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Exclusive: The 'Patent Troll' Who Won $500m From Apple Speaks At Last

HuffingtonPost.com | Thomas Tamblyn | Posted 03.06.2015 | UK Tech

The founder of a company which won a controversial patent ruling ordering Apple to pay out $532.9m has revealed the barrage of anonymous death threats...

This Inventor Is No Patent Troll

Patrick Racz | Posted 02.06.2015 | UK Tech
Patrick Racz

You'd never know from reading the headlines and the one sided reporting, that a real inventor with a legitimate claim for willful patent infringement was behind the case of Smartflash LLC v Apple Inc. Many readers will be aware of the old adage "never let the truth get in the way of a good story" but in this case the real story and the facts are probably far more interesting than the myth being proffered by Apple. Patent Troll... screamed the headlines around the world, after we soundly defeated Apple at trial, won a unanimous verdict for willful infringement and a Jury award for $532.9million.

Is Google Replacing The Space Bar?

The Huffington Post UK | Thomas Tamblyn | Posted 30.04.2015 | UK Tech

Google has recently been granted a patent in the US that could revolutionise keyboards by do away with the space bar once and for all. The patent w...

People, Not Patents

James Caan CBE | Posted 29.08.2014 | UK
James Caan CBE

What really matters is how the idea is executed. That's what makes the difference. Things like your brand, your marketing, the attention you pay your customers, and crucially - the passion you have for the idea - are what make your proposition unique. Success is built on people, not products or patents.

Dyson Patents Hint At 'Silent Hairdryer'

Huffington Post UK | Posted 18.10.2013 | UK Tech

Dyson's next big innovation might be a hairdryer. A silent hairdryer. Six patent filings spotted by the Telegraph appear to comprise conceptual ...

Google - A Glass-Half-Full Company

Jane Sparrow | Posted 29.04.2013 | UK Tech
Jane Sparrow

So what are Google? They are not upstarts or start-ups anymore, having now been around for 15 years. They are not evil (as they keep telling us). What they are is clever - they are a 'Clever Company', a niche category that so many others fail to grasp.

Mobile Phone That's Also A Guitar Patented, For Some Reason

Huffington Post UK | Michael Rundle | Posted 22.04.2013 | UK Tech

Samsung has been granted a patent on a mobile phone which can also function as a guitar. The strange idea would let users mix their own notes, tune...

American 'Patent Troll' Demands $1,000 Per User Of Scanners

Huffington Post UK | Michael Rundle | Posted 05.03.2013 | UK Tech

A mysterious patent-holding company in the United States is reportedly demanding up to $1,000 each from users of scanners. The story, extensively r...

Analysing Unstructured Information Is IT Vendor's Secret Weapon Against Patents

Nick Patience | Posted 03.02.2013 | UK Tech
Nick Patience

War has been declared in the technology industry. Thousands of executives and companies are stomping on the patent battleground in a seemingly endless battle to gain financial or market advantages over rivals by taking them to court over claims of patent infringements.

Dyson's Latest Patent: Water Tap That Can Dry Your Hands

Huffington Post UK | Michael Rundle | Posted 02.02.2013 | UK Tech

Dyson have filed a patent for a tap which can dry your hands. As reported first by the New Scientist, the idea is to have a single faucet on your s...

'Electric-Shock Handcuffs' Could Also Administer Drugs To Detainees

Huffington Post UK | Michael Rundle | Posted 02.02.2013 | UK Tech

Handcuffs which could deliver electric shocks, drugs and sedatives to people who are under arrest could be the future of law enforcement, after a US c...

Has Apple Lost its Cool?

Ilya Kazi | Posted 22.01.2013 | UK Tech
Ilya Kazi

It isn't always necessary to air your legal laundry in public (especially if negotiating cross-licensing deals) and if Apple doesn't recognise the PR consequences of continuing to do so, it could start to affect the bottom line.

Apple Granted Patent For 'Rounded Rectangle'

Huffington Post UK | Michael Rundle | Posted 08.01.2013 | UK Tech

Apple has been granted a patent so vague it may never be able to use it. The patent covers the outer shape of a device - a rectangle with rounded ...

Apple Granted Patent For 'Rounded Rectangle'

Huffington Post UK | Michael Rundle | Posted 08.01.2013 | UK Tech

Apple has been granted a patent so vague it may never be able to use it. The patent covers the outer shape of a device - a rectangle with rounded ...

Patent Wars: Tech Giants Meet At UN To Find Peaceful Solution

Huffington Post UK | Michael Rundle | Posted 09.12.2012 | UK Tech

The world's biggest tech firms are preparing to meet at the UN in Geneva to discuss the so-called 'patent wars' which have seen an onslaught of lawsui...

Patent Wars: Tech Giants Meet At UN To Find Peaceful Solution

Huffington Post UK | Michael Rundle | Posted 09.12.2012 | UK Tech

The world's biggest tech firms are preparing to meet at the UN in Geneva to discuss the so-called 'patent wars' which have seen an onslaught of lawsui...

Google Blasts Apple Decision

Huffington Post UK | Michael Rundle | Posted 27.10.2012 | UK Tech

Google has responded to the $1bn in damages awarded to Apple in its patent battle with Samsung by saying it opposes anything that hinders innovation. ...

Apple Wins $1bn In Damages As Jury Finds Samsung 'Wilfully Copied' The iPhone

Huffington Post UK | Michael Rundle | Posted 25.08.2012 | UK Tech

Samsung has been ordered to pay $1billion in damages to Apple after a US court ruled that it copied Apple's designs for the iPhone. After three day...

Apple Vs Samsung: Court Battle Ends In Damages, Bans For Both Sides

Huffington Post UK | Michael Rundle | Posted 23.10.2012 | UK Tech

Apple and Samsung have been banned from selling some products in South Korea after a decision in one of several international court battles over desig...

Apple Vs. Samsung: Closing Arguments Delivered In Patent Courtroom Battle

Huffington Post UK | Michael Rundle | Posted 21.10.2012 | UK Tech

Apple's courtroom patent battle with Samsung over the design of its iPhone and iPad is nearing its conclusion after both sides delivered their closing...

Judge To Apple: 'You Must Be Smoking Crack'

Huffington Post UK | Michael Rundle | Posted 16.10.2012 | UK Tech

Apple's intensely fractious court battle with Samsung over design patents reached a new low on Thursday, after a judge said a lawyer was "on crack" if...

Samsung Removes Key Feature In 'Stability Update' Over Patent Dispute

Huffington Post UK | Michael Rundle | Posted 24.09.2012 | UK Tech

Samsung has removed a key feature of its Galaxy S3 smartphone as part of a long-running patent dispute with Apple. The Korean company killed its 'a...

Samsung Removes Key Feature In 'Stability Update' Over Patent Dispute

Huffington Post UK | Michael Rundle | Posted 24.09.2012 | UK Tech

Samsung has removed a key feature of its Galaxy S3 smartphone as part of a long-running patent dispute with Apple. The Korean company killed its 'a...

No Garden? No Problem. Let Junior Enjoy The Fresh Air In A Baby Cage (PICTURES)

Huffington Post UK | Sara C Nelson | Posted 24.07.2012 | UK

A baby. In a cage. Hanging out the window. Four stories up. It’ll never catch on, we hear you cry! Except it very nearly did. Yes, as photog...

Apple 'Must Run Samsung Ads'

Huffington Post UK | Michael Rundle | Posted 18.09.2012 | UK Tech

Apple has reportedly been ordered to run 'adverts' explaining that Samsung did not copy its design for the iPad. The ruling, which was not publishe...