August 2013

Google Ordered to Pay Royalties to Vringo in Patent Lawsuit

Submitted by patentadmin on Mon, 08/19/2013 - 12:58

August 19, 2013 - Vringo scored a patent lawsuit victory when a federal judge ordered Google to pay for infringing its search engine advertisement patents. However, further proceedings will be necessary to set the amount, and the district court held that the parties should meet to set an appropriate royalty rate before the court imposes one.

Microsoft Patent is "Poster Child" of Obviousness, Says Motorola Mobility

Submitted by patentadmin on Tue, 08/06/2013 - 12:58

August 6, 2013 - Seeking to overturn an ITC-imposed import ban on its phones, Google's Motorola Mobility division is seeking to invalidate the patent that the banned phones were found to infringe.

Motorola Mobility attorney Charles Verhoeven said that "saying 'on a mobile device' is not an invention" and referred to the patent as the "poster child" of obviousness - common ideas applied to new devices and being patented as inventions.