A patent troll is filing a claim against Apple concerning an Auto Unlock feature. The patent in question was filed after Apple already announced the feature.
Apple Looking to Legally Block Patent Troll from Refiling Face ID Patent Claims
A patent troll has filed a claim against Apple regarding Face ID only to withdraw the complaint. Apple is looking to put an end to the claim.
This Brand New Patent Troll is Suing Apple Over Mobile Payments
Fintiv was founded this year, and its a patent troll suing Apple over mobile payments. Apple allegedly infringes upon three patents.
Patent Threatening Podcasts Invalidated (Again)
A patent that was an existential threat to podcasting was affirmed as invalid by a court in a case brought by the Electronic Frontier Foundation. Key claims of the patent had already been invalidated by the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office, and the EFF’s case was brought to hasten the appeals process. The group announced this week that the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit ruled unanimously to uphold that decision. The patent holder—Personal Audio—can still appeal to the U.S. Supreme Court. This case hasn’t received a ton of headlines, but whether or not they know it, the millions of people who enjoy podcasts should rejoice.
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Supreme Court Just Killed Marshall Texas Patent Troll Business
A patent battle over flavored water may turn into a win for iPhone and Mac maker Apple, and a big loss for patent trolls. Thanks to a U.S. Supreme Court ruling on Monday, patent infringement cases must be filed in the jurisdiction where the offending company is incorporated, which will greatly limit the court choices open to patent trolls.
Soverain Software Hits Apple with Patent Lawsuit over Device Security and Online Transactions
Apple has a new patent infringement lawsuit on its hands. This time it’s from the patent holding company Soverain Software and it targets pretty much every product Apple makes involving internet-related services.
Appellate Court Rules Smartflash Patents Invalid, Saving Apple $533 Million
Apple won a significant victory in court this week in the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit. That court ruled three patents owned by Smartflash LLC were invalid, according to Reuters, a ruling that saves Apple US$532.9 million by negating a damage award.