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Yahoo to auction off 3000 patents in effort to raise billions
Yahoo to auction off 3000 patents in effort to raise billions
Yahoo is set to begin auctioning off a portfolio of 3000 patents that are expected to bring in over a billion dollars for the struggling web pioneer. ...... 09 Jun 2016
Microsoft, Canon sign patent licensing deal
Microsoft, Canon sign patent licensing deal
Microsoft has announced a cross-licensing pact with camera and imaging giant Canon, a deal that will affect "a broad range of products and services ...... 05 Jul 2014 - 1 comment
UK Court rules Nintendo infringed on multiple Philips remote control patents
UK Court rules Nintendo infringed on multiple Philips remote control patents
In 2012, Philips sued Nintendo for patent infringement in the UK, alleging that the Wii and Wii U infringed on its remote control patents. ...... 22 Jun 2014
Chinese government reveals Microsoft's Android patents
Chinese government reveals Microsoft's Android patents
Microsoft, who has long licensed its patents to Android OEMs and takes a piece of a majority of Android devices made, has now had those mystery ...... 17 Jun 2014 - 3 comments
Tesla opens up all its patents for fair use to help electric car infrastructure
Tesla opens up all its patents for fair use to help electric car infrastructure
Yesterday, Tesla CEO Elon Musk announced a bold and strategic plan in which the company opened up all of their closely held patents for fair ...... 13 Jun 2014 - 8 comments
Motorola and Apple settle long-standing patent litigation
Motorola and Apple settle long-standing patent litigation
Motorola Mobility and Apple have agreed to settle all long-standing patent litigation between the two companies. Despite the suits being ...... 19 May 2014 - 1 comment
Samsung settles patent dispute with Ericsson
Samsung settles patent dispute with Ericsson
After announcing a cross-licensing deal with Google over the weekend, Samsung has also settled with Ericsson over their long-standing patent dispute. ...... 28 Jan 2014
Google, Samsung reach 10-year cross-licensing patent deal
Google, Samsung reach 10-year cross-licensing patent deal
Samsung and Google have reached a broad ranging deal that will entitle both companies to cross-license each other's patents. The deal will ...... 27 Jan 2014
Qualcomm acquires iPAQ, Palm, Bitfone patents from HP
Qualcomm acquires iPAQ, Palm, Bitfone patents from HP
Massive mobile processor maker Qualcomm has acquired a portfolio of patents that has been jumping around for years including those once owned ...... 24 Jan 2014 - 1 comment
Supreme Court will review software patent law
Supreme Court will review software patent law
The Supreme Court has announced this week that it will review software patent law, most specifically what kinds of software are eligible for ...... 07 Dec 2013 - 4 comments
Report: HP looking to sell their mobile patents
Report: HP looking to sell their mobile patents
Multiple sources are reporting that HP is actively looking to sell off their mobile-computing patents, with CEO Meg Whitman looking for ways ...... 25 Oct 2013
Samsung, LG settle dispute over display tech patents
Samsung, LG settle dispute over display tech patents
Electronics giants Samsung and LG have ended their year-long dispute over display tech patents. The patents had led to a number of brutal ...... 25 Sep 2013
Microsoft buys Nokia's Devices & Services business, patents for $7.17 billion
Microsoft buys Nokia's Devices & Services business, patents for $7.17 billion
In a huge move for both companies, Microsoft has announced they have acquired Nokia's Devices & Services business, will license and use Nokia's ...... 03 Sep 2013 - 6 comments
Report: BlackBerry patent portfolio worth up to $3 billion, or more
Report: BlackBerry patent portfolio worth up to $3 billion, or more
Earlier this week we reported that BlackBerry had confirmed it would be open to selling itself and going private in order to help its turnaround efforts. ...... 15 Aug 2013
Nintendo wins appeal in Wii patent case
Nintendo wins appeal in Wii patent case
Nintendo has won its appeal in a patent case which had threatened to block imports of the Wii console into the U.S. The appeals court upheld ...... 14 May 2013 - 1 comment
Microsoft signs Android, Chrome licensing agreement with ZTE
Microsoft signs Android, Chrome licensing agreement with ZTE
Microsoft has announced a new patent licensing deal with ZTE that will cover all Android and Chrome devices. The deal comes just a week after ...... 25 Apr 2013 - 1 comment
Apple must pay $368 million after losing patent suit
Apple must pay $368 million after losing patent suit
Apple must pay patent holding firm VirnetX over $368 million following their lawsuit loss. This week, a U.S. District Court upheld a previous ...... 03 Mar 2013 - 13 comments
Samsung and LG settle display patent dispute
Samsung and LG settle display patent dispute
Samsung Display and LG Display have agreed to settle outstanding display patent disputes with a verbal agreement. The companies were in four ...... 05 Feb 2013 - 3 comments
Judge: Samsung did not willfully infringe Apple patents
Judge: Samsung did not willfully infringe Apple patents
Judge Lucy Koh has ruled this week that Samsung did not willfully infringe Apple patents, closing out one of the remaining issues in the case. ...... 31 Jan 2013 - 2 comments
Apple drops Galaxy S III Mini from patent lawsuit
Apple drops Galaxy S III Mini from patent lawsuit
Apple has agreed to drop Samsung's recent Galaxy S III Mini from its ongoing patent-infringement lawsuit against the company. The tech giant ...... 30 Dec 2012 - 2 comments
RIM pays Nokia $65 million in first patent licensing payment
RIM pays Nokia $65 million in first patent licensing payment
Earlier this month, RIM settled with rival Nokia over a patent dispute relating to smartphones. The company settled with the agreement to ...... 29 Dec 2012
Marvell looking to void patent verdict
Marvell looking to void patent verdict
Marvell has said today it is looking to completely overturn the $1.17 billion jury verdict handed down this week for patent infringement. ...... 27 Dec 2012
Marvell loses massive patent case
Marvell loses massive patent case
A federal jury has ruled against large chip-maker Marvell Technology. The jury has ruled that Marvell must pay Carnegie Mellon University ...... 27 Dec 2012
Kodak sells patent portfolio for $525 million
Kodak sells patent portfolio for $525 million
Kodak, the imaging pioneer currently in bankruptcy, has sold its digital imaging patent portfolio for $525 million, a move that should help ...... 20 Dec 2012 - 7 comments
Apple denied injunction on Samsung products
Apple denied injunction on Samsung products
In what is huge news for both companies, Apple has been denied in their request for a permanent sales injunction on Samsung products. Apple ...... 18 Dec 2012 - 6 comments
Apple and Google jointly bid on Kodak's patents
Apple and Google jointly bid on Kodak's patents
Apple and Google have partnered up to bid on Eastman Kodak's patents out of bankruptcy. The imaging pioneer has over 1100 patents and went ...... 08 Dec 2012
Nokia wins patent case against RIM
Nokia wins patent case against RIM
RIM has lost a patent case against Nokia and will have to reach a new royalties deal or potentially have the sale of their devices halted. ...... 28 Nov 2012
Ericsson files patent lawsuit against Samsung
Ericsson files patent lawsuit against Samsung
Ericsson has filed a patent suit against Samsung this week. The world's largest mobile phone networking equipment maker says Samsung has ...... 28 Nov 2012 - 6 comments
HTC bashes reports of Apple settlement estimates
HTC bashes reports of Apple settlement estimates
Two weeks ago, Apple and HTC announced an end to their global patent war, agreeing to a 10-year licensing agreement. Last week, Sterne Agee ...... 21 Nov 2012 - 4 comments
Samsung will not settle with Apple on outstanding patent cases
Samsung will not settle with Apple on outstanding patent cases
Samsung has said it will not settle or reach an agreement on outstanding patent cases with Apple. The companies have been fighting over design ...... 15 Nov 2012 - 1 comment
Apple to get $8 per HTC phone sold with new agreement?
Apple to get $8 per HTC phone sold with new agreement?
According to Sterne Agee analyst Shaw Wu, Apple will get between $6-$8 for every HTC phone sold. Last week, Apple and HTC announced an end ...... 12 Nov 2012
HTC settles with Apple, start 10-year licensing agreement
HTC settles with Apple, start 10-year licensing agreement
Struggling smartphone maker HTC has settled with Apple today, bringing a close to their global patent war. The agreement comes with a 10-year ...... 11 Nov 2012 - 3 comments
Motorola Mobility loses appeal in their Xbox software lawsuit against Microsoft
Motorola Mobility loses appeal in their Xbox software lawsuit against Microsoft
Motorola Mobility has lost an appeal in their Xbox software lawsuit against Microsoft. The three-judge panel upheld an order that blocked ...... 01 Oct 2012
Report: Apple slashes memory chip order to Samsung
Report: Apple slashes memory chip order to Samsung
According to Reuters, Apple has reduced its memory chip order from rival Samsung for the upcoming iPhone 5. Samsung is Apple's core supplier, ...... 09 Sep 2012 - 6 comments
Apple injunction case against Samsung will begin in December
Apple injunction case against Samsung will begin in December
After its victory over Samsung, Apple asked for an injunction on a few of the Korean giant's current devices. The bans would be on the Galaxy ...... 31 Aug 2012 - 7 comments
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