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Nortel Patents Make News Again – Rockstar Patents Sold to RPX

Contributed by Martin Bijman On December 23, 2014, RPX purchased the remaining assets of Rockstar for $900M.[1] RPX describes in their release that of the 6,000 assets in the initial Rockstar $4.5B purchase of Nortel assets in July 2011, about 2,000 had been distributed to consortium members Apple, Blackberry, Ericsson, Microsoft, and Sony. These assets are [...]

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Making Sense of the Cypress / Spansion Merger

Contributed by Michael Spence On December 1, 2014, Cypress Semiconductor Corporation and Spansion Inc. announced an agreement to merge their operations, citing a variety of synergies between the two organizations. From a business perspective, their products are remarkably complimentary. Cypress is a leader in SRAM, while Spansion dominates in embedded, non-volatile NOR flash memory. Both [...]

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SanDisk Broadens SSD IP with Fusion-io

Contributed by Ray Angers   The US$1.1B takeover bid announced last week by storage solutions heavyweight SanDisk (SNDK.O) for Utah-based Fusion-io (FIO.N) has many suggesting this signals SanDisk’s ambitions to dominate the enterprise segment of the storage market. For a company that posted revenue of just over US$6B last year, this is a big deal. [...]

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Taking the Lid Off Microsoft’s Secret Android-killer Patents

by Martin Bijman The Chinese government recently revealed Microsoft’s secret list of about 310 Android-killer US patents. Chipworks has taken an initial look at these patents. We found there were actually only 243 unique patents and applications. About 80% of these are applicable to mobile OS, and 20% have elements applicable to mobile infrastructure. The [...]

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Apple vs. Samsung (Part 3): And the Winner is?

If you’ve read part 1 and part 2 of this series, you’re now looking for more info on the #AppSung trial deliberation. By Richard Moses Following  nearly a month long trial, the four-man, four-woman jury deliberated for three days before reaching their decision. Along with deciding infringement and validity, the jury was also tasked to [...]

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Apple vs. Samsung (Part 2): What’s in the claims?

If you read Part 1 of this article, you’re now looking for the flipside of the Apple vs. Samsung analysis – claims by Samsung. The key point of this two part blog is that the ability to extract and understand claim limitations is critical. This will play a key role in the trial and subsequent [...]

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