionality, like search, emoji, and more   —  Super-Smart Apps Are Invading Our Keyboards  —  The origin story of the QWERTY keyboard layout is a very particular, very nerdy sort of mythology.  There was a guy with a typewriter patent in the 1800s …
Sep 23, 2015, 10:55 AMIn context
Stephanie Bodoni / Bloomberg Business:
EU court sets tight restrictions for owners of mobile phone patents for when they can seek injunctions to thwart competitors   —  EU Court Reins In Legal Battles Over Mobile-Phone Patents  —  The European Union's top court set limits on the ability of mobile-phone makers owning key industry patents …
Jul 17, 2015, 9:30 AMIn context
Mario Trujillo / The Hill:
Senate Judiciary Committee votes to advance a new bill to curb a variety of abusive patent litigation practices   —  Patent reform clears key hurdle in the Senate  —  The Senate Judiciary Committee on Thursday sent a bill to the floor that aims to crack down on so-called patent trolls.
Jun 7, 2015, 8:25 AMIn context

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