The patent wars are here and the lawsuits are flying as tech giants acquire intellectual property stockpiles.
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Redmond contended that Google and Motorola had infringed on a mapping patent it owns. Not so, says the patent court.
IPCom, a patent-licensing firm, claimed Apple and HTC were infringing on its patents. A German court disagreed.
The legal action comes after China’s State Intellectual Property Office (SIPO) rejected Apple's request to invalidate a patent by a Shanghai-based company which it claimed was similar to its voice-driven technology Siri.
InterDigital says it will no longer charge Chinese companies discriminatory royalties, as it seeks to end an antitrust probe by China's industry regulator.
It may have been the top patent-filing nation last year with over 825,000 patent applications, but China is still lacking innovation and should focus on helping inventors commercialize their patents.
New recommendations from the Obama administration include expanded pro bono legal help for inventors and crowdsourcing prior art.
U.S.-based cellphone maker Hop-on is the latest company to sign an Android patent-licensing deal with Microsoft.
Microsoft has added Voxx Electronics to its list of Android patent licensees.
The Justice Department has closed down its antitrust investigation into Samsung's tactics against Apple concerning standards-essential patents.
Korean electronics giant inks a cross-licensing agreement with Cisco Systems to avoid legal tussles over technology patents, giving each company use of the other's existing and future patent portfolio.
Patent-licensing firm IPCom claims Apple is infringing on its mobile technology patents.
Patent lawsuits and disputes are so 2012. Cross-licensing deals are fueling an emerging trend in 2014.
Some handsets will be modified to sidestep a German court ruling, in order to minimize disruption to customers while it appeals against the decision.
Google might have needed Motorola's patents to defend other Android manufacturers from them rather than to make money, but they pulled Google into much more direct conflict.
IBM told Twitter it believed the social networking company infringed on its patents. Twitter later acquired more than 900 patents from Big Blue and bolstered its intellectual property portfolio.