Posts Tagged ‘patents’
A10 Networks settled its longstanding patent infringement lawsuit with Brocade Communications, ending an often bitter dispute over the AX application acceleration hardware line.
We already know what companies like Google Inc. and Cisco Systems Inc. think of patent trolling. Turns out, some politicians aren’t particularly fond of the questionable practice, either.
XpertUniverse claimed it was teased with the prospect of becoming part of Cisco SolutionsPlus, a reseller program designed to augment Cisco’s advanced technology products to create complete solutions by placing select products on the Cisco price list and allowing them to be sold by Cisco sales teams and channel partners.
The federal case that was supposed to bring a halt to patent troll Innovatio’s ongoing shakedown of hotels, restaurants, and coffee shops took a strange turn when a federal judge threw out racketeering allegations brought by Cisco, Motorola and Netgear.
The South Korean vendor and bitter rival Apple go back to court so a judge can review the jury’s $1 billion decision.
The suit brought by Juniper against rival Palo Alto Networks continues its slow plod through the courts and through several unproductive attempts at settling the matter before trial.
Apple is pressing ahead with plans to seek a court injunction barring tablet rival Samsung from selling some of its most popular mobile products in the U.S. Meanwhile, Samsung is looking to Microsoft’s Windows 8 as a mechanism for tablet growth. The net result: Microsoft may ultimately be the winner in the Apple-Samsung feud.
Google is cutting up to 20 percent of the Motorola Mobility staff – approximately 4,000 workers – to restructure the handset company now under its stewardship. For Google, Motorola Mobility is about the technology and patents, not cellphone sales.
Samsung, Apple, Google, Motorola, HTC and Microsoft are in a never-ending battle to stave off rivals from encroaching on their mobile technologies through patent-infringement claims. It’s a good strategy for protecting intellectual property, but it works against the channel.