A new study shows that patent lawsuits are not only costing the country billions of dollars but are also placing the burden on small and medium-size companies, which slows invention.
A new study from PatentFreedom puts Apple at the top of the list of companies that have been targeted in patent lawsuits by companies without products.
Apple and several other technology companies have settled with patent troll SimpleAir to license four of the company's mobile patents.
Lodsys broadens a patent infringement case to include several big-name companies outside the tech realm, including Sam's Club, CVS, and Best Western.
Oracle is the latest tech giant to take aim at Lodsys, a patent holder that's been extraordinarily litigious in the past year.
Lodsys, a group that's targeted companies big and small for infringing on its patents, is now going after Electronic Arts, Angry Birds maker Rovio, Atari, Square Enix, and Take-Two Interactive in a lawsuit it filed earlier this year.
The high-profile, patent-holding entity which has gone after app developers has taken aim at six companies in a new lawsuit that says all are infringing on one or more of its patents.
Nathan Myhrvold and other executives at the controversial company say critics simply don't understand what they're doing. CNET went behind the scenes to understand what 40,000 patents and an unapologetic plan to make money from them really means.
commentary Facebook finally went public, Windows 8 arrived, and Samsung topped Apple in smartphone sales. But nothing dominated the news like the fight over intellectual property.
The group that's gone after a number of mobile app developers and big companies alike is now having its four patents targeted for invalidation by a crowdsourced research group.