Apple and RIM Targeted by Patent Firm in Newest Lawsuit
Apple and Research In Motion have been sued for patent infringement by a shell company located in Texas. Touchscreen Gestures alleges that Apple and RIM infringe on patents related to scrolling, double tap, tap-and-drag, and single-tap gestures on devices such as the iPhone, iPad, and BlackBerry Torch and PlayBook. The four patents in question were originally awarded to a Taiwanese firm called Sentelic in 2007 and 2008. It's unclear what Touchscreen Gestures' relationship to Sentelic is.
Google Updates Pixel Buds with New Tap Actions
Google today said it has begun rolling out an update to its Pixel Bud wireless headphones that adds new gestures. With the update installed, a triple tap on the right earbud will manually turn the Pixel Buds on or off.
Jury Says Apple Owes VirnetX $503M Over Patents
VirnetX has won another courtroom victory over Apple, this time to the tune of $502.6 million. A jury in Texas this week found that Apple is violating four patents held by VirnetX concerning secure communications between mobile devices.
Apple Says Qualcomm Violating Patents
Apple today filed a lawsuit against Qualcomm over power-management patents. The claim counters a July lawsuit filed by Qualcomm against Apple.
Apple Found Guilty of Infringing U. of Wisconsin Patent
Apple is facing a massive judgment in a patent complaint concerning processors found in the iPhone and iPad. A jury in Madison, Wisconsin, found Apple guilty of using a patent owned by the University of Wisconsin Alumni Research Foundation (WARF) without permission.