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.
LG Promises the V30 Will 'Delight Ears Everywhere' with New Hi-Fi Powers
LG today said its forthcoming V30 flagship handset will be its most advanced device yet when it comes to audio reproduction and recording. To start, the phone adopts a 32-bit advanced hi-fi quad DAC from ESS Technology.
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.
Apple Seeks to Invalidate Qualcomm Patents
Apple hopes to nullify four patents held by Qualcomm as the two tech giants continue to tussle over licensing and fees. Specifically, Apple filed petitions with the U.S.
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.