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20 Years On, Some of Konami’s Beatmania Arcade Patents Has Expired

A long-standing patent for Konami’s Beatmania arcade series expired at the end of July, opening the door for similar arcade games once more. The patent covered light and sound effects playing when…

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Apple Ordered To Pay $506 Million In Patent Dispute

Apple has been ordered to pay $506 million to the Wisconsin Alumni Research Foundation (WARF) in a patent dispute. The case involved US Patent #5,781,752. This patent, referred to as…

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SCOTUS Rules Against Lexmark In Printer Ink Patent Lawsuit

The Supreme Court has ruled against Lexmark in a contentious case regarding where patent rights end. In a 7-1 decision, the court ruled that once an item has been sold,…

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nVidia And Samsung Settle Patent Disputes

nVidia and Samsung have announced that they will drop all patent claims against each other. The two had been fighting each other in US International Trade Commission (UITC) and US…

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Patents Could Limit Creativity in Games

Patents were invented for a noble purpose: protect the creative ideas of an inventor and encourage new ideas. However, as we’ve seen in the past from company patent wars like Apple and…

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Samsung and Nvidia exchange Lawsuits

Not all companies get along, and it seems with Samsung and Nvidia that may be becoming especially true these days. In September, Nvidia filed the first patent lawsuit in its…