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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

Court tosses secure chat patent verdict against Apple

A $368 million verdict that Apple infringed on the patents of VirnetX when creating the secure chat functionality of FaceTime has been dismissed due to testimony that may have influenced the damages award.

September 16, 2014

Apple granted 'iTime' patent

Apple has secured a patent from the United States Patent and Trademark Office for a device referred to as 'iTime', revealing some of the features that may be included in the company’s highly anticipated watch device.

July 22, 2014 by

Patent wars end with a whimper as Apple-Samsung fizzles

Apple's latest courtroom drama fizzled, with the company winning a verdict against Samsung that didn't even come close to paying its legal bills. Is it time for Apple to end its proxy war against Google's Android?

May 7, 2014

Jury holds line on damages in Apple case

The approximately US$120m in damages awarded to Apple in its latest fight with Samsung has remained unchanged, with jurors saying that Apple should go after Google if it wants to settle its patent dispute with Android.

May 5, 2014

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