A San Jose jury rules against the nonpracticing entity, which had accused Apple of infringing its mobile device technology.
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.
Mozilla wants to keep patent-encumbered technology off the Web. But H.264 compression is widely used, and a deal with Cisco means Firefox can use it.
Bose filed suit against Beats in July, accusing the rival headphone and speaker maker of infringing five patents related to noise-canceling headphones.
Nvidia last month accused Samsung and Qualcomm of ripping off its graphics patents in devices such as the Galaxy Note Edge, Galaxy Note 4 and Galaxy S5 smartphones.
The tech giant considers shrinking down the user interface on your TV and putting it on your phone as a way to navigate Apple TV.
HEVC, a new standard for compressing 4K video, will be cheaper for many companies to use than its industry-dominating predecessor. Maybe Google's competition helped.
The chipmaker is accusing Samsung and Qualcomm of infringing its patents related to the company's core graphics technology.
Sonos has announced it is suing competitor Denon as it says the company's HEOS products are too similar to Sonos' own and infringe on at least four of its patents.
The technology lets users plug an iPhone into a dock with the Lightning connector and not worry about how much force or torque they place on it to remove the device.