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.
Microsoft gets a three week deadline to come up with an explanation for "compatibility issues" in Windows and Office that could violate Chinese competition laws.
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".
The Chinese state industry and commerce administration is also looking at senior executives over claims it had not fully disclosed information about Windows and Office.
Chinese search giant opens another startup development center in northern Chinese municipal of Tianjin, offering free office space as well as finance, legal, and technical support.
Chinese smartphone maker unveils a new website targeted at the Indian market, but has yet to detail any product on sale. It has appointed a country head to lead its Indian office.
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 number of invention patents granted by China's State Intellectual Property Office hit 217,000 last year, and is a sign the country's intellectual property rights efforts are paying off.
Responding to U.S. plans to investigate Chinese telecom equipment makers, China's State Intellectual Property Office says vendors should resolve IP disputes legally and adds that Huawei and ZTE's IPs are on par with their Western counterparts.
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.
The U.S. Patent and Trademark office seeks software developers' input on enhancing the quality of software patents, and will host roundtables next month in Silicon Valley and New York.
Two Chinese sites are taken off Office of the United States Trade Representative "2012 Notorious Markets List" for their efforts in working with rights holders.
Baidu ad reseller opens office in Sydney, targeting Australian companies who wish to advertise on Chinese search giant's platform.
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 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.
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
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.
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