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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

Windows OS 'replaceable' by Chinese counterparts

The ban on Windows 8 by China's central government presents great opportunities for Chinese-originated operating systems, and the key issue now is to build up an ecosystem to feed the growth of these Chinese OSes, reports Xinhua the official news agency in China.

May 22, 2014 by

Alibaba to spin off mobile OS team

Chinese Internet giant spinning off its mobile operating system (OS) team from its cloud computing division and will be investing US$200 million in the development of Aliyun.

September 21, 2012 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

Baidu zooms in on mobile

Chinese search giant says mobile channel increasingly important, with plans to monetize mobile search traffic and expand its Baidu Yi mobile OS to more devices.

February 19, 2012 by

Microsoft accuses Google of patent hypocrisy

Microsoft has said the reason Google did not join a consortium of companies set up to buy Novell's patents was because it wanted the patents for itself, in a plot to use them as weapons against others.The accusation on Thursday was the latest salvo in an ongoing war of words between Microsoft and Google legal chief David Drummond, who had accused Microsoft, Apple and Oracle of ganging up on the open-source Android OS using "bogus patents".

August 5, 2011 by

Huawei jumps on 'cloud phone' bandwagon

update Chinese telecoms giant launches first mobile phone with cloud-based services similar to Apple's iCloud, report notes. Move comes after Alibaba unveiled a cloud OS-powered smartphone last month.

August 4, 2011 by

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