Immersion's Patent Fight Against HTC Alters Path
Immersion Corporation today announced a change of plans with respect to its patent litigation against HTC. The company has asked the U.S. International Trade Commission to drop its case against HTC entirely so that it may instead pursue a case for damages in U.S. District Court. The company had been given an ITC court date of October 28, 2013, which could only eventually result in a device blockade. Immersion now feels that, due to HTC's poor sales, such a blockade would no longer be effective. Instead, Immersion wants to pursue damages more directly. It has already filed for damages and a trial, but that has been postponed pending the outcome of the ITC case. Immersion believes a successful court trial will reduce its attorneys fees for the year, as well as speed up the potential for financial rewards from HTC. It has petitioned the court to lift the stay delaying its patent trial. Immersion Corporation develops touch and haptic feedback technology for mobile devices.
Samsung to Reward Samsung Pay Users
Nov 14, 2016
Samsung today announced the pending launch of Samsung Rewards, a loyalty program for its Samsung Pay mobile payment service. Moving forward, people who sign up for Samsung Rewards will be able to earn points with Samsung when they use Samsung Pay to pay for goods and services.
Google Opinion Rewards Hits iOS
Oct 12, 2017
Google has made Google Opinion Rewards available to iOS users through a new app. As it does on Android handsets, Google Opinion Rewards will send surveys to iOS devices that people can complete for cash rewards.
Immersion Hits Apple with 3D Touch Lawsuit
Feb 12, 2016
Immersion has filed multiple lawsuits against Apple and AT&T, claiming the two violate its haptic feedback patents. Specifically, Immersion believes the Apple iPhone 6/6 Plus, iPhone 6s/6s Plus, Apple Watch, Watch Sport, and Watch Edition make use to two patents pertaining to "haptic feedback system with stored effects" and "method and apparatus for providing tactile sensations." The iPhone 6s and 6s Plus are further accused of infringing a third patent for "interactivity model for shared feedback on mobile devices" — or 3D Touch, the defining feature of the two phones.
Straight Path to Pay FCC $100M for Squatting On 5G Spectrum
Jan 12, 2017
The FCC has fined Straight Path Communications $100 million for failing to deploy wireless service in accordance with spectrum license requirements. Straight Path is sitting on approximately 1,000 licenses for spectrum in the 39 GHz band, which will eventually be used for 5G.