Google is working on a new technology called VP10 that will allow it to squeeze higher-quality video over broadband and mobile networks. And thanks to patent issues with a rival standard, it has a chance to catch on.
Judge Lucy Koh has ordered a jury trial for early 2016 to decide how much money in damages Samsung should pay out to Apple over patent violations.
The company is looking into bone conduction technology that would improve voice communications in a wireless earphone system.
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A new Airbus patent recently approved by the USPTO describes a jetliner that could travel at hypersonic speeds without disturbances from sonic booms, thanks to rocket-powered vertical acceleration. It's faster than the Concorde was, which means future flights won't likely be cheap.
The alliance, which includes Microsoft, Google, Amazon and Netflix, pledges to build next-generation video technology -- and offer it for free.
A US Court of Appeals says that the case should not proceed until the US Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO) has a chance to review the validity of Smartflash's patents.
Along with eBay, Dell and HP, the tech giants have filed a legal brief arguing that if the current court decision stands -- particularly, the damages -- it could have a "devastating impact" on the industry.
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The decision curtails Google's efforts to avoid paying Oracle licensing fees for using Java code in the Android mobile operating system.