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Qualcomm antitrust probe in China to trigger patent wars

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.

December 3, 2014 by

Accenture caught up in Microsoft China antitrust probe

Chinese regulator visits Accenture's Dalian office to access Microsoft-related documents as part of an ongoing anti-monolopy investigation on the software vendor. The NYSE-listed consulting firm insists it's "not part of the antitrust probe".

August 8, 2014 by

China smartphones risk IP disputes

Booming Chinese smartphone industry potentially risks intellectual property tussle, as important patents regarding mobile technology belong to foreign companies, not homegrown ones, report notes.

April 15, 2012 by

Govt banned Huawei from NBN bids

The government has reportedly banned Chinese-owned Huawei from tendering for National Broadband Network (NBN) contracts, with the office of Attorney-General Nicola Roxon issuing a statement saying the government needed to protect the integrity of Australia's information infrastructure.

March 24, 2012 by

Google buys another 1,000 IBM patents

US patent office documents show Android proprietor Google bought 1,023 patents from IBM in August, taking the total number of patents it has picked up from IBM this year to at least 2,053

September 15, 2011 by

Apple applies for stylus patents

Apple has applied for two patents relating to stylus input on capacitive touchscreens and other surfaces.The applications were made in January last year, but only published by the US Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO) on Thursday.

July 8, 2011 by

USPTO throws out 17 of Oracle patent's claims

The US Patent and Trademark Office has rejected 17 of 21 claims included in one of the patents that Oracle is asserting against Google over its use of Java in the Android operating system.Google requested a re-examination of patent number 6,192,476 in March.

June 23, 2011 by

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