Patent Litigation

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This page provides links to pages from the popular press regarding patent litigation, that provide some stylized facts. I am currently considering building an economic model of 'defensive patenting' to support some of these facts in a game theoretic framework.

Contents

News Articles

Summary Articles

  • 18 November 2012 (BBC Future): Phone patents: An absurd battle [1]
  • 8 February 2012 (BBC): Apple seeks change to 'essential' patent licence rules [2]
  • Feb 8, 2012 (FOSS): Newly-discovered Apple letter to wireless standards body proposed solution to rampant FRAND abuse [3]
  • 9 November 2011 (BBC): Do the patent wars threaten innovation? [4]
  • 23 October 2011 (BBC): Mobile phone makers wage war to protect their patents [5]

Product Markets

Tablet Pc

Samsung and Apple

  • 18 October 2012 (BBC): Apple loses UK tablet design appeal versus Samsung [6]
  • 24 January 2012 (BBC): Apple loses appeal over Galaxy Tab 10.1 in Dutch court [7]
  • Jan 24, 2012 (FOSS): Dutch appeals court says Galaxy Tab 10.1 doesn't infringe Apple's design right[8]
  • 8 December 2011 (BBC): Samsung to sell Galaxy tablets in Australia [9]
  • Dec 3, 2011 (FOSS): Denial of US preliminary injunction against Samsung shows low strategic value of Apple's design patents [10]
  • Jan 17, 2012 (FOSS): Apple attacks 15 Samsung products with new German design lawsuits: will they ever settle this part of their dispute? [11]
  • 17 November 2011 (BBC): Samsung redesigns Galaxy Tab after Apple's sales ban [12]
  • 14 October 2011 (BBC): Apple hits Samsung in court again [13]
  • 12 October 2011 (BBC): Apple wins battle to block Samsung tablets in Australia [14]
  • 3 October 2011 (BBC): Samsung hobbles tablet to appease Apple [15]
  • 26 September 2011 (BBC): Samsung and Apple warring over patents again [16]
  • 10 August 2011 (BBC): Apple prevents Galaxy sales in EU [17]
  • 10 August 2011 (AllThingsD): Apple Sues Motorola Over Xoom Design [18]
  • 22 April 2011 (BBC): Samsung suing Apple in latest legal fight [19]
  • August 9, 2011 (AllThingsD): Apple Blocks Sales of Samsung Galaxy Tab 10.1 in Europe [20]

Motorola and Apple

  • Aug 10, 2011 (Foss Patents Blog): Apple is also suing Motorola in Europe over the Xoom tablet's design [21]
  • 9 December 2011 (BBC) Motorola wins Apple wireless patent fight in Germany [22]

Mobile Phone

Motorola and Apple

  • 25 February 2012 (BBC): Apple forced to suspend push email service in Germany [23]
  • 16 February 2012 (BBC): Apple wins over Motorola in 'slide-to-unlock' ruling [24]

Samsung and Apple

  • 5 December 2012 (BBC): Apple v Samsung patent verdict reconsidered in court
  • 27 August 2012 (BBC): Apple seeks to ban sale of eight Samsung phones in US [25]
  • 17 October 2011 (BBC): Samsung seeks iPhone 4S embargo in Australia and Japan [26]
  • 5 October 2011 (BBC): Samsung wants iPhone 4S banned in France and Italy [27]
  • 13 September 2011 (BBC): Samsung files patent complaint against Apple in France [28]
  • 24 August 2011 (BBC): Euro ban for Samsung Galaxy phone [29]

HTC and Apple

  • 20 December 2011 (BBC): Taiwanese phone firm HTC loses Apple patent case ruling [30]
  • 22 November 2011 (BBC): US agency says Apple did not violate HTC patents [31]
  • 8 September 2011 (BBC): HTC sues Apple after Google sells tech patents [32]
  • 16 August 2011 (BBC): Taiwan's HTC sues Apple in patent infringement dispute [33]
  • 21 July 2011 (BBC): HTC is braced for Apple smartphone patent war [34]
  • 18 July 2011 (BBC): HTC to appeal against Apple patent ruling [35]
  • 21 July 2011 (BBC): HTC is braced for Apple smartphone patent war [36]
  • 12 July 2011 (BBC): Apple files patent complaint against phone maker HTC [37]
  • 12 May 2010 (BBC): Apple rival HTC urges iPhone ban [38]

Nokia and Apple

  • 14 June 2011 (BBC): Nokia and Apple settle patent dispute [39]
  • 14 June 2011 (BBC): Nokia’s patent victory against Apple [40]
  • 16 December 2010 (BBC): Nokia Apple patent row escalates [41]
  • 29 September 2010 (BBC): Apple bites back at Nokia lawsuit [42]
  • 8 May 2010 (BBC): Nokia sues Apple for 'patent infringement' [43]

Microsoft and Motorola

  • 21 December 2011 (BBC): ITC judge: Motorola Mobility infringed Microsoft patent [44]
  • 23 Oct 2011 (Microsoft): Microsoft’s New Patent Agreement with Compal: A New Milestone for Our Android Licensing Program [45]
  • 1 October 2010 (CNet): Aiming at Android, Microsoft sues Motorola [46]

Background On Industry Structure

  • 28 October 2011 (BBC): Samsung overtakes Apple in smartphone shipments [47]

Cross Market

Samsung and Apple

  • 22 April 2011 (BBC): Samsung sues Apple after accusations of 'copying' [48]

Motorola and Apple

  • 3 February 2012 (BBC): Motorola makes Apple pull iPads and iPhones in Germany [49]
  • 9 December 2011 (BBC): Motorola wins Apple wireless patent fight in Germany [50]

Microsoft and Apple

  • 12 January 2011 (BBC): Microsoft seeks to block Apple 'App Store' trademark [51]

Apple Vs. Everyone

  • 26 October 2011 (BBC): Apple patents touchscreen unlock gestures [52]

Underlying Tech

Chip designers

  • 23 September 2011 (BBC): Apple sued by Via over chips in gadgets [53]

LEDs

  • 18 July 2011 (BBC): Samsung sues Osram as LED patent row escalates [54]

Streaming

  • 29 July 2011 (BBC): Spotify sued over music streaming technology [55]

Imaging

Kodak vs. Everyone

  • 19 January 2012 (BBC): Kodak sues Samsung over image patents in latest lawsuit [56]
  • Tuesday, January 10, 2012 (Kodak): Kodak Alleges Patent Infringement Against Apple, HTC [57]
  • Friday, January 13, 2012 (Kodak): Kodak Alleges Patent Infringement Against Fujifilm [58]

Software

Microsoft and i4i

  • 9 June 2011 (BBC): Microsoft must pay $290m for patent infringement [59]
  • 12 March 2010 (BBC): Microsoft loses appeal in Word patent case [60]

Google and Oracle

  • 26 Sept 2011 (Blog): Judge asks Oracle and Google for input with a view to stay-or-go decision [61]
  • 21 Mar 2011 (Official Microsoft Blog): Android Patent Infringement: Licensing is the Solution [62]
  • 13 August 2010 (BBC): Google sued by Oracle over Android operating system [63]

Everyone Vs. Amazon

  • 27 October 2011 (BBC): Amazon reveals its patent lawsuits are on the rise [64]

Other

  • 19 December 2011 (BBC): BT sues Google over Android 'patent infringements' [65]
  • 22 April 2011 (BBC): Google fined $5m over Linux patent row [66]

Blu-Ray

  • 11 March 2011 (BBC): Sony gets PS3 import ban lifted [67]
  • 1 March 2011 (BBC): PS3 imports banned in patent row [68]

Small Inventors / Startups

  • 7 April 2011 (BBC): Apple wins $625m Mirror Worlds patents appeal [69]
  • 21 December 2010 (BBC): Kodak's patent spat threatens photo web sites [70]
  • 5 October 2010 (BBC): Apple faces $600m damages claim [71]


Patent Trolls

Lodsys

  • 9 September 2011 (BBC): Patents: Can the giants protect the minnows? [72]
  • 26 August 2011 (BBC): Patent war hits small app developers [73]
  • 22 July 2011 (BBC): Are patents good for you? [74]
  • 22 July 2011 (BBC): Angry Birds maker Rovio sued over app patents [75]

NTP

  • 9 July 2010 (BBC): Smartphone firms face patent row [76]

Interval Licensing

(Note: More of an invention lab, than a troll perhaps)

  • 13 December 2010 (BBC): Microsoft's Paul Allen sees lawsuit thrown out [77]
  • 27 August 2010 (BBC): Paul Allen sues tech giants over 'patent violations' [78]

Intellectual Ventures

  • 7 October 2011 (BBC): Motorola sued over patents used in Android phones [79]

Ipcom

7 December 2011 (BBC): German HTC retailers are threatened with patent lawsuit [80]

The FRAND Defense

  • 24 October 2011 (BBC): Can mobile phone innovation survive the patent trolls? [81]

Buying Patents

  • 4 January 2012 (BBC): Google adds IBM patents as it looks to future [82]
  • 12 September 2011 (BBC): Patents firm Murgitroyd ponders acquisitions [83]
  • 16 August 2011 (BBC): Google deal boosts shares in Asian phone makers [84]
  • 15 August 2011 (BBC): What Google wants from Motorola [85]
  • 4 August 2011 (BBC): Google hits out at rivals over 'bogus patents' [86]
  • 4 July 2011 (BBC): Maths powers Google auction strategy [87]
  • 1 July 2011 (BBC): Apple and Microsoft group buys Nortel patents [88]
  • 5 April 2011 (BBC): Texas Instruments to buy National Semiconductor [89]
  • August 4th, 2011 (TechCrunch): Why Did Google Blog About Patents Today? Because The Nortel Loss Was Just The Beginning. [90]
  • 4/04/2011 (Official Google Blog): Patents and Innovation [91]
  • Fri Jul 1, 2011 (Reuters): Dealtalk: Google bid "pi" for Nortel patents and lost [92]

Other

  • 9 February 2012 (BBC): Microsoft and Cisco back Apple's essential patents call [93]
  • 23 January 2011 (BBC): Staying innovative after being left for dead [94]
  • 20 June 2000 (BBC): BT claims patent on web links [95]

Patents

I plan to try to track down the patents in question, such as:

  • The Mirror Worlds Patent: EP 2059868 [96]

Market Share

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