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)

ZTE Announces Their First Single Chip Device, the Grand X LTEview story

http://www.talkandroid.com – ZTE just announced the Grand X (T82), a phone that will only need one chip to connect to an LTE network. Walcomm’s MSM8960 makes the Grand X LTE ZTE’s first single-chip LTE device. If hardware specs are more concerning to you, the Grand X has a 1.5 GHz dual-core CPU, an 8-megapixel rear camera and it comes stocked with Android 4.0. (IT news)

Motorola Avoids U.S. Import Ban Of Smartphones & Tabletsview story

http://www.talkandroid.com –     Looks like Motorola Mobility has recently been proactive in avoiding a ban of the imports of its various devices. According to reports, there was a recent International Trade Commission ruling that specified certain MOTO devices infringed on technology that makes it possible for MOTO device users to use the devices in order to generate meeting requests and schedule gatherings. (IT news)

Congratulations to Our T-shirt Design Contest Winnersview story

http://www.linuxfoundation.org – Congratulations to Brian Beck and Sabrina Aqil, our two winners in The Linux Foundation's 2012 "Inspired by Linux" T-shirt Design Contest! Their awesome t-shirt designs took first and second place, respectively, in the community vote. Congratulations to Brian Beck and Sabrina Aqil, our two winners in The Linux Foundation's 2012 "Inspired by Linux" T-shirt Design Contest! (General)

New VMware CEO Pat Gelsinger: Who Is EMC, Intel Veteran?view story

http://www.thevarguy.com – New VMware CEO Pat Gelsinger is formerly president and COO, EMC Information Infrastructure Products. Gelsinger replaces former VMware CEO Paul Maritz. But what is Gelsinger’s background — especially as it relates to VMware’s  partner program, led by new VP of Channel Sales Frank Rauch. (IT news)

Is Motorola planning on bringing back the StarTAC or Star Tac?view story

http://www.talkandroid.com – Last fall Motorola brought back the RAZR from the dead, and it’s been pretty successful so far. Now it’s possible Motorola is planning on doing the same with the StarTAC. The StarTAC was very successful even before the original RAZR existed, and it revolutionized the clamshell design in the late 90′s. It appears that last week, on July 9th, Motorola filed with the U.S. (IT news)

Judge Richard Posner: There Are Too Many Patents In Americaview story

http://www.talkandroid.com – Tired of all these various conflicts involving patents here in the U.S.? Well, you’re not alone. After dismissing a frivolous suit from Apple against Motorola and expressing his unhappiness on the matter shortly after, Judge Richard Posner recently wrote an opinion expressing his complete and utter disdain of the U.S Patent system. (IT news)