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.
The removal of the ability to search for web and local content at once appears to be a pre-emptive move, given that Apple has used the same patent to win an injunction against the Galaxy Nexus
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.
The British telecoms giant says widely used products ranging from Android to Google Maps and Google Search infringe on BT's intellectual property
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.
Weak intellectual property protection and preference for Chinese companies leave foreign companies trying to break local market on shaky ground, say analysts, who add bribes common in tier 2 and below cities.
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 brief admits this is a wholesale reversal of previous positions. Thousands of human gene patents have already been issued, covering 20 percent of the genome.
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