The company filing the most patents in Europe isn't in fact a European business, according to the continent's patent watchdog.
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Nokia's rivals fear that the company will begin unfairly milking its patent portfolio, according to the European Commission, but the organisation will be closely observing the former handset maker.
The European unitary patent is finally set to become a thing, ending more than 30 years of failed attempts to leap mostly language-based hurdles. However, anti-software-patent campaigners say the European Parliament's approval could have disastrous consequences.
Outsourcing to Central Europe: Are concerns about IP security just a result of cultural differences?
Central European countries such as Poland are sometimes painted as having a lax attitude to wards IP protection - but the area isn't the legal wilderness many fear
The software giant has won a small reduction in its antitrust fine over Windows interoperability but failed to have it dismissed entirely, after the EU's General Court threw out all of Microsoft's main arguments
The tech industry needs to set clear rules around the use of FRAND-protected patents in court battles, Joaquín Almunia has said
Following complaints by Apple and Microsoft, the European Commission has launched twin investigations into Motorola's alleged failure to honour its FRAND patent commitments
Microsoft is moving its European logistics business from Germany to the Netherlands, as it fears ongoing patent litigation with Motorola in German courts may disrupt its operation
Europe could step in to solve more patent disputes, as Microsoft and Apple respectively gang up against Motorola over claims its licensing of patents is unfair.
The European Commission is looking into a complaint from Apple that Motorola is in breach of its commitments around the FRAND terms of key patents
Samsung is being formally investigated by the European Commission's antitrust authorities, over claims it "abusively" distorted competition in the region.
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Amid continuing patent clashes between Apple and Samsung, European regulators are investigating whether antitrust law has been broken.
Software patents would be great if they actually worked instead of just providing rich pickings for trolls, says Mike Lee
Sales of the Galaxy Tab 10.1 can continue everywhere in the EU except Germany, as doubts have emerged over the powers of local courts to ban foreign companies from selling goods across Europe
The cherished but elusive scheme for a single EU-wide patent gets underway again after the countries holding it up — Spain and Italy — are left out of the equation
The European Commission has published its IPR Strategy, promising to target ISPs and other service providers rather than individuals in the fight against online copyright infringement
Google has done a deal with the European Patent Office to provide machine translation of patents, covering 28 European languages and Chinese, Japanese, Korean and Russian
The European Commission's plan to establish an overarching patent court would not be compatible with EU law, the union's highest court has said
An ongoing patent dispute between Sony and LG over Blu-ray technology has resulted in a 10-day import ban of the popular gaming console, according to reports.The import ban — in addition to "tens of thousands of PS3s seized by customs officers last week in the Netherlands" — could mean that suppliers begin to run out of consoles in approximately two to three weeks, the Guardian said on Tuesday.
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