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.
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.
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.
Shenzhen-based Hong Fu Jin Precision Industry becomes first company from China to enter top 50 patent assignee list in the United States.
The Justice Department and the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office have recommended that patent-related sales bans should be a rarity in court.
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.
A Chinese manufacturer of apparent knockoffs sues to protect its own intellectual property.
Baidu ad reseller opens office in Sydney, targeting Australian companies who wish to advertise on Chinese search giant's platform.
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