Dolby Files Patent Lawsuit Against RIM
Dolby filed a lawsuit against Research In Motion today, alleging that the BlackBerry maker is violating Dolby's audio patents. Specifically, the patents cover digital audio compression that let phone makers enable playback of high quality music files (High Efficiency Advanced Audio Coding — HE AAC) with minimal use of storage and data transmission. Dolby licenses its technology to other handset makers, but it has been unable to strike a licensing agreement with RIM despite RIM's use of the technology. The lawsuits were filed in California and in Germany.
Lenovo Phab 2 Pro Project Tango Phone Now On Sale
Lenovo made the Phab 2 Pro, the first Project Tango augmented reality handset, available for sale on its web site today. The phone was originally expected to go on sale in September.
Huawei Sues Samsung Over Patents
Huawei has filed lawsuits against Samsung in the U.S. and China, alleging the smartphone maker is using its patented technology without permission.
Lenovo Shows Off the Phab 2 Pro Project Tango Phone
Lenovo today announced the Phab 2 Pro, a smartphone aimed at helping people capture virtual and augmented reality content. It builds on the foundation set by the first Project Tango tablet, but is a smaller and more refined device.
Samsung Hits Huawei with Handful of Complaints
Samsung has sued Huawei in China for patent infringement. The Korean phone maker says several of Huawei's devices, including the Mate8 and Honor line, are violating six of its technology patents.