Both companies have placed big bets on autonomous vehicles and view the technology race as a business imperative.
Google parent Alphabet has turned to the litigator who waged its smartphone wars—Quinn Emanuel Urquhart & Sullivan partner Charles Verhoeven—for a suit over the future of self-driving cars.
A unanimous court reversed the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit, ruling that shipping a single component cannot trigger a provision of the Patent Act that applies extraterritorially.
TCL is asking Judge James Selna to set a FRAND rate and award damages for Ericsson's alleged breach of FRAND commitments.
The Southern California trial is likely to flesh out the limits on royalties that can be charged for standard-essential patents.
A key issue in Oracle's appeal is that the company was not allowed to show Google intended to directly compete with it by bringing Android products to the PC market.
Though Gorsuch's views on patents are mostly unknown, the Tenth Circuit judge has had plenty to say in other areas of intellectual property. And attorneys see signs that he might scale back some procedures created by the America Invents Act.
Microsoft Corp. has announced it will make 10,000 patents available to customers who face lawsuits over innovations that run on Azure, Microsoft's cloud computing platform, and will expand its indemnification program.
Lawyers prepared for Tuesday's Ninth Circuit arguments under extreme time pressure. But the judges wouldn't cut them any breaks.
The rules rolled out in the Northern District of California seek to avoid last-minute challenges that throw trials into chaos.