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Meta's Oculus Unit Faces FTC-Led Probe of Competition Practices

The U.S. Federal Trade Commission and multiple states are investigating Meta's virtual reality unit Oculus over potential anti-competitive practices. Bloomberg reports: The FTC and a group of states led by New York have quizzed outside developers that make Oculus apps in recent months as part of the inquiry, the people said. The officials have been scrutinizing how Meta, the world's largest social media company, may be using its market power in the VR space to stifle competition, said the people...
Tags: Mark Zuckerberg, New York, Tech, Bloomberg, Meta, North Carolina, Ftc, Zuckerberg, U S Federal Trade Commission, HTC Corp, New York Tennessee


Guest Post by Prof. Contreras: HTC v. Ericsson – Ladies and Gentlemen, The Fifth Circuit Doesn’t Know What FRAND Means Either

Guest Post by Prof. Jorge Contreras of the University of Utah S.J. Quinney School of Law.  Disclosure statement: in 2019, the author served as an expert for HTC in an unrelated, non-U.S. case. In August 31, 2021, the Court of Appeals for the Fifth Circuit ruled in HTC Corp. v. Telefonaktiebolaget LM Ericsson, 2021 U.S. App. LEXIS 26250, __ F.4th __ (Fed. Cir. 2021), affirming the judgment of the District Court for the Eastern District of Texas, 2019 U.S. Dist. LEXIS 170087 (E.D. Tex. 2019).  Th...
Tags: Apple, Google, Motorola, Texas, Microsoft, Law, France, Taiwan, United States, Cambridge, Wisconsin, Htc, Huawei, Patent, Ericsson, Usc


Bloomberg: Apple's First AR/VR Headset 'Pricey, Niche Precursor' to More Ambitious Device and Could Launch Next Year

Apple's first virtual reality headset will be a "pricey, niche precursor" to a more ambitious augmented reality product, according to a from Bloomberg's Mark Gurman. As a mostly virtual reality device, it will display an all-encompassing 3-D digital environment for gaming, watching video and communicating. AR functionality, the ability to overlay images and information over a view of the real world, will be more limited. Apple has planned to launch the product as soon as 2022, going up agains...
Tags: Apple, Featured, Bloomberg, Augmented Reality, Mark Gurman, Bloomberg.com, Facebook Inc, Sony Corp, HTC Corp, Apple VR Project


Bloomberg: Apple's First AR/VR Headset 'Pricey, Niche Precursor' to More Ambitious AR Glasses and Could Launch Next Year

Apple's first virtual reality headset will be a "pricey, niche precursor" to a more ambitious augmented reality product, according to a from Bloomberg's Mark Gurman. As a mostly virtual reality device, it will display an all-encompassing 3-D digital environment for gaming, watching video and communicating. AR functionality, the ability to overlay images and information over a view of the real world, will be more limited. Apple has planned to launch the product as soon as 2022, going up agains...
Tags: Apple, Featured, Bloomberg, Tim Cook, Augmented Reality, Mark Gurman, Jony Ive, Bloomberg.com, Facebook Inc, Ive, Sony Corp, Gurman, Mike Rockwell, HTC Corp, Apple VR Project, Apple Silicon Macs Apple


Takings: A Costly Screen for IPRs.

by Dennis Crouch In Oil States, the patentee lost its broad challenge to the AIA Post Issuance trial system. However the majority opinion penned by Justice Thomas hinted that other collateral attacks on the system could find more success.  Particularly, the court wrote that “our decision [finding that patents are public rights] should not be misconstrued as suggesting that patents are not property for purposes of the Due Process Clause or the Takings Clause.” A Costly Screen: The takings clause ...
Tags: Law, Patent, Thomas, Christy, PTO, Dennis Crouch, Leahy Smith America, HTC Corp, AIA Post Issuance, Advanced Audio Devices LLC


HTC's June sales slump 68 percent, biggest drop in over two years

Taiwanese smartphone maker HTC Corp said its sales fell nearly 68 percent in June, its biggest slump in more than two years, as the struggling firm continues to lose customers amid intensifying competition with nimbler manufacturing rivals.
Tags: Money, businessNews, Htc, HTC Corp


United States: Nearly One Year After TC Heartland, Federal Circuit Addresses Unanswered Venue Questions In A Trio Of Decisions - Ropes & Gray LLP

In the panel decision written by Chief Judge Prost, the court denied HTC Corp.'s petition for a writ of mandamus.
Tags: News, United States, Prost, Gray LLP, HTC Corp, TC Heartland Federal Circuit


United States: Federal Circuit Clarifies Venue Rule For Foreign Defendants Post-TC Heartland - Foley & Lardner

The Federal Circuit today in In re HTC Corp., Misc. 2018-130 (May 5, 2018), followed the holding of the Supreme Court in Brunette Machine Works, Ltd. v. Kockum Industries, Inc., 406 U.S. 706
Tags: News, United States, Federal Circuit, Lardner, HTC Corp, Kockum Industries Inc, Foreign Defendants Post TC Heartland Foley, Supreme Court in Brunette Machine Works Ltd


The US Venue Laws do Not Protect Alien Defendants

In re HTC Corp. (Fed. Cir. 2018) In 2017, 3G Licensing filed its infringement lawsuit in Delaware Federal Court — accusing both HTC Corp. (a Taiwan Corp.) and HTC America (its US Subsidiary based in Washington State) of infringement.  Following TC Heartland, the District Court found that venue was improper for HTC America, but allowed the action to proceed against the foreign company HTC Corp. HTC Corp. then petitioned the Federal Circuit for a writ of mandamus on the issue – that writ has been ...
Tags: Supreme Court, Law, US, Washington State, Delaware, Patent, Federal Circuit, TC Heartland, HTC Corp, HTC Corp Fed, Delaware Federal Court, Taiwan Corp, HTC America, Following TC Heartland the District Court, HTC Corp HTC Corp, Quoting Brunette Machine Works Ltd


Google, Temasek investing in Indonesia’s Go-Jek as ride-hailing rivalry deepens, say sources Reuters

Google, Singapore investor Temasek and China’s Meituan-Dianping are investing in Go-Jek as part of a $1.2 billion fundraising round, bolstering the Indonesian ride-hailing firm in its battle with deep-pocketed rivals Grab and Uber, sources said. The investments by Alphabet Inc’s (GOOGL.O) Google – its first in a ride-hailing firm in Asia – and the other prominent investors underscore both the potential of the business in Southeast Asia, a region of 640 million people, and the insatiable appetite...
Tags: Google, Asia, Japan, Indonesia, China, Southeast Asia, India, Softbank, Trends, Beijing, United States, Tencent, Samsung Electronics, Jakarta, Temasek, Mckinsey


At smartphone pioneer HTC: a new, or virtual, reality

TAIPEI/SINGAPORE (Reuters) - When HTC Corp brought back founder Cher Wang two years ago to turn around the struggling Taiwanese mobile phone maker, investors hoped she could stem a sharp loss in market share to Apple and Samsung Electronics.
Tags: Apple, Money, businessNews, Cher Wang, HTC Corp, TAIPEI SINGAPORE Reuters


Google bets anew on smartphones, pays $1.1 billion for HTC's Pixel division

TAIPEI/SAN FRANCISCO (Reuters) - Alphabet Inc's Google said it would pay $1.1 billion for the division at Taiwan's HTC Corp that develops the U.S. firm's Pixel smartphones - its second major foray into phone hardware after an earlier costly failure.
Tags: Google, Money, Taiwan, businessNews, Htc, Taipei, Pixel, SAN FRANCISCO Reuters Alphabet Inc, HTC Corp


Google to acquire HTC's Pixel smartphone division in $1.1 billion deal

TAIPEI (Reuters) - Alphabet Inc's Google said it would pay $1.1 billion in cash to acquire the division at Taiwan's HTC Corp that develops the U.S. firm's Pixel smartphones, its latest push into hardware manufacturing.
Tags: Google, Money, Taiwan, businessNews, Htc, Taipei, Pixel, REUTERS Alphabet Inc, HTC Corp


Google Is Buying HTC’s Smartphone Expertise for $1.1 Billion

The deal bolsters Google’s ability to build mobile hardware and joins two companies already working together on one of Google’s upcoming Pixel phones.
Tags: Google, News, Smartphones, Mergers, Htc, Google Inc, Acquisitions and Divestitures, Android (Operating System, HTC Corp


Google said to be close to buying HTC assets to boost hardware

Alphabet's Google is close to acquiring assets from Taiwan's HTC Corp, according to a person familiar with the situation, in a bid to bolster the internet giant's nascent hardware business.By owning a manufacturer, Google could... [Author: [email protected]]
Tags: Google, Business, Taiwan, Htc, HTC Corp


BRI: Even under BRI Means Plus Function Claims Limited by Structure Recited in Specification

by Dennis Crouch IPCom v. HTC (Fed. Cir. 2017) After IPCom sued HTC for infringing its U.S. Patent No. 6,879,830, HTC countered with its PTO request for inter partes reexamination of the asserted claims.  While the AIA Trials (i.e. inter partes reviews) are heard directly by a PTAB panel, reexaminations are first decided by a patent examiner before being appealed to the PTAB.  Here, the examiner initially sided with the patentee – finding the challenged claims patentable.  However, the Board iss...
Tags: Law, Htc, AIA, Patent, Donaldson, Fed, Board, PTO, MPF, Federal Circuit, PTAB, Donaldson Co, HTC Corp, Dennis Crouch IPCom, HTC Fed, IPCom GmbH Co


Sir Edward Coke and International Patent Exhaustion

Guest Post by Professor Tomás Gómez-Arostegui (Lewis & Clark Law School) One of the questions in Impression Prods., Inc. v. Lexmark Int’l, Inc., on which the Supreme Court recently heard oral argument (March 21), is whether the authorized and foreign first sale of a patented item exhausts a U.S. patent holder’s use and distribution rights. The Patent Act of 1952 contains no pertinent provisions on the effect of the first sale of a patented article, and as a consequence many observers believe tha...
Tags: England, London, Supreme Court, Law, Scotland, Court, House Of Lords, United States, Patent, Coke, Lexmark, Dennis, Kirtsaeng, Breyer, Court of Chancery, Petitioner