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Google, Microsoft settle long-running patent feud

The tech giants agree to dismiss about 20 patent-royalty lawsuits related to use of smartphones, Wi-Fi and Web video.

By September 30, 2015


Apple wins appeals court ruling that may require Samsung to change its devices

A ruling says a lower court erred when it didn't ban Samsung products related to a patent infringement suit from 2014.

By September 17, 2015


Samsung goes for counterpunch in Nvidia patent suit

The Korean electronics giant countersues Nvidia, and drags Nvidia customer Velocity Micro into the fight.

By November 12, 2014


US Patent Office rejects Apple autocomplete patent used against Samsung

The decision by the USPTO, while relevant to the most recent Apple v. Samsung patent-infringement trial, isn't final and could take months or years to come to conclusion.

By August 7, 2014


Apple, Samsung agree to bury overseas litigation ax

A deal settles all lawsuits pending outside the US, but US patent lawsuits between the two are unaffected.

By August 5, 2014


Yahoo exec countersues against sexual harassment claim

A high-level female executive strikes back for defamation, after being accused of sexual harassment in a lurid lawsuit last week.

By July 16, 2014


Apple v. Samsung patent trial recap: How it all turned out (FAQ)

The tech companies battled in a San Jose, Calif., court over patents. CNET breaks down what happened during the monthlong trial.

By May 7, 2014


The largely unproven patents behind the Apple v. Samsung dispute

The mobile giants accuse each other of infringing patents on their devices. Worth noting: these patents haven't passed legal muster in the past.

By May 1, 2014


Samsung expert: Apple should get only $38.4M for infringement, not $2.2B

Assuming Samsung infringed Apple's five patents, Apple should receive $1.75 per device in royalties, not the $40 Apple has requested, a Samsung expert argues. Samsung rested its case after the expert testimony.

By April 21, 2014


Apple v. Samsung: All you need to know about latest patent trial (FAQ)

The rivals will return to the courtroom on Monday. The trial is still all about smartphone and tablet patents, but this time, the accused devices are newer, including the Galaxy S3 and iPhone 4S.

By March 27, 2014