News tagged ‘patents’

Monday, 24 Mar 2014

Lenovo Spends US$100 Million on Mobile Patents

Lenovo Spends US$100 Million on Mobile Patents

Following its purchase of Motorola earlier this year, Lenovo is now buying up patents related to 3G and 4G technologies from U.S. company Unwired Planet, spending a total of US$100 million for 21 patents.

Tuesday, 11 Mar 2014

Patent Wars: ZiiLabs Files Patent Infingement Lawsuit Against Apple and Samsung

Patent Wars: ZiiLabs Files Patent Infingement Lawsuit Against Apple and Samsung

ZiiLabs, a wholly owned subsidiary of Creative Technology, has just filed a patent infringement lawsuit in the United States against Apple and Samsung.

Monday, 8 Jul 2013

Apple Patents Design for Flexible Batteries

Apple Patents Design for Flexible Batteries

Apple has just patented a design that explores the creation of a flexible battery, which suggests that the company could be developing products that would require batteries to take on an unusual shape.

Monday, 12 Nov 2012

Apple and HTC Settle Their Patent Litigation with 10-year Cross-Licensing Deal

Apple and HTC Settle Their Patent Litigation with 10-year Cross-Licensing Deal

Apple and HTC have settled all their outstanding patent litigation with a 10-year cross-licensing deal that covers current and future patents by both companies.

Tuesday, 3 Jul 2012

Kodak Sueing Both HTC and Apple (Update)

Kodak Sueing Both HTC and Apple (Update)

Kodak is now suing both HTC and Apple for infringing upon some of their digital imaging patents, according to FOSS Patents.

Friday, 23 Mar 2012

Facebook Rumored to Have Acquired 750 Patents from IBM

Facebook Rumored to Have Acquired 750 Patents from IBM

According to the rumor mill, Facebook is said to have acquired 750 patents from IBM, possibly to help it counter allegations of patent infringement.

Friday, 27 Jan 2012

RealNetworks Announces Sale of Patents and Video Codec Software to Intel

RealNetworks Announces Sale of Patents and Video Codec Software to Intel

RealNetworks have announced their agreement with Intel to sell a significant number of its patents and its next-generation video CODEC software to the chipmaker for a purchase price of US$120 million.

Monday, 24 Oct 2011

More than 50% of Android Devices in Patent License Agreement with Microsoft

More than 50% of Android Devices in Patent License Agreement with Microsoft

With Microsoft and Compal entering a patent licensing agreement for patents under the Google Android portfolio, this means that companies accounting for over half of all Android devices are now covered under Microsoft's patent license agreements.

Thursday, 18 Aug 2011

Apple, Google, Nokia and Qualcomm Battle for InterDigital Patents

Apple, Google, Nokia and Qualcomm Battle for InterDigital Patents

Apple, Google, Nokia and Qualcomm are said to be interested in acquiring InterDigital, a wireless telecommunications firm that has about 8,800 patents.

Friday, 5 Aug 2011

The Spat between Google and Microsoft Continues

The Spat between Google and Microsoft Continues

Previously, we reported that Google has accused its biggest rivals of colluding to hamper the growth of Android. Microsoft rebutted the suggestion shortly after. The cat fight hasn't stopped yet, as blows continue to be traded between the two.

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