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.
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Filing 2,179 patents for mobile phone technologies, the Korean smartphone maker claims top spot among its peers worldwide, according to stats from Thomson Reuters report.
A paper on smartphone patent claims reports that royalties could cost more than $120 on a hypothetical $400 smartphone.
Priced at 449 euros, the new quad-core, 5-inch FHD Gorilla Glass 3 screen smartphone debuted in Paris.
Lenovo bought Unwired Planet's patents covering 4G and LTE ahead of closing its Motorola Mobility deal.
Galaxy smartphone maker files for U.S. patent to unlock mobile devices when users touch-and-drag drawings that have at least one intersection point. These diagrams also can be customized to launch specific apps.
PARIS – Smartphone in one hand, Gauloise in the other, the French are adopting Twitter -- but slowly, due to cultural and legal issues.
Nokia has chalked up a five-year extension on a patent licensing agreement with smartphone king Samsung.
Smartphone giants said to be discussing a cross-licensing deal to end their patent dispute in various countries since late last year, ahead of a new trial in the U.S. slated for November.
The smartphone making division of Google is sent a formal list of complaints by the EU for allegedly abusing its position in the market over recent patent litigation with Apple.
A judge found in favor of Microsoft in a patent spat with Motorola, indicating that Google grossly overpaid for the smartphone maker, despite the patent protection it was given.
HTC and Sony Mobile stress that ongoing patent lawsuits between phonemakers will not stifle their efforts to offer cutting-edge phone designs and features.
Will Apple and Samsung agree to delay their smartphone patent battle?
A US judge has ruled that Samsung did not "wilfully" infringe on Apple-owned patents, turning the iPad maker's bid for extra damages in to dust.
The International Trade Commission will be reviewing the ruling that Samsung infringed on a number of Apple's patents.
Could a new patent application stop smartphones becoming an irritating element in public places?
A U.S. judge has ruled that Google's Motorola Mobility unit is not allowed to pursue a smartphone patent against Apple.
It seems the $1 billion patent war between Apple and Samsung is far from over.
Samsung has won the right to view the terms of Apple and HTC's global licensing agreement after filing a request with a U.S.-based court.
HTC has denied reports that suggest the firm will have to pay Apple up to $8 per smartphone it produces.
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