Holiday week news in the world of iOS: Apple dominates holiday sales, iPad sales could slump for the first time, and Apple patents a pen.
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Chinese authorities reportedly have asked the world's largest chipmaker maker to lower its patent fees and unbundle its licensing agreements, following a year-long antitrust investigation.
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.
Lower court in China rules against Apple and says a Chinese company has the patent over a similar intelligent assistant.
Now that the Chinese government has revealed the patents within Microsoft's Android patent portfolio, Microsoft may soon be facing challenges from vendors over its Android patent licensing agreements.
Hundreds of patents which secure Microsoft lucrative Android licensing deals have been published by the Chinese government.
Both local and international mobile phone makers, have expressed their concerns to Chinese regulators, warning the deal may result in higher patent licensing fees.
The Taiwanese government gave a green light to a Chinese investment project, proposed by a Hong Kong firm, to buy out a Taiwanese company selling Chinese Xiaomi brand smartphones domestically.
The US International Trade Commission has banned the sale in the US of certain Samsung devices, owing to patent disputes with Apple. Since the Obama administration blocked a similar ban against Apple devices, they must block this one, both on the merits and for political reasons.
The Obama administration vetoes a ban handed down by the U.S. International Trade Commission following a patent infringement battle with Samsung.
The U.S. International Trade Commission has issued a limited import ban on some Apple products after ruling the iPhone and iPad maker violated a Samsung patent.
Shanghai's Zhizhen Network Technology has accused Apple of violating its patent used in Siri, claiming it developed and patented a product with similar speech recognition technology before Siri was developed.
ZTE has lost the first round in a patent battle against fellow Chinese telecoms company Huawei in a German court. ZTE plans, of course, to appeal the decision and is telling customers not to worry.
Shenzhen-based Hong Fu Jin Precision Industry becomes first company from China to enter top 50 patent assignee list in the United States.
Samsung believes that "good cause exists" to add three more Apple devices to the original infringement claim because they were not yet released back when the original filings were made in June 2012.
Despite Apple adopting the lottery ordering system for iPad mini and iPad 4 in Hong Kong, the sufficient stocks suggest its latest tablet isn't really viewed a hotcake item among Chinese people.
Taiwan's Foreign and National Defense Committee has passed a resolution to evaluate which parts of the country's core infrastructure should be excluded from China companies' involvement.
Judge Lucy Koh has ordered Apple to release 'secret' financial information that could reveal how much the company makes on each iPhone or iPad sold.
GooPhone i5 makers, a Chinese knockoff phone manufacturer, says it has applied to patent the aircraft design in the rumored iPhone 5 in a bid to block Apple’s yet-to-be launched new iPhone from entering the China market.
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