Tag Archives: patents

October 22, 2014

Another Patent Troll Slain. You Are Now Free To Rotate Your Smartphone

Rotatable sued us and immediately asked for $75,000 to go away. We refused. And we fought. It’s Rackspace policy to not pay off patent trolls, even if it costs us more to fight. Eventually Rotatable offered to just walk away – but we refused again. Just as we promised last year, we challenged the patent and the USPTO invalidated it.

This means that Rackspace will not pay one penny to this troll, nor will Apple, Netflix, Electronic Arts, Target, Whole Foods or any of the other companies sued by Rotatable for how they use screen rotation technology in their apps.

Good on Rackspace.

July 1, 2013
August 25, 2012

Apple awarded $1bn in damages

The jury decided several Samsung devices had infringed iPhone-maker Apple’s software and design patents, but rejected counter-claims by Samsung.

Samsung will no doubt appeal.

May 23, 2012

Oracle v. Google: no patent infringement found

Interestingly, the jury is still out on whether APIs can be copyrighted (no pun intended):

Judge Alsup still hasn’t ruled on the issue of whether APIs can be copyrighted at all. Additional briefing by both sides is due today. Alsup this morning reassured lawyers that his ruling on the issue will come sometime next week.