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.
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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.
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.
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.
A Chinese manufacturer of apparent knockoffs sues to protect its own intellectual property.
Apple may lose the trademark of the name "iPad" in China, after a Chinese patent court rejected its ownership of this trademark within China.
The pact with China Standard Software aims to provide interoperability between Hyper-V Open Cloud and the Chinese company's Linux server product, with patent protection for CS2C's customers
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".
Google has done a deal with the European Patent Office to provide machine translation of patents, covering 28 European languages and Chinese, Japanese, Korean and Russian
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.
Apple's lawyers have asked the Chinese patent authorities to shut down production and sales of the Meizu M8 smartphone, which was designed to look like the iPhone.
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...
Once upon a time we used to write stories about notebooks bursting into flame, but these days it's a well-documented - if very occasional - part of the wonderful world of computer batteries.Still, we like a good pyromaniacal photo spread, so click here to see some very entertaining office/Dell/fire shots courtesy of the Chinese-language site hi-pda.
Dell introduced three personal digital assistants in China yesterday, the company's first foray into the country with these products.
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