September 2013

Russia Allows Patent Infringement Lawsuits to Continue Even if the Patent is Ruled Partially Invalid

Submitted by patentadmin on Fri, 09/20/2013 - 12:58

September 20, 2013 - The Russian patent system is divided into one venue for patent infringement proceedings (the Russian court system) and another venue for determining patent validity and revoking patents (the Chamber for Patent Disputes).

Google, Motorola and Samsung Sued for Patent Infringement by Corel Subsidiary

Submitted by patentadmin on Mon, 09/16/2013 - 12:58

September 16, 2013 - Micrografx, a graphics software company that is owned by Corel - the maker of CorelDraw and WordPerfect - filed two separate patent infringement lawsuits against Google, its subsidiary Motorola, and Samsung over three graphics patents. Micrografx claims the companies are infringing the patents by running Google Maps and Chrome Browser on Android devices.

ParkerVision Seeks Nearly $500 Million in Patent Infringement Suit against Qualcomm

Submitted by patentadmin on Mon, 09/16/2013 - 12:58

September 16, 2013 - Chip maker ParkerVision Inc. has requested almost $500 million in damages in its patent lawsuit against its rival Qualcomm Inc. ParkerVision filed suit in 2011, claiming that Qualcomm infringed six of its patents in the development and sale of certain radio-frequency components used in wireless devices such as smartphones. - "Nokia patents bump up cost for Microsoft"

Microsoft entered into a deal with Nokia this month to purchase almost all of Nokia's Devices & Services business, license Nokia's patents, and license and use Nokia's mapping services, according to a Microsoft press release. The way the deal is structured has raised some eyebrows, since the IP isn't being sold along with the rest of the business. Alexander Poltorak talked to the Financial Times ( about why this kind of transaction makes good financial sense for Nokia.