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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.

April 28, 2011 by

Huawei sues ZTE over trademarked logo, dongle patents

The telecoms equipment company Huawei has sued its biggest Chinese rival, ZTE, for patent and trademark infringement.On Thursday, Huawei said in a statement that ZTE was infringing on Huawei patents relating to data card and LTE technologies, and had "illegally used a Huawei-registered trademark on some of its data card products".

February 22, 2011 by

Huawei brings global patent battle to Aus

Chinese telecoms manufacturer Huawei Technologies will next month take on a Dubai-based inventor in the Federal Court of Australia as part of a worldwide crackdown on a video system patent he has held since 2003.

March 28, 2008 by

A microscope that emails medical images

A team of Chinese and U.S. researchers has successfully applied for a patent for a virtual telemicroscope. It is the only one of its kind capable of emailing electronic slides. It has been specifically designed to allow 'off-site pathologists to diagnose cancer or other diseases in patients living in remote locations around the world,' like China, where many hospitals don't have on-site pathologists. Real systems based on this patent have already been deployed. And the results of the first clinical trials are pretty encouraging. Telepathologists reached the same level of diagnostic accuracy as pathologists using standard light microscopy. Using this software, telepathologists were able to remotely deliver their diagnosis in about 15 minutes. But read more...

August 30, 2007 by

E-commerce gets a shot in the arm

Look out, world: Here come the Chinese online shoppers.In case you haven't heard, consumers in China can now buy the latest products from Paris, London, New York and Hong Kong, without stepping out of their homes.


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