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Qualcomm antitrust probe in China to trigger patent wars

Chinese regulators will end Qualcomm's 'reverse patent licence' practice that allows the chip makers' clients to employ each other's patents free of charge, Chinese reports said this week, indicating that the patent wars between smartphone makers are likely to begin.

December 3, 2014 by

Court tosses secure chat patent verdict against Apple

A $368 million verdict that Apple infringed on the patents of VirnetX when creating the secure chat functionality of FaceTime has been dismissed due to testimony that may have influenced the damages award.

September 16, 2014

Samsung, Cisco sign patent pact

Korean electronics giant inks a cross-licensing agreement with Cisco Systems to avoid legal tussles over technology patents, giving each company use of the other's existing and future patent portfolio.

February 6, 2014 by

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