IPCom's $2B Lawsuit Against Apple Dismissed
A German court today dismissed a lawsuit filed by IPCom against Apple over smartphone patents. The patent in question covered technology that prioritized emergency calls even when cellular networks were overloaded. IPCom was seeking more than $2 billion in damages against Apple. Courts in Germany have dismissed similar claims made by IPCom, which is a patent holding company. The court did not provide a reason for today's dismissal.
Part of Research and Development.
However, part of research and development, is to research if an idea has already been patented. The patent department is already overloaded with technology patent applications on a daily basis. Myself, like others often claim we like our ideas and should patent it. But, we often never ask ourselves if it has actually been patented before. Big tech companies such Apple, Google, Microsoft etc, should be using the research part of this department to investigate its own ideas. This saves time and money that usually gets pushed onto the customer. Apple should have had the chance to purchase the patent from ...