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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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.
Chinese e-commerce giant secures 102 patents in the United States, adding to the 20 it acquired from IBM last year, as the company possibly looks to avoid legal potholes before its U.S. IPO.
Norway-listed technology provider has taken legal action against the telecoms vendor, in its second recent move to protect its patents against another Chinese company.
Booming Chinese smartphone industry potentially risks intellectual property tussle, as important patents regarding mobile technology belong to foreign companies, not homegrown ones, report notes.
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
A joint venture with Huawei will not infringe Cisco patents, says 3Com - though it is grateful for way Cisco's lawsuit has raised the Chinese vendor's profile
The networking giant claims the Chinese telecommunications equipment maker infringed on its patents and illegally copied its software and documentation.
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