iOS app Android app

Google Patents

Google, Samsung Lay Down Their Arms

Reuters | Posted 03.29.2014 | Technology

(Reuters) - Google Inc and Samsung Electronics Co Ltd, which are frequently involved in patent infringement lawsuits but not against each other, annou...

Google Tries To Patent Phone-Call-Enabling Electronic Throat Tattoo

The Huffington Post | Betsy Isaacson | Posted 11.14.2013 | Technology

Google and Motorola want you to get a neck tat. The companies' latest patent application is for an electromagnetic throat "tattoo" that contains a ...

Google Glass Might Someday Follow Your Eyeball

The Huffington Post | Betsy Isaacson | Posted 08.20.2013 | Technology

Last week, Google's patent for a gaze tracking system was approved by the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office. The proposed system tracks the eye movemen...

Patents: A Shield or a Sword?

Christina Gagnier | Posted 03.12.2013 | Technology
Christina Gagnier

Patent protection, by its very nature, is supposed to operate as a deterrent to protect inventors from getting their novel inventions stolen or misused, but defects in both the granting of this protection and modern litigation devices created for enforcement run askew of this goal.

Will The FTC's Google Decision Ignite A Patent War?

Reuters | Andrew Longstreth | Posted 03.08.2013 | Technology

(Corrects identification of attorney Matthew Woods in final two paragraphs) By Andrew Longstreth NEW YORK, Jan 6 (Reute...

Google Said To Mull Settlement With FTC Over Patents

Reuters | Posted 12.20.2012 | Technology

(Reuters) - Google Inc is considering a settlement with the Federal Trade Commission over potential claims it broke antitrust law in its handling of p...

Google Moves To Protect Android With Latest Buy

Bloomberg | Posted 11.15.2011 | Technology

Google Inc. (GOOG) bought 1,023 patents from International Business Machines Corp. (IBM) as the Internet search and advertising company bolsters its s...

Are Patents Stifling Innovation at Google? Maybe, Maybe Not

Eric K. Clemons | Posted 10.28.2011 | Technology
Eric K. Clemons

The FTC is investigating Google, and Google is mounting a massive public relations blitz in its own defense. Both are probably justified.

How Google Plans To Protect Android From Apple

Bloomberg | Posted 10.22.2011 | Technology

Among Motorola Mobility Holdings Inc.’s more than 17,000 patents, a group of 18 may prove most useful in Google Inc. (GOOG)’s effort to fend off l...

The Age of Disablement

Brian Kahin | Posted 10.12.2011 | Business
Brian Kahin

Prices are being paid for the power to block others from using technology they have developed independently. Too many companies are now embracing legal weapons on large-scale -- and social capital is suffering.

The Weirdest Patents In The World (PHOTOS)

Huffington Post | Grace Kiser and Ryan McCarthy | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business

The American patent system has long been criticized for being inefficient and for hindering innovation. But, for all its disadvantages, our patent pro...