Appeals Court Says ITC Messed Up Motorola Ruling
Motorola may not yet be out of the woods with respect to an on-going patent dispute with Microsoft. The U.S. Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit today ruled that the U.S. International Trade Commission used faulty reasoning in a patent case brought against Motorola by Microsoft. The appeals court says the ITC was correct in finding that Motorola did not infringe on three patents, but said it "erred" in determining that Motorola did not infringe on a fourth patent pertaining to graphical computer interfaces. The appeals court has asked the ITC to reconsider its evaluation of the fourth patent.
Nokia and ZTE Cleared In InterDigital Patent Case
A court today said Nokia and ZTE did not violate patents held by InterDigital, a patent licensing firm. InterDigital had filed a case against the two phone makers with the International Trade Commission.
Motorola Owes Microsoft $14.5 Million Over Patent Spat
An appeals court has sided with Microsoft and upheld a 2013 verdict that says Motorola has to pay Microsoft for refusing to license standard-essential patents at fair, reasonable, and non-discriminatory rates. This particular case began in 2010, when Microsoft sued Motorola for failing to pay it patent-licensing fees for technology found in Motorola's Android smartphones.
Court Blocks Samsung's Attempt to Appeal Apple Ruling
A federal appeals court has shut down Samsung's hopes of overturning a jury verdict that found it guilty of violating Apple's patents. In 2012, a jury found Samsung had willfully violated a number of Apple patents in handsets such as the Galaxy S and S2.
Appeals Court Exonerates Samsung in $120M Case
Samsung won a reversal of a $120 million patent-related fine thanks to the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit in Washington, D.C.