Several iOS developers have received warning letters from a company called Lodsys, which claims they are violating its patent for in-app software upgrades.
A recently discovered patent indicates that Apple may be planning to add a camera and additional sensors to future generations of its multi-touch iPod nano.
Billy-Goats Gruff Microsoft and Google have joined forces to defeat so-called patent troll GeoTag, which has sued hundreds of companies for allegedly infringing its patent.
Chip giant Intel has signed a lucrative, six-year cross-licensing agreement with Nvidia.
Amazon's been given a patent for an automated system allowing customers to exchange unwanted gifts before they've even shipped.
It's boom time for lawyers, with Apple hiring them by the truckload to help it see off Nokia in an intellectual property dispute being heard by the International Trade Commission this week.
Security firm Gemalto is suing Google, claiming that its Dalvik virtual machine violates its patents.
Apple has filed a patent application with the USPTO for an advanced LCD display panel that is expected to significantly extend the battery life of mobile devices by consuming less power.
Motorola - once a stalwart Apple ally - is now accusing the Cupertino-based company of unlawfully infringing a number of its patents.
Apple's attempting to overturn what would be one of the biggest patent damages awards ever, potentially costing it over $625 million.
A company owned by Microsoft co-founder Paul Allen has filed a patent lawsuit against 11 companies, including Google, Apple and Facebook.
RIM may be working on a version of the Blackberry with a pull-out, rotating keyboard.
Apple may be developing an 'iMac Touch', a touchscreen machine that flips between touch and pen input - and the appropriate OSs - depending on the movements of the user.
Apple's continuing in its efforts to dictate exactly what its products are used for by applying for a patent on a way to prevent iPhone and iPod users from jailbreaking their devices.
As Google Voice launches across the US, a Connecticut firm is accusing Google of violating one of its patents with the new service.
Microsoft is suing Salesforce.com for patent infringement relating to customer relationship management (CRM) software - the heart of Salesforce's business.
Microsoft has agreed to pay VirnetX Holding $200 million to settle a patent dispute over virtual private network (VPN) technology.
HTC has filed a patent infringement complaint against Apple with the US International Trade Commission, just two months after Apple filed a suit of its own against HTC.
The US Patent and Trademark Office has confirmed the validity of an i4i patent that was disputed by Microsoft.
Microsoft has laid claim to aspects of Google's Android operating system, signing a patent deal with cellphone maker HTC.