Google Assimilates 1,023 IBM Patents to Protect Android
Google recently purchased 1,023 patents from IBM in order to help shore up its Android defense. Google took ownership of the patents last month, according to government filings. Google acquired 1,030 patents from IBM in July, and recently announced its intent to purchase Motorola. The Motorola purchase will give Google access to another 17,000 patents. The smartphone market is embroiled in patent litigation. Owning patents is seen as one way of defending against lawsuits.
Kyocera Hydro Shore Washes Up On GoPhone
Jul 15, 2016
AT&T's prepaid brand, GoPhone, plans to sell the Kyocera Hydro Shore through Walmart stores beginning July 16. The Hydro Shore is water and dust proof, and the 5-inch qHD display supports wet finger tracking.
Google Play Protect Now Securing Android Devices
Jul 20, 2017
Play Protect, a security tool Google announced earlier this year, has made its way to many of today's Android smartphones. Play Protect is a set of features that Google created to keep Android phones safe from malware and other malicious applications.
Qualcomm Says iPhone Violating 16 More Patents
Dec 1, 2017
Qualcomm this week filed yet more lawsuits against Apple over alleged patent infringement. Three new lawsuits say Apple's iPhones violate some 16 additional Qualcomm patents.
Republicans Don't Want U.S. Gov Using Huawei, ZTE Equipment
Jan 12, 2018
A new bill introduced by Texas Representative Michael Conaway (R) would prevent any part of the U.S government from using equipment from Chinese companies Huawei and ZTE. The "Defending U.S.
BlackBerry Sues Facebook, Instagram, WhatsApp Over Patents
Mar 6, 2018
BlackBerry has filed lawsuits against Facebook, Instagram, and WhatsApp, claiming all three violate its patented messaging technology. "Defendants created mobile messaging applications that co-opt BlackBerry’s innovations, using a number of the innovative security, user interface, and functionality enhancing features," said the company in its filings.
Obtaining patents is seen as a way to avoid lawsuits.
1023? Just shy of 1K?
...there's a joke in there somewhere.
lol I get it