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Array ( [0] => Array ( [0] => Patent-1The first Russian smartphone manufacturer, YotaDevices, is suing Ukrainian e-reader manufacturer PocketBook for using e-ink display in one of their products. YotaDevices’ YotaPhone is not only the first Russian smartphone, but also one of the first smartphones with two screens, one of which is an e-ink which helps user to save battery, since displays like this one use no energy to show the image; energy from the battery is only used when the image on the e-ink display is changing. The Pocketbook product is a case for the Samsung Galaxy S4 (only this model) which covers the front and back of the smartphone. The front part has a built-in e-ink display, for reading books using a special reading app on the smartphone.

[1] => Patent-2So what is the problem here? At the end of June, there were a lot of rumors that YotaPhone creators were going to sue PocketBook, but everyone took it as a joke created amid the current crisis between two countries. However, YotaDevices recently went through with it. They submitted their accusations to the Arbitrage court of Moscow; not directly to PocketBook, but to the companies that sell and distribute the e-ink display case covers within the territory of Russia. They accuse them of a breach of intellectual property based on their patent of the two-display smartphone in 2012. They also demand that they ban CoverReader, not only in Russian territory, but worldwide.

[2] => Patent-3The YotaPhone prototype was presented at the Mobile World Congress in Barcelona in 2010, but was only finally released in December 2013. CoverReader was presented in 2013 and released in 2014. Statistically, it is easy to understand the point of view of YotaDevices, because they sold only 12,000 smartphones; whereas Samsung sold 40 million of their S4, which means 40 million potential users of CoverReader.

[3] => Patent-4In 2013, PocketBook conducted a survey which showed that 34% of respondents would like to read books on-the-go. Wherein, 27% of population read using e-readers and 26% using smartphones. As you can see, it is not a big difference. PocketBook decided to create a two-in-one device – a case that expands the functionality of a smartphone without buying a new one, and paying a higher price for it.

[4] => Patent-5In my humble opinion, this accusation is far-fetched. YotaPhone is a stand-alone smartphone with two screens; CoverReader is just a case cover for only one model of Samsung smartphones. It is clear that the idea of battery-saving by using e-ink display on the smartphone is YotaDevices’ idea; but on the other hand, Pocketbook did not create a smartphone – their product is just an accessory to your device. And accessories like this are starting to hit the market more often today; there are plenty of them coming this year. Will they sue them too? Well, we can just wait and see.

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Array ( [0] => Array ( [0] => Patent-1The first Russian smartphone manufacturer, YotaDevices, is suing Ukrainian e-reader manufacturer PocketBook for using e-ink display in one of their products. YotaDevices’ YotaPhone is not only the first Russian smartphone, but also one of the first smartphones with two screens, one of which is an e-ink which helps user to save battery, since displays like this one use no energy to show the image; energy from the battery is only used when the image on the e-ink display is changing. The Pocketbook product is a case for the Samsung Galaxy S4 (only this model) which covers the front and back of the smartphone. The front part has a built-in e-ink display, for reading books using a special reading app on the smartphone.

[1] => Patent-2So what is the problem here? At the end of June, there were a lot of rumors that YotaPhone creators were going to sue PocketBook, but everyone took it as a joke created amid the current crisis between two countries. However, YotaDevices recently went through with it. They submitted their accusations to the Arbitrage court of Moscow; not directly to PocketBook, but to the companies that sell and distribute the e-ink display case covers within the territory of Russia. They accuse them of a breach of intellectual property based on their patent of the two-display smartphone in 2012. They also demand that they ban CoverReader, not only in Russian territory, but worldwide.

[2] => Patent-3The YotaPhone prototype was presented at the Mobile World Congress in Barcelona in 2010, but was only finally released in December 2013. CoverReader was presented in 2013 and released in 2014. Statistically, it is easy to understand the point of view of YotaDevices, because they sold only 12,000 smartphones; whereas Samsung sold 40 million of their S4, which means 40 million potential users of CoverReader.

[3] => Patent-4In 2013, PocketBook conducted a survey which showed that 34% of respondents would like to read books on-the-go. Wherein, 27% of population read using e-readers and 26% using smartphones. As you can see, it is not a big difference. PocketBook decided to create a two-in-one device – a case that expands the functionality of a smartphone without buying a new one, and paying a higher price for it.

[4] => Patent-5In my humble opinion, this accusation is far-fetched. YotaPhone is a stand-alone smartphone with two screens; CoverReader is just a case cover for only one model of Samsung smartphones. It is clear that the idea of battery-saving by using e-ink display on the smartphone is YotaDevices’ idea; but on the other hand, Pocketbook did not create a smartphone – their product is just an accessory to your device. And accessories like this are starting to hit the market more often today; there are plenty of them coming this year. Will they sue them too? Well, we can just wait and see.

) [1] => Array ( [0] => http://blog.euruni.edu/wp-content/uploads/2014/07/Patent-1.jpg [1] => http://blog.euruni.edu/wp-content/uploads/2014/07/Patent-2.jpg [2] => http://blog.euruni.edu/wp-content/uploads/2014/07/Patent-3.jpg [3] => http://blog.euruni.edu/wp-content/uploads/2014/07/Patent-4.jpg [4] => http://blog.euruni.edu/wp-content/uploads/2014/07/Patent-5.jpg ) ) The Ukraine vs Russia Conflict Turns to Patent Warfare
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