It was a bad week for Denon Electronics, LLC and its HEOS line of wireless multiroom audio systems. The D&M Holdings unit, now owned by Sound United, was sued by Sonos in 2014 on four patent infringement claims. In December 2017, the jury ruled against Denon on three of those claims, ordering the company to pay Sonos $2 million for past breaches dating back to the HEOS product launch in 2014 through December 2016.
After Microsoft seemingly abandoned its Windows Phone endeavors, and then sold off Nokia's feature phone division and rights; fans of the company's mobile - and Lumia brand - have wandered around aimlessly hoping for some good news. Several leaks have appeared since October of last year pointing to a complete refresh, codenamed 'Andromeda'. As reported, this forms some part of the company's aim to target the mobile market with a single core OS.
The U.S. Patent and Trademark Office, the federal agency charged with securing certain intellectual property, has become an enemy of America’s inventors.
Vestas has added its own claims of patent infringement against GE in ongoing litigation between the wind turbine manufacturers, accusing GE of infringing a pair of Vestas patents directed to technology for connecting and controlling wind turbines on a power grid.
OneNeck’s new vertically sweeping roaming robotic-sensor, designed to move up and down a closed server cabinet has been awarded a U.S. patent, the TDS data center subsidiary announced. During each vertical sweep, the OneNeck data center sensor assembly records the heat and humidity then generates a color-coded heat map. Data centers include hundreds of such cabinets. Detecting hot spots is critical to keeping the data centers operational.
The drone would also potentially have voice-recognition capabilities as well as GPS and a Wi-Fi-based positioning system.
Via Licensing Corporation today announced that global technology leader Siemens AG has joined an impressive pool of innovative companies as the newest licensor in Via’s industry-leading LTE (Long Term Evolution) wireless licensing program. Via’s LTE licensing program offers the industry a fair, transparent, and cost-effective means to obtain a license to all LTE and LTE-Advanced patents of its licensors that are essential for the deployment of the LTE standard in their products.
In a reversal of fortunes, a federal judge overturned a jury verdict ordering Gilead Sciences (GILD) to pay $2.54 billion to Merck (MRK) for infringing a patent in order to develop a pair of blockbuster hepatitis C treatments.
Many smartwatches (even smartbands) can measure your heart rate, but very few can measure blood pressure. That’s because to measure blood pressure, you need a tight-fitting band that presses into your hand uncomfortably.
Cambodia will soon become a validation state in the European patent system, allowing the 38 members of the European Patent Organisation to apply to validate their patents within the Kingdom. According to an agreement struck between the EPO and Cambodian Ministry of Industry and Handicrafts last month, EPO members will be able to validate their patents in Cambodia beginning March 1.