Posts Tagged: Apple


CAFC Affirms PTAB Finding that Certain Uniloc Claims are Invalid, But Says Apple Failed to Prove Other Claims Unpatentable

On May 12, the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit (CAFC) affirmed the decision of the Patent Trial and Appeal Board (PTAB/ Board) in an …
By Logan Murr
8 hours ago 0

A New Trial is Ordered with Respect to Damages in Optis Wireless v. Apple, Despite No FRAND Claims at Issue

On April 14, 2021, in a somewhat surprising about face, Judge Rodney Gilstrap ordered a new trial with respect to damages in Optis Wireless Technology, LLC et al. v. …
By Curtis Dodd
15 days ago 0

CAFC Dismisses Apple’s Bid to Overturn PTAB Holding it Failed to Prove Qualcomm Patents Obvious

The U.S. Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit (CAFC) yesterday dismissed two appeals filed by Apple against Final Written Decisions of the Patent Trial and …
By Eileen McDermott
1 month ago 1

What the Latest Optis Wireless v. Apple Ruling Means for Patent Infringement Damages for SEPs

In a previous article, we considered the difference between a reasonable royalty for infringement of a U.S. patent and a fair, reasonable and non-discriminatory (FRAND) rate …
By Curtis Dodd
2 months ago 0

CAFC Weighs in Again on IPR Joinder Estoppel, Affirms PTAB Holding that Uniloc Patent Claims are Obvious

The U.S. Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit (CAFC) ruled yesterday in Uniloc v. Facebook, Inc., WhatsApp, Inc. that the “no appeal” provision of 35 U.…
By Eileen McDermott
2 months ago 0

Understanding What a Design Patent is Not

You have probably heard of a company called Apple. They sell computers, watches, tablets and all kinds of accessories. You have probably also heard that Apple was …
By Gene Quinn
2 months ago 3

FRAND-Related Statements for Cellular Wireless SEPS: Implementer Obligations (Part V)

This is the fifth and final article in a series of articles analyzing statements made by various entities in the cellular industry regarding licensing Standard Essential Patents (…
By Curtis Dodd & Chris Dubuc
5 months ago 2

Patent Filings Roundup: Glut of Settlements; Fortress and Apple Settle Seven Networks; Fintiv Applies to ITC

As we head into the holidays, district court patent filings were down (51) and settlements/terminations up (51), with another 32 petitions filed before the Patent Trial and Appeal Board (…
By Jonathan Stroud
5 months ago 0

The Blockchain Patent Landscape Shows Accelerating Growth

On March 16, 2020, Bitcoin sold at $5,024, down from its previous high of over $19,000. On November 25, 2020, it sold at over $19,000 again. Interest in blockchain technology and Bitcoin, in particular, …
By Thomas Isaacson
5 months ago 2

SEP Owner Obligations: Analyzing FRAND Statements for Cellular Wireless SEPS (Part IV)

This is the fourth in a series of articles analyzing statements made by various entities in the cellular industry regarding licensing Standard Essential Patents (SEPs) on a …
By Curtis Dodd & Chris Dubuc
5 months ago 0

Federal Circuit Grants Apple Petition for Writ of Mandamus to Transfer Uniloc Suit

On November 9, the Federal Circuit granted Apple’s petition for a writ of mandamus directing the Western District of Texas to transfer Uniloc’s patent infringement suit …
By IPWatchdog
6 months ago 1

Federal Circuit Shoots Down Apple Bid to Strike Certain Voip-Pal Claims Upheld by PTAB

In the latest episode of a long-running saga between Apple and Voip-Pal, the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit on Friday denied Apple’s …
By Eileen McDermott
8 months ago 4

Tech Companies’ Lawsuit Against USPTO – and Small Business Inventors’ Motion to Intervene – Highlight Need to Address NHK-Fintiv Factors Via Rulemaking

On September 9, a panel of three administrative patent judges (APJs) at the Patent Trial and Appeal Board (PTAB) issued a decision denying institution of a petition filed …
By Steve Brachmann
8 months ago 7

Microsoft Supports Epic Games’ Complaint Against Apple for Anti-Competitive Practices

On August 23, Microsoft filed a declaration in support of Epic Games, Inc.’s August 13th Complaint for Injunctive Relief against Apple, Inc., in which Epic alleged that …
By Rebecca Tapscott
9 months ago 2

Apple v. Prepear: Does Apple Really Need All the Fruit?

How many types of fruit does one mega-company need to protect its trademarks? Apparently, Apple Inc. believes an image of a pear used in connection with a …
By Nicole Page
9 months ago 3