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.
Showing results 1 to 20 of 21
A Chinese netizen posted pictures and video of the suspected next-generation iPhone on Sina Weibo on Saturday, showing off the features of the iOS 8 system, health app as well as the smooth screen unlocked through Touch ID.
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.
The Chinese vendor is eyeing 4G products to boost sales in 2014, leading with its latest phablet with features such as reverse charging, 2-day battery life and even a range of selfie-inspired specifications.
To be held on July 4, ZDNet's TechBizz Singapore live panel discussion features top-level executives from Changi Airport Group, Singapore Chinese Chamber of Commerce & Industry, SIM University, Forrester Research, and PricewaterhouseCoopers.
The Chinese government has announced plans to release Ubuntu Kylin, an Ubuntu 13.04-based OS with features targeted at the Chinese market.
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.
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.
So Facebook has announced a new data centre, the latest in a series of moves to keep on a par with Google, even as the two companies continue to ladle new features into their social collaboration platforms, all the while trying to steer clear of breaking any patents. While the trolls are probably rubbing their hands together in glee, not everybody is quite so thrilled.
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
Combine an open source process with Chinese manufacturing, and Apple's best features can be copied, distributed, made and sold almost before Apple itself can get them out the door.
A new release of Apple patent filings dealing with Wi-Fi, wide-screen displays and touchscreen controls indicates new features in the next generation iPod could look similar to the iPhone.This week, several new patents filed by Apple were released on the United States Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO) Web site.
The Washington Post features a fascinating account of citizens building the Chinese Wikipedia and why the government chooses to censor.
New version adds features for banking, medical, computer and auto industries--plus the Chinese, Japanese and Korean languages.
A federal judge dismisses a case in which a small Wisconsin software maker claimed features in Microsoft Office infringed on its patents.
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 best of ZDNet, delivered
- 1 Perfectly legal ways you can still get Windows 7 cheap (or even free)
- 2 How much does an iPhone 6 really cost? (Hint: It's way more than $199)
- 3 31 ways to improve your iPhone's battery life
- 4 Seven privacy settings you should change immediately in iOS 8
- 5 Review: Tile Bluetooth tag (verdict: Great)