Micron, one of the last holdouts, settles over DRAM memory patents. The deal includes Elpida, a major supplier to Apple.
The U.S. District Court judge said that the companies have "no interest in efficiently and expeditiously" resolving their dispute over Motorola Mobility patents.
A Samsung attorney argues that just because the company is asking for much lower damages than Apple -- $7 million versus $2 billion -- doesn't mean it doesn't respect patents.
Apple on Thursday asked the judge to allow it to present evidence refuting Samsung comments that Apple doesn't use the patents it's suing over.
Litigation and licensing revenue could provide a measure of financial support as the company awaits broader adoption of its Lumia phones. CNET takes a look at some of Nokia's past legal hits.
The Chinese computing giant, which also plans to purchase Motorola, reached a deal to acquire 21 patent families related to 3G, 4G, and other mobile technologies.
Apple- and Microsoft-backed Rockstar Consortium, which bought Nortel Network's 6,000 patent portfolio, goes after some of tech's other heavy hitters for alleged patent infringement.
The maker of mobile chips and now smartwatches, too, gets itself a much larger war chest for patent lawsuits or cross-licensing deals.
The dreary details differ, but the same theme informs--we're good, they're bad, and dear judge: would you please kneecap these guys for us?
Web giant adds patents related to software used to manage data centers to the patent collection it's making freely available to anyone, without fear of legal repercussion.