Google and Apple crack the top 20 in patents and the search giant has a slight edge in patents awarded.
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The search giant snaps up patents, thought to relate to Google Glass, previously owned by Foxconn, ahead of a U.S. manufacturing rollout.
Digital Shoreditch has opened entries on a competition to provide one London-based tech startup with £1m in funding, with the aim of growing the winning company into a £100m business.
A court in London has invalidated Samsung's assertion that some Apple products infringe on its patents.
The FTC has issued a number of decisions in its complex investigation of Google, ranging from changes to search business practices to licensing Motorola-owned patents.
Google is expanding its patent search engine with millions of submissions to the European Patent Office.
Google's move to slash and burn 4,000 jobs worldwide is more about the search giant's move to return Motorola Mobility to profitability, months after Google engorged itself on 17,000 patents.
Digital entertainment company Rovi will license out patents to Google, as the search giant pushes ahead with a bid to boost its Google TV service.
Google's annual shareholder meeting threw open some interesting questions. Was the Googorola deal all about the patents? According to the search giant, "no," but it helped.
The search giant's Motorola acquisition, which on the surface looks like it's all about Android and patents, may ultimately turn out to be about the living room.
Ipsum, the Intellectual Property Office's free search facility, is aimed at making it cheaper and easier for businesses and people to get documents about patents and patent applications
Google and Oracle continue to bicker over whether their courtroom battle over whether Android infringes on Java patents, but there's at least a hint that the search giant may want to settle out of court.
ACS:Law's disastrous legal action against alleged unlawful file-sharers has finally come to an end, and the lawyer behind the case could now face tens of thousands of pounds in costs.Judge Birss of the London Patents County Court issued an ex tempore judgement on Wednesday, striking out all the cases.
Apple has filed lawsuit against Nokia in the UK for alleged patent infringement, this time focusing on a patent related to scrolling, according to online reports.The iPhone maker filed the suit in the High Court in London on Tuesday alleging that one of the patents — that covers the way scrolling works in touchscreen handsets — in a lawsuit brought by Nokia against Apple in Germany is invalid, according a report by Bloomberg.
ACS:Law, a legal firm that sent hundreds of letters to people claiming breaches of copyright law, has failed in an attempt to have default judgements made against eight people it has accused of copyright infringment.Default judgements were not appropriate for such a complex legal case, as they are meant for administrative work, Judge Birss ruled at the London Patents County Court at the beginning of December.
The centre, with branches in Paris, London and Munich, will add to Microsoft's existing annual $600m research spend in Europe, as Microsoft Live Search struggles to catch up with Yahoo and Google
The search giant has invited Queen Elizabeth to view ongoing tech projects at its London base in October
It was about six pm last night when I was sat in the reception of Microsoft’s London HQ twiddling on a BlackBerry that I got news of a new search deal between RIM and Microsoft themselves. Spooked as I naturally was, I looked over my shoulder to check whether I was being followed and read on as I had heard rumblings about this earlier in the day.
Due to a shortage of senior engineers with 'world-class experience' in Australia, the search giant is directing recruitment efforts to London to tempt ex-pats home
Well, we already knew that Google was a big funder of Mozilla and its various offshoots (some Mozilla press events have taken place at Google's London offices), but 85 percent?That seems to be the conclusion to draw after Mozilla released its 2006 financial statement, including this note: "Mozilla has a contract with a search engine provider for royalties.
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