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December 3, 2014 by

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.

June 8, 2012 by

'How much?!' - Judge cancels Apple-Moto patent trial over damages evidence

The first patent-related court showdown between Apple and Motorola in the US since Google bought Motorola has been scrapped, after a Chicago judge decided neither company could back up the levels of damages they were calling for.Apple sued Motorola in 2010 over Apple patents allegedly used without a licence in Motorola's Android phones and tablets.

December 14, 2009 by

Steorn sets up for second bite at perpetual cherry

Perpetual motion - a technology so outside the laws of physics that even the patent office refuses to touch it - is back.Or it will be when Steorn, the Emerald Isle's leading proponents of the art, shows off working machines and opens the tech up to anyone who wants a licence.

March 10, 2009 by

Microsoft sabotaging GPL, claims Samba

Samba project leader Jeremy Allison has accused Microsoft of trying to prevent people using and distributing software under the GNU General Public Licence, by forcing cross-patent licensing deals.

March 5, 1999 by

Analysis: Dell and IBM could have more to come

The $16bn deal that will see Dell heavily use IBM's state-of-the-art components could be the just the precursor to the far more important development of a virtual company that combines the former's top-class supply chain and fulfilment with the latter's leading research and development.Whatever IBM's woes over the last decade it remains a world leader in product innovation.


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