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Apple settles with Minerva, gets sued by Emblaze

07/30, 9:55am

Emblaze takes action on Apple after patent warning

Apple has been embroiled in two lawsuits in the past day, starting with a quietly negotiated deal settling a two-year-old lawsuit from Minerva. The two asked Eastern District of Texas Judge Charles Everingham to dismiss the case after privately reaching an agreement, the terms of which aren't known. Companies such as Minerva, which are billed as "patent trolls" since they make no products of their own, often hinge their businesses on either royalties on sales or large cash settlements.

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Emblaze kills First Else phone amid lawsuits

06/30, 7:50am

Emblaze says First Else facing lack of interest

Israel-based Emblaze on Wednesday said it was canceling development of the First Else. Partly confirming early suspicions, the company said there had been "encouraging interest" from partners but said it couldn't reach a deal. It similarly faced "critical delays" in getting the project done.

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Emblaze sues Microsoft, says iPad subject to Apple suit

02/10, 1:50pm

Emblaze says IIS as guilty as iPod of infringing

Emblaze today sued Microsoft for allegedly violating the same patents that resulted in a lawsuit against Apple late last year. The Israeli patent holder believes that Microsoft's IIS Smooth Streaming, an important ingredient behind both Silverlight and the 1080p movies at the Zune Video Marketplace, infringes on the same patents for device-to-device media streaming.

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