ITC Clears Apple of Patent Infringement in Motorola Spat
The U.S. International Trade Commission has made an initial ruling in Apple's favor concerning a patent case brought against it by Google-owned Motorola. An administrative law judge with the ITC declared Motorola's patent, which pertains to a sensor that prevents touch screen phone users from dialing the wrong number, invalid. With the patent invalidated, Apple stands to be cleared of Motorola's allegations. The law judge's decision is an initial ruling that needs to be reviewed by the full commission. That will happen early next year.
Facebook to Make Its Instant Articles Compatible with Google, Apple Formats
Facebook wants content to be more readable across the web and took steps this week toward that goal by tweaking the SDK for its Instant Articles. Facebook's Instant Articles give publishers a way to streamline content for consumption on mobile devices, but Instant Articles aren't compatible with the mobile-first styles used by Google and Apple.
Google Updates Daydream to Version 2.0 Euphrates
Google today provided some insight on its Daydream virtual reality platform and says a new version of Daydream will soon make its debut. Daydream 2.0 Euphrates targets standalone VR headsets and is powered by Android O.
Samsung Cleared In Nvidia Patent Case
Samsung is not infringing on patents held by Nvidia, says the U.S. International Trade Commission.
Microsoft Loses Patent Case to InterDigital
The International Trade Commission today ruled Microsoft improperly used two InterDigital wireless patents without permission. The ruling judge said "it would not be against the public interest to ban the Microsoft [phones] from import into the United States." Patent-related complaints are often taken to the ITC, which has the power to enact such bans.