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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.

December 3, 2014 by

The race to the FinFETs

Chip makers are racing to complete new technology with 3-D transistors to meet demand for mobile devices that are faster and more efficient.

October 2, 2014

Apple sues China govt agency in Siri dispute

The legal action comes after China’s State Intellectual Property Office (SIPO) rejected Apple's request to invalidate a patent by a Shanghai-based company which it claimed was similar to its voice-driven technology Siri.

March 2, 2014 by

Samsung, Cisco sign patent pact

Korean electronics giant inks a cross-licensing agreement with Cisco Systems to avoid legal tussles over technology patents, giving each company use of the other's existing and future patent portfolio.

February 6, 2014 by

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