There is a man in the heart of Texas who wants his companies to get paid any time a cell phone sends out a customized “ringback tone” instead of a standard ring; and any time a vehicle outfitted with a tracking-and-security system rolls off the production floor. His name is Patrick J. Curry, he’s based [...]
A Dallas company has filed suit against four of the country’s major air carriers – United, Delta, Continental and Alaska Air – claiming they’re infringing its patents on mobile ticketing and check-in services.
In four identical complaints filed Oct. 13 in Delaware district court, Aeritas LLC alleges the “Mobile services,” “Mobile Check-in,” and “eBoarding Pass” [...]
The day the iPhone 4S was released, patent-holding company Personal Audio LLC sued Apple for a third time, hoping the new iOS 5 software will change a judge’s opinion in its favor.
Personal Audio has already won $8 million in damages from Apple over iPods, iPads and iPhones, in a court case that wrapped up [...]
Jay Walker, the entrepreneur-turned-patent enforcer notorious for suing Silicon Valley tech giants and the multi-state Powerball lottery for patent infringement earlier this year, has outdone himself. On Tuesday, Walker’s research and development company, Walker Digital, filed patent infringement suits against Google, Microsoft, Amazon.com, Yahoo! and Vibrant Media using a patent issued that same [...]
The Innovatio patent-lawsuit campaign we reported on two weeks ago is starting to produce some pushback. SonicWALL, a San Jose company that sells internet-connection and security hardware, is stepping up to defend some of the companies targeted by Innovatio.
In a declaratory judgment complaint [PDF] filed on Friday, the company asks to invalidate [...]
Joe Alter, a visual effects developer in Southern California, is asserting that The Walt Disney Company has pulled a similar stunt, hijacking his digital hair-rendering technology, [...]
Intellectual Ventures filed its newest lawsuit yesterday [PDF], this time against Motorola. The development suggests that the world’s biggest patent-assertion company is going to get directly involved in patent attacks on mobile phones. Buried in the details of the suit are some details that may reveal a bit more about how IV operates. To [...]
As of this week, Magistrate Judge Chad Everingham has stepped down from the federal bench in the Eastern District of Texas and taken a position [...]
The tech world was surprised this week by patent claims levied against popular crowd-funding site Kickstarter; but the man behind those claims tells The Patent Examiner that he wanted a real business relationship with the company. ArtistShare CEO Brian Camelio even wanted Kickstarter to use his software, he says.
But the negotiations, which began [...]