Remember when Triller sued TikTok for patent infringement in July? Whatever happened to that case? What happened this week is that TikTok struck back with a counter lawsuit. At issue is a […]
Forbes has been digging around in Spotify’s patent applications and has found one filed back in 2018 covering “systems and methods for enhancing responsiveness to utterances having detectable emotion“. Insert your own […]
Back in 2017, as former internet-giant Yahoo was preparing for its sale to telco Verizon, it emerged that the company had a collection of around 4,000 patents valued at around […]
There’s a whole network of blogs devoted to uncovering new Apple patents, and occasionally they relate to music. Such is the case for a patent application for “digital mixed tapes” […]
This might not be a direct music industry story, but it’s very relevant. Google announced yesterday that it is planning to buy mobile handset maker Motorola for $12.5 billion. Why? Patents. Specifically the more than 17,000 mobile patents held by Motorola, which will help Google defend Android (including other handset manufacturers) from lawsuits from Apple and Microsoft.
Patent-owning company Lodsys made headlines earlier this year when it announced plans to sue mobile app developers for patent infringement, focusing in on their use of in-app purchases and upgrade buttons.