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 smartphone maker is looking to develop just two to three core devices, dropping products that have not been competitive in the market, and focus on voice-control capabilities.
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.
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.
Chinese telco has confirmed reports by launching of mobile chat app Yixin with the local Internet company, and hopes to gain market share with its ability to send free text and voice messages to any mobile phone users.
Chinese telco said to be working with Internet company NetEase to launch its own mobile messenger "Yixin" which will be able to send voice messages to landlines.
The Chinese telco will commence commercial use of Voice of LTE services by end of next year, with testing and trials to start later this year.
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.
Growing popularity of apps such as WeChat and Weibo, which enable users to send out greetings during the Chinese New Year, have substantially encroached revenue from voice call and SMS--the main income of traditional telecom players in China.
Shenzhen-based Hong Fu Jin Precision Industry becomes first company from China to enter top 50 patent assignee list in the United States.
The company has demonstrated a translation technique in which an English speaker's words get played back seconds later in Mandarin, as if they were speaking that language themselves. It aims to 'completely break down language barriers' within a few years.
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.
Not to be outdone by the rumors that Apple's iTV will (eventually) arrive with a built-in Siri of its own, Google has filed for a patent for a voice-based remote control that would tie into Google TV.
Chinese PC maker launches first smart TV equipped with Android 4.0 and voice control features ahead of Apple, which is reportedly also working on similar project.
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