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Does the US patent system work? Microsoft points at Android for proof it does

Microsoft is taking heat for forcing companies to pay it for making Android devices’and now Microsoft intellectual property counsel Horatio Gutiérrez says that’s evidence the patent system actually works.

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Will Apple’s ‘Slide to Unlock’ patent stomp on Android or Windows 8?

You might think that at least two features in Microsoft’s Windows 8 Developer Preview may come perilously close to infringing on Apple’s “Slide to Unlock” patent.

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Will Apple’s ‘Slide to Unlock’ patent stomp on Android or Windows 8?

You might think that at least two features in Microsoft’s Windows 8 Developer Preview may come perilously close to infringing on Apple’s “Slide to Unlock” patent.

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Samsung chief: Galaxy Nexus ‘designed to bypass Apple patents’

The Galaxy Nexus, which runs the latest Android “Ice Cream Sandwich” operating system, was designed to avoid future patent litigation, Samsung’s mobile chief said.

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Judge may order Page and Ellison into mediation

Battle of the Two Larrys could go face to face Larry Ellison and Larry Page could be forced into mediation to negotiate a settlement in Oracle’s multi-billion-dollar claim that Google’s Android tramples Java patents it owns.?

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Google asks USPTO to reexamine Lodsys patents

The search and software giant has asked the United States Patent and Trademark office to reexamine the patents of Lodsys, a firm that’s gone after application developers on both Android and Apple’s iOS for allegedly infringing on its patents. (7 hours ago)

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Google Maps unveils photo upload function

With a camera-enabled smartphone or mobile device and Google’s Android operating system, a citizen mapmaker can now add photos and other substantive data to a map of a place he or she has visited -even while on the go. (33 mins ago)

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