Posts Tagged: semiconductors


Ninth Circuit Told They Should Stay Judge Koh’s Qualcomm Injunction

On July 15, retired Federal Circuit Chief Judge Paul Michel filed an amicus brief in Qualcomm’s appeal of the Federal Trade Commission’s (FTC) antitrust case to …
By Gene Quinn & Steve Brachmann
4 months ago 0

Qualcomm Reaches Settlement With Taiwan Free Trade Commission Wiping Out Most of $773M Antitrust Penalty

On Thursday, August 9th, San Diego, CA-based semiconductor developer Qualcomm Inc. announced that it reached a mutually agreed settlement with the Taiwan Fair Trade Commission (TFTC) which …
By Steve Brachmann
1 year ago 0

ITC Institutes 337 Complaint Accusing Toyota Vehicles of Infringing Infotainment Chip Patents

On Thursday, June 7th, the U.S. International Trade Commission (ITC) announced that it was instituting a Section 337 patent infringement investigation of automobile infotainment systems being imported …
By Steve Brachmann
1 year ago 0

Manufacturing Firms and Organizations File Briefs in Oil States

Doubtless there are some manufacturing firms, such as Telebrands, who are great endorsers of inter partes review (IPR) proceedings at the Patent Trial and Appeal Board (PTAB) …
By Steve Brachmann
2 years ago 10

Broadcom files patent suits against LG, Vizio, others over smart TVs, video processing semiconductors

Broadcom Ltd. filed a series of six lawsuits in the U.S. District Court for the Central District of California alleging the infringement of a series of …
By Steve Brachmann
3 years ago 0

Texas Instruments maintains pace of innovation, focusing on signals and semiconductor devices

Texas Instruments has earned 825 U.S. patents through most of 2015, putting it on pace to perhaps slightly eclipse its 2014 totals. As the text cluster posted here shows …
By Steve Brachmann
4 years ago 1

High Tech IP 2015 London IP Summit

The 4th LPS - London IP Summit, is industry leading event dedicated to bringing together IP owners, experts and investors to address key challenges and operational issues …

Pace of global innovation rises at slowest rate since 2009 global recession

Global innovation continued to climb during 2014 but at the slowest pace seen since the global economic recession hit in 2009. The Reuters report didn’t draw any specific …
By Steve Brachmann
4 years ago 2

Hitachi’s latest patent activity reveals automotive tech and alternative energy focus

In 2014, Hitachi earned a total of 908 patent grants from the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office, the 38th-largest total of U.S. patents issued to any single …
By Steve Brachmann
5 years ago 0

Toshiba Patents: From Memory Devices to Smarter Retail Stores and Seawater Desalination

We share a trio of patent applications discussing improvements to memory devices, especially flash memory devices. A number of intriguing technologies which we share below are also …
By Steve Brachmann
5 years ago 0

Texas Instruments Seeks Patent on Indoor Device Location

We’ve chosen for our featured patent application an interesting development that may finally make practical indoor mapping applications for electronic device owners feasible. This system, developed …
By Steve Brachmann
6 years ago 0

Intel Patents: Computers, Cameras, Security and Medical Devices

As you might expect, a number of recently issued patents to Intel pertain to a series of novel computer improvements, which include but are not limited to (1) …
By Steve Brachmann
6 years ago 1