Openwave Hits Apple and RIM with Patent Complaint
Openwave has filed a complaint against both Apple and Research In Motion alleging patent infringement on technologies related to mobile devices. In the filing, Openwave CEO Ken Denman said, "Before filing these complaints, we approached both of these companies numerous times in an attempt to negotiate a license of our technology with them and did not receive a substantive response. In the end, litigation is the only way we can defend our rights against these large companies that have effectively refused to license the use of the technologies we invented." The technologies in question pertain to how mobile devices connect to the mobile internet. Apple and RIM have yet to officially respond to the complaint. Openwave makes, among other things, web browsers for mobile phones.
Apple Files Yet Another Lawsuit Against Qualcomm
Apple is taking Qualcomm to court in the U.K. over patent-licensing fees.
Immersion Files Patent Complaint Against Apple
The U.S. International Trade Commission today said it plans to investigate allegations made by Immersion that Apple and AT&T are violating its patents.
Nokia, Apple File Dueling Patent Lawsuits
Nokia and Apple have this week filed patent-related lawsuits against one another in various jurisdictions. Nokia's claims, filed in Germany and the U.S., say that Apple is using Nokia's patented technology without permission.
Apple Sues Qualcomm In China
Apple has filed a fresh lawsuit against Qualcomm, this time in China where it alleges Qualcomm abused its market position to score higher patent-licensing fees. Apple also said Qualcomm failed to honor its promise to license standard essential patents at fair rates, reports Reuters.
Apple Must Pay VirnetX $625 Million Over Patent Violations
Apple has been ordered to compensate VirnetX $625 million for using one of the company's patents without permission. VirnetX's patent covers "the use of a domain-name service to set up virtual private networks." Under VirnetX's patent, the VPNs are then used by corporations to communicate with customers or employees.