Patents

BrightEdge And Searchmetrics Settle Patent Infringement Lawsuit

Search engine optimization platforms BrightEdge and Searchmetrics, after four years in courts, have finally settle their patent infringement lawsuit.  The two companies “dismissed all legal claims between them as a result of a settlement which became effective on July 9th, 2018,” the press release notes. The terms of the settlement haven’t been disclosed, but the settlement “resolves legal claims brought …

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Samsung Gets Stung By $539 Million Jury Verdict In Apple Patent Defeat

There has been quite a war between Apple and Samsung in regard to patents.  Recently, Apple has been awarded a massive jury verdict against the South Korean company.  The federal jury in the US granted Apple $538 million. Back in 2012, Apple won a federal jury verdict of over $1 billion for various patent and design infringements …

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Amazon ‘1-Click’ Patent Expires Today, Get Ready For Faster Web-Wide Checkout

Today, September 12, Amazon’s 1-Click “business method” patent finally expires.  This means that anyone will soon be able to duplicate the functionality on any e-commerce site and across the internet. The patent was issued back in 1997, and was subject to controversy and litigation at the time.  This is basically how Amazon’s 1-Click works:   When …

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What Are 3 Google Patents You Need To Know About In 2016?

When Google goes and updates something on their search engine, it can be either good or bad, especially when it comes to an algorithm.  Generally, a change that is made by Google can generally be pretty frustrating when it suddenly changes something, and there was no clue it was going to happen. These changes can …

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Google Patent Search Upgrade Adds Prior Art & Scholar Results

It’s been announced by Google that the Google Patent Search algorithm, interfaces and features has been upgraded in order to help the growing number of patent applications, as well as the growing number of litigation around patents. According to Google’s Allen Lo, the Deputy General Counsel for Patents, and Ian Wetherbee, the Software Engineer for Google Patents, “Bad …

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