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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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.
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.
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A U.S. judge has ruled that Google's Motorola Mobility unit is not allowed to pursue a smartphone patent against Apple.
Taiwan smartphone maker hits back in U.S. court against Cupertino's patent lawsuit in March, claims MacBooks and iPhones infringe two patents it acquired from Hewlett-Packard, report says.
The patent wars hit another twist: Google says Microsoft and Nokia are colluding to fire the patent cannon through a third-party, while the smartphone partners accused Google of "abuse".
Samsung has won a rare patent battle with Apple in Australia, in an ongoing global legal war between the two tablet and smartphone giants.
Patent suit isn't the first from Acacia-owned Smartphone Technologies, and won't be the last as patent infringement cases relating to mobile devices on rise, lawyer says.
Apple has the "world's thinnest smartphone", but it doesn't. A short story on how the iPhone maker can win-over the British advertising authorities.
The smartphone patent wars escalate as Google signs nine over to HTC to use in legal battle against Apple. But is the search giant making itself a target?
The smartphone maker, which is in a messy legal battle with Apple over patent infringement, has bought another company that is suing Apple over compression-related patents
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