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Several iPhone models could banned in China
Several iPhone models could banned in China
Apple and Qualcomm have been duking it out in the court rooms over patents. It used to be Apple and Samsung but nowadays American chip manufacturer ...... 11 Dec 2018
Qualcomm fires back at Apple, new patent lawsuits filed
Qualcomm fires back at Apple, new patent lawsuits filed
The patent drama between Qualcomm and Apple is ever-changing it seems. To start the year Apple sued Qualcomm for $1 million for abusing their ...... 03 Dec 2017
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.fd 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 each company offers, including certain digital imaging and mobile consumer products. 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, 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 almost every Android device made, has now had those mystery patents revealed by the Chinese government. 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 use, in an effort to boost the fledgling electric car market. 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. 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 deal that will entitle both companies to cross-license each other's patents. 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 by defunct smartphone maker Palm. 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 patent protection. 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 to add cash to the company's reserves. 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. 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 patents and will also license and use Nokia's mapping services. 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
Report: BlackBerry patent portfolio worth up to $3 billion 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. 14 May 2013 - 1 comment
Microsoft signs Android, Chrome licensing agreement with ZTE
Microsoft signs Android, Chrome licensing agreement with ZTE
Deal comes a week after similar major signing with Foxconn 25 Apr 2013 - 1 comment
Apple must pay $368 million after losing patent suit
Apple must pay $368 million after losing patent suit
Company must also pay $330,000 per day until settlement is reached 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
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