The patent wars are here and the lawsuits are flying as tech giants acquire intellectual property stockpiles.
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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.
For Google, buying Motorola was always about assuming a defensive patent position. The smartphones were just a throw-in.
Ericsson and Samsung have ended several wireless patent disputes in a cross-licensing deal that could be worth billions.
Samsung and Google tout a patent cross licensing pact and argue the tech industry should follow, but the companies' symbiotic relationship almost requires such a deal on intellectual property.
The move will strengthen Qualcomm's continued mobile endeavors from HP's failed Palm project, which closed in mid-2011 after poor sales.
Nokia could soon license its technologies, not just patents, to rivals once Microsoft takes the devices business off its hands.
Huawei's legal fight with one of the most powerful mobile patent holders on the globe has ended.
The jury actually came up with a decision last Saturday. However, the catch is that the voting was not unanimous in every regard.
Faced with the threat of having its business model being ruled illegal, patent troll MPHJ has sued the Federal Trade Commission.
Patent-related laws will be revised to protect local tech companies the rising number of abusive practices by non-practicing entities.
Google and Apple crack the top 20 in patents and the search giant has a slight edge in patents awarded.
Nokia alleged that HTC devices violated a patent that covered over-the-air updates.
MobileStats Technologies, which developed an emergency mobile clinic app, has dropped its lawsuit against Singapore's Ministry of Defence due to the lack of funds.
BlackBerry wants to hold on to its killer designs for itself — even if nobody else seems to want the keyboard-enabled smartphone anymore.
HTC faces a possible ban on selling its own devices in Europe's largest market.