Alibaba Group is backing Israeli QR code startup Visualead in a round-B funding effort that will see the Chinese e-commerce giant use the company's patents to spice up its offline-to-online marketing palette.
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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.
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.
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.
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.
Shenzhen-based Hong Fu Jin Precision Industry becomes first company from China to enter top 50 patent assignee list in the United States.
A Chinese manufacturer of apparent knockoffs sues to protect its own intellectual property.
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
Preliminary data indicates Q1 2006 sales of mobile phones will be up 20% or more over Q1 2005 as the Chinese new year becomes more significant and Christmas campaigns in many other markets are extended, Gartner said. In Q4 2005, the mobile phone market remained strong with sales exceeding 235 mln units.
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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