A judge has ordered a partial retrial in Apple's patent lawsuit against Samsung in California, and has cut hundreds of millions of dollars from the $1 billion in damages that Apple was awarded last summer.
More than 60 thought leaders, including Mark Cuban, have signed an Electronic Frontier Foundation letter asking the House Judiciary Committee to investigate patent trolling.
The programmer held two patents dealing with sharing and updating social media content long before the social networking site launched
A U.S. appeals court has denied Apple a rehearing on the rejection of an injunction on sales of the Samsung Galaxy Nexus.
IBM earned 6,478 utility patents last year, topping the list of patent winners for the 20th year in a row
Over the past year, patent battles have been fought by tech companies in courtrooms all over the world. The litigation is far from over though, however, and will continue throughout 2013. This is what's at stake on the patent battlefield in the near future.
Apple has dropped its patent-infringement accusations against the Galaxy S III Mini, a mid-market Android smartphone that Samsung Electronics says it is not selling in the U.S.
Nokia will license its patents to RIM for an undisclosed fee, and end all current patent litigation between the two companies.
A judge has denied Apple's request for a permanent injunction on 26 Samsung phones that were the focus of the patent lawsuit
A court in California has denied Samsung Electronics a retrial in a patent dispute with Apple, and also refused Apple a ban on the sale of some Samsung products.