Did Samsung Copy The Rounded-Corner iRectangle?view story

http://www.talkandroid.com –     As the Apple vs Samsung trial starts here in San Jose, California, neither side is backing down from the fight. Samsung’s Chief Product Officer Kevin Packingham had some words that pretty much sum up his thoughts on the whole scene. It all comes down to fighting over rectangles. (IT news)

Apple Ups Mobile Security, Buys AuthenTec for $356 Millionview story

http://www.thevarguy.com – Apple (NASDAQ: AAPL) will use $356 million of its nearly $120 billion cash hoard to snap up AuthenTec (NASDAQ: AUTH), a 217-employee, Melbourne, Fla.-based mobile security vendor. The deal will pay AuthenTec’s shareholders $8 per share or a 60 percent bump over Thursday’s $5.07 closing price. AuthenTec, founded in 1998, makes fingerprint sensors and identity management software. (IT news)

Apple says Google warned Samsung that their products were too similarview story

http://www.talkandroid.com – A lot of information is coming out as we lead up to next week’s case involving Samsung and Apple. (IT news)

Samsung says Apple would not have sold a single iPhone without the benefit of their patented technologyview story

http://www.talkandroid.com – Next week Samsung and Apple go at it in the courts again. I know, what else is new? Anyways, the Wall Street Journal posted some excerpts from Samsung’s trial brief. Of course Samsung’s argument is that they didn’t copy Apple’s iPhone one bit and that they were working on the next generation of mobile phones in the Summer of 2006, months before the iPhone was announced. (IT news)

Apple to Samsung: Pay Us $2.525 Billion in Damagesview story

http://www.thevarguy.com – Apple (NASDAQ: AAPL) figures that $2.525 billion in damages is just about right to settle its high-stakes intellectual property (IP) battle with Samsung Electronics over patented technology used in the iPhone and iPad, according to published reports. And, in the latest round of the titanic battle, a German court Tuesday extended an existing ban against Samsung’s Galaxy Tab 7.7 to the Europea (IT news)

Google Says Almost Half of the Motorola Purchase Price was in Patentsview story

http://www.talkandroid.com – Google Inc. said that less than half of the $12.4 billion it paid to acquire Motorola Mobility Holdings Inc. was all devoted to patents and technology. Out of the $12.4 billion, $5.5 billion was devoted to patents and “developed technology,” according to what Google wrote in a document with the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission yesterday. (IT news)

Apple Demands $2.5 Billion in Damages from Samsungview story

http://www.talkandroid.com – Apple and Samsung’s litigation continues as Apple demands $2.525 billion from Samsung due to previous patent infringements. Foss Patents did a unit cost breakdown on how much money Apple is actually requesting. (IT news)

Minecraft Creator, Mojang, Sued for Patent Infringment In Android Gameview story

http://www.talkandroid.com – Uniloc is a patent protection company based in Australia that specializes in anti-piracy technologies. They have decided to start suing Mojang, the developers of Minecraft, for infringing on an Android-related patent called”System and Method for preventing unauthorized access to electronic data”. Essentially it’s a system for authenticating license data. (IT news)

Google, Apple trade views on standards, patents with U.S. Senate committeeview story

http://www.talkandroid.com – Last week Google submitted a letter to the U.S. Senate’s Judiciary Committee outlining their views regarding technologies that become de facto standards and how patent laws should be applied. (IT news)

Nokia’s Demise: Don’t Blame CEO Stephen Elop, Windows Phonesview story

http://www.thevarguy.com – CEO Stephen Elop continues to bet Nokia (NYSE: NOK) on Microsoft’s Windows Phone 8. Some skeptics are losing faith in Elop and Nokia, which has imploded while Apple iPhone, Samsung Galaxy and Google Android smartphone sales soar. (IT news)