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.
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.
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.
HP is the first manufacturer to agree to ship PCs running the Chinese-language Ubuntu Kylin OS.
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.
Having invested hundreds of million acquiring the Microsoft OS since 2010, the Chinese government is choosing to hang on and looking for Win XP-specific security products to protect user data.
Jolla will soon release versions of its Sailfish OS that have been ported to popular Android devices.
The Chinese-language Ubuntu Kylin OS has been downloaded more than one million times since its launch last year as the country looks to replace the soon to be unsupported Windows XP.
Yet another mobile OS may emerge by the end of the year, but this one is just for China, according to a report.
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.
Chinese telecoms gear maker plans to introduce a TV set-top box running on Google's Android OS, and equipped with 3D, video-calling and HTML 5 capabilities.
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.
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 search giant says mobile channel increasingly important, with plans to monetize mobile search traffic and expand its Baidu Yi mobile OS to more devices.
A Chinese company will produce its own mobile OS using Google's free Android at its core, but little else. It will leverage Google's work to compete with it in the giant Chinese phone market.
Google's proposed $12.5 billion acquisition of Motorola Mobility would entitle the Android OS maker to thousands of patents. But only 18 of them might be worth anything.
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".
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