Posts Tagged: Apple


Largest Ever Copyright Royalty Board Ruling Transforms How Songwriters are Paid

Less than 48 hours before the 60th Annual Grammy Awards in New York City, the Copyright Royalty Board (CRB) ruled to increase royalty payments to songwriters and music …
By Amanda G. Ciccatelli
4 months ago 0

Tech Super Giants Maintain Standard Oil Sized Monopolies

Between 1882 and 1906, this market dominance reportedly brought Standard Oil a total of $838,783,800 in net income. On an annual basis, that would mean that Standard Oil earned nearly $35 …
By Steve Brachmann & Gene Quinn
5 months ago 20

Intellectual Property Plays a Big Role in Silicon Valley Deals

How big of a role does IP play in Silicon Valley deals? “In almost any size transaction involving a technology company, our client asks us to look …
By Amanda G. Ciccatelli
5 months ago 3

Broadcom Issues ‘Best and Final Offer’ to Acquire Qualcomm, Values Qualcomm at $121 Billion

Broadcom’s latest bid increases the value of its proposed purchase agreement up from $70 in cash and stock per share up to $82 in cash and stock per …
By Steve Brachmann
5 months ago 0

If it Looks Like a Kangaroo, Hops Like a Kangaroo…

What’s abundantly clear – and disastrous for both the patent system and the public – is that the PTAB’s Kafkaesque rules for complaining about anything outside of …
By Aaric Eisenstein
6 months ago 4

Bloomberg Innovation Index is Latest Sign US Innovation Economy is in Dire Straits

For the first time since the inception of the Bloomberg Innovation Index, the U.S. ranked outside the top 10, ranking 11th out of the 50 economies. This latest …
By Steve Brachmann
6 months ago 10

Allegations of ex parte PTAB Communications raise more questions of due process, APA violations

Apple raised concerns of due process implications of ex parte communications and their impact on its trial. Apple’s motion demonstrates that PTAB does not publish ex …
By Steve Brachmann
6 months ago 12

Apple Files Patent for Recognizing Whispered Voice Commands

One digital assistant technology developed by Apple allowing Siri to respond to whispered voice commands is disclosed by U.S. Patent Application 20170358301, titled Digital Assistant Providing Whispered …
By Benjamin Joe
6 months ago 4

Looking Back on Five Years With IPWatchdog

Somewhere near the end of 2011, I responded to an ad that was left on Craigslist. A website called IPWatchdog.com was looking for a writer to contribute …
By Steve Brachmann
7 months ago 12

The Good, Bad and Ugly of Cross-Licensing Your Technology Patents

A cross-licensing patent agreement is a contract between at least two parties that grants mutual rights to both parties’ intellectual property. The agreement may be a private …
By Shai Jalfin
7 months ago 1

Apple Counterclaim and 3 New Qualcomm Suits Increase Scope of Battle over Mobile Device Tech

In late November, the legal dispute between San Diego, CA-based semiconductor developer Qualcomm Inc. (NASDAQ:QCOM) and Cupertino, CA-based consumer tech giant Apple Inc. (NASDAQ:AAPL) over …
By Steve Brachmann
7 months ago 0

How Bitcoin Became a Game Changer Overnight

Bitcoin was touted as the world’s first decentralized digital currency. It basically is a cryptocurrency which uses peer-to-peer technology to provide payment network gateway. Bitcoin is …
By Jay Sharma
8 months ago 8

Tech’s Ruling Class Files Amici Briefs with U.S. Supreme Court in Oil States Case

October 30th was a very busy day for amici filing briefs with the U.S. Supreme Court on how the highest court in the nation should decide …
By Steve Brachmann
8 months ago 7

VoIP-Pal.com prevails in 7 separate IPRs, PTAB finds no evidence of invalidity

In two final decisions and five decisions on IPR institution, the PTAB panel of administrative patent judges (APJs) found that petitioners Apple and AT&T did not …
By Steve Brachmann
8 months ago 6

ITC opens 337 investigation for potential patent infringement by Apple screen sharing technology

The U.S. International Trade Commission (ITC) announced that it was investigating potential patent infringement committed by Cupertino, CA-based consumer tech giant Apple Inc. (NASDAQ:AAPL)... Aqua …
By Steve Brachmann
8 months ago 0

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