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The DROID X360 really does cover all bases – well, on the patent infringement side that is. The X360 seems to have the capability to piss off just about everyone.
It’s designed pretty much the exact same as the Sony Playstation Vita, which would cause some headaches from Sony. Really, this thing looks the exact same, except for using letters instead of numbers for the buttons.
Second up the DROID X360 will have issues with Motorola, Microsoft and Verizon in regards to the naming. Oh, and George Lucas too.
If that wasn’t enough for you the X360 features preloaded games from every pre-1999 Nintendo, Sega and Sony console. Good luck in the courtrooms I say to you!
All that …
The jury of the Oracle vs. Google court-case has unanimously decided that Google does not and did not violate Oracle’s patents. This is a great “victory not just for Google but the entire Android ecosystem,” said Google.
At the U.S District court of California, the jury decided that Google did not infringe on six claims in U.S. Patent No. RE38,104 as well as two claims in U.S. Patent No. 6,061,520. These patents revolve around Oracle’s Java script. The jury had a few questions in the last few days of the trial, which once answered resulted in the verdict being in Google’s favour.
In particular, the jury was mostly interested in what legal meaning particular words meant. This covered ”simulating execution …
We know that the entire tech world these days is just a patenting battlefield of sorts. However, just like in real war, there is always the little and big guy. These days, especially in the Android world, we see companies like HTC, Samsung and LG suing or being sued for one reason or another. So when a manufacturer like Nokia, who has just recorded the lowest market share and profit share in years, begins suing others — we take note!
At the current time, Nokia has 40+ companies with licensing to use one or more of their patents — from what we know, HTC, Viewsonic and RIM were not amongst those 40 businesses and now Nokia has noted in a …
Apple is trying to force its hands once more with a request for Samsung and Motorola Mobility to pay licensing fees for all Android devices sold.
Apple are taking a similar approach to Microsoft, attempting to have Android OEMs pay a licensing fee. The big A is requesting $5-$15 a pop for each handset made by Sammy and Moto, equalling about 2.5-5% of each sale. This is what Motorola requested Apple pay for violating their patents, which sent Apple ‘crying’ to the European authorities. This would settle all litigation between Apple and these manufacturers, bringing peace back to the fast-moving mobile tech world. However, I doubt that Samsung and Motorola Mobility will be willing to pay Apple royalties….